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OFFBEAT: New 'Heartbeat of Home' dance tour electrifying entertainment

OFFBEAT: New 'Heartbeat of Home' dance tour electrifying entertainment

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Chicago' sizzles with O'Hurley for entertaining stage run

OFFBEAT: 'Chicago' sizzles with O'Hurley for entertaining stage run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Third visit to Chicago in 'Chicago' for actor John O'Hurley

OFFBEAT: Third visit to Chicago in 'Chicago' for actor John O'Hurley

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: A 'Wicked' return for 'Oz'-inspired stage favorite

OFFBEAT: A 'Wicked' return for 'Oz'-inspired stage favorite

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
Valparaiso University Students Eryn and John MacNeil of Crown Point at Chicago Broadway Run of "Once"

Valparaiso University Students Eryn and John MacNeil of Crown Point at Chicago Broadway Run of "Once"

Valparaiso University students Eryn and John MacNeil, of Crown Point, stand under the marquee Saturday of Oriental Theatre in Chicago for the Broadway in Chicago run of "Once," which continues until Oct. 27.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago run of Broadway's 'Once' a reward of spirit and soul

OFFBEAT: Chicago run of Broadway's 'Once' a reward of spirit and soul

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 14, 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
OFFBEAT: Broadway in Chicago bringing 'Ghost' to Windy City in 2014

OFFBEAT: Broadway in Chicago bringing 'Ghost' to Windy City in 2014

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Big Fish" Broadway Run in Chicago with Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin

"Big Fish" Broadway Run in Chicago with Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin and Norbert Leo Butz star in the Chicago pre-Broadway run of "Big Fish" directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and running until May 5, 2013 at Oriental Theatre.

April 22, 2013 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
Go 'Fish' : World premiere new musical 'Big Fish' gets Chicago launch

Go 'Fish' : World premiere new musical 'Big Fish' gets Chicago launch

Broadway actress Kate Baldwin has been living in the fantasy world of "Big Fish" for more than two years, watching words and musical numbers bring the selection of vivid characters to life.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

OFFBEAT: Quick return for Chicago stage run of ''American Idiot'

OFFBEAT: Quick return for Chicago stage run of ''American Idiot'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert are the Stage Star Leads in Broadway's "Big Fish"

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert are the Stage Star Leads in Broadway's "Big Fish"

Norbert Leo Butz (behind), Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert play the principal leads in the new stage musical "Big Fish," playing a pre-Broadway five-week run in Chicago at Oriental Theatre prior to the New York opening in fall 2013.

April 18, 2013 1:05 pm
Kitchen Spotlight: Actor shares  recipe for healthy pepper dip

Kitchen Spotlight: Actor shares recipe for healthy pepper dip

Actor Bobby Steggert grew up around great food.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' return perfect for Black History Month

OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' return perfect for Black History Month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Broadway return of 'Rain' and Beatles music tribute excites audiences

OFFBEAT: Broadway return of 'Rain' and Beatles music tribute excites audiences

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' an important musical lesson about rights and fights of life

OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' an important musical lesson about rights and fights of life

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Short Chicago run of 'Riverdance' is heart-pounding pure entertainment

OFFBEAT: Short Chicago run of 'Riverdance' is heart-pounding pure entertainment

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2012 12:00 am
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