Theater News

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright August Wilson Dies at 60
August Wilson(Photo © Joseph Marzullo) The eminent playwright August Wilson died today of liver cancer in Seattle at age 60. The cancer had been diagnosed in Jun
A Jones for Tom
The "demo recording" of Tom Jones documents one of the finest musical theater scores of the past several years.
Ghost Light
Haunted houses, Radiant Ruby, Tiger Tales, and other alliterative attractions. A mouse monarch moves to a metropolis, a terrified tyke tries to get used to a new town, a silly scientist serves up a circus act, and Broadway's best talk about their most beloved books. It's all treats and no tricks this Halloween season.
LA Kids Spotlight: October '05
For kids of all ages, that seemingly indefatigable and endlessly optimistic orphan is back again in a new tour of Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's Annie (Hollywood's Pantages Theatre, opening Oct. 4), starring Conrad John Schuck, Alene Robertson, Marissa O'Donnell, and showbiz survivor Mackenzie Phillips as Lily St. Regis.
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: October '05
Larry G. Jones - Man of 1002 Voices started doing his act at Fitzgeralds Showroom on September 1st (after closing at Plaza Hotel Casino August 25). Unlike most impressionists, Jones specializes in singers, and in his show he guides the audience through five decades of popular music, impersonating artists like Ray Charles, The Temptations, Johnny Cash, the Bee Gees, and Michael Jackson. And his talents don't stop there - Jones also gives voice to great female singers like Aretha Franklin and Cher. Jones's show, which is a whirlwind of parodies, impressions, and props, is described as "clean" fun, so people looking for something appropriate for the whole family should take note.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: October '05
The always-reliable Lifeline Theatre Kidseries offers Stuart Little (October 1-November 27) with Saturday and Sunday matinees, and the highly-regarded Emerald City Theatre Company presents the world premiere musical Stellaluna and Other Tales (October 8-November 5), based on the works of Janell Cannon. Emerald City performs at the Apollo Theater.