| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Ever since it opened on Broadway in 1975, "Chicago, the Musical" has brought the Windy City's scandalous ways to a new generation of theater-goers. Now through early November, we can do a little more time on the women's block of the Cook County jail...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
If you have a show that has been touring pretty much continuously for 17 years — and we're talking the exact same Walter Bobbie Broadway revival production from 1997 — you really need someone like Bianca Marroquin.
Marroquin, a well-known...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Williamstown Theater Festival has given New York legiters a couple of reasons to spend a weekend in the Berkshires this summer, with Chita Rivera, Renee Fleming, Joe DiPietro and Kathleen Marshall on tap for the festival's 2014 mainstage lineup....
| Jan 23, 2014
One of the oft-overlooked qualities of that great John Kander and Fred Ebb masterpiece "Cabaret" is pliability. This, old chum, is a title that comes around a lot in a critic's life.
On Wednesday night at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, I was on...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Linda Lavin will reunite with playwright Nicky Silver, helmer Mark Brokaw and Off Broadway's Vineyard Theater to star in "Too Much Sun," the new Silver play set to open at theater in May.
In 2011 Lavin, currently appearing on NBC comedy "Sean Saves the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Audra McDonald was in grand merry-making form for much of her magnificent L.A. Opera concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Performing a diverse selection of songs spanning almost a century of the American musical and interspersing these works with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Landing" is esteemed Broadway composer John Kander's first musical since the death of his long-time collaborator, Fred Ebb, so all eyes are naturally on his new partner, the young playwright Greg Pierce ("Slow Girl"). In the Vineyard Theater's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
LONDON — Let's be honest, nobody comes to Britain for the weather. But as Londoners bid a rueful farewell to another erratic English summer, there is as at least one consolation — the new season is reliably the most exciting in the theater...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A few sharp intakes of breath could be heard at Cahn Auditorium on Sunday afternoon when Rudy Hogenmiller, the former Broadway hoofer who morphed into the artistic director of the Light Opera Works of Evanston, made his first entrance as theater's most...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park opens the John Kander-Fred Ebb musical "Cabaret" on Friday, Aug. 2. It runs through Aug. 19.
Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, "Cabaret" focuses on a young English singer who works at the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Chicago" is a perfect fit for the Hollywood Bowl for precisely the same reason the current New York production has become the longest-running musical revival in Broadway history: The show welcomes performers from all walks of the entertainment industry...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Off Broadway's Vineyard Theater has booked David Hyde Pierce, currently up for a Tony for his perf in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," to star in its upcoming production of "The Landing" as part of its 2013-14 season, also to include newly added...