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Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

After being cast on stage in the role of the Tin Man, Broadway actor Mike Jackson realized an interesting musical detail about beloved 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz."

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

ArcelorMittal has been around for less than a decade, but the steelmaker already has a stronger brand than MTV, 7-Eleven, Estee Lauder and PlayStation.

March 06, 2014 5:30 am
OFFBEAT: Final week for fantastic production of 'Through the Leaves' by side project theatre company

OFFBEAT: Final week for fantastic production of 'Through the Leaves' by side project theatre company

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 25, 2014 12:00 am
IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

LONDON | The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing — considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm

UFC books January return to Chicago

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND | For the third straight year, Chicago will be a crucial part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's broadcast partnership with Fox.

October 28, 2013 9:00 pm
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
Stuart Ward, Star of  the "Once" National Broadway Tour Company

Stuart Ward, Star of the "Once" National Broadway Tour Company

Stuart Ward, stars as "Guy," the male lead in the new national Broadway U.S. tour of "Once" playing a run in Chicago in October.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

Any pressures with being cast as the lead for a new Broadway tour for the musical ranked as winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, don't phase English actor Stuart Ward.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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
BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

Energy giant BP saw profits slip in the second quarter, sliding to $2.7 billion over the last three months from $4.2 billion in the first quarter.

July 30, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

LONDON | Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again.

July 08, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Foreign investment on the rise

Foreign investment on the rise

Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.

July 05, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

LONDON | Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

June 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm
Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

LONDON | As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too.

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Federer begins quest for 8th Wimbledon title

Federer begins quest for 8th Wimbledon title

LONDON | As he has six previous times, Roger Federer will open Wimbledon today as the defending champion, stepping onto Centre Court for the first match of what he hopes will be another two-week stay at the All England Club.

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Rock of Ages: 'Buddy Holly' back with Broadway blessings for musical stage story

Rock of Ages: 'Buddy Holly' back with Broadway blessings for musical stage story

Actor Andy Christopher credits his eyewear choice of black plastic frame glasses with helping change his destiny, from career path to music matters.

June 17, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Visits to grandfather inspired my career

MITCH BARLOGA: Visits to grandfather inspired my career

This time, it’s personal. People ask me quite a bit about my passion for what I do, so here’s one explanation how it came about.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Henry VIII' by Gaines a crowning performance

OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Henry VIII' by Gaines a crowning performance

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
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