Latest Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Stories

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Dan Craft Who is Neil Berg? And why are several dozen shimmering alumni of Broadway musicals constantly orbiting around him, like planets around a sun? It's very simple, actually: Neil Berg is a working composer of off-and-on Broadway shows like "The Prince and the Pauper" and the impending musical adaptations of "Grumpy Old Men" and "The Man Who Would Be King." Neil Berg is also one of the world's biggest Broadway musical buffs, scholars and all-around cheerleaders. Voila: "Neil...

2008-09-18 21:00:19

By Dan Craft BLOOMINGTON - Going down? You should be if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts a week from tonight (Sept. 25). The occasion is the unveiling of the BCPA's brand new performance space and series, The Underground, located in the venue's 11,000- square-foot basement space. By day, that area is the BCPA Ballroom. But by night - or at least next Thursday night - it will morph into The Underground, a rock club-ish configuration...

2008-09-18 21:00:19

By Dan Craft BLOOMINGTON - The truth about Ruth is about to be revealed. And it is this: She's a best-kept-secret who, once discovered, won't be soon forgotten. The secret will be out, and the discovery will be made, a week from tonight (7:30 p.m. Sept. 25) at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. That's when Texas-born singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster will go down in the BCPA record books as the first-ever artist for its spanking new music series and space, The Underground....

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By Dan Craft It's not only the fall concert season that's heating up (see today's cover story on D1) - the curtains are parting on the autumn theater and dance front, too. Following is a look at what's being staged between now and year's end at area theater and performing arts venues. National tours- Sept. 19: Continuous City, 7:30 p.m.; progressive theater troupe The Builders Association returns with its latest fusion of theater and technology; U of I Krannert Center.- Sept. 26:...

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