| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
When Richard Jay-Alexander talks about texting Barbra, he's referring to Barbra Streisand.
He laughs as he describes meeting a woman breezily referenced as "Diana."
"I wanted to fix her wig," he laughs. That would be Diana Ross.
Such is the first-...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LYON - Seven years in the preparation, and spectacularly designed by architect Renzo Piano the Jerome Seydoux PathÃ© Foundation opened its doors Sept. 8 to two results as eye-catching as its architecture: Average 80% occupancy rate over five days a week...
| Oct 19, 2014
•"It's A Wonderful Life," Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, lunch, Dec. 10. $70. St. John Fisher Seniors, Bill, 610-264-0920.
•"Christmas Show," American Music Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, Nov. 5. $95. Center orchestra seats. East...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On Monday night in Oakbrook Terrace, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee displayed a deep love for the intimate. Writers Theatre's production of August Strindberg's "The Dance of Death," a rarely produced and difficult play about the lust for power on...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Five years ago, Susan Boyle took to the microphone on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" and regaled the crowd with a soulful — and, judging from many on-camera reactions, startling — rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," the lament of an ill-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Apenas tiene 9 años, pero Issie Swickle va en camino de convertirse en una estrella.
Mientras otros niños descansaban durante el verano, Swickle, de Davie, pasó el mes de junio haciendo audiciones y ensayando para el tour de Annie. Ella logró que le...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Redmoon Theater's attempt to celebrate the Great Chicago Fire on the Chicago River Saturday fizzled when the houses it had built on boats wouldn't light. No floating inferno. No spectacle. Tens of thousands scuffling away, let down.
We turned our...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Despite its bucolic name, the quiet hamlet of Sandy Point Town, St. Kitts, on a friendly island in the West Indies, has a history written in blood.
In the 18th century, Sandy Point offered Caribbean Sea shelter to the oft-battered slave ships that plied...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:26 PM
WHAT: Mad Cow Theatre is ready to rock as it opens its 18th season with a production of "The Who's Tommy." The musical, based on the British band's 1969 double album "Tommy," won the 1993 Tony Award for best original score. It contains such rocking...
| Sep 25, 2014
The show: "Evita" at Bushnell in Hartford.
What makes it special: Tour of Broadway revival.
First impressions: She's back, that Broadway leading lady who's glamorous, beloved by the masses and has a killer signature number. No, she's not Dolly Levi...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Adam Fogelson, the former chairman of Universal Pictures, has been tapped to run the movie division of the new film and television studio founded by producer Robert Simonds. The hire elevates the profile of a fledgling venture that doesn't have a name yet...