| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When you hear the name Idina Menzel, you might think of Shelby Corcoran in "Glee," or Elphaba the witch in "Wicked," or Maureen in "Rent."
Menzel has memorably played all three of those women. But in her upcoming PBS concert special and at the Ravinia...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Wow. That's all I can say about the winter finale of "Glee."
Let me begin by giving a small PSA: if you're going through something — no matter what it is — you are not alone. Help is available. If you need someone to talk to, please call 1-...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Everyone's favorite singing misfits from William McKinley High School are back.
Okay. Maybe not everyone's favorites. But if you're a diehard Gleek like me, then you've been waiting all summer for the premiere of season three and Tuesday's episode did...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:48 PM
It seems as though dreams really do come true as the 'Glee' gods grant my wish of having Idina Menzel, aka Rachel's mom, Shelby, return as a guest star in season three.
Even better? A Rachel and Shelby duet, of course! The dynamic duo sang "Somewhere...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:30 AM
She emerged from the womb "like a froggy, ferny cabbage." Some folks never did get over the shock of seeing the artichoke-colored baby, who grew up to be a fearsome threat to a girl from Kansas ... and her little dog, too.
That green-skinned character...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.
In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As ambitious as it is, "The Wild Party" comes off as day two of a nonstop rave … and your buzz is crashing.
The Andrew Lippa musical is the opening show of the Boca Raton-based Outre Theatre Company's inaugural season and boasts a serviceable 15-...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 30 to perform a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including hits from her Tony Award-winning role in...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....
| Sep 26, 2011
Tuesday's Highlights: 'Raising Hope' on Fox...