| Aug 4, 2011
Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:42 PM
No priorities were misplaced recently when Meredith and Tom Reynolds hosted the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. July Happy Hour. In fact, nearly 80 people placed this event at the top of their social calendar.
It was unseasonably balmy...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Turntable? Who needs a turntable?
The current tour of "Les Miserables" might have left its most famous piece of staging behind, but with the heart, passion and care invested in this production you won't miss it one bit.
At last, Orlando's touring...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:46 PM
The recent revelations about Barry Allen, the city’s main self-professed “watch dog,” have troubled many of his supporters (“Council may limit interaction between government officials and 'known crooks,' Jan. 17). But what is...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman and Danielle Ferland will be featured in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," a co-production with Baltimore's CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse.
Mark Lamos, artistic director of the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:29 AM
The Freddy Awards kick off in weekend with Stephen Sondheim's dark musical "Sweeney Todd," presented by Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. Thursday through Saturday.
The Freddy Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a record number of...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Here's another look at a religious leader in South Florida. Today we're talking with the Rev. Andrew Coleman of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood.
Q: Is it easy or hard to become pastor of a church that you grew up in?
A: I think it's a great...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:45 AM
The show: The national tour of "Les Misérables" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
Again?: Well, it's been 25 years since "Les Misérables" opened on Broadway with its pop opera (or as it was more commonly...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:25 AM
Tossing a spitball in the face of tragedy, the goofy-but-grim meta-musical "Urinetown" was the first show to open on Broadway after the Sept. 11 attacks. Its success (including Tonys for Greg Kotis' book and Kotis and Mark Hollmann's score) handily proved...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The label long ago coined for those who can act, sing and dance was "triple threat." But there aren't many of those folks working in the movies these days. Hugh Jackman is one. And whenever he gets nostalgic for Hollywood's "Golden Age" when triple...