| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon.
On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:52 PM
So what is a man reviewing "Wicked" for the 9,837th time — give or take a few — going to say? Turn on Elphaba and Glinda after all these years of admiration for their staying power, charm, wit and appeal? How disillogicalifed such an act of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Weinstein Co. has launched development of a movie version of the musical "Pippin," bringing on Storyline Entertainment partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce.
TWC has also tapped James Ponsoldt, director of "The Spectacular Now," to write the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Hugh Jackman has stepped away from the upcoming Broadway musical "Houdini," citing the scheduling demands of developing a new tuner as the cause of his departure from a project to which he's been attached, both formally and informally, for several years...
| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The stage musical adaptation of Disney's 1996 animated pic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which premiered in Germany in 1999 but never made it Stateside, will have its American preem as part of the 2014-15 season at La Jolla Playhouse, alongside the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The Halloween season provides a fitting backdrop for celebrating the most famous witches to ever fly on the Great White Way. As “Wicked” turns 10 on Broadway on Wednesday, Chicago audiences who turned the show into the longest-running Broadway...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The room was warm, as theater folk say, at the 10th anniversary performance of Broadway musical "Wicked."
The Gershwin Theater audience was packed with a crowd made up of members of the creative team, thesps from the original and subsequent casts...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:25 AM
[This post has been corrected. See below.]
Proving that a big-budget musical can overcome initial bad reviews to become a mainstay on Broadway, "Wicked" is celebrating its 10th anniversary in New York on Wednesday, with special appearances scheduled for...
| Oct 17, 2013
It's not as if Stephen Schwartz was just hanging out at his Ridgefield home this fall.
The composer's "to do" list was staggering: Working on lyrics to a new Bollywood animated movie musical, jetting around the world from Toledo to New Zealand to...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Karen Mason and Mark Jacoby will head the six-member cast of a new musical show, “Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook” which will be receiving a workshop production at Goodspeed Musical’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester.
The show features...