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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: National 'Ghost' stage tour light on craft but clever effects

OFFBEAT: National 'Ghost' stage tour light on craft but clever effects

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat and Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen in the "Pottery Scene" of "Ghost The Musical"

Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat and Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen in the "Pottery Scene" of "Ghost The Musical"

Steven Grant Douglas plays Sam Wheat and Katie Postotnik is Molly Jensen, shown in the famed "pottery scene" in the new national tour of "Ghost The Musical" play a 2014 run Jan. 7 to 19 at Oriental Theatre in Chicago.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Spirited Away: Cast of new national tour of 'Ghost The Musical' happy Chicago is next haunt

Spirited Away: Cast of new national tour of 'Ghost The Musical' happy Chicago is next haunt

Actor Steven Grant Douglas said he gets two common questions when others discover he plays the lead in the new Broadway touring production "Ghost The Musical," inspired by the popular film of 1990.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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
Caroline Bowman as Eva and Josh Young as Che in the National Tour of "Evita"

Caroline Bowman as Eva and Josh Young as Che in the National Tour of "Evita"

Caroline Bowman stars as Eva opposite Josh Young as Che in the new National Tour of "Evita" playing a run in Chicago Sept. 18 to Oct. 6 at Oriental Theatre.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
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: 'Sister Act' shines bright with faith and musical fun

OFFBEAT: 'Sister Act' shines bright with faith and musical fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am
Logo for "Grease"

Logo for "Grease"

A national touring production of "Grease" will play two Chicagoland dates in December 2010, Dec. 6 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill. and Dec. 11 at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am
Grease Tour 2

Grease Tour 2

Actor Eddie Mekka has been touring with a national production of the hit musical "Grease" since September 2010, playing the dual roles of DJ Vince Fontaine (pictured here) and the crooning Teen Angel. (Joan Marcus)

December 03, 2010 12:00 am
Grease Tour

Grease Tour

Actor Eddie Mekka, of TV's "Laverne & Shirley" fame is starring as the crooning Teen Angel in a national tour of the hit musical "Grease," produced by Troika Entertainment and playing Chicagoland dates in December 2010. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

December 03, 2010 12:00 am
Drive In

Drive In

A new tour of the hit musical "Grease" produced by Troika Entertainment includes all of the favorite hit songs from both the original 1971 stage production and the popular 1978 film version. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

December 03, 2010 12:00 am
'Laverne & Shirley' star Eddie Mekka here to star in hit Broadway musical

'Laverne & Shirley' star Eddie Mekka here to star in hit Broadway musical

The last time Star Plaza Theatre booked a national professional tour of the hit Broadway musical "Grease," it was in 2000 and actress Cindy Williams, who played Shirley Feeney on ABC's "Laverne & Shirley," was starring as grumpy high school principal Miss Lynch.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Furry Faces

Furry Faces

FURRY FACES - - Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical "Cats" continues to entrance audiences during national tours and productions around the country.

November 14, 2010 12:00 am
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