| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals.
A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:05 AM
All of us at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra are shocked and saddened by the new this morning of the passing of Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch.
Marvin was a consummate musician and composer who in many ways revolutionized theater music, film...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:29 PM
"Everyone knows 'Annie.' Even my dog knows 'Annie,'" says Tyrah Odom, currently appearing as one of the orphans in the new Broadway revival of the beloved musical.
"Annie" fans and audiences nationwide are now offered an exclusive, behind-the-curtain...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Sting returns to his roots for "The Last Ship," a new musical based on the singer-songwriter’s childhood, with an eye toward Broadway.
The show, set in a struggling English shipyard in the 1980s, also has spawned an album of the same name -- his...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The 2011 Broadway revival of "Godspell," a 1971 musical with songs by a pre-"Wicked" Stephen Schwartz, brought the Bible-based show into modern times with a high-spirited cast that joked and riffed its way through the Gospel of St. Matthew.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Jayne Houdyshell and Liv Rooth will head casts for the 2013 season at the Westport Country Playhouse.
Twice-Tony Award-nominated Houdyshell ("Well," "Follies") will star in George Kelly's comedy "The Show-Off," directed by Nicholas Martin, The shoiw...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The future Wicked Witch of the West, the actress who plays her and hundreds of students in Orange County schools have something in common: They've been bullied.
"Wicked," the hit Broadway musical, "has gotten a new surge of importance because of all the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
It's an Oz-themed weekend in central Florida, as Disney Co. rolls out its on-screen homage to the Wizard in the debut of the feature film 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.' Meanwhile, at the Epcot theme park, their annual flower festival features an Oz tribute...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A Tony nominee, a former Elphaba in Broadway's "Wicked" and a one-time Mouseketeer are among the acts booked for the 11th Orlando Cabaret Festival.
Mad Cow Theatre presents the annual mix of music and comedy, which will run April 25-May 12 at the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Last here almost exactly two years ago, Broadway juggernaut "Wicked" is back, dragon still snarling, witches still flying and monkeys still screeching.
Except for minor restaging, the show remains essentially unchanged. In fact, it runs like clockwork...