| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:36 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting her big break in theater, joining the cast of "Chicago, The Musical" next week at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Show producers announced Rawlings-Blake will join the cast of the popular musical on March 4....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:02 PM
The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2014
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
Emina Dukic, who co-owns...