"I'm not growing up, I'm just burning out"? Well, not quite...Today, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day turns 40. Eighteen years ago, in the time known as 1994, he turned 22. Two weeks earlier than that, his band's major-label debut, Dookie, had hit store shelves. That album would go on to sel ... More >>
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's 1984 cult-movie classic, the musical version of Toxic Avenger arrives at the Alley, revamped after a long Off-B'way run, and brings broad humor, compelling music and top-drawer acting with it.
The story line in the musical follows the movie pret ... More >>
Photo copyright (C) Joan Marcus 2009Daniel Bolero, Natalie Toro and Kyle Beltran Kyle Beltran, who plays the lead role of Usnavi in the Broadway Across America version of the Tony Award and Grammy Award winning In the Heights, now showing at the Hobby Center, credits the musical for bringing "hip ... More >>
TUTS has announced its selections for the upcoming season, and there's a bit of a surprise.No, we're not getting a Sondheim show. You know better than that.But among the shows is Rock of Ages, which is a campy -- and loud -- salute to `80s hair bands. (At the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels joined the ... More >>
Opera in the Heights is presenting its final performance of Il Tabarro and Pagliacci this Saturday. The shows, by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Adami respectively, premiered in the 1890s but still have a heck of a punch. Houston Press arts writer D. L. Groover said of the shows, "Puccini and Leonc ... More >>