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Musical Theater

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  • Theater review: 'They're Playing Our Song' from Winter Park Playhouse

     Theater review: 'They're Playing Our Song' from Winter Park Playhouse
    Neil Simon, Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch give "They're Playing Our Song" quite a pedigree. Playwright Simon is a multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner. Lyricist Sager has an Oscar, two Golden Globes and a Grammy. And Hamlisch is one of...
  • Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures

    Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures
    Heather Quinn is determined to see Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Les Miserables," which opens Friday night. "I love 'Les Miz,'" said the Orlando resident, using the fans' nickname for the hit musical. She's not alone. The Shakes set a...
  • Gene Simmons Launching Reality Music Competition at Mipcom

    KISS rocker-turner-reality-star Gene Simmons will be launching a new reality music competition next month at Mipcom. Simmons has teamed up with Sierra/Engine Television on the talent competition "Coliseum," which bids bands against each other like...
  • Atlanta Theater Review: 'Bull Durham,' The Musical

    Sex, baseball and religion come together in a pleasurable but uneven new tuner based on the 1988 film "Bull Durham," preeming at Atlanta's Alliance Theater. Like the Bulls, the North Carolina farm team of the title, the show has its scruffy charms,...
  • Garden Theatre opens season with TheatreWorks' 'Sweeney Todd'

     Garden Theatre opens season with TheatreWorks' 'Sweeney Todd'
    The Garden Theatre opens TheatreWorks Florida's production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" this Friday, Sept. 12. "Sweeney," a dark musical, runs through Oct. 5 and kicks off the Garden Theatre's 2014-2015 season. "Sweeney Todd" will...
  • Demi Lovato works to make a difference

    Demi Lovato works to make a difference
    Demi Lovato coverage is often fixated on topics unrelated to her music: A. Why did the pop star recently unfollow ex-BFF Selena Gomez on Twitter? B. What does Lovato — who performs Monday at Amway Center in Orlando — really think of her...
  • Movie-based musical 'Once' reveals its charms at the Hippodrome

    Movie-based musical 'Once' reveals its charms at the Hippodrome
    In an age when no cinematic product seems safe from being targeted for a theatrical make-over, and when so few of these movies-turned-musicals end up having much substance to offer, "Once" impresses all the more. This modest-scaled work, now getting...
  • 'The Simpsons': Five of the series' greatest musical moments

    'The Simpsons': Five of the series' greatest musical moments
    The music of "The Simpsons" will be in the spotlight starting Friday when the long-running Fox animated series takes over the Hollywood Bowl for a live concert extravaganza featuring songs performed by cast members and other guests, including Conan O'...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 14-21: 'Low Hanging Fruit' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 14-21: 'Low Hanging Fruit' and more
    The plight of homeless female veterans is explored in "Low Hanging Fruit" at the the Zephyr Theatre, Jordan Harrison’s "Marjorie Prime" premieres at the Taper and Vox Lumiere presents a multimedia show inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera." Snug&...
  • Review: 'Finding Fela!' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Finding Fela!' ★★ 1/2
    An audacious performer and iconoclast, the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti proves a challenging subject for a conventional documentary. That's a theme of sorts in Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela!," which is admirably comprehensive but disappointingly short on...
  • Music documentary 'Take Me To the River' covers a lot of familiar ground

    There have been earlier and better movies about "The Memphis Sound," with the documentary "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" being among the best. And there have been recent and better music documentaries built around the idea of giving music...