| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:08 AM
It's a little after 10 p.m. in Chicago's theater district and you just got out of "The Book of Mormon" at the Bank of America Theatre, but the show's dirty jokes and catchy music numbers have left you a little too giddy to go home. What are some good...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Pantages Theatre has added an asterisk or two to its claim in October that "The Book of Mormon" had set a new record for the biggest single-week box-office take in Los Angeles theater history.
On further review, Pantages spokesman Wayne McWhorter...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:58 PM
As the youngest of the Mormon elders in "The Book of Mormon," Arnold Cunningham is a case study in well-meaning ineptitude and comic confabulations that hybridize Mormon theology with geek-culture signifiers from "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The holiday season is usually a bountiful time of year for Broadway shows. Hordes of tourists bring about a bump in box-office receipts for musicals and plays across the board.
The most recent holiday period proved to be no exception. "Wicked," still...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway will show that it cares when stars, producers, writers, and directors come together for “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Waterbury's Palace Theater.
Linda Eder ("Jekyll & Hyde"),...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The SantaLand Diaries
By David Sedaris. Directed by Rob Ruggiero. Through Dec. 23 at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
"My costume is green. I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Most of the audience flocking to “The Book of Mormon,” which officially descended on Chicago Wednesday night like satirical manna from some warped “South Park” heaven, are looking for amusement and escape. They'll surely find...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:07 PM
We spoke with three actors in the Chicago company of “The Book of Mormon,” now at the Bank of America Theatre. James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi
James Vincent Meredith is the ranking Chicagoan in the cast, a longtime Chicago stage...
| 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...
| 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...