| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:04 AM
My first Leonard Cohen experience was the soundtrack on Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," where Cohen declared, among other things, "Everybody knows."
What I soon knew was that Leonard Cohen was a writer of weight. I started listening to...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:52 AM
"Shrek The Musical" is to be Chicago Shakespeare Theater's summer musical on Navy Pier, and Rachel Rockwell is to direct.
Summer shows on Navy Pier typically have abbreviated run times and a mix of daytime and evening performances. Run dates are July 13...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Hollywood studios aren't known as easy places to work. But DreamWorks Animation once again has made Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best employers. The Glendale studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies ranked 12th in the...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Breath & Imagination, Hartford Stage's new show (running Jan. 11 through Feb. 9) about groundbreaking African-American lyrical tenor vocalist Roland Hayes, has announced its cast. It’s a small cast—two singers and a piano accompanist, but...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The Guilt Trip
In "The Guilt Trip," which features Barbra Streisand’s first starring performance in more than 15 years, the definitive diva plays a lighthearted version of a stereotypical Jewish mother, eating candy in bed and...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:24 AM
DreamWorks Animation -- the Glendale studio that created the "Shrek" "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies -- on Sunday named former J.C. Penney President Michael Francis to the newly created position of chief global brand officer.
Calling it one...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:34 PM
1. What the 'Shrek'
"Shrek the Musical" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. A swamp-dwelling ogre goes on a life-changing adventure to...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Whitney Winfield was just 8 years old when she first decided she wanted to be in theater. After attending a local performance of "The Sound of Music," she said she got up on stage and said to her mother, 'Mom, find me a play to be in.'"
The Naples, Fla....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Disney-Pixar realized it had hit on a can't-miss formula for animated blockbusters about the time "Monsters, Inc." came out in 2001.
Find some fantastical corner of pop culture you can peek in on — after hours. From the lives of toys when the kids...