| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:30 AM
James Franco, famous multihyphenate, wasn't trying to make a string of comedic sketches for AOL. But that's how his latest project, "Making a Scene with James Franco," turned out.
The writer-director-producer-actor-poet-professor was promoting "Making...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.
There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary.
And red patent-leather high-heel...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Broadway Across America and Lifetime morning show "The Balancing Act" have teamed for a series of six TV segments that will highlight Broadway titles that are currently on the road or will imminently launch touring productions.
The initiative, called...
| May 23, 2014
If you missed the Freddy Awards you missed seeing some of the most talented students in the Lehigh Valley singing and dancing their hearts out. But don't worry, channel 69 will re-broadcast the entire three-hour Tony-style awards show at 10:30......
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:34 AM
What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?
Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:49 PM
I was 3 years old Flashdance came out in theaters. But it was something I got obsessed with around the fifth grade when my friends and I rented it from Blockbuster Video. I instantly fell head over heels for Jennifer Beals’ off-the-shoulder...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Hartford's Bushnell commonly gets to host the first national tours of recent Broadway hit musicals. Occasionally, it gets visited by shows that tour before they get to Broadway.
Flashdance the Musical has a built-in national audience, made up not just...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Chicago, Seattle, L.A., San Francisco: They're all on the list of go-to towns for pre-Broadway tryouts of new musicals. Now? Add Paris and Hamburg.
The brewing musical version of "An American in Paris" -- produced by the international coalition of...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
| Feb 23, 2012
When you dance in a Twyla Tharp show, you've got to do more than pirouettes or pretty ballet steps. Tharp's choreography is unique. It's gutsy, quirky and Olympics-competition-ready with its bag full of flips, backbends and cartwheels galore.
So it's a...