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Musical Theater

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  • 'Let It Go' writers pen Oscar song

    'Let It Go' writers pen Oscar song
    The Oscar-winning composers of "Let It Go" are contributing a special number that host Neil Patrick Harris will sing on the Academy Awards telecast.  Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won the Oscar last year for the "Frozen" song, are writing...
  • 'SNL': J.K. Simmons to host

    'SNL': J.K. Simmons to host
    As if he doesn't have enough pressure as an Oscar nominee, J.K. Simmons will take on being host of "Saturday Night Live." He will do the honors Jan. 31, the night before the Super Bowl on NBC. The musical guest will be D'Angelo, who will appear with...
  • Kennedy Center presents pleasant, Broadway-bound production of 'Gigi'

    Kennedy Center presents pleasant, Broadway-bound production of 'Gigi'
    The Kennedy Center has poured a lot of resources into a perfectly pleasant, not entirely satisfying production of the Lerner and Loewe musical "Gigi." Next stop is Broadway. It may need an extra jolt or two before then. Perhaps this work, best known...
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards
    The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox will also be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J...
  • John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March

    John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March
    The national touring production of the hit musical "Chicago" heading to the Hippodrome Theatre in March will feature John O'Hurley -- a.k.a. J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" -- as the sneaky lawyer Billy Flynn. O'Hurley, known for appearances on "Dancing...
  • The ballad of 'Bonnie & Clyde'

    The ballad of 'Bonnie & Clyde'
    There are some shows, such as Slow Burn Theatre's "Bonnie & Clyde" in West Boca Raton, where the space around you just falls away. You forget about the seats around you, the proscenium loses your focus, and all that is left is the musical. You even...
  • Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast

    Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast
    What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...
  • Child sense: Music to your ears!

    Child sense: Music to your ears!
    Learning a musical instrument is something that has benefits way beyond simply being able to impress friends and family. Studies have shown that it not only promotes children’s brain development, it also demands the habit of regular practice to...
  • Kazan to perform at South Florida venues

    Kazan to perform at South Florida venues
    For the past twenty years, actress/singer Lainie Kazan has found a niche in playing the empathetic and at times overbearing Jewish mother on film and television, such as her portrayal of the mother of Bette Midler's character in the film "Beaches."...
  • Those wild musical pairings on show? Thank Ken Ehrlich

    Those wild musical pairings on show? Thank Ken Ehrlich
    Along with the actual handing out of trophies, the annual Grammy Awards ceremony has become as much about unexpected — and sometimes utterly head-scratching — collaborations among disparate musicians for the national TV broadcast. Just...
  • 'Shrek' showcases Glencoe Junior High Project actors, crew

    "Shrek the Musical" opens Thursday, Feb. 5, at Glencoe Central School and audiences can thank the Glencoe Junior High Project, which presents the annual show. "I'm excited and I'm not that nervous," said Charlotte Jaffe, 13, a Glencoe seventh-grader who...