| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training—she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—but she grew up with Motown in the house. "That was the popular music of [my parents']...
| Apr 19, 2014
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
Emina Dukic, who co-owns...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15.
"I never felt...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A new Hedwig has been anointed and he/she is a Mormon -- a Broadway "Mormon," that is.
Neil Patrick Harris will step down from his Tony Award-winning role as the title transsexual rocker in the Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Aug....
| Jun 21, 2014
OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Oscar-winning songwriters of the Disney animated movie "Frozen" will debut a new stage musical at the La Jolla Playhouse next season. "Up Here," with songs by husband-and-wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is scheduled to open sometime...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hugh Jackman leaned back in a Radio City Musical Hall chair at a Tony Awards rehearsal session Thursday and contemplated the question that has been on everyone's mind — including his — since he was asked to step in for longtime host Neil...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:29 PM
In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn’t topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2,...