| Mar 28, 2015
There's something awfully good about "Wicked." The numbers tell part of the tale.
Since opening in 2003 on Broadway, where it still packs them in, the musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" has moved with cyclonic force across the globe —...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The Craig Zadan and Neil Meron era has drawn to a close for the Academy Awards telecast, which has been produced by the duo the past three years but will head in a new direction come 2016.
During their time producing the Oscars, the stage and screen...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:32 PM
"Glee" definitely packed in the star power during its six seasons of musical melodrama.
Since the Fox series raised its curtain in 2009, full episodes have been devoted to the repertoires of Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Lady Gaga and Madonna, among...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:31 AM
Friday, March 20, brings the swansong of "Glee," one of the most infuriatingly inconsistent television shows ever aired. Hard to believe now as the series limps to the finish line, but there was time — just a few years ago — when Fox's musical...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:31 AM
Doesn't look as though Kristen Bell is balking at the notion of "Frozen 2."
"Dreams really do come 2!!! #FROZEN2 #itsofficial," the voice of the original film's Anna tweeted Thursday along with a picture of herself "dreaming" on a bag of ice.
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:32 PM
The Super Bowl on Sunday finally gave up trying to make its halftime show a concert and made it unabashedly a show instead.
The result of pop singer Katy Perry’s performance more clearly defined what, exactly, the halftime show is. But it was a...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Television offers a range of New Year's Eve celebrations if you decide to stay in Wednesday night. Those telecasts lead off the week's highlights:
ABC has a traditional edge with the lumpily titled "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Valentine's Day arrived early Feb. 6 as local fathers brought favorite dates to the annual Northbrook Park District Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook.
The sold-out event drew 400 people for nearly three hours of games, dancing,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In the old days — say, five or six years ago — an Oscar party used to mean gathering with some friends around a TV and watching the show together with a bowl of chips and a few bottles of wine.
This Sunday, though, when millions around the...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:30 PM
On her 2014 tour, Katy Perry cavorted with an animatronic horse. But because the Super Bowl demands more, she upped the ante during Sunday's halftime performance.
The singer strutted into America's living rooms astride a giant animatronic tiger, all the...