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OFFBEAT: Summer Smart ailin' as Elly May; understudy completes 'Hillbillies' run

OFFBEAT: Summer Smart ailin' as Elly May; understudy completes 'Hillbillies' run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Big Fish' almost ready to swim on to Broadway

OFFBEAT: 'Big Fish' almost ready to swim on to Broadway

I haven't read "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions" by Daniel Wallace, first printed in 1998, nor seen the now cult status 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange and Helena Bonham Carter.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader not happy with actor Ed Asner's politics

OFFBEAT: Reader not happy with actor Ed Asner's politics

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Creators Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahler of the New Stage Musical "Hero"

Creators Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahler of the New Stage Musical "Hero"

Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahler, sporting their "Clark Kent glasses," are the imaginations and creative forces behind the new stage musical "Hero," having its world premiere run at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire June 20 to Aug. 19, 2012.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
A stage 'Hero': World premiere stage musical at Marriott explores life's 'super' moments

A stage 'Hero': World premiere stage musical at Marriott explores life's 'super' moments

When Aaron Thielen and Munster's Theatre at the Center acting favorite Michael Mahler decided to team up to create a new stage musical dedicated to the panel by panel artistic and creative world of comic books, they both agreed the production should "feel and look" like stepping inside an ac…

June 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Erich Bergen Stars as lead character Hero Batowski in the new Musical "Hero"

Erich Bergen Stars as lead character Hero Batowski in the new Musical "Hero"

Erich Bergen stars as the lead character Hero Batowski in the world premiere new stage musical "Hero" opening Wednesday and running through Aug. 19 at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
Steel life brought to the musical stage

Steel life brought to the musical stage

Show business veteran with region roots returning to area to research latest project.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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