| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:32 PM
A simple set of marble-like arches belies the complexity of "The Light in the Piazza."
The Tony-winning musical, onstage at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre, is a youthful romance. And a look at family dynamics. And an ode to middle-age regret. And a study...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Signature arts groups such as the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park will receive more money for operating expenses from United Arts than last year. But others, such as Orlando Museum of Art, the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Politics, family, Christmas.
For many, this would be a toxic mix. For the Wyeths of Palm Springs there's an added complication: Daughter Brooke has written a memoir that will shine new light on an old family scandal.
That scandal involves Brooke's...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| May 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Christiane Noll apologizes when she answers her phone. The Broadway star is finishing up an important transaction: She's buying makeup at a New York department store.
Noll, who will perform the first weekend of the Orlando Cabaret Festival, is...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:39 PM
During the Orlando Cabaret Festival, local singers perform during the daytime or in the early evening before the headliners. Shows are at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando; check the schedule at orlandocabaretfestival.com Tickets are $20-$25....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
William Elliott's graceful set design for Mad Cow Theatre's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is a light and airy Southern bedroom. Delicate white arches frame French doors. Erin Miner's pink and purple lighting add a soft and gentle glow to the scene.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Here's a new way to help the Central Florida arts community — help yourself when buying tickets to Orlando's touring Broadway shows.
United Arts of Central Florida, in the midst of its annual Campaign for the Arts fundraiser, this week expanded...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Mad Cow Theatre has announced even more star power for its Orlando Cabaret Festival this spring: Tony award-winner Laura Benanti will join the lineup, which already features Tony nominee Christiane Noll.
Benanti won her Tony for a star turn in the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:41 PM
WHAT: Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer prize-winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens Friday, March 21, at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre.
In the classic story, secrets push a family to the brink during a memorable evening. Wealthy Southerner Big Daddy is...