| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:34 PM
In addition to the "On the Fringe" column I share with Nina Metz, I review many other individual shows for the Tribune over the year. Below are my picks for the 2014 productions that shone most brightly.
"Monstrous Regiment" by Lifeline Theatre:...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The suburb of Burr Ridge was founded in 1956, when Dennis DeYoung was a tiny 9-year-old boy living in the Chicago neighborhood of Roseland, fooling around with an accordion and dreaming some sort of musical dreams.
Whatever those might have been —...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Broadway vocalists ramp it up with "Broadway Rocks!" on Saturday at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall.
Join three high-energy veterans of the Great White Way — Christiane Noll, Rob Evan and Capathia Jenkins — as they join the Allentown...
| 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,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:15 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-and-matched pop...
| 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 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The newly re-imagined 21st century version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" is set to tour North American as an arena rock spectacular.
The resurrected rock musical will hit the road this summer for a 50-city tour with its...
| 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 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...
| 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.