| 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":...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
If you loved "The Lion King," you won't want to miss "Backstage With Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's "Modern Family" hosts the special at 7 p.m. Sunday on Disney-owned ABC. He starred in "On the Town" and "The...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Ugly, groggy-eyed and not unlike a low-rent Tony Soprano, I headed to my stoop for my Sunday Tribune. My early-morning eyes landed on an envelope for my very loyal carrier's holiday tip. Excellent timing, Andre! I had the Newsies ringing in my ears.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The touring casts of “Newsies” and “Cinderella,” both stationed in Chicago for the month of December, will perform “Seize the Slipper,” a cabaret at Sidetrack bar in Lakeview on Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:32 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Paige Faure from the national tour of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” currently onstage at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
It’s the beloved rags-to-riches fairytale, with...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The single word I've picked to describe the year in theme parks: Emotional.
The highs and lows have seemed more extreme this year, through glorious grand openings and gut-wrenching-to-some closings. Here are my five most emotional moments of 2014, times...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:34 AM
With 2014 wrapping up, it's time to look ahead to what 2015 offers:
• Theater: In an encouraging sign of Orlando's artistic growth, the cabaret scene continues to grow. Winter Park Playhouse continues its long-running series featuring local talent,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
To the delight of Midwestern fans of dancing newsboys, the one and only national tour of "Newsies" opens in Chicago on Friday night. Sales have been very brisk — some performances this weekend already are close to sold-out. It's a peak time of...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
FRIDAY | "Newsies": "Headlines don't sell papes, Newsies sell papes." And tickets. This touring musical is based on the Disney movie about the Newsboys Strike of 1899, and has a score by Alan Menken and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Through Jan. 4 at the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's that time of year again, and you know what that means — The Theater Loop's annual holiday video message! This year, 38 theaters and productions participated in the video.
The theaters shown here — featuring hundreds of actors,...