| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Somewhere, a halfway decent adaptation of the 1983 hit movie “Flashdance” is fighting to break away from the amiable, strongly performed mess of a show that has arrived at the Hippodrome. Instead, we get an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Troy Dwyer, a Muhlenberg theater professor who teaches Shakespeare, says he has always had a "feeling of estrangement from my identity" in the classic works he taught students.
Dwyer, who is gay, says it bothers him that there is "no acknowledgement of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Before you mock the very notion of "Flashdance — The Musical," ponder the worldwide gross of the 1983 cinematic story of the Pittsburgh welder with big dreams and a love of oversized sweatshirts: $150 million or so. It's also worth noting that the...
| Jul 29, 2013
By most standards, Shane Ohmer has taken the road less traveled in his dance career. His first introduction to dance came in fourth grade when he accompanied a neighbor girl to her drill team under the impression that they'd be working with power tools....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
NEW YORK — Despite the salacious title, the hardbody at the core of the newest Broadway musical has neither pliable tissue nor a pulse nor anything sexy, really, to return to those who stretch out their desperate hands for a feel of its sharp...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The producers of "Flashdance the Musical" have "postponed" their plans to bring the show to Broadway this summer. The new tuner, based on the Adrian Lyne-helmed pic, opened in January in Pittsburgh, and after a few months on the road it’s now playing...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
"Leap of Faith" organizers announced Tuesday that Christopher Ashley has been hired to direct the musical when it arrives on Broadway some time in the fall of 2012. The musical will be choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The pair replaces Rob Ashford, who...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...