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  • Idina Menzel off to robust start in 'If/Then' musical on Broadway

    Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's Oscars ceremony, where her mispronounced name instantly became an Internet meme, Idina Menzel saw robust business at her new Broadway musical, "If/Then," which began performances on...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cinderella' Get All Hopped Up on Easter

    The Easter Bunny brought a whopper of a basket to Broadway last week, as the overlap of the holiday with Gotham schools' spring break schedule resurrected sales so boffo they wouldn't be out of place during the year-end yuletide weeks that are the Rialto'...
  • Marc Bruni creates a Lyric-sized 'Sound of Music'

    Marc Bruni creates a Lyric-sized 'Sound of Music'
    Last week, the Broadway production of "Beautiful," the backstage musical featuring the music of Carole King and starring Chicago's Jessie Mueller, grossed more than $1 million. There are plenty of directors on Broadway whom you might term rising stars,...
  • 'Frozen': Idina Menzel to sing at Oscars

    'Frozen': Idina Menzel to sing at Oscars
    Will it be a sing-along number? Tony-winner Idina Menzel will sing "Let It Go" from the beloved Disney blockbuster "Frozen" at the Oscars March 2 on ABC. If the Oscar producers are wise, they'll put the number at the telecast's beginning and let all...
  • Milwaukee dining: From cutting edge to traditional fare

    Milwaukee dining: From cutting edge to traditional fare
    The bearded man quietly navigates the dimly lighted Hinterland restaurant to the corner table where my boyfriend and I sit. It's like the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger" has just appeared in this gastropub. "Does anyone ever ask you if you look like...
  • Kristin Chenoweth to headline Goodman Theatre gala

    Kristin Chenoweth to headline Goodman Theatre gala
    Goodman Theatre has landed one of Broadway’s biggest names for its “A Dream Evening” gala. Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”) is set to perform at the benefit for Goodman Theatre’s education and community engagement...
  • Asking, once again, why 'Wicked' is a hit

    Asking, once again, why 'Wicked' is a hit
    There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon. On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...
  • Blond, green and popular: 'Wicked' has aged very well

    Blond, green and popular:  'Wicked' has aged very well
    So what is a man reviewing "Wicked" for the 9,837th time — give or take a few — going to say? Turn on Elphaba and Glinda after all these years of admiration for their staying power, charm, wit and appeal? How disillogicalifed such an act of...
  • Tupac Shakur musical set to open on Broadway in June

    Tupac Shakur musical set to open on Broadway in June
    A new musical inspired by the rap songs of the late Tupac Shakur is heading to Broadway. "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is scheduled to open at the Palace Theatre in New York on June 19, with preview performances set to begin on May 26. "Holler" isn't a...
  • 'Sound of Music Live!' a ratings hit for NBC, but critics not so kind

    'Sound of Music Live!' a ratings hit for NBC, but critics not so kind
    Right now Bob Greenblatt is adding "live TV musicals" to his list of favorite things (right after brown paper packages tied up with string). "Sound of Music Live!", the first live musical on network television in more than 50 years and a pet project...
  • Broadway Box Office: Tackled by the Super Bowl

    The prophets of doom turned out to be right last week, as the Super Bowl took a supersized bite out of Broadway sales that were already weakened by the annual January slowdown. Box office slid some 13%, or $2.4 million, to $16.7 million for 26 shows on...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Beautiful' Bows Ahead of Thanksgiving Bounty

    Broadway had a single new addition to the lineup last week, and even if box office for "Beautiful" wasn't quite gorgeous, it was still a promising start for a tuner that looks to tap the same vein of boomer nostalgia that helped make "Jersey Boys" a hit....