| Oct 7, 2012
I rarely rode my bike around Chicago this summer, which was different from all the summers before. I can't pinpoint exactly why, except to say that cycling on the city streets, which I once did as breezily as Mary Poppins, feels more dangerous than it...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Sep 9, 2012
Con O'Shea-Creal remembers the first time he was 30 feet above the stage, upside-down, tap dancing against the proscenium arch's top to the song "Step in Time" in the national tour of the musical "Mary Poppins."
"I thought, 'This is awesome," he says....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Hartford has seldom seen more changes in its theater scene than it has in the past year. Two of the city's best-known theaters have had turnovers at their topmost ranks.
In the June of 2010, Michael Wilson announced he was leaving Hartford Stage [50...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Madeline Trumbull (Broadway’s Newsies”) and Con O’Shea-Creal (Broadway and tour of “White Christmas”) will play the leads in the new leg of the national tour of “Mary Poppins,” which opens at the Bushnell...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:50 AM
At the ripe age of 86, Dick Van Dyke is having an eventful year, both professionally and personally.
The "Mary Poppins" actor is scheduled to appear in a one-night live performance in September that will benefit the Malibu Stage Playhouse. The Sept. 12...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Heather Ayers (Broadway’s “A Little Night Music” and “Young Frankenstein”) will be featured in the cast of the world premiere of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which will bow at Hartford Stage...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Dick Van Dyke earlier this year presented the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore. Next year, Van Dyke is getting the prestigious honor. Ken Howard, the guild's president, said in a statement Tuesday morning: “Dick is...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire has announced its 2013 season of shows. The slate begins in January with the revue “Now & Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” (which contains songs from Lloyd Webber’s biggest hits,...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:00 PM
New subscriptions go on sale Monday, July 16 for the 2012-13 Broadway series at the Bushnell Center for the Perforning arts in Hartford which opens its new season with the national tour of “Mary Poppins.”
Single tickets go on sale July 30....
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Broadway fell fast for "Once," the melancholy but moving movie-to-musical about a lovelorn Irish street musician and his Czech guardian angel, which scooped Disney's chirpier "Newsies: The Musical" for the award for best musical at the 2012 Tony Awards....
| May 24, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Each year, the Orlando Sentinel reviewing team picks 10 Orlando Fringe Festival shows for our Best of the Festival list. Here are this year's top 10, presented alphabetically… you can read the review of each and check out remaining showtimes...