| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded more than $127,000 to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The grant is to help the company's outreach arm, which brings the Bard's work to children in underprivileged schools.
Other beneficiaries from the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:48 PM
After aerialist Nik Wallenda crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon via tightrope on Sunday, he came home with more than the kind of souvenir T-shirt one might pick up near a major national park.
Besides the publicity that such a feat attracts -- it...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
"The Last Five Years": Jim DeSelm and Allison Hendrix play a husband and wife in the musical story that begins with the couple's divorce and is told from dueling perspectives. The piece by Jason Robert Brown gets a staging by Kokandy Productions....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Broadway in Chicago held its annual summer concert on Monday, packing Millennium Park despite crummy weather. The massive crowd suggested that if there is one thing Chicagoans like more than Broadway shows, it's the chance to see bits of Broadway shows...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber was hospitalized Thursday in England to undergo a medical procedure on his back, but by Friday morning tweeted that he had returned to work on his new musical.
"Thank you for all the kind messages re my back op yesterday. Very happy...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Don't look for Caroline Bowman to play Cruella de Vil or the first female Scar on Broadway any time soon.
Bowman currently is Eva Peron in the Equity-cast national tour of the Broadway revival of "Evita," that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...