Theater News

Chicago Kids Spotlight: April '07
Sure, you may be three quarters of the way through the school year, but Junie B. Jones is just getting started. Entering first grade, she's got a lot to deal with: making new friends, having new glasses, and the annual kick ball tournament, for starters. The fast-paced musical stops in at the Paramount Theatre on April 20. Then again, if you don't even want to think about school there are plenty of other distractions. The Paramount also offers Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on April 27 & 28. With a soundtrack that ranges from country to jazz to 50s rock-and-roll, the show offers a colorful ride through Biblical Egypt. Or allow yourself to be transported to Narnia (Opening April 21 at the Apollo Theatre), where the Pevensie children explore a winter wonderland and realize they're anything but normal. Over at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre are The Devil's Arithmetic (April 11-17) and The Velveteen Rabbit (April 23-29). Arithmetic should be left to the bigger kids (the show is recommended for 6th graders and up), while the Rabbit is perfect for Kindergarteners through 3rd graders.
Boston Metro Kids Spotlight: April '07
Friendship abounds in Boston (as does classic children's literature), with Wheelock Family Theater's Winnie-the-Pooh (April 13 - May 13) and Boston Children's Theatre's A Year with Frog and Toad (April 14 - May 6). First, join Christopher Robin and all the familiar faces for an "expotition" to the 100 Acre Wood. Then, sit back and relax as BCT presents their musical adaptation of Arnold Lobel's award-winning book.
Paper Mill Playhouse May Be Forced to Shut Down on Friday
The Paper Mill Playhouse The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey may be forced to shut down on Friday if $1.5 million is not raised by that time, according ...
2007 Lucille Lortel Nominations and Special Award Winners Announced
Kevin Kline(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Nominations and special awards for the 22nd annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring the best of Off-Broadway, were announced
Grease Contestants Will Join Georgia Stitt for Birdland Show
Georgia Stitt (© Kevin Fox) A variety of special guests, including contestants from the NBC reality show Grease: You're the One That I Want, will join si
Boublil and Schönberg to Appear at Barnes & Noble on April 3
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil(© Michael Portantiere) Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, who wrote the scores of the current Broadwa
Whoopi Goldberg to Appear at Color Purple Screening
Whoopi Goldberg(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel T...
Bruce Davison to Star in Come Back, Little Sheba
Bruce Davison Bruce Davison will co-star opposite S. Epatha Merkerson in William Inge's classic drama Come Back, Little Sheba at L.A.'s Kirk Douglas Theatre, ...
DRG Plans to Record Cast Album of Encores! Face the Music
Walter Bobbie and company in Face the Music(© Joan Marcus) DRG Records plans to make a cast recording of the City Center Encores!