Theater News

Chicago Kids Spotlight: July '06
As usual, Chicago offers some special-interest attractions, among them dueling circuses. A troupe of Chinese acrobats and circus artists who spend December-April in Branson, MO have set up shop at Skyline Stage on Navy Pier under the name Cirque Shanghai (through September 3), smartly offering daily matinees at very friendly prices ($14.50 for adults). Meanwhile, Cirque de Soleil returns after two years with Corteo, performed in their signature blue and yellow tent pitched at the United Center (July 14-August 15).
Boston Kids Spotlight: July '06
Based on the Old Testament, the John Caird-Stephen Schwartz tuner, Children of Eden, translates the first nine chapter of the Book of Genesis into a joyous and enchanting family musical for the 21st century. (Henry Lasker Theater in Newtonville, 7/21-29)
Brady, Clarke, Lawrence, Zien Set for BSC's Travels With My Discontent
Deborah Abramson Charlie Brady, Katie Clarke, Megan Lawrence, and Chip Zien will star in the Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab's Travels With My Discont
Lewis Cleale Replaces Christopher Sieber in Spamalot
Lewis Cleale Lewis Cleale has replaced Christopher Sieber in the roles of Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight, and Prince Herbert's Father in Monty Python's Spama
Jim Caruso is... Prying!
David Burnham, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Cuccioli, Judy Gold, Sebastian Arcelus, and Kitty Carlisle Hart relate their most mortifying moments on stage.
58th Annual Emmy Award Nominations Announced; High School Musical Gets Six Nods
Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens in High School Musical Tony Award winners Ellen Burstyn, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Jackman, Shi
Benjamin Hendrickson, Stage and Soap Star, Dies at 55
Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson, whose Broadway roles included John Merrick in The Elephant Man and Andrei in The Acting Company's celebrated ...
Kiki & Herb to Hit Broadway!
Kenny Mellman and Justin Bond(Photo © Ruven Afanador) The (in)famous Kiki & Herb are poised to make their Broadway debut in a four-week engagement at the Helen ...
Hecht, Huff, Keith, et al. Set for The Other Side of Newark Reading
Jessica Hecht (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Jessica Hecht, Neal Huff, Dana Jones, Larry Keith, and Myra Lucretia Taylor will star in a free reading of Enid Rudd's p
Jacob Young Extends Beauty and the Beast Stay Through August 20
Jacob Young Jacob Young, who plays JR Chandler on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, has extended his stay as Lumière in Disney's Beauty and the