Despite Vegas distractions this week including a NASCAR race and the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, as well as its own Hollywood glitz quotient, ShoWest remains an event at which serious…
An Irish musical? Improbable, indeed. While it has offered up many a great straight play over the last century, Ireland has not managed to create a viable infrastructure for musical theater. Defying…
The myth of the monster hit will not die. It goes like this: A new tuner comes to town bloated with rave reviews from the West End, Chi or beyond. Puffed up by the press, the advance soars to $10…
The show must go on, of course, even if the playwright you're honoring passes away midway through a two-play tribute. So the Alley Theater is soldiering on with its presentation of Arthur Miller's…
Strands: Director/choreographer Matthew Bourne's stage version of "Edward Scissorhands" is aiming toward a London preem in November at Sadler's Wells Theater, where five-time Olivier Award winner…
Forget drawing from Shakespeare, Ibsen and Greek tragedy. . . Young dramatists are churning out plays inspired by cult movies, trashy TV and their own pop culture icons. That means not only Paris…
With Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman's "The Producers" starting production for Universal and Sony, New Line is making some bold plans to primp its own film-to-Broadway-and-back project "Hairspray."
During a recent tax audit, playwright Susan Miller got a surprising question. "What," asked her IRS agent, "does a play writer do?" Thus came a swift reminder that to the uninitiated, the theater can…
Word that the worst of an economic storm had blown over spread warmly around the table at a 2003 meeting of national theater managers -- until it reached the reps from Seattle.
Road grosses dropped 3.23% to $11,245,039 during Week 40 (Feb. 28-March 6).
Hotel cleaners will want a different profession should they end up at "Breathing Corpses," Laura Wade's only intermittently life-giving play that sets before us a daisy-chain of death. Arguably more…
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