| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:30 AM
"Lucky Guy," the Tom Hanks starrer that recently began perfs on Broadway, pulled in more than $1 million from just seven perfs last week -- but if you're looking for a title bout in the Rialto B.O. frame that ended March 10, it's in the potential...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Of course you know of the Mary Poppins from the P.L. Travers book series.
And who hasn't seen Julie Andrews' 1964 cinematic take on the magical nanny?
But now comes the stage musical version, a global hit that has carefully calculated changes —...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:27 PM
It was an emotional, nostalgic moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year when Dick Van Dyke gave Mary Tyler Moore the guild's 48th Life Achievement Award. The two veterans, who had come to TV fame playing Rob and Laura Petrie on the landmark...
| Jan 9, 2013
Disney pulls out all the stops with "Mary Poppins," a spectacular feast of magic theatricality that opened Tuesday at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
Bob Crowley's scenic design includes a beautiful home for the very British Banks family; it'...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In bygone days "extra, extra" is what newspaper hawkers used to shout to sell copies.
Now it's what the Walt Disney Co. is adding to its bottom line, with word that "Newsies, the Musical," about turn-of-the-20th century paperboys who go on strike, has...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:42 PM
NEW YORK — On a walking tour of Times Square, something supercalifragilisticexpialidocious happened. With the guide at my side, I was strolling along the streets without causing any casualties. No banging into clumps of tourists or wiping small...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Great American Mousical
Through Dec. 9, The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, goodspeed.org
In the 1960s comedy Bedazzled, Julie Andrews' name is invoked like an incantation. Instead of "Abracadabra," it's "Juuullllie...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:55 AM
This month "Mary Poppins" celebrates its sixth anniversary on Broadway.
But Christopher Shin of South Windsor, who is in the ensemble of the musical, is celebrating another sixth anniversary this year.
Shin, 26, -- not to be confused with playwright...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Christopher Houlihan, who has been called "one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists," will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester.
While studying at Trinity College in Hartford,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Stacey Harrison On The Simpsons, the characters never age and time pretty much stands still. But for Alf Clausen, all he has to do is look at his son to take in the true scope of the passage of time. “The thing that keeps coming back to me is the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Mary Poppins and her magic carpet bag will return to the Ahmanson Theatre this summer for a limited four-week engagement, Center Theatre Group announced on Thursday. The family-friendly musical is scheduled to run Aug. 9 through Sept. 2, and will be the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Enjoy a walk on a real red Hollywood-style carpet for an evening of family-friendly Broadway music performed by kids (and some adults) at “A Night on Broadway.” The show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown,...