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10.21.2014 | 103 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There was recently kind of a weird, little prank involving a faked poster for a new production of the film Mary Poppins as directed by Tim Burton and starring Cate Blanchett. This was, of course, somebody’s idea of a joke. There were evidently never any plans for such a movie. However, there is a new Mary Poppins coming to Wisconsin this year and it’s part of a new theater.The proprietors of t...
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
 Loosely based on actual events, this retelling of the Abscam sting of the 1970s is narrated by con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his girlfriend Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). She overlooks Irving’s marriage to unstable Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) because she enjoys the
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
02.18.2012 | | Posted at 06:58 AM

Marcus Center’s Broadway series continues with a couple classic shows

By Russ Bickerstaff
Touring Broadway shows tend to promote themselves more heavily when tickets go on sale than when they actually open. So ask the average person who has seen advertising what’s at the Marcus Center right now, they’re likely to tell you West Side Story . . . which doesn’t hit the Uihlein Hall until April. No . . . the next show to make it to the main stage is Mary Poppins. The beloved Walt Di...