SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
Spokane is about 3,000 miles away from Broadway, the world-renowned theater district in the heart of Manhattan. But that hasn’t meant that local performers have found steady work and success on the “Great White Way.” Here are a few of the talented writers, producers and actors from throughout the Inland Northwest who have had their theater dreams come true.
As a child in Spokane, Sophia Anne Caruso dreamed of being a leading lady in a Broadway musical. Now 17, and with “Beetlejuice” set to open this week, her dream is about to come true.
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019
“Hamilton” will make its way to Spokane in 2020-21, after visits from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Miss Saigon,” “Jersey Boys,” “Escape from Margaritaville” and “Mean Girls.”
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019
Two songs from the new Broadway musical “Beetlejuice: The Musical,” starring Spokane-born actress Sophia Anne Caruso, hit the internet on Friday.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
As the time approached to join the ABC show in California, Goins felt herself feeling unsure. Plus, she was feeling the pull of something else, something 2,000 miles away. In the end and at the last minute, Goins called “American Idol” and said thanks but no thanks. Then she followed heart to Austin, Texas, to pursue music on her own terms. And to pursue love.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019
Doug and Sherry Clark collaborate on a new book celebrating their favorite artist: Spokane’s Mel McCuddin.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
McClain Chapman was a classmate of Adnan Syed and the late Hae Min Lee, who was the subject of the “Serial” podcast.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
There have been reality stars aplenty in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area.
The North Idaho 20-year-old opted to join Team John Legend on the long-running NBC singing competition.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2019
ABC singing contest saw roughly 70 aspiring singers in Coeur d’Alene over two days in October. The new season premieres on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2019
Goldfarb released his debut book “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” last June, about the time he and his wife moved from Connecticut to Spokane.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2019
CBS’ long-running contest returns tonight for “Survivor: Edge of Extinction,” the 38th edition of the show.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019
What do Mudhoney, Robert F. Kennedy and a mountain in the Yukon have in common? As the documentary “Return to Mount Kennedy” points out, the answer is Bob Whittaker.
MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2019
Sure, you can open a packet of brown powder and have a cup of hot chocolate in an instant. Or, whip a few ingredients together and have the best-quality handmade stuff always on hand.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2019
Winner of HGTV’s latest Dream Home will also win a piece form Coeur d’Alene artist Chase Halland.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019
The show may have been at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and members of the Spokane Symphony may have been on stage, but what transpired on Friday night was not an orchestral event. It was a rock concert dedicated to the music of Queen, complete with wailing guitars, audience sing-alongs, and a light show.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2019
There’s a reason why Disney’s “The Lion King” is the highest grossing musical of all time. Why it’s been running for more than two decades on Broadway. Why it continues to sell out venues its played multiple times before. It’s good.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2019
“My job is to entertain and I want to take people out of their pain, no matter where they come from or what they believe. I can’t look at it as ‘us against them.’ ... People go out and they spend their hard-earned money, and if they work for the government, they’re really taking from their savings right now, you want to give them a feeling of feeling good,” Saget said. “My shows are not meant to do anything other than bring people together to laugh.”
The 1963 musical “She Loves Me” is charming and quirky, sweet with just a hint of sour. Lake City Playhouse’s production, which wraps up this weekend, features some talented voices, clever bits of stagecraft, and warmth in abundance. Based on the 1937 play “Parfumerie” by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, “She Loves Me” tells the story of Georg (Daniel Bell) and Amalia (Amy D’Orazi), co-workers in a small Hungarian cosmetics and perfume shop who don’t like each other at all, only to discover they’ve been falling in love as anonymous pen pals.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019
After more than 21 years on Broadway, three U.S. national tours, long runs in London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Madrid, and an international touring company, there have been a lot of actors who have worked in “The Lion King.”
The 1984 Lewis & Clark High School graduate portrayed Scar for more than 1,700 performances, an experience he recalls with profound fondness.
Gerald Ramsey, who was born in Tacoma and raised in American Samoa, finds much to love and share in the longrunning Broadway musical.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2019
After more than 2 billion views on YouTube, the catchy kiddie song becomes a Top 40 hit with its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2019
Shields and Mills prepare to bring new novels into the world in 2019, poets Caraway and Lindholdt release new collections, and visiting writers book events in Spokane.
SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2018
Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories we covered in the Today section in 2018.