| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:39 AM
In an age when no cinematic product seems safe from being targeted for a theatrical make-over, and when so few of these movies-turned-musicals end up having much substance to offer, "Once" impresses all the more.
This modest-scaled work, now getting...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The role of Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" represents an artistic summit for an actress of a certain age — as well as a potential awards magnet.
First played on TV and the stage by Lillian Gish, the character was...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Call it "A Gentleman's Guide To Theater and Tourism."
After all, it's just a pilot program, the scope is modest and you won't find any parades, celebrities or fireworks associated with this new project.
But for Connecticut theater, this is a big deal....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.
Rivers, an outspoken advocate...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:30 AM
"Beautiful," the Carole King musical that has snowballed into one of the top-selling titles on Broadway, has lined up plans to open a West End production early next year ahead of a U.S. national tour in fall 2015.
A London transfer had looked like a...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:43 AM
To play King Lear is to confront the possibility of being unloved and ill-used in your dementia-ridden old age. To play Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" is to stare into your own grave in front of a family audience. Many have played the lead in...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Big-bucks movies -- "Sister Act," "Ghost," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing," to name a few -- get turned into stage musicals with some frequency. Indie films form a smaller screen-to-boards subset. Of these, "Once," based on the minuscule-budget, shot-in-17-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Razzle-dazzle tap-dancing music from the 1930s through the '50s will open the Ocala Civic Theatre's 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-winning "Crazy For You."
The musical comedy opens Thursday at the theater in the Appleton Cultural Center, 4337 E....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Manhattan Theater Club, the New York nonprofit theater company, will round out its Broadway season with "Airline Highway," the new play by Lisa D'Amour ("Detroit") that will premiere later this fall at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.
Joe Mantello ("...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Tony Award winning Broadway star of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is to return home — for one night only on Sept. 22. In her first hometown performance since winning the 2014 Tony, Jessie Mueller is to headline a concert of new musical...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.
There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary.
And red patent-leather high-heel...