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Musical Theater

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  • Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'

    Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'
    Leslie Uggams was the first African American to star in a regular television series. Soon, she'll debut as the first African Amercian actress to play the role of Mama Rose, a role often referred to as the King Lear of musical theater. As a teen, Uggams...
  • 2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners

    2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners
    As a part of the third-annual Connecticut Music Awards, we asked readers in April to vote for their favorite bands and artists from around the state. Here are the results. Thanks for voting, and congratulations to the winners. Album of the Year: James...
  • Allan Sherman musical parody show staged in Coral Springs

    Allan Sherman musical parody show staged in Coral Springs
    Remember Allan Sherman? If you are already smiling remembering the song parodist who was a regular on 1960s television, then you likely are going to love “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! The Allan Sherman Musical” appearing through July 6 at...
  • 'Dog and Pony's' grating personalities spoil the musical fun

    'Dog and Pony's' grating personalities spoil the musical fun
    "Dog and Pony," the new musical by Rick Elice (book) and Michael Patrick Walker (music and lyrics) now receiving its world premiere here at the Old Globe, tells the story of a successful screenwriting duo whose relationship isn't quite romantic though...
  • Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred

    Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred
    Martin Short is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor with dozens of films behind him and a small crowd of bizarre characters that follow him everywhere. The "completely mental" Ed Grimley — with slippery cowlick and pants pulled up to his chest...
  • Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

    Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said...
  • The Ray Wall Band swings with "HE'S SPIDER-MAN!"

    The Ray Wall Band swings with "HE'S SPIDER-MAN!"
    The Ray Wall Band is no stranger to GEEK TO ME. ¬†When I last spoke with front man Ray Wall, the band had just finished producing a “rock opera” based on those uncanny mutant masters of melodrama, The X-Men. Now, after tackling characters...
  • 'California Love' Is Everybody's Jam at Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

    It's no secret that "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical that incorporates the songs of Tupac Shakur, is having trouble drawing crowds -- just take a look at show's weekly box office tally. That explains why director Kenny Leon, fresh off his Tony...
  • 'Jersey Boys' is old-school entertainment with surprising edge

    Because his movies often dance to a violent tune, it's easy to forget Clint Eastwood's passion for music. He directed "Bird" as well as "Honkytonk Man," and for the past decade he's also composed many of the scores for his films. But if you think music...
  • 'Jersey' is hot this season

    'Jersey' is hot this season
    As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all. Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
  • Broadway Review: 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' With Songs by Tupac Shakur

    Here's the big question that should be on the minds of the producers of "Holler If Ya Hear Me": Now that we've built it, will they come? The quick answer: Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on the marketing campaign. That's the gamble investors took on this...