| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — If you happened to notice hell freezing over this Broadway season, please don't assume that it was another fluky manifestation of climate change. There's something I need to confess: The musical I enjoyed most out of the top Tony...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Reviving a beloved property like "Les MisÃ©rables" can be a fraught undertaking but to Nikki M. James, who takes on the role of Ãponine after her Tony-winning run in "Book of Mormon," there are only two directions that things can take.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:32 PM
With the start of the state bowling series underway, Glenbrook North junior Corey Kahen picked a good time to go on a roll.
In last week's Lake Zurich Invitational, Kahen rolled a 722 series that included a 300 game, the first of his varsity career,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Since you're probably wondering, let's just get this out of the way: Jessie Mueller, the actress playing the title role in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Broadway, has met the famed singer-songwriter but only once, during a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A decade of hits rivaling those in "Jersey Boys" and "Mamma Mia!" in terms of boomer nostalgia value is the estimable main selling point of "Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical," which despite its title is semi-evenly divided between songs by two...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"American Idiot," the Broadway show adapted from Green Day's recording of the same title, opens at the Ahmanson Theatre....
| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
If Broadway shows were rated in terms of volume alone, Green Day's "American Idiot," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, would win every Tony award in sight.
Strident, confrontational and ear-splittingly raucous, this story of three young...