| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Dignity Players' current production of "Art" is a near-flawless effort — a must-see work for everyone who values friendship and realizes what art contributes to life.
Yasmina Reza's 1998 Tony Award-winning play depicts how our perception of and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:14 PM
When I was very young, my brother Nelson— who's a year older than I am — and I would tell our older siblings that when they were 50 and in wheelchairs in rest homes, we'd still be young and vibrant. We saw them as over the hill. We even...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Frankie Valli made it seem so easy, spinning out those distinctive falsetto notes in hit songs as lead singer for the Four Seasons, starting 51 years ago with "Sherry." But what came naturally to Valli takes honing for the guys who have to approximate his...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:54 AM
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
"I just thought I really wanted to do...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:35 AM
If you want proof that truth can be stranger than fiction, check out Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife." It's a documentary-style play based on interviews the contemporary American playwright did with an elderly transvestite who lived openly during the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:14 PM
For two evenings last week, heavy rains delayed the scheduled opening of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's current show, which seemed appropriate for a musical titled "[title of show] (clean version)" and about the obstacle-laden process of creating a...
| Jul 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history.
All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:43 PM
For the Pasadena Theatre Company, the recent opening of the musical "Annie" at the Chesapeake Arts Center was a homecoming celebration.
The show marks the first Pasadena Theatre and Chesapeake Arts partnership, but the two share a rich past —...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"Les Miserables" made history long ago.
The legendary musical won eight Tony Awards in 1987 — including Best Musical and Best Original Score, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. It's the fourth-longest-...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...