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  • In Summer, Nine Can Be Broadway's Lucky Number

    Summertime looked a lot like Christmas on Broadway last week. Not because of the grosses -- which, while robust, didn't approach the stratospheric heights of the year-end holidays -- but because a couple of shows, "The Book of Mormon" and "Wicked,"...
  • 'Wicked' star Idina Menzel sets date for Broadway return

    'Wicked' star Idina Menzel sets date for Broadway return
    Since her Tony Award-winning turn as Elphaba in the blockbuster musical "Wicked," Idina Menzel has spent most of her time away from Broadway. The actress has guest-starred on "Glee," played a supporting role in the movie "Enchanted" and appeared live in...
  • 'Believe' is the theme for summer youth program

    'Believe' is the theme for summer youth program
    The exercise wasn't on the schedule, but Bill Brawley had learned to read the eyes of kids and improvise when the moment required it. Monday morning in a rehearsal room at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 40 young vocalists were working on...
  • Chicago theater openings for Aug. 2-8

    FRIDAY "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....
  • Broadway in Chicago's concert a taste of what's to come

    Broadway in Chicago's concert a taste of what's to come
    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...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Lion King' Reigns, With Help From Its Theater

    More than once this summer, Broadway musical "The Lion King" has done something impressive: It's beaten "Wicked" at the box office even when "Lion King" plays a traditional eight-perf week and "Wicked" adds on an additional ninth. Last week it happened...
  • 'Lizzie Borden' lives again in musical's revival

     'Lizzie Borden' lives again in musical's revival
    Lizzie Borden took an ax And gave her mother forty whacks… So begins the gruesome rhyme used for generations by children skipping rope. It's the prose that piqued the curiosity of local playwright-director Michael Wanzie and composer Rich...
  • Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Is Not a Flop, At Least Not to One Theater District Restaurant

    "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" may take the title as the money-losing-est musical in Broadway history when it closes Jan. 4 -- but don't call it a flop. At least not when you're out for a meal at theater district restaurant Joe Allen. The home of a...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Wicked' Breaks the $3 Million Barrier in Record-Breaking Christmas Week

    This year after Christmas, the floor wasn't just strewn with torn wrapping paper -- it was littered with the remains of broken Broadway records in a B.O.-busting holiday frame. "Wicked" ($3,201,333 for nine perfs) became the first show ever to top $3...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'The Lion King' Snatches the 2013 Crown from 'Wicked'

    In the midst of their ongoing tussle for the number one slot in Broadway's weekly Top 10, sixteen-year-old musical "The Lion King" has taken the title of top earner of the year, wrestling it away from longtime pack leader "Wicked." Riding a remarkable...
  • Two Broadway Publicists Hang Out Shingles as Hartman Group Closes

    A pair of Broadway press agents at PR firm the Hartman Group, long one of the two big dogs in the small world of Broadway praiseries, are striking out on their own as the Hartman Group closes up shop this week. Leslie Baden Papa has hung out the new...