| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:31 AM
NEW BRITAIN - The Phoenix Theater Company is holding auditions for its spring 2015 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Available roles include Mary Magdalene, apostle and ensemble members including several female...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:05 AM
It’s been over six months since the mammoth ill-fated arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” was set to play the United Center. That 51-city tour, of course, was cancelled.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:33 AM
Broadway stars with Florida roots — including Orlando's Michael James Scott — will perform a one-night benefit featuring dinner and the musical "Songs for a New World" in Cocoa Beach on Friday, Jan. 23.
Scott, a graduate of Dr. Phillips High...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...