| Jan 8, 2015
The show: "Pippin" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: It's the tour stop of Tony Award-winning musical revival.
First impressions: From the first "Doo-dle-ee-do" sinuously sung by wicked temptress Sasha...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:43 PM
The Disney musical "Newsies" had a front-page week in Chicago over the holidays. The nine performances at the Oriental Theatre in the week ending Jan. 4 grossed a whopping $2,012,723; Disney claimed on Wednesday that this was “the highest grossing...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Theater groups schedule and plan productions months, sometimes years, in advance of opening night. And so, with the tragic events this past week in France, it is a fitting coincidence that two local groups raise the curtain on 2015 with shows that pay...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:45 AM
For the second year in a row, Disney's "The Lion King" has emerged as Broadway's undisputed monarch, beating out perennial rival "Wicked" for the No. 1 box-office spot for 2014.
Disney Theatrical also saw success with "Aladdin," which opened in March...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:38 PM
NUEVA YORK - El musical de "El rey león" sigue triunfando en Broadway diecisiete años después de su estreno y ha vuelto a ser el espectáculo más taquillero en 2014, con más de 100 millones de dólares amasados y 700.000 espectadores, según datos de la...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn your body into a percussion instrument?
"Stomp," which uses everything from garbage cans to hubcaps to beat out rhythms, is coming to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia Friday for eight shows. And at...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
FRIDAY | "Newsies": "Headlines don't sell papes, Newsies sell papes." And tickets. This touring musical is based on the Disney movie about the Newsboys Strike of 1899, and has a score by Alan Menken and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Through Jan. 4 at the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Nearly 70 years ago, a music teacher filling in for his wife’s second-grade class asked the children what they wanted for Christmas.
When hearing the sibilant sounds erupting all over the room, it inspired the man, Donald Yetter Gardner, to compose...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Troubies will rock you with a Queen-inspired take on a classic fairy tale, the witches of "Wicked" are back on the boards at the Pantages, and Lucy Lawless is looking pretty wicked herself in "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight."
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:58 AM
College and professional football probably will score the biggest ratings this weekend. Yet there are some big deals in scripted programming. The weekend's highlights:
"The Walking Dead," 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC
The zombie drama offers its midseason...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Singer Idina Menzel will step away from Broadway stages and sound booths of Hollywood animation studios to undertake a global concert tour next year, starting July 7 in Richmond, Va., and culminating at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 3.