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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Disney's 'The Lion King' was top grossing Broadway show for 2013

    Disney's 'The Lion King' was top grossing Broadway show for 2013
    Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013.  In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
  • 'Frozen' characters set to visit Epcot's Norway, be seen in Magic Kingdom show

    'Frozen' characters set to visit Epcot's Norway, be seen in Magic Kingdom show
    Characters from "Frozen," Disney's next animated feature, will make appearances at Epcot's Norway pavilion and in a Magic Kingdom presentation later this year, Disney World announced. The film, which debuts in theaters on Nov. 27, features optimistic...
  • Defying meteorology

    Defying meteorology
    Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary inspiration, the movie owes much more to the...
  • Broadway Drooling for Its Annual Thanksgiving Feast

    If the eyes of Broadway producers light up at the mention of the word "Thanksgiving," it's not because they like turkey so much. It's because every year the Main Stem rings in big-money sales that are traditionally second only to the stratospheric...
  • 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...
  • 10 Commandments for "The Book of Mormon" at Broward Center

    10 Commandments for "The Book of Mormon" at Broward Center
    Word came from upon high that for “The Book of Mormon,” ushers were briefed on how to deal with walkouts during the Tony-winning show’s run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In order to prevent such Broadway blasphemy,...
  • 'Wicked' breaks Chicago box-office record

    'Wicked' breaks Chicago box-office record
    The producers of “Wicked” said Monday afternoon that the popular musical grossed a whopping $1,935,432 in Chicago for the week ending Dec. 1. That figure, likely the highest-ever single week gross for a Chicago show, breaks the Broadway in...
  • Broadway Box Office: Gobbling Up Record Thanksgiving Sales

    Broadway feasted on record box office totals last week as shows ranging from "Kinky Boots" to "Twelfth Night/Richard III" broke house records and "Pippin" shimmied its way into the black. With a whopping 14 shows topping the $1 million mark -- and three,...
  • Why Disney's Marketing Campaign Doesn't Do 'Frozen' Justice

    Before I saw "Frozen," Disney's altogether splendid new animated feature, I couldn't remember the last time I'd emerged from such a movie actually humming the soundtrack. Forced to guess, I'd say it was 15 years ago with "Mulan," a modest charmer whose...