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  • Tony Awards show a new maturity in theater scene

    Tony Awards show a new maturity in theater scene
    Broadway went big this year. Big box office, big attendance, big flops and big statements. The biggest statement by far was "Fun Home" winning five Tonys, including the best musical award, the grandest and most lucrative prize of all. The show, based on...
  • Tony Awards prepare for TV audience, potential tourists and Twitter buzz

    Tony Awards prepare for TV audience, potential tourists and Twitter buzz
    When a scene from one of Broadway's hit musicals or plays is performed on Sunday's CBS telecast of the 69th Tony Awards, an immediate surge of online and telephone orders for tickets is almost guaranteed. The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards have...
  • Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2015-2016 season: 'Straight White Men,' Courtney Love

    Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2015-2016 season: 'Straight White Men,' Courtney Love
    What’s the meaning of life? What’s the point of economic privilege if it comes with an even steeper cost? What’s life without salad? These are just some of the questions presented in the Kirk Douglas Theatre’s upcoming 2015-...
  • Tony Awards 2015: Yet another British invasion of America

    Tony Awards 2015: Yet another British invasion of America
    This year, the discussion around the Academy Awards was all about the unbearable whiteness of being an acting nominee. The Tony Awards can hardly brag about diversity. It's never a good sign when a revival of "The King and I" is the multicultural bright...
  • Grasping for Dad's story in 'The Institute of Memory (TIMe)'

    Grasping for Dad's story in 'The Institute of Memory (TIMe)'
    Time veils the past in mystery for everyone, but theater artist Lars Jan's case is exceptional. His late father, an enigmatic Polish-born Cold War operative, remains an elusive figure despite the extensive documentary trail he left behind. In "The...
  • Tonys 2015: Alex Sharp wins best actor in a play

    Tonys 2015: Alex Sharp wins best actor in a play
    Broadway first-timer Alex Sharp won the Tony Award for lead actor in a play Sunday night. The actor was considered a front-runner in the category for his role in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Other nominees in the...
  • Tonys 2015: 'Fun Home' wins best musical

    Tonys 2015: 'Fun Home' wins best musical
    "Fun Home" snagged the top honor at the Tonys on Sunday for best musical. The production, based on Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic memoir, earned 12 nods and was considered a front-runner. The best musical category was particularly rich and...
  • Theo Ubique's 'Songbook' turns up the heat on Hamlisch's melodies

     Theo Ubique's 'Songbook' turns up the heat on Hamlisch's melodies
    You don't generally think of the music of Marvin Hamlisch — compositions by the great mensch of the American musical theater of the last half of the 20th century — as the kind of songs that could steam up the windows of the No Exit Cafe in...
  • Showy or rich? Energetic or tempered? What Tony Award voters must consider

    The world isn't a meritocracy, the prize doesn't always go to the most deserving and Vincent van Gogh isn't the only artist to have gone to his grave unheralded. Awards can conceal but not eradicate their essential arbitrariness. Still, nothing...
  • Deeply felt emotion powers Lyric's 'Carousel'

    Deeply felt emotion powers Lyric's 'Carousel'
    "Oklahoma!" is about America growing into adulthood. "The Sound of Music" pairs romance and family reconstruction with growing moral determination. But "Carousel," the most emotionally potent of all the great Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II...
  • Butoh festival mixes humor, horror

    Butoh festival mixes humor, horror
    You can't beat butoh for variety, creativity and utter investment. Despite, or because of, performers' intense self-focus, it seems butoh can be more open than conventional dance to craft and innovation, an unbeatable mix. The common threads of...