By Barry Reszel Truth be told, there’s a little Leo Bloom in everyone. He’s the timid half of Mel Brooks‘ two-leading-man team in Brooks’ wildly successful comedy franchise, The Producers. Bloom, a do-as-he’s-told accountant joins fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants, down-on-his-luck Max Bialystock in a scheme to produce a surefire Broadway flop, abruptly close the show, make millions by
By Colin Douglas It’s hard to believe the hysterical musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, has been around since 1962. The show features a book co-written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, two highly respected comic writers from the 1950’s with long lists of television and theatrical credits. And,
CHICAGO (April 22, 2016) – Following a lengthy search process, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Weddell as its new executive director effective at the end of April. Weddell will succeed Megan A. Smith, who has helmed the company with artistic director Jonathan L. Green since its inception in 2007.
By Ian Rigg “Yes, like books and Black lives, albums still matter.” We just said, “Goodnight, sweet Prince,” and Prince said what needed to be said. He paved a path in popular music, altering it forever, and he stood on the shoulders of giants who paved a path for him. We live in tumultuous times,
By Erin Fleming The bad news is that the national tour of Bullets Over Broadway, now playing in Chicago at The PrivateBank Theatre, is full of hits and misses. The good news is that hits win out. Tony Award-winning Choreographer/Director Susan Stroman is acclaimed for her work on many Broadway originals and revivals, including Young