| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A framed 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, made from a "Nicholas Nickleby" cast photo, hangs on the wall of Jim Helsinger's office. Artistic director of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Helsinger spearheaded the effort to bring the mammoth "Nickleby"...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Tom Sankey has had an ace up his sleeve for over a year, and he's about to play it.
On Wednesday, the 40th season of Howard County Summer Theatre will commence, and the longtime director and his all-volunteer cast and crew will present the first of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In the wake of the underwhelming fourth-place debut last weekend for “Jersey Boys,” Monday-morning quarterbacks are weighing in with varying degrees of glee and schadenfreude about what may have gone wrong with the movie musical.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:31 AM
"Urinetown," a Tony award-winning comedic musical, will be staged next week as a first-of-its-kind effort to bring students from throughout Township High School District 214 together as a cast.
The 30 or so cast members and seven crew members auditioned...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Cami Miller returns to the Winter Park Playhouse's Spotlight Cabaret Series in her newest show, titled "Pure Imagination." Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12. Playhouse musical director Christopher Leavy will...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Bald man, ahoy! Hugh Jackman has shaved his head for his upcoming turn as the mischievous pirate Blackbeard in "Pan."
"Blackbeard is born. #PAN," the Tony Awards host captioned a picture he posted on Instagram. The snapshot shows the Aussie star in a...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In principle, I am against Broadway revivals. Theatre needs to encourage young playwrights, so why lavish all that money and attention on an old work?
However, reality can shatter principles like mine, and this season offered several vivid reminders of...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:45 AM
The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Eddie Redmayne is engaged to girlfriend Hannah Bagshawe.
The actor, 32, who played Marius in the big-screen adaptation of "Les Miserables" in 2012, proposed to Bagshawe over Memorial Day weekend, his rep told People.
"He had been planning on it for a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:35 PM
A juggernaut entertainment since its 1985 premiere, “Les Misérables” has undergone many incarnations, including the controversial 25th anniversary production that pitted original director Trevor Nunn against producer Cameron Mackintosh, and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
"Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...