| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has lined up some impressive artists — opera baritone Nathan Gunn, Broadway dynamo Patti Lupone, jazz singer Spider Saloff and the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser —...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day: A lot of holidays bring an annual sales spike at the Broadway box office. July 4 isn't one of them.
Unlike those other nationwide fetes, the Fourth pretty reliably signals the first slippage of the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The star-driven Broadway play took its latest step last week into the big box office territory of splashy musicals, with the final frame of Bryan Cranston starrer "All the Way" breaking the record, by a hefty margin, for the highest single-week tally ever...
| Jun 21, 2014
OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A new Hedwig has been anointed and he/she is a Mormon -- a Broadway "Mormon," that is.
Neil Patrick Harris will step down from his Tony Award-winning role as the title transsexual rocker in the Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Aug....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hugh Jackman leaned back in a Radio City Musical Hall chair at a Tony Awards rehearsal session Thursday and contemplated the question that has been on everyone's mind — including his — since he was asked to step in for longtime host Neil...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Oscar-winning songwriters of the Disney animated movie "Frozen" will debut a new stage musical at the La Jolla Playhouse next season. "Up Here," with songs by husband-and-wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is scheduled to open sometime...
| Jun 1, 2014
"The Book of Mormon" will headline the Broadway in Norfolk series coming to Chrysler Hall in the 2014-2015 season.
The irreverent musical opens the season in October and will be followed by the return of two popular shows, "Wicked" in November and...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The post-Memorial Day hangover may have deflated Broadway B.O. a bit last week, but that didn't stop some of this season's Tony nominees from playing to packed houses.
Three of the four contenders for the new musical trophy -- Disney's "Aladdin" ($1,196,...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon."
And then, the nerves crept in.
The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
You've heard a lot about "The Book of Mormon," the winner of nine Tony awards including best musical, now winding up its local premiere at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. How it's raunchy, irreverent, hilarious and — according to the...