| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:23 AM
When singer Katharine McPhee dropped out last week as headliner for Zoellner Arts Center’s Gala 2012 fundraiser, Lehigh University announced it was because of an undisclosed health problem. In having Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Magic/Bird," the new play by Eric Simonson that opened this week on Broadway, tells the story of the rivalry and off-court relationship between two of basketball's greatest players -- Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Long before "Wicked" but after he composed "Godspell," Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for "Children of Eden," a retelling of the Old Testament stories of Adam and Eve and Noah's ark.
They're slight stories -- considering we all know how it...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Something old ("Anything Goes"), something new ("War Horse") and a lot of shows in between (most of which were inspired by movies) have been announced for the 2012-13 season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which begins its 26th season this fall....
| Mar 17, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Nothing says big bucks like a beloved French revolution.
The 25th anniversary national touring company of "Les Miserables" scored at the box office at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford during its one-week run earlier this month....
| Mar 18, 2012
| 8:39 PM
"Smash" star Megan Hilty always wanted to perform on Broadway, at least ever since she heard Bernadette Peters sing on the original cast recording of "Into the Woods."
"Her performance transcended the recording. It just came through and just spoke to me,...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:33 PM
If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them.
The spate of musicals...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 30 to perform a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including hits from her Tony Award-winning role in...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Despite the modest surroundings of the Karger Center in Highland Park, Jessica Redish, the founding artistic director of the Music Theatre Company, is doing a lot to fill the North Shore gap left by the now-defunct Apple Tree Theatre.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:33 PM
It might be fall, but audiences can pretend that it's still summer if they purchase tickets to the latest musical production at the Richland Performing Arts Center.
The Beach Boys are the inspiration behind a musical that involves four guys and a crazy...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A warm, likable, brassy, sentimental, big-hearted and modestly scaled Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots” updates the issues of “La Cage Aux Folles,” touts acceptance and tolerance, stands behind a fresh-and-zesty Cyndi Lauper score,...