| Apr 6, 2015
| 12:05 PM
It's no surprise that "Billy Elliot" has legs. The Chicago regional premiere of the show that won a whopping 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical of 2009, opens at Drury Lane Oakbrook April 10.
Two boys will share the role of Billy, the British lad...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:38 PM
"Husbands come and go," observes Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, dryly, sitting in the dark. "But girlfriends are forever."
It would make a better story, but Bloodworth-Thomason, who is 67 and hails from Missouri, is not really talking about her own life,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
In the late '70s, a new kind of touring show emerged, one that featured not one headliner but rather a quartet of female stars, each performing a set of songs as well as performing a number or two together. It was called "4 Girls 4" and the women included...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The Broadway-bound show "First Wives Club The Musical" has announced who will play its leading trio of spurned spouses: Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack.
Penned by Linda Bloodworth and featuring a (partly original) score by the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Tony winner Faith Prince will star in the musical version of "First Wives Club" in Chicago this spring alongside Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack, with the trio playing parts created in the film by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.
| Nov 22, 2014
She was the fresh-faced redheaded charmer with a voice that could fill the room when she starred as Broadway's "Annie" decades ago. Now, Andrea McArdle is all grown up and coming to Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts with three other well-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The sun will come out -- tomorrow. But the forecast looks cloudy for the Broadway revival of “Annie” in the not-too-distant future.
The current version of the beloved musical, which opened in November at the Palace Theatre, will close in...
| Jul 28, 2013
Most people know John McDaniel as the genial Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director who led the band during the six years of TV"s "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" starting in the mid-'90s.
But McDaniel is also a composer, conductor, arranger,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O’Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre.
Carnaval de Cabrillo Community event features dance,...
| Jan 15, 2014
A Tony- and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress best known for her role in the groundbreaking 1970s mini-series “Roots” is coming to Easton’s State Theater, it was just announced. Leslie Uggams has replaced Faith Prince for the...