Andrew Jackson: victor at the Battle of New Orleans, seventh President of the United States, first Westerner in the White House, author of the policies that lead to the Trail of Tears.President Jackson may seem an unlikely subject for a Broadway rock musical, but Michael Friedman felt differently.
Patti LuPone is perhaps best known for her roles in the Broadway hits Evita, Les Miserables and Gypsy.But the Tony award-winner has also experienced some slightly less-glamorous roles -- not to mention a few flops -- during her long theater career.In her book, Patti
A tiny London theater company has taken on an enormous project – to tell the story of Western involvement in Afghanistan over the last 150 years in an all-day marathon of 12 one-act plays.The Great Game: Afghanistan was a hit in Britain and has just opened a U.S.
If last June’s Tony Awards -- Broadway’s annual end-of-season bash -- looked a little bit like the Academy Awards, it was no accident. A lot of the winners were movie stars: Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. And this fall, more big stars are coming t
Deep in Wisconsin is a midsummer night's dream. The home of late theater legends now welcomes actors to refresh their art under the guidance of today's biggest Shakespearean stars. Guest host Jacki Lyden visits Ten Chimneys to watch the Bard reborn.
Shakespeare in the Park is a common summer event, lending outdoor picnics a touch of classic drama. In Portland, Ore., a local theater company has taken the concept from Elizabethan England to the 23rd century.