| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:42 AM
In July, when The Courant last checked in with Nick Fradiani, he was competing on the TV reality show "America's Got Talent" with his band, Beach Avenue. The band got eliminated early on in the competition, during "Judgment Week."
Don't count Fradiani...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Travelers planning a trip to Europe this spring or summer have an abundance of events to choose from. These fairs and festivals open a window to Europe’s culture and traditions and give visitors a chance to mix with the local people when they are in...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:15 AM
After hosting the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, this year's Oscar emcee, Neil Patrick Harris, talks about the genius of Billy Crystal and his R-rated selfie idea as he weaves through Manhattan in the back of a taxi.
You brought the house down at...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Just as the same-sex marriage ban in Florida ends, the run of "La Cage aux Folles" at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre begins.
The musical centers on a long-term gay relationship, and the Wick production features Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles, both of...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The New Year brings plenty of great classical music to our area, with some new twists to some old favorites. Aerialists will perform over the heads of symphony musicians in a sure-to-be-memorable concert, and dancers will take to the stage in two others....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:38 AM
"This is the best role," declares Lucie Arnaz of her acrobatic turn as Berthe in the national tour of the magical modern/medieval musical "Pippin." "It's the shortest role I've ever done."
There's a lot packed into the part, however. Arnaz appears...
| Jan 23, 2015
When indie-pop singer Andrew McMahon dissolved his band Jack's Mannequin in 2012, six years after dissolving his previous band Something Corporate, the idea was for him to finally go solo.
But after a quickie four-song EP, "The Pop Underground," in...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:44 AM
The yellow brick road leads to Jupiter, Florida.
That's where "The Wiz" is being staged by Maltz Jupiter Theatre Jan. 13-Feb1.
Besides being a take on "The Wizard of Oz," the 1975 Broadway hit is also a musical journey through the musical idioms of...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Lerner & Loewe's "Camelot" holds court at Cerritos Center, Chris Lemmon returns in "Jack Lemmon Returns" at the Broad, and South Coast Rep presents the Matthew Lopez drama "The Whipping Man."
LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2015 Twenty young performers...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle...
| Jan 8, 2015
The show: "Pippin" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: It's the tour stop of Tony Award-winning musical revival.
First impressions: From the first "Doo-dle-ee-do" sinuously sung by wicked temptress Sasha...