| 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...
| 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...
| 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 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Kristin Hanggi picked up the script for a new musical last fall, good vibrations must have been in the air. She was even getting excitations.
The script was for "Surf the Musical," a new show being developed in Las Vegas that's drawn from and...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:58 PM
Young rockers may never die, but they sure party heartier in a smaller theater.
Phoenix Entertainment's non-Equity tour of “Rock of Ages,” which, following on the heels of a strong first-national tour, played the Bank of America Theatre...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Onstage the ABBA love letter "Mamma Mia!"made the jukebox-musical trick look easy and enjoyable. On screen, less enjoyment, more strain — but people love their ABBA, their Meryl Streep and their Greek islands. And the movie did the trick for those...