| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts.
Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
| Feb 23, 2012
When you dance in a Twyla Tharp show, you've got to do more than pirouettes or pretty ballet steps. Tharp's choreography is unique. It's gutsy, quirky and Olympics-competition-ready with its bag full of flips, backbends and cartwheels galore.
So it's a...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers.
The Washington Ballet was...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Medieval knights searching in all the wrong places for the Holy Grail, singing as they go, will help fuel the first full season in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. So will John Waters, Baltimore's champion of all...
| May 20, 2003
NEW YORK - Hairspray was chosen best musical of the New York theater season and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics.
Hairspray, based on the...
| Jun 15, 2003
NEW YORK - The elements all are there: A ball gown, a lost glass object, even a fairy godfather.
Most of all, this real-life fairy tale has, at its center, a beautiful woman who worked very hard for a very long time before her dream - one she never...
| Jun 9, 2003
Hairspray put the final rhinestones in its tiara last night when it swept the 57th annual Tony Awards with eight of the little silver trophies, including the top prize, for Best Musical.
A radiant Margo Lion, the show's Baltimore-born producer,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:11 AM
A little time in Las Vegas, or the symbolic equivalent thereof, is good for all of us, I always say. It worked for Frank Sinatra, who knew to spend a whole lot more time at The Sands than The Plaza.
And a Sin City makeover has transformed Twyla Tharp's...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 12:23 AM
For "Bring It On," the very promising and belatedly affecting new cheerleader musical in progress, to succeed on Broadway next season, here's what will have to happen, pronto. The show will have to understand that, right from the start, it must live...
| Jan 30, 2011
Who doesn't love a good party? That's the attitude of leadership at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. So with that thought in mind, the opening night of Diavolo came complete with a shindig at the French bistro La Cachette in Santa Monica.
As a former...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 9:32 PM
First it was called "Come Fly With Me." Then it changed to "Come Fly Away." Its latest title is "Sinatra Dance with Me." Whatever its name, Twyla Tharp's musical-dance celebration of Frank Sinatra is intended to be a high-energy crowd......