| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:42 AM
"The Last of Robin Hood" is the latest film starring the dashing Kevin Kline. It's also the latest of Kline's period pictures that wastes no time in dashing your expectations.
Now 66, the actor has always had that delicious old-school panache, even back...
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:31 AM
There's no kitchen sink in "Iceploration," the new ice-skating show at Busch Gardens in Tampa, but it wouldn't be that surprising. The show throws a lot at you.
The production features a dozen ice skaters (including one that takes flight), life-size...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Directing the big-screen version of “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood sang and danced all over the musical drama’s set to demonstrate what he wanted from his actors, right?
No, no he did not.
“For the songs, he really stepped out...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:33 AM
When Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon in 1830, he likely wasn't expecting that an outrageously profane musical that purloined his golden title would dominate the 2011 Tony Awards. Then again, he probably wasn't anticipating "South Park"...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Back in 2005, by virtue of his charm and formidable vocal range, a young actor named John Lloyd Young won one of the most coveted roles in modern Broadway history: the part of Frankie Valli in Des McAnuff's production of "Jersey Boys." Young had never...
| Jun 1, 2014
"The Book of Mormon" will headline the Broadway in Norfolk series coming to Chrysler Hall in the 2014-2015 season.
The irreverent musical opens the season in October and will be followed by the return of two popular shows, "Wicked" in November and...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.
Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Tony Awards, airing Sunday night on CBS, mark the official end of the Broadway season. To get the West Coast view on the Broadway year, I sat down with four leaders of the area's most prominent theaters: Center Theatre Group's Michael Ritchie, the...