Wicked’s reign as one of the most popular and lucrative stage shows in history continues 12 years on, with crowds eagerly packing theaters on Broadway and on tour.
In August 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till didn’t do anything wrong.
Local actors Carrie Hitchcock and Norman Moses embody lifelong friends and poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, telling their own sort of love story through the letters they exchanged for more than 30 years.
Most people write their autobiographies in the final years of their lives. But what if a young man prematurely has gone through so many of life’s hurts and joys that he can write an interesting and full autobiography well before his 40th birthday?
Little can contain the new, electrifying version of “Spring Awakening” now on Broadway.
Actors use their faces, mouths and hands to communicate. Projections offer song lyrics and dialogue. Performers run through the theater aisles, even occupying a box seat. Musicians roam the stage with their instruments. At one point, incense fills the theater.
Turn on the news on any given night of the week and the struggles of the Syrian refuges stare back at you. They are individuals clinging to a hope for survival by crossing the Mediterranean.
With some U.S. presidential candidates on the campaign trail demonizing immigrants, a powerhouse husband-and-wife team, who both happen to be immigrants themselves, hope they can offer some balance — and some pop songs.
Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are shepherding their musical biography “On Your Feet!” to Broadway this fall. It’s a show that celebrates two Cuban-Americans who embraced the American Dream and now own enough Grammy Awards to fill a swimming pool.
For all its musical beauty and complexity, classical opera lives by some fairly simple rules: Love causes conflict and dramatic tension between characters. Beauty manifests in tragedy, usually the death of the lead soprano. And the hero is always a tenor, leaving the villain to rumble in his thunderous bass baritone.
The biggest, splashiest thing about the Milwaukee Rep's season-opening musical is the ensemble of performers, who use a mostly bare stage to sing their hearts out.
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Arab-American writer Khaled receives a visit from two government agents. Their friendly demeanor turns aggressively suspicious as the pair attempts to connect Khaled to the worst terrorist act ever to take place on U.S. soil.