| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical.
First the good news: The show's debut is set.
It will open in San Francisco this fall.
The less good news: Because of the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Nearly two decades after Yasmina Reza's comedy "Art" debuted to international acclaim, the story about the nature of expression and friendship continues to fascinate audiences at Bowie Community Theatre's production at Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:39 AM
She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:49 AM
David Bryan has a message for Baltimore theatergoers: You won't be able to tell the difference between "Memphis" at the Hippodrome and its Broadway counterpart. The casts and stage have changed, but the 50-year-old playwright and Bon Jovi keyboardist...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:48 PM
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This popular annual Howard County event showcases music, dance, theater, visual arts, film and outdoor activities for the entire family. The event runs from June 15 through June...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Bay Theatre founder Janet Luby could not conceal her delight as she announced that the first celebratory event of the coming season, a fashion show and fundraiser, had sold out nearly two months in advance. She's hoping it will be the first of many...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit.
Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
| Oct 27, 2011
"Can you use it in a sentence?"
"Um … what's the definition?"
You can hear questions like that asked by participants of any given spelling bee. What you don't hear is people asking those questions — and meaning them seriously — in the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:24 AM
The Laurel Mill Playhouse had plenty of unexpected drama to compete with June 1, as storms interrupted transportation and threatened to drop tornadoes during its run of "Ragtime — The Musical," directed by Michael Hartsfield, of Laurel.
| Oct 22, 2011
Calling all train-loving kids! Meet Choo Choo Blue, the B&O Railroad's mascot when she makes her first appearance at the Ellicott City Station Monday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Choo Choo Blue will be available for pictures in the plaza in front of the...
| Nov 12, 2011
Set designer Daniel Ettinger and technical director Bill Jamieson spent months painstakingly constructing a world accurate down to the tiniest detail, from the wallpaper pattern to the electrical sockets.
And they weren't one whit less meticulous, even...