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Musical Theater

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  • Theatre Downtown salutes 25 years on Orange Ave. in 'Encore'

    Theatre Downtown will lower the curtain on 25 years of performances in the former appliance store turned arts venue with a special production appropriately titled "Encore." The show, which will have two performances this weekend, salutes the theater's...
  • Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'

    Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'
    Kyle Taylor Parker's confidence is rising to new heights. The performer is stepping into sturdy stilettos to star as Lola in the Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Dec. 30 to Jan. 11. Parker, who has been in...
  • 'Hobbit' to prevail for 2nd weekend as 'Interview' rolls out

    'Hobbit' to prevail for 2nd weekend as 'Interview' rolls out
    The final installment of the "Hobbit" franchise is likely to top the box office again over the four-day Christmas weekend. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is expected to add $50 million to its current $107.9 million domestic haul,...
  • Top 50 Concerts of 2014

    Top 50 Concerts of 2014
    Sometimes, bigger still is better. There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
  • Stomp's primal rhythms come to Philadelphia

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn your body into a percussion instrument? "Stomp," which uses everything from garbage cans to hubcaps to beat out rhythms, is coming to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia Friday for eight shows. And at...
  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 28-Jan. 4: 'Kinky Boots' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 28-Jan. 4: 'Kinky Boots' and more
    After a stint at the Pantages, the Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" sashays on down to Segerstrom Center. Also, Rita Rudner rings in the new at Laguna Playhouse, and Glendale Centre Theatre stages Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor." The World Is My Home...
  • Disney's 'Into the Woods' Starts Strong with $1.1 Million at Latenight Shows

    Disney's star-studded movie musical "Into the Woods" has launched solidly with $1.1 million in Christmas Eve shows in North America. That figure is far ahead of the Dec. 18 latenight opening for Sony's musical "Annie," which opened with $360,000, and...
  • 'Into the Woods,' 'Unbroken' Open Strong on Christmas Against 'The Interview'

    Disney's musical "Into the Woods" and Universal's war drama "Unbroken" have opened impressively on Christmas Day in the U.S., with early estimates showing both at around $10 million for their opening days. The launches leave each with prospects of a...
  • Take a magical trip 'Into the Woods'

    There are moments when the big-screen adaptation of the stage production "Into the Woods," a fairytale mashup played out against a haunting score by Stephen Sondheim, is as big and broad as the giant who lives at the top of the beanstalk. But quickly,...
  • Theater News: Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams New Orleans-Bound

    Theater News: Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams New Orleans-Bound
    Hartford Stage's associate artistic director will now be running a theater of his own. Maxwell 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...
  • Teen, an evangelist for classical music

    As an 8-year-old, David Zhao was asked to describe the feeling he got from listening to and playing classical music on the piano. At the time, he had a love for candy and said the experience was as sweet as "a box of chocolates." "I still feel the same...