Since 2006, Merri Sugarman has been responsible for casting every role in every production of "Jersey Boys." That's a lot of Frankie Vallis, Tommy DeVitos, Bob Gaudios and Nick Massis. You can see her handiwork when the musical returns to the Marcus Center this week.
Actress and singer Jane Brockman has solid Wisconsin roots. Born in Neenah, she spent Christmases here growing up, her father helped to found UW-Parkside - and the girl loves her kringle. This week she returns to Milwaukee to perform in "Wicked" at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Wisconsin native Travis Mitchell is returning to his home state next week in the first national tour of "Catch Me If You Can." He talks with OnMilwaukee.com about life on the road and his Wisconsin roots.
The world can definitely use a good song and dance this week. That's why it was so refreshing to attend last night's preview of the the 2013-14 Broadway Across America season at the Marcus Center. The line-up is a nice mix of old favorites and new shows, and I smell a few blockbusters in there, so you might want to buy your tickets early if something strikes your fancy.
It's difficult to pigeonhole this show. It's not a concert. It's not a tribute cover band. It's not theater. What it is seems to be a couple of hours of the great songs of Sam Cooke boiled down to a musical theater audience level and delivered with practiced smiles, dance moves, patter with the band and a timorous set of vocal chords that sometimes hit but often missed channeling one of the great singers of our time.
Friday November 4th, 2011 - Nashville, TN I’m the invisible man in Nashville this week, and that’s just how it is. Nobody cares I’m here, and I don’t fit in with the flow of the show or the town. I can choose to be upset and bitch about it or I can get to work ...
They say “if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere” which is good news for local actors Lenny Banovez and Jake Russo. The two Milwaukee-based actors took a chance this summer and up and moved to New York City to stage their own productions. Banovez, along with fi...