| May 19, 2013
Actress Sally Struthers plays the irrepressible Dolly Levi in a touring production of "Hello, Dolly!" coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in November. Subscriptions to the Ferguson's 2013-2014 Broadway lineup are now on sale.
Struthers, an Emmy...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"Legally Blonde" is headed for the high seas.
Norwegian Cruise Lines will bring the Tony-nominated Broadway musical on board its Getaway, a 4,028-passenger ship set to debut in January 2014.
And "Blonde" isn't the only musical to sail.
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This review has been corrected. See below for details.
"Flashdance the Musical" has its way over "Flashdance" the movie in at least one critical regard: The show's plucky heroine — as you'll recall: welder by day! nonstripping stripper by night!...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Even the most oblivious of moviegoers will be well aware of "Oblivion" this weekend, as the Tom Cruise flick is set to claim No. 1 at the box office.
The "Mission: Impossible" actor's latest film, the only picture debuting nationwide this weekend, is...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Spectacular song-and-dance numbers backed by soaring musical scores. Elaborate, encore-worthy set designs. Floors that shift, open and drop. Hundreds of costumes flouncing, floating, shimmering, shaking. Larger than life. Bigger than Broadway. If you're...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Rock of Ages," adapted from the stage musical of the same name, is set amid the 1980s rock scene on the Sunset Strip — but it's also, to put it in contemporary terms, something of a mash-up, sampling songs from the era (by Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:32 AM
According to director Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages’ journey from stage to screen got its start when he found himself swept up by the crowd’s enthusiasm for the stage version. “The audience was having the best time I’d ever seen at a...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The recent movie musicals "Nine" and "Rock of Ages" both tanked at the box office, but that apparently isn't stopping producers from investing in an effort to adapt the Tony-winning "Memphis" for the big screen.
"Memphis" will be turned into a movie...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The judges pick an encore, but given the way the stage is set up, it's clear the audience knows what the routine will be. Judging from the screams, it must be William -- and it is. The white pants of infinite tightness are BACK, baby. This is not the same...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...