| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:05 PM
When Steve Blanchard and Meredith Inglesby met in 2005, he was having serious trouble controlling his temper. She was more than a little flighty.
Actually, those are descriptions of their characters in Disney's Broadway musical "Beauty and the Beast":...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:34 PM
As I zip around Orlando's sparkling new downtown arts venue I'm starting to feel at home. But it has taken a few visits to learn the ins and outs of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
With a bunch of high-profile events scheduled for...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:49 PM
Isn't there a little spark of rebellion in us all? A feeling that we are taken advantage of, not paid what we're worth, not treated with the respect we deserve?
"Newsies," the touring Disney Theatrical musical based on a 1992 film, cleverly taps into...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:16 PM
"Disney's Newsies," coming Feb. 3-8 to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, concerns a newsboy strike in New York at the turn of the 20th century.
But the story of David (the ragtag paperboys, aka "newsies") versus Goliath (publishing...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:20 PM
About 100 seventh-graders at Maitland Middle School put on their dancing shoes Thursday afternoon as performers from the cast of "Newsies" taught them choreography from the hit musical.
The school visit was part of the "Newsies: Get Up and Go"...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:07 PM
The crowd at Hamburger Mary's Church Street restaurant underwent a dramatic change at one point Thursday night, from jersey-clad Magic fans to sharply dressed theater patrons.
Restaurants downtown have been enjoying the spoils since the Dr. Phillips...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:13 PM
There's a particular moment I love in “Newsies,” the Broadway musical that wrapped up its Orlando run on Sunday. One of the striking newsboys is thrilled to realize that an article about his cause is on the front page — and at the top of...
| Feb 4, 2015
The dancing is extra, extra special in this production of the Tony-winning musical.The dancing is extra, extra special in this production of the Tony-winning musical....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:43 PM
The Disney musical "Newsies" had a front-page week in Chicago over the holidays. The nine performances at the Oriental Theatre in the week ending Jan. 4 grossed a whopping $2,012,723; Disney claimed on Wednesday that this was “the highest grossing...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:15 PM
I want to start today's column by talking about bondage.
Whips, chains, fuzzy handcuffs, you name it.
This week, Tampa Bay has been abuzz over news that Fetish Con — an annual celebration of all things kinky — has moved its 5,000-attendee...
| Feb 12, 2015
Broadway stalwart Sutton Foster, who went from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" to "Young Frankenstein" to "Shrek: The Musical" and beyond, headlines "Shine a Light on Children's Mental Health," a benefit concert for the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield...