| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In the midst of their ongoing tussle for the number one slot in Broadway's weekly Top 10, sixteen-year-old musical "The Lion King" has taken the title of top earner of the year, wrestling it away from longtime pack leader "Wicked."
Riding a remarkable...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:07 AM
The touring version of the Broadway musical "Cinderella" is to be a holiday attraction in Chicago next Christmas, playing the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., from Dec. 16 through Jan. 5, it was announced Thursday.
Originally written for...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
You can now count live events and glossy musicals as a few of TV executives' favorite things.
Thursday's three-hour spectacular "Sound of Music Live!" with country star Carrie Underwood as Maria sang for 18.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Broadway revival of "Cinderella" has tapped Fran Drescher to play the wicked stepmother in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner, with the actress set to step into the role in the spring.
She'll make her Main Stem bow in the musical, although she's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Disney toasted 90 years of animation on Dec. 10 with a cocktail reception in the appropriately named Legends Plaza on the Disney lot in Burbank -- appropriate because of the many Disney legends in attendance, including 100-year-old artist Milton Quon, who...
| May 2, 2014
After the solid hit of 1990's "A Home at the End of the World" — later made into an indie film starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright — Michael Cunningham stunned the literary world with "The Hours" (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Ugh. Disney songs and Donny Osmond. This is not going to be my favorite night. They've given the show the traditional Disney opening, with a mirror ball behind Cinderella's castle. The pros start the night with a medley of Disney songs. Donny Osmond is...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland concluded its 36th season, and artistic director Dianna Cuatto's 11th, with its "Director's Choice" show last weekend, a performance that took the audience on an excursion to the edge of classic and contemporary dance.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The Easter Bunny brought a whopper of a basket to Broadway last week, as the overlap of the holiday with Gotham schools' spring break schedule resurrected sales so boffo they wouldn't be out of place during the year-end yuletide weeks that are the Rialto'...