| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story of good and evil was turned into a musical in 1990 and made its Broadway debut in 1997. Never a favorite of critics, the musical garnered a faithful following among theatergoers drawn to its pop-friendly score...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Notching one more achievement in what is already a helluva year, Anna D. Shapiro has been tapped to lead Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company when its current artistic director, Martha Lavey, steps down at the end of the 2014-15 season.
| Sep 28, 2014
What makes a popular film a great musical?
For every successful "The Lion King," "Billy Elliot" and "A Little Night Music" there's a less memorable "Ghost," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Urban Cowboy."
"For me, it's never about the box office success of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
This year in particular should be a time of reflection for Perry Farrell, and yet the lead singer of Jane's Addiction can only seem to think ahead.
In late August, “Nothing's Shocking” — the Los Angeles quartet’s first studio...
| Sep 26, 2014
Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to write reviews of their favorite summer reads as part of our Children's Read & Write program. We were so overwhelmed with submissions — we received more than 85 submissions this summer — that...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:43 PM
There wasn't an empty seat to be had as more than 200 people packed the Movies of Delray last week to see Chuck Prentiss, alias "Mr. Broadway," stage his Best of Jewish Broadway" nostalgia presentation.
Prentiss, 79, who knows just about everything about...
| Sep 21, 2014
Each season, thousands of theater-goers come out and support the hundreds of actors, musicians and those behind the scene who make possible community theater in our area.
Many of these amateur performers work all day and rehearse all evening to bring...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:09 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "The Lion King" has claimed a new crown: Top box office title in any medium.
The Associated Press did the math and discovered the 17-year-old stage musical, which on Broadway has undergone an extraordinary spurt of B....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The distance between Berlin and Broadway is about 4,000 miles. The distance between the onlookers and the performers in Theo Ubique's "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" can be as close as 4 inches. Yet the great achievement of this very fine show is that director...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life....