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  • Discover the feminine side of Shakespeare

    A new show that will launch on a national tour after its run at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, examines the feminine side of Shakespeare's plays from the doomed Juliet to the obsessed Lady Macbeth. "Women of Will," created by Tina Packer, explores...
  • Tupac Shakur musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' closing on Broadway

    After struggling to find an audience on Broadway, the musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre in New York after running for less than two months.  The production, which is based on the songs of the late rapper Tupac...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Propels 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to a Profit

    Powered by a Tony-winning performance from Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" has recouped its $5 million capitalization costs in about 15 weeks, according to the show's producers. "Hedwig," which saw Harris shed the...
  • Neil Patrick Harris May Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

    Neil Patrick Harris' wish to appear in "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is co-creator Ryan Murphy's command. Harris told EW Radio that he penned a letter to Murphy asking to be on the new season of the FX series. "I wrote a letter to Ryan asking...
  • Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'

     Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'
    At last, a Broadway show that doesn't feel the need to conk its audience over the head with hollow flash and empty dazzle. "Once," the Tony-winning musical based on John Carney's 2006 indie film, honors its source by staying true to its folksy lyricism....
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
  • Broadway KO's 'Rocky' Musical

    Underdog contender "Rocky" couldn't triumph over Broadway, where soft sales have led producers to post an Aug. 17 closing notice for the big-budget musical based on the Oscar-winning film. The early closing, capping the run at just six months, dashes the...
  • Theater review: 'Spamalot' at 'Berg is one wild, crazy ride

    "Spamalot" at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre is unabashedly crazy fun and perfectly captures the absurdist and often downright silly humor of British comedy group Monty Python. The story is nominally about King Arthur and the knights going on a quest...
  • Stax Records musical aiming for Broadway

    Stax Records musical aiming for Broadway
    Following in the footsteps of Broadway's "Motown: The Musical," the Tony Award-nominated jukebox production that opened in New York last year, Concord Music Group is looking to launch a musical of its own, telling the story of the rise of the Stax Records...
  • Chicago Theater Review: 'The Qualms' by Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris

    Pulitzer-winning playwright-provocateur Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park," "The Pain and the Itch") has proven himself an expert at depicting American middle class hypocrisy, exposing characters' true convictions as contradictory to the beliefs they would...
  • 'American Psycho' Musical Will Slay Off Broadway Next Year

    "American Psycho," the murderous musical that had its world premiere in London last year, has lined up a Stateside debut at Off Broadway's Second Stage Theater, where the tuner will have a spring 2015 run. No cast for the U.S. incarnation has yet been...