| 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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Deep in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a weaver named Nick Bottom, the kind of ordinary, clumsy, clueless, overweight, middle-age, Cubs-and-Old Style-loving guy who can get his head transformed into that of an ass without really noticing the change,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:57 AM
"Rock of Ages," the touring musical celebrating the rockers and headbangers of the 1980s, will sit down at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for most of the summer, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday. The dates for the nine-week engagement at...
| Nov 10, 2011
Rock 'n' roll may be forever, but the same cannot, alas, be said of the touring cast of "Rock of Ages."
It has been barely a year since this irreverent jukebox tribute to Journey, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and those other self-effacing bands of the...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
"American Idol" alumnus Constantine Maroulis has revealed via Twitter that the new revival of the musical "Jekyll and Hyde," in which he will star alongside Deborah Cox, is to open on Broadway in April.
The actor tweeted this week that the production...
| Sep 9, 2012
When Alli Kramer of Amity Regional High School in "PLGEO100100205270000">Woodbridge and Shavance Stephens of the magnet school Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull won top acting honors at the fourth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
Steve Carell. Steve Buscemi. Jim Carrey. Alan Arkin. James Gandolfini. Olivia Wilde.
Good start, right? But the more you like the performers featured in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," the harder it is to sit back, relax and enjoy. The comedy about...