| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:00 PM
NEW YORK —There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:20 PM
NEW YORK — Wandering through the darkened auditorium of Broadway's Cort Theatre here on a recent Saturday morning felt a lot like a tour of Chicago's off-Loop theater.
Michael Shannon, the former denizen of the Chicago fringe turned TV and movie...
| Jun 10, 2012
Here is the full list of Tony nominations for 2012 (WINNERS are noted):
"Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris WINNER
"Other Desert Cities," Jon Robin Baitz
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Rick Elice
"Venus in Fur," David Ives
"Leap of Faith"...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:35 AM
John Waters — This Filthy World
7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org
A discussion with John Waters is that rarest of celebrity things: an actual discussion.
He's happy to reel...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"Kinky Boots," the new Broadway musical written by Harvey Fierstein with music by Cyndi Lauper, has announced its full cast. The show tries out this fall in Chicago.
The lead roles, as previously reported, will be played by Billy Porter and Stark Sands....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK - The New 42nd Street Studios, where many Broadway musicals rehearse, are full of drama. Once at this very address, a hung-over Billy Joel spilled coffee all over a furious Twyla Tharp's sacred dance floor. And if, some warm September Saturday,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Cyndi Lauper knew exactly what to wear to Friday's press conference to promote the new musical "Kinky Boots," which kicks off a five-week world premiere run Tuesday at the Bank of America Theatre.
"You're all staring at Cyndi Lauper because she's a...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I'm a 37-year-old single father with a 14-year-old son. I've raised him on my own basically since birth, with help from some good friends and nearby family. Overall he's a good kid: gets decent grades, rarely gets in trouble. Our relationship isn't...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:08 AM
It's a little after 10 p.m. in Chicago's theater district and you just got out of "The Book of Mormon" at the Bank of America Theatre, but the show's dirty jokes and catchy music numbers have left you a little too giddy to go home. What are some good...