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Musical Theater

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  • Will Gay Drama 'Love Is Strange' Shatter Hollywood's Glass Ceiling?

    "Love Is Strange" is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where marriage is legal for George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), longtime partners who get hitched in a...
  • REVIEW: 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Light Opera Works ★★★

     REVIEW: 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Light Opera Works ★★★
    Sometimes I feel like I've talked to Tevye as many times as Tevye has talked to God. Such is the ubiquity of "Fiddler on the Roof," a musical that, in my small profession, is as constant a presence as a judge for a lawyer, a fire for a fireman or a pesky,...
  • The many sounds of saxophonist Donald Harrison

    The many sounds of saxophonist Donald Harrison
    Anyone who had pegged New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison as a neo-traditionalist or a classic bebopper or a jazz-funk specialist – or anything else – got it wrong. He drew on all those musical personalities, and then some, Thursday...
  • An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

    An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'
    In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage. She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...
  • Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson

    Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson
    "What would James Brown do?" Anyone who knows the groundbreaking soul singer's biography understands that's not a question that inoculates against trouble. But in certain circumstances, such as when America is paying witness to the Ferguson, Mo., racial...
  • 'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story

    'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story
    "Finding Fela!" is a hall-of-mirrors documentary that dissects the complex public persona of the late Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti though the lens of the 2009 Broadway musical biography "Fela!" Directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, whose...
  • Campers Learn To Rock In Madison

    MADISON — A passerby might mistake Madison's School of Rock location as just another colonial home on the Boston Post Road, but what happens inside the historic whitewashed walls is anything but ancient history. Inside the colonial exterior, owner...
  • Robin Williams, comedic genius, R.I.P.

    "If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days," said Robin Williams. REALLY AND truly, some of the recent dead are just too heartbreaking. What about Robin Williams, who I knew throughout his amazing career as...
  • Lauren Bacall, Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 89

    Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not," died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was...
  • 'Easy A' Writer Bert Royal to Adapt Stage Musical '13' for CBS Films

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - CBS Films is bringing Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's stage musical "13" to the big screen, the studio announced Tuesday. Story follows a popular 13-year-old boy who moves from New York City to a...
  • Jeff Beck, ZZ Top en route to Greek Theatre on Aug. 13

    Jeff Beck, ZZ Top en route to Greek Theatre on Aug. 13
    This summer’s touring marriage of English rock guitar hero Jeff Beck and veteran Texas blues rock trio ZZ Top in one sense brings full circle a mutual musical admiration society that was born 46 years ago. That was back in 1968, when Beck, on tour...