Advertise on

Articles tagged with 'broadway'


Does this Milwaukee sign bug you, too?

Published Dec. 10, 2015

Head south along Broadway from Downtown into the Historic Third Ward and you'll see the new freeways that separate the areas. You'll also probably notice what I did. The "East Town" sign seems out of place. It looks great, though.


Wanna see under an old Milwaukee sidewalk?

Published Oct. 16, 2015

Ever wondered what lies below the city's sidewalks? Interestingly, there are numerous spaces that afford such a view. Many of them lie within the basements of buildings, which extend out beneath the paved pathways above.


Sugarman seeks out "Jersey Boys" wherever they may be

Published Oct. 14, 2013

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.


"Wicked" actress talks Wisconsin

Published June 10, 2013

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 actor talks "Catch Me If You Can"

Published April 20, 2013

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 about life on the road and his Wisconsin roots.


"Evita," "Flashdance," "War Horse" and more at Marcus Center 2013-14 season

Published April 19, 2013

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.


This Cooke Book needs a new recipe

Published March 23, 2013

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.


"Sister Act" gives audience good, clean nun fun

Published Feb. 21, 2013

Sister Act is a one-joke show. Take a black woman who can both walk the walk and talk the talk, and put her with a group of mostly white, sheltered nuns and see what happens. What happens is funny.