| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The announcement of the nominations for this year's Ovation Awards made Tuesday a better than average day for certain members of the Los Angeles theater community.
Culture Monster spoke to some of them after they learned they received multiple mentions,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" may not post the highest numbers on the Broadway charts, but the play-with-music is making big money in a small theater: The show, powered by Audra McDonald's Tony-winning performance, broke the box office record last...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year's Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.
Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films "Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Nine," as well as his...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional treasure for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" has a particular tie to our county with a trio of Anne Arundel Community College alumni offering stellar...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Some things old and some things new dominated the Broadway box office charts last week, as "Aladdin" and "Beautiful," two of the strongest spring openers, muscled past last year's hits to nestle in the Top 10 right behind perennial juggernauts "The Lion...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats."
The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Nine lives indeed. As Andrew Lloyd Weber prepares to bring his hit 1980s musical "Cats" back to London's West End for a limited run beginning in December, the composer is also hinting at the possibility of a feline film adaptation.
According to Reuters,...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...