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Once (musical)

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  • Musical 'Once' Actually Improves Upon Film

    Musical 'Once' Actually Improves Upon Film
    So many stage musicals have been adapted from movies these days that it's rare to find one that actually brings something new to the table. "Once" — adapted by edgy Irish playwright Enda Walsh from screenwriter/director John Carney's 2007 film romance, and retaining most of the Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova songs from the soundtrack — sets itself some audacious theatrical challenges. It turns some perceived limitations into advantages. It creates a tight onstage community to offset the central story of awkwardness and isolation. It develops a wondrous new form of musical theater naturalism. In fact, "Once — The Musical," playing through Sunday, May 31 at the Bushnell, is so comfortable in its own skin that you forget it was a movie in the first place.
  • Infinity shows its affinity for musical biography in tuneful 'Ring of Fire'

    Infinity shows its affinity for musical biography in tuneful 'Ring of Fire'
    Infinity Theatre Company begins its sixth full summer season in Annapolis with a show that expands upon the company's reputation for elevating the jukebox musical to riveting theater. "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash," opening June 6, promises...

    One-Act Festival presents paired plays

    One-Act Festival presents paired plays
    Carroll Community College students Joshua Hopkins and Alex Beveridge have worked together on a number of theater productions together, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and an original production of "Reservoir Dogs." Now, in time for the...

    Tony Awards: 'Wolf Hall,' 'Fun Home,' Helen Mirren among nominees

    Tony Awards: 'Wolf Hall,' 'Fun Home,' Helen Mirren among nominees
    An epic tale of Tudor-era England and a modern story of an English boy with social challenges dominated the Tony Awards nominations for plays Tuesday, as “Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time&...

    'Finding Neverland' treads an increasingly common screen-to-stage path

    'Finding Neverland' treads an increasingly common screen-to-stage path
    Anointed with a fresh sprinkling of pixie dust, the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical "Finding Neverland" bowed on Broadway this week after spending nearly five years — and about $20 million — in the making. Based on the 2004 film starring...