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Musical Theater

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  • What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend

    What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend
    When, in 1975, the movie director Ken Russell turned "Tommy," an album by The Who, into a film, catapulting the Pinball Wizard to further glory, he made one particularly notable change: He switched the period of the rock opera from the years following...
  • REVIEW: 'Plastic Revolution' by The New Colony at Den Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Plastic Revolution' by The New Colony at Den Theatre
    Around 1950, a woman named Brownie Wise came to the attention of Earl Tupper, the inventor of a brand of airtight plastic containers designed to keep leftovers fresh. Wise (reportedly to be played by Sandra Bullock in an upcoming movie) told Tupper...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands. "I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...
  • Classical: Ayreheart to play from Renaissance to rock in Bethlehem

    Who would have thought that the humble lute, that kindest and most gentle of stringed instruments, would dare tread on the gnarly landscape of acoustic rock? Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane, that's who, and he's out to prove it with his...
  • Family Time: Join Ivy and Bean for a musical at Symphony Hall

    A pair of unlikely best friends will take the stage Sunday in "Ivy + Bean: The Musical" at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. The new musical based on The New York Times best-selling children's books series by Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie...
  • NCC play about art to be performed at Allentown Art Museum

    It seems fitting that "Red," a play about art and an artist, should be performed at Allentown Art Museum. John Logan's Tony Award-winning play about painter Mark Rothko will be presented by the Northampton Community College Theater Department Thursday,...
  • American Blues Theater announces 2015-16 season

    American Blues Theater announces 2015-16 season
    American Blues Theater announced its 2015-16 season on Thursday. The three plays and one musical will be performed at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park where the company is in residence. First up is “The Rainmaker” (Aug. 28 -...
  • Look away, look away from 'Shenandoah'

    Look away, look away from 'Shenandoah'
    How much more can the Confederacy take? First, there was that whole losing-the-war-of-Northern-aggression thing. And now, rubbing big ol' bags of rock salt into the wounds, there's a fairly faulty production of the Civil War-set musical "Shenandoah,"...
  • Rob Owen: Billy Porter loves 'Empire'

    Actor, singer, writer, director, composer Billy Porter gets his own one-man edition of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS on April 3. (Cyndi Lauper will make a guest appearance along with Porter's best friend, Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble.)...
  • NBC sets projects with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and Eva Longoria; 'The Wiz' in the wings

    Stevie Wonder is on board for an NBC miniseries set against the 19th-century Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves find freedom. Wonder, who will serve as executive producer for the project, also may be involved in a musical adaptation of the...
  • Old friends to meet again on the jazz stage

    Old friends to meet again on the jazz stage
    In the early 1980s, a group of hot young players from around the country made names for themselves in New York. They weren’t free-jazz avant-gardists, neo-beboppers, electronic funksters or a part of Wynton Marsalis’ “young men in suits&...