| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction.
Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:40 AM
For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script.
Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
| Apr 6, 2014
Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it.
A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The new daily parade at Magic Kingdom has debuted, and it's stocked with dozens of Disney characters and a set of new detailed floats. Here are five thoughts we had while watching the parade come down Main Street.
1. "Wow, this thing is moving right...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Characters and situations from "Peter Pan" inspire this animated Disney tale, with Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") returning from past projects to voice Tinker Bell again.
However, the tale's central figure is Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:40 AM
We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Disney is putting the final touches on the new Festival of Fantasy Parade, which will debut in March at Fantasyland inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
This week, Disney released a behind-the-scenes look at music of the parade.
| Feb 19, 2014
The show: “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The national tour of the family-friendly Broadway play (with a bit of music).
First impressions?: Man, 19 degrees is...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89.
"She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...