| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The tango, an intense and sensual ballroom dance that's almost a religion in South America, will share the stage with the cast of the touring production of Broadway musical "Evita," onstage this week at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:05 PM
A few weeks ago, I stood on the balcony of the Casa Rosada, the iconic government building of Buenos Aires. "This is where Madonna filmed scenes in the movie of 'Evita,'" the young tour guide excitedly announced.
"Evita" is the affectionate name given...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:21 AM
When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It’s a newer Argentina than not on display in “Evita” at the Pantages. This glossy touring edition of director Michael Grandage’s 2006 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning phenomenon doesn’t...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:57 AM
In 1978, before the merger of show business and politics was complete, it was still possible to build a show with the shocking premise that a working-class actress with a body and a dream could seduce a military leader and an entire nation. Tim Rice and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:10 AM
This week's Theater Loop Showcase video is a scene from Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles." Depicting an oft-ignored onstage relationship, that of a grandmother and her grandson, the play is set in motion by the arrival of twenty-one-year-old Leo (Josh Salt) at...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:33 AM
In Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1978 musical, "Evita," the young Eva Duarte aspires to a life beyond her lowly upbringings only to become overtaken by her own ambition. The sung-through show wonders aloud whether the Spiritual Leader of Argentina...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:29 AM
"Amazing Grace," a new musical about the composer of the hymn of that name, will bow officially this fall in Chicago with performances from Oct. 9 through Nov. 2 at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.
With music and lyrics by Christopher Smith...
| Feb 9, 2014
On the November day he wrapped filming Season 3 of the Showtime drama "Homeland," Mandy Patinkin shed his salt-and-pepper beard and the no-nonsense character who came with it, Saul Berenson. He went bare-cheeked to tackle the other passion of his career:...