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  • Jason Alexander directs Jewish musical at Mizner Park

    Jason Alexander directs Jewish musical at Mizner Park
    Comic actor Jason Alexander, best known for playing "George" on the popular situation television comedy series "Seinfeld," directs the musical "When You're In Love The Whole World Is Jewish" running now through Jan. 11 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Seven complaints about its 2015 selections

    Congratulations to the new herd of musicians just named as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Minus the context, all have proved themselves notable enough to be part of a trending topic for a few days per year, as well as serving as pawns in a...
  • Sing along with 'Fiddler on the Roof' on Christmas Eve

    Sing along with 'Fiddler on the Roof' on Christmas Eve
    Talk about tradition. For the seventh year running, the Laemmle theater chain will present its annual Christmas Eve "Fiddler on the Roof" sing-along, so successful that it's now a fixture at no less than six theaters. Director Norman Jewison turned the...
  • 'Annie' is stuck in the middle

    'Annie' is stuck in the middle
    2 stars (out of four) In the 1982 big-screen version of the 1977 Broadway musical “Annie,” the titular orphaned redhead was an annoying little sprite. I get that she’s meant to be a beacon of Depression-era optimism, but at what point...
  • Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams To Run New Orleans Theater

    Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams To Run New Orleans Theater
    Hartford Stage’s associate artistic director will now be running a theater of his own. Williams, a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for more than a decade, is the new artistic director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré located in the...
  • 'School of Rock' musical opening on Broadway in 2015

    'School of Rock' musical opening on Broadway in 2015
    Richard Linklater's 2003 crowd pleaser "School of Rock" will become a Broadway musical when the world-premiere production opens at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York on Dec. 6, 2015, producers announced on Thursday. The very American story of a...
  • Orlando's Denee Benton stars in 'Book of Mormon' tour

     Orlando's Denee Benton stars in 'Book of Mormon' tour
    Denee Benton is coming home for the holidays. But the Central Floridian, who graduated in 2010 from Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, won't be flopping on the couch like many recent college graduates. She'll be starring nightly in "The Book...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Students trade their front teeth for Mariah

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Students trade their front teeth for Mariah
    Nearly 70 years ago, a music teacher filling in for his wife’s second-grade class asked the children what they wanted for Christmas. When hearing the sibilant sounds erupting all over the room, it inspired the man, Donald Yetter Gardner, to compose...
  • For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times
    In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you. Sure, factual...
  • REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre
    Ugly, groggy-eyed and not unlike a low-rent Tony Soprano, I headed to my stoop for my Sunday Tribune. My early-morning eyes landed on an envelope for my very loyal carrier's holiday tip. Excellent timing, Andre! I had the Newsies ringing in my ears. All...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle' plays it close to home in the classical world

    'Mozart in the Jungle' plays it close to home in the classical world
    Can you hear the hair? On billboards and bus ads across Los Angeles, the curly locks of Gustavo Dudamel often seem to be in motion as the conductor strikes a pose of musical ecstasy. In "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon's new comedy series set in the...