| Sep 25, 2009
Fame, the original "high school musical," earns a sometimes toe-tapping remake that borrows scenes, situations and character "types" from its 1980 original. But in filtering that gritty, edgy drama about the true costs of pursuing a life in the performing...
| Sep 24, 2009
The classes in "Fame" include acting, singing and dancing. What the movie really needed is a class in screenwriting. This film has premises -- the schoolrooms, stages and cafeteria of the Professional Performing Arts School in Hell's Kitchen, New York --...
| Jun 22, 2010
With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Orlando (what, you haven't heard?) we have the boy wizard on the brain around here.
Couple that with the recent news that Potter film star Daniel Radcliffe is heading to Broadway next spring...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 10:58 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Bebe Neuwirth was born in Princeton, N.J., on this date in 1958. This birthday gal is most easily recognized for her role as Lilith, both on the series "Cheers" and "Frasier." She also appeared on episodes of "Bored to Death" and...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:15 AM
"The Addams Family" didn't exactly take Broadway by storm when it opened last year. Though Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth gave the $16 million show (which Hartford's Bushnell was an investing partner) some box office oomph when it opened, audeinces...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Bebe Neuwirth has played her share of roles on stage and later, on camera, since the mid-1970s when she debuted in "A Chorus Line."
She will bring her cabaret-style "Stories with Piano" show to the Weinberg Center in Frederick, Md., at 8 p.m. Friday,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:13 AM
It's been a long and hard — not to mention spooky and ooky — road to get "The Addams Family"musical first to Broadway and then on tour. The national road company opens its one-week run Tuesday at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:07 PM
"The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I WANT him to see me like this! I want to show him what he's done to me!!"
That's Mila Kunis, shrieking at her sister (Rachel Weisz) in Disney's coming "Oz the Great and Powerful." I won't explain here exactly why the lovely Mila is so distressed. Don't...