| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Over the years, "Evita" has become a tour de force for musical theater actresses such as Patti LuPone and Madonna and even straight dramatic performers like Faye Dunaway.
All three could take a back seat to Caroline Bowman, who sinks her teeth firmly...
| 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...
| 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...