| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Adele Dazeem -- the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel -- received a special tribute at a recent performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar has opened on North Eutaw Street, right across the street from the Hippodrome and around the corner from the Everyman Theatre.
"Our concept is focused on local, sustainable and seasonable food items,” said Emina Dukic,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The next “Broadway in Miami” season has hot hit show “The Book of Mormon” and the South Florida premiere of “Disney’s Newsies.”
The spate of musicals, brought into the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's Oscars ceremony, where her mispronounced name instantly became an Internet meme, Idina Menzel saw robust business at her new Broadway musical, "If/Then," which began performances on...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
If there is such a thing as a comic antihero, Elder Cunningham in the highly acclaimed and wildly irreverent "The Book of Mormon" is it.
Cody Jamison Strand portrays the character who is the kind of person — very clingy, prototypically schlubby...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:49 AM
"The Book of Mormon" may not be to everyone's taste (I've had pretty spirited correspondence from some folks who took offense), but the mega-musical had no trouble drawing crowds on its first visit to Baltimore. The result turned out to be historic....
| Mar 21, 2014
The show: "The Book of Mormon" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The arrival of the national tour of Broadway's biggest musical hit in years.
First impressions: Does the hit live up to the hype? Has the...
| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
| Mar 1, 2014
Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Dante Hale is a large man. High school fullback, pro-wrestling hopeful, nightclub bouncer large, all of which he's been.
Now, on a cool Saturday night, Hale fidgets in a mall parking lot in this town southwest of his home in New Orleans. All 6 feet...