The New York Daily News' theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz doesn't usually review high school productions. But with Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon (Lola) currently starring as 'Betty Rizzo' in LaGuardia High School's production of GREASE, he made an exception. (more...)
Not since the 1985 movie Perfect, starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis, have fitness clubs been exposed to the degree of Memoirs of a Gym Rat: Sex, drugs and barbell curls - a hilarious survival guide to the health club industry by Max Hawthorne. Hawthorne pulls from his real-life experiences to uncover shocking behind-the-scenes shenanigans with his humorous but eye-opening account of our nation's health clubs. (more...)
Nikki Blonsky was plucked from obscurity to star in the big screen musical hit "Hairspray," so why is she still living at home with her parents and brother? Nikki explains it all, and shares the valuable advice she got from John Travolta.
Check out a preview clip from the episode below, in which Blonsky chats about how her life changed after filming wrapped. (more...)
In the beginning, Touchstone released a 1992 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. And Touchstone saw the profits and they were good . And Touchstone said, 'Let there be a sequel,' and there was a sequel. And Touchstone called the sequel 'Back in the Habit' . . . and so on.
Now, twenty-one years later, Deloris Van Cartier, aspiring diva thrust into a convent for witness protection has come to the Memphis Orpheum. (more...)
Denkt man an Saturday Night Fever, assoziieren damit wohl viele zuerst John Travolta, die bekannten Hits der BeeGees und vor allem jede Menge Spaß und Diskoflair. Die Show hat aber viel mehr zu bieten. Vor allem aber ist sie viel dunkler und tiefgrundiger. Unverblumt zeigt Satuday Night Fever die Probleme und Sorger jener Zeit, die aber gleichzeitig universell gultig sein: Arbeitslosigkeit, Armut, Drogenmissbrauch, Vergewaltigung, Selbstmord. Die Geschichte erzahlt von jungen Menschen, solchen die Traume haben aber nicht wissen was diese genau sind oder wie sie erreichen sollen, und solchen die ihre langst verloren haben. Die Hauptfigur des Tony ist alles andere als ein Held, sondern viel mehr eine Figur mit Schwachen und Vorurteilen. Dann aber gibt es jene Szene in die Disko, in denen die Charaktere, und das Publikum mit ihnen, die Sorgen vergessen und sich von der heiteren Musik davontragen lassen. (more...)
Below are all performances at Mayo Performing Arts Center in the month of January and February. Additional events may be added. Please note the Sylvia Browne event has been canceled due to her death. Scroll down for more information. (more...)
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Wicked' at Sidetrack, three more versions of 'A Christmas Carol,' four radio productions of 'It's A Wonderful Life,' BET's original 'dancesical,' Davenport's, the 'Black Nativity' and sing-a-long 'Grease' films, the Bar Show and more! (more...)
With LES MISERABLES' stirring success at the box office last year and upcoming, all-star film versions of INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, we couldn't resist rounding up a few of our favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. (more...)
As BroadwayWorld.com continues to celebrate the site's landmark 10th anniversary, with a variety of special features, today we're turning our spotlight on the wonderful photography of Linda Lenzi. (more...)
Author Morton Freedgood worked first as a public relations writer at the motion picture studios then published short stories in magazines, but he achieved the most success penning crime fiction novels under the alias John Godey. The Snake and the bestselling The Taking of Pelham 123, published by RosettaBooks, will continue to thrill readers with page-turning suspense, now in eBook. (more...)
Get cozy with TV Land this winter! TV Land's newest original sitcom, 'Kirstie,' starring Kirstie Alley, premieres in an extra special way on Wednesday, December 4th at 10pm ET/PT with TWO episodes. The all-star cast of 'Kirstie' includes Alley's former 'Cheers' co-star Rhea Perlman, Michael Richards of 'Seinfeld' fame and Broadway actor Eric Petersen. (more...)