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Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

It was in 2010 when Chicago actor Jake Klinkhammer last sported ears, a tail and lots of fur cast in the musical stage story of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical "Cats" Logo

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical "Cats" Logo

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats," directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, is playing a long run until May 25 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Joseph' back with fun, youthful appeal

OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Joseph' back with fun, youthful appeal

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 22, 2014 12:00 am
Cooper Grodin as the Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine in the New National Broadway Tour of "Phantom"

Cooper Grodin as the Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine in the New National Broadway Tour of "Phantom"

Cooper Grodin is the new Phantom and Julia Udine is his desired Christine in the new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom" playing until March 2, 2014 at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Face-lifted 'Phantom' feels like work in progress

OFFBEAT: Face-lifted 'Phantom' feels like work in progress

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Julia Udine as Christine and Mark Campbell as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" 2014 Tour

Julia Udine as Christine and Mark Campbell as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" 2014 Tour

Julia Udine as Christine, is haunted by Mark Campbell as The Phantom in the new national Broadway tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" in Chicago at Cadillac Palace Jan. 9 to March 2.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Mark Campbell as The Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine in the 2013 Broadway Tour of "The Phantom of the Opera"

Mark Campbell as The Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine in the 2013 Broadway Tour of "The Phantom of the Opera"

Mark Campbell is behind the mask and Julia Udine is Christine, his intended musical companion in the new national Broadway tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" in Chicago at Cadillac Palace Jan. 9 to March 2.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Unmasked applause: New Broadway 'Phantom' tour brings chills and song enchantment

Unmasked applause: New Broadway 'Phantom' tour brings chills and song enchantment

Actor Ben Jacoby, who is cast as the hero Raoul in the new Broadway tour of "The Phantom of the Opera," admits he is still striking the needed balance between romance, thrills and chills required for Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Regal and ribald new 'Evita' tour rules audiences

OFFBEAT: Regal and ribald new 'Evita' tour rules audiences

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am
Caroline Bowman stars as Eva Perón and Josh Young is Che the narrator in new national tour of "Evita"

Caroline Bowman stars as Eva Perón and Josh Young is Che the narrator in new national tour of "Evita"

Caroline Bowman stars as Eva Perón and Josh Young is Che the narrator in new national tour of "Evita" by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber playing in Chicago until Oct. 6, 2013 at Oriental Theatre.

September 22, 2013 12:13 pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Stage Musical Tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Stage Musical Tour

After launching in Toronto last year, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway stage musical is continuing a tour of U.S. cities for the remainder of 2013 and 2014.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Sans fest, readers hopeful for future of 'Oz' wiith film, stage

OFFBEAT: Sans fest, readers hopeful for future of 'Oz' wiith film, stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Playing to the People: New national tour of 'Evita' ready to rule Chicago stage

Playing to the People: New national tour of 'Evita' ready to rule Chicago stage

While actor Josh Young appeared at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2011 in the role of Che for a production of "Evita," directed by Gary Griffin, even earning a Broadway World Award, he's quick to admit his return to the role for a new national Broadway tour of "Evita" offers a different c…

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Buddy Holly and Julia Child in 2013 Chicago Broadway season

OFFBEAT: Buddy Holly and Julia Child in 2013 Chicago Broadway season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 05, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Sunset Boulevard' a remarkable ride

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Sunset Boulevard' a remarkable ride

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 06, 2013 12:00 am
Ready for Her 'Close-up': Actress ready for role of a lifetime starring as lead in 'Sunset Boulevard'

Ready for Her 'Close-up': Actress ready for role of a lifetime starring as lead in 'Sunset Boulevard'

When Chicago actress favorite Christine Sherrill was cast as the lead role of faded silent film star Norma Desmond in Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook's new production of "Sunset Boulevard," like her stage alter ego, she faced a mixture of fear and excitement.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local lady cast as biblical vamp for 'Joseph' run in Chicago

OFFBEAT: Local lady cast as biblical vamp for 'Joseph' run in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am
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