| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:40 PM
UPDATE AT THE END: Ralph Dukes, an Orlando nursing assistant at a veterans' home, will be a contestant Tuesday on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” The game show, hosted by Meredith Vieira, airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on WFTV-Channel 9. Dukes...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Everyone's first "Annie" should be at a venerable venue like the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, which opened for business in 1931, right when "Little Orphan Annie" mania was at its peak. The historic theater on the Fox River was built just one year after...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn.
Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
When the second season of Smash premieres on NBC Tuesday night (Feb. 5, 9pm ET), fans of the first season might feel like they are watching an entirely different show. And with new producers, actors — including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson —...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Quick prayer to launch this week’s recap, Dance Moms nation, because I feel it is required. At least for me. Dear sweet Jesus and the gods of dance, please let this Asia thing I know is coming be a one-or-two-episode Asia thing I know is coming,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An entertainment kingpin named Harvey with a voracious appetite for awards campaigning? And an involvement in multiple hit productions?
Hollywood veterans would immediately think of Harvey Weinstein. But the description fits another Harvey: Fierstein,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:37 PM
NEW YORK — On Broadway's biggest night, a feel-good cross-dressing musical kicked up its heels.
“Kinky Boots,” the Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper show about a struggling shoe factory that turns to fetish-wear to survive, took home...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Getting up close to a Broadway star can cost you more than $300 a seat for the most popular shows running in New York. But a front row seat on Twitter or Facebook is always free.
The current Broadway season, which comes to a close Sunday at the Tony...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:27 AM
This is not your mother's "Sister Act."
The mega-successful Whoopi Goldberg movie vehicle from 1992 (and the sequel in 1993) has a whole new get-down-tonight, 1970s vibe for the stage musical "Sister Act the Musical," which is coming to the Broward...