| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Few longtime observers consider 2013-14 a vintage year for Broadway. So weak was the overall slate that most of the new offerings were outsold by longer-lived shows from previous seasons.
When it came to serious new musicals with original scores, the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:35 PM
St. Luke's United Methodist Church has some bragging rights (except, of course, churches aren't boastful): The church reports its community-theater program is the first community group to present the musical "Big Fish" since the show closed on Broadway in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.
Highlights on the schedule include "Ascension," a six-hour drama event...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Despite the lack of any new "Book of Mormon"-sized runaway hits, Broadway saw an upswing in attendance and ticket revenue for the 2013-14 season, with the industry reporting $1.27 billion in total revenue, up 11% from last season.
The Broadway season,...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" topliner Neil Patrick Harris, "Cabaret" choreographer and co-director Rob Marshall, "Aladdin" genie James Monroe Iglehart and "Rocky" star Andy Karl are among the performers nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
"Big Fish," the new musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie -- as well as the original novel by Daniel Wallace -- made its big splash on Broadway over the weekend, opening at the Neil Simon Theatre.
With an A-list Broadway team, including actor...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Like a beached marine animal, "Big Fish" has flopped on Broadway. The musical, which is based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie of the same name, is set to close at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York on Dec. 29 after 98 regular performances, producers...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:20 PM
For actor Norbert Leo Butz, his solo cabaret show is a chance to challenge himself.
For Central Floridians, it's a rare opportunity to see a two-time Tony winner in their own backyard.
Butz, the original leading man in Broadway smash "Wicked," will...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway sales slipped last week, but not by much, as tourism declined a bit in preparation for the deluge that traditionally hits the Main Stem over the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Still, a few shows held strong - among them a comicbook tuner on...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
If the eyes of Broadway producers light up at the mention of the word "Thanksgiving," it's not because they like turkey so much. It's because every year the Main Stem rings in big-money sales that are traditionally second only to the stratospheric...