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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • 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...
  • Anna Kendrick: Meryl's 'a bro,' Chris Pine tastes like 'cinnamon'

    Anna Kendrick: Meryl's 'a bro,' Chris Pine tastes like 'cinnamon'
    Anna Kendrick brought her pith to Andy Cohen's clubhouse. The "Pitch Perfect 2" star, who has a gregarious and expletive-laced Twitter feed, appeared on "Watch What Happens Live's" last episode of 2015 on Tuesday, and in a spitfire round of "Cinder-...
  • Todd Martens’ best video games of 2014

     
    THE PLAYER New faces dominated interactive entertainment in 2014, from a tiny princess adrift in a puzzling kingdom to a […]...
  • Best of 2014: Showing what's possible in a storefront

    Best of 2014: Showing what's possible in a storefront
    Small budgets and even smaller venues are often part of the fringe theater equation. But what sets Chicago apart from most other theater towns is that our grass-roots scene blossoms with work created by artists who don't view the storefront as just a...
  • 'Into the Woods' impressive if not embraceable

    "Into the Woods," the Stephen Sondheim fairy-tale musical that sent up every contrivance and cliche that The Brothers Grimm could cook up, earns a lush, grand and star-studded production for the big screen. Disney brought out and bought the big guns...
  • Party like it's 1999 (or 2014, if you must)

    As the clock nears midnight on Dec. 31, Orange County residents have plenty of options to make the countdown to 2015 fun. Tickets are on sale for XL NYE, a block party at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. The event, hosted by Newport Beach-based Identity...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'

    ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'
    There's enough material for at least two shows packed into "The Color Purple," the 2005 musical that had a good run on Broadway and is now enjoying a dynamic production by the ambitious company ArtsCentric. The creative team — book by Marsha...
  • An 'Annie' without the expected sunshine, spirit or energy

    Hard to believe the sun will come out tomorrow for the new "Annie." Starring Jamie Foxx as the mogul and Quvenzhané Wallis as the moppet, there are so many reasons to rain on this parade. Director Will Gluck's glam, grim re-imagining of the...