For all its timely social commentary, “Tootsie” (a gently updated musical version of the hit 1982 film) feels a bit like show business balm – a feel good work for the #MeToo era.
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Too often this Elvis Presley-focused prequel to “Million Dollar Quartet” homes in on material that might have been cut from that earlier show. But on the plus side, it infuses the story with much that was omitted from “Quartet.”
Director Diane Paulus taps into the pain and high comedy of the story, but Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre is far too big a venue for this essentially intimate show.
The most winning aspect of this flashy new musical at the Oriental Theatre is how three different actresses with powerful voices so deftly capture Cher at various stages of her life.
Songwriter Bryan Adams and other members of the creative team behind “Pretty Woman: The Musical” talk about the intersection of pop music, movies and musicals.
Can a story that feeds on the decades-old roots of the #MeToo movement serve as a deftly massaged corrective?
What does it take to adapt a classic Disney musical for a live audience? We sit down with the award-winning composer to talk about remaking “Aladdin,” and the “keys” to his success.
A conversation with actors Anthony Murphy and Chicago’s own Jonathan Weir from the production “Aladdin.”
Meet two men who think gondolas and lights will give a significant boost to Chicago tourism.
The Food Network host will perform a culinary variety show at the Cadillac Theater May 7.
In light of The SpongeBob Musical, we matched up songwriting celebs to their SpongeBob counterparts.
The musical, directed by Steppenwolf’s Tina Landau will feature original songs from David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, among others.
We revisit a conversation with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, two of the creators of the musical: The Book of Mormon. Watch web extra interviews.