| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:27 PM
If our culture had managed to advance sufficiently since 1975, when the biting musical "Chicago" landed in Broadway, the show might be considered just harmless, lively entertainment now.
Then again, if our culture had greatly matured since 1924, when...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:49 PM
Baltimore's mayor is used to the spotlight, but not quite like this. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will appear onstage in cameo roles in the hit musical "Chicago" when it comes to town next week.
The mayor is scheduled to perform as the announcer at the...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:33 PM
Developer Shaffin Jetha has worked on hotels in Mount Vernon and apartments near Patterson Park, but the west side is a new neighborhood for him — and that's part of its appeal.
"The land rush hasn't hit that part of the city yet," said Jetha,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:29 AM
The national touring production of the hit musical "Chicago" heading to the Hippodrome Theatre in March will feature John O'Hurley -- a.k.a. J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" -- as the sneaky lawyer Billy Flynn.
O'Hurley, known for appearances on "Dancing...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:14 PM
Ronald Gary "Chief" McBee Sr., who founded a plumbing business, died of cancer Dec. 28 at his Fallston home. He was 67.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was the son of Ralph C. "Mac" McBee, a shipyard worker, and Isabelle Nellie Barnes...
| Dec 13, 2014
The Hippodrome Theatre's 2015-2016 Broadway Series will include the hit musical "Kinky Boots" and an effort to eliminate a long-standing kink in the process of buying subscriptions.
Next season's lineup also offers "Motown the Musical"; "The...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A Baltimore woman filed suit Monday in federal court asking a judge to order the France Merrick Performing Arts Center to provide open-captioned performances for its hearing-impaired patrons.
Jessica Gill is a lifelong lover of musical theater with a...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:03 AM
As in any major city, Baltimore and its bars benefit from a hot ticket.
Whether it is the Orioles' opening day or a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert downtown, these events rarely fail to draw large crowds. In the process, many attendees find time...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:55 AM
From the depths of downtown, mere feet from the Hippodrome Theater, Alewife has been delivering dozens of beers on tap and a dimly lit aesthetic that has stood the test of time.
It's primarily identified as a beer bar, but Alewife does indeed have a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts walked from Howard Street to the Inner Harbor on Wednesday night to promote safety in the city's downtown area.
Escorted by several police cars, the group meandered from The...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Big-bucks movies -- "Sister Act," "Ghost," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing," to name a few -- get turned into stage musicals with some frequency. Indie films form a smaller screen-to-boards subset. Of these, "Once," based on the minuscule-budget, shot-in-17-...