| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:49 AM
What's this? Is Jean Valjean actually being complimented by arch-nemesis Javert?
I'm having lunch with Michael Hunsaker and Davis Gaines, the actors who play those characters in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Les Miserables....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:42 AM
In John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," an urbane New York society lady is called out for having once dismissed the musical "Cats" as being an "all-time low in a lifetime of theatergoing." Her distaste for the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber production...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
It's billed as the "biggest ever North American arena tour" of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" and it's slated to stop June 14 at Amway Center.
It's certainly star-studded, with a cast that includes Incubus...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:10 PM
“I'm here to sing with the King of the Jews – who could ask for anything more?” said John Lydon, once known as the Sex Pistols’ combustible Johnny Rotten, at an announcement of a bizarre arena tour of “Jesus Christ...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:45 AM
The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show.
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A planned production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" that was set to tour North America this summer has been canceled before the show even hit the road.
Featuring a cast filled with pop stars -- including Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"Aida," the ancient Egyptian love story set to an Elton John pop score, will be staged by Orlando's Clandestine-Arts, the troupe that staged "Sweeney Todd" in January.
Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Aladdin") wrote the lyrics for the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
A certain Central Florida singer might have been destined to perform in the latest national tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar."
"Hey JC, JC, would you fight for me?" sing the ensemble in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical.
"My initials are...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The first time Marc Webb directed a film, just six years ago, there were rarely more than a couple dozen people on set. Outside of a group of Hollywood insiders, no one had any idea what the film, titled "(500) Days of Summer" and budgeted at $7 million,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:05 PM
A few weeks ago, I stood on the balcony of the Casa Rosada, the iconic government building of Buenos Aires. "This is where Madonna filmed scenes in the movie of 'Evita,'" the young tour guide excitedly announced.
"Evita" is the affectionate name given...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:10 AM
It sounds a bit like an announcement that should've been made on April Fools' Day, but evidently it's no joke.
A new production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will tour the United States and Canada this summer with a truly odd cast of mixed-...