| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:36 PM
As the weather starts to warm up, the local amphitheaters and outdoor festivals start to announce their musical lineups. That information has been trickling out in local weeks, along with shows coming to local arenas and theaters.
A lot of those concert...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:10 AM
The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced Monday.
The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
| 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 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,...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Broadway in Chicago filled in the gaps of its 2015-16 season on Tuesday.
Four shows join the previously announced “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder” (Sept. 29-Oct. 11), and the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical “Gotta...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:38 PM
Another Oscars, another viral John Travolta moment. But unintentional it was not: The "Pulp Fiction" star's manhandling of singer Idina Menzel's face was indeed planned, even if it didn't come off that way.
The 61-year-old star's latest misstep with...