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  • Second thoughts on 'The Addams Family'

    Second thoughts on 'The Addams Family'
    "The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to...
  • On Theater: 'Jersey' still packs a jolt

    Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again. Not the original quartet, whose survivors now are in their 70s and 80s, but the young singers-actors who make up the cast of "Jersey Boys," both on...
  • 'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved

     'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved
    At the height of their fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons churned out a string of hit singles about a rag doll, a girl named Sherry and a particularly memorable night in late December, back in '63. The team behind the stage musical "Jersey Boys"...
  • 'Jersey' is hot this season

    'Jersey' is hot this season
    As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all. Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
  • 'Jersey Boys' logged stage time en route to big screen

    'Jersey Boys' logged stage time en route to big screen
    Back in 2005, by virtue of his charm and formidable vocal range, a young actor named John Lloyd Young won one of the most coveted roles in modern Broadway history: the part of Frankie Valli in Des McAnuff's production of "Jersey Boys." Young had never...
  • Broadway Near You Snags Rights to 'Twelfth Night' with Brian Dennehy (EXCLUSIVE)

    A pop-rock revival of "Twelfth Night" starring Brian Dennehy may soon be coming to a theater or living room near you. Broadway Near You has nabbed nearly all worldwide rights to the production, from theatrical to home entertainment, and is weighing how...
  • Mad Cow Theatre's 2014-15 season

    Mad Cow Theatre's 2014-15 season
    The 2014-15 season at Mad Cow Theatre will feature big musicals, award-winning drama, romantic comedy and new works. The Orlando Cabaret Festival will return for a 13th year, April 23-May 10, 2015, and a second Science Play Festival will run Feb. 27-March...
  • 'Jersey Boys,' directed by Clint Eastwood, gets first trailer

    'Jersey Boys,' directed by Clint Eastwood, gets first trailer
    "Jersey Boys," Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, is scheduled to open June 20. On Friday, Warner Bros. released the trailer for the highly anticipated movie. The story of Frankie Valli and his rise to success with...
  • Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake

    Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake
    When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15. "I never felt...
  • A cautious, eloquent 'Henry V' reigns on Navy Pier

    A cautious, eloquent 'Henry V' reigns on Navy Pier
    At an event in Chicago last week, actor Kevin Spacey remarked that some fans of "House of Cards" seem to think his character's affinity for direct address exploits a device originated by "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," even though William Shakespeare's...
  • TV Review: Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays'

    HBO's latest front-row seat to a theatrical one-man play shifts from Mike Tyson to Billy Crystal, translating the latter's comic memoir "700 Sundays" into a TV special. Nostalgic and deeply personal -- at a full two hours, there's no escaping that the...
  • Christopher Plummer is comfortable with his writers' bloc

     Christopher Plummer is comfortable with his writers' bloc
    This is a Christopher Plummer interview without any questions about "The Sound of Music." Not that the veteran stage and screen actor would have minded talking about Captain Von Trapp, but he has more pressing items at hand. His one-man show "A Word or...