| May 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The studio behind the animated fantasies "Bambi," "Dumbo" and '"The Lion King" has a new kind of hero tale on the way — a Marvel Comics one. Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday announced plans to release "Big Hero 6," an action-comedy inspired...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:06 AM
"The Book of Mormon" will play its last Chicago performance Oct. 6, the show's producers officially announced on Thursday, confirming a fall departure that long had been evident.
The Chicago company is to head west for further touring engagements.
| May 21, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Bette Midler might have been snubbed when it comes to Tony nominations this year, but she seems to be having the last laugh at the box office.
The Divine Miss M's one-woman show "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers" is becoming one of Broadway'...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The daily ticket lottery for the Broadway production of "The Book of Mormon" is a show in itself. Each day, theatergoers gather outside the Eugene O'Neill theater and submit their names for a random drawing. The lucky winners score tickets to cheers...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 PM
"Will I like this show?"
A critic is often asked that question — by total strangers, no less — as if it's possible to know the precise taste of any theatergoer.
With "The Book of Mormon," the touring Broadway hit that opens Tuesday, Oct....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Sandra Spencer has no intention of seeing the hit Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon." Neither does Lynn Whitcomb.
The Longwood residents, two of Central Florida's estimated 61,000 Mormons, don't object to the play's jabs at their religion. It's the...
| Oct 30, 2013
The singing missionaries of "The Book of Mormon" danced their way into Orlando on Tuesday night. The eagerly awaited Broadway musical opened at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to a packed — and enthusiastic — crowd.
The audience roared...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...