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Musical Theater

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  • Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' Flops on Broadway

    Broadway's Tupac Shakur musical "Holler if Ya Hear Me" won't be heard after July 20, when the sales-challenged new show will close following several weeks of dire box office. Just last week producers had vowed to keep the show open for as long as they...
  • Jorgensen's 'Gypsy' A Good Rendition Of A Great Musical

    Jorgensen's 'Gypsy'  A Good Rendition Of A Great Musical
    The show: "Gypsy" at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs. What makes it special?: Leslie Uggams stars in the show, making her the first African American actress to take on the iconic role in an Equity production. First...
  • Zach Braff immersed himself in 'Wish I Was Here'

    PHILADELPHIA No secret: Zach Braff is a Woody Allen fan. Braff's 2004 emo indie, "Garden State," which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in (opposite Natalie Portman), drew comparisons to "Annie Hall," to "Manhattan." More than 10 years before...
  • Colchester Community Theatre presents 'The Grunch' this Saturday

    About 90 children attended Colchester Community Theatre's indoor theatre camp at Bacon Academy every weekday from 9 a.m. to noon for two weeks in order to learn how to produce a show and then act, sing and dance in it. The camp culminates in the opening...
  • The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts

    The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts
    The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
  • Tupac Shakur musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' closing on Broadway

    After struggling to find an audience on Broadway, the musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre in New York after running for less than two months.  The production, which is based on the songs of the late rapper Tupac...
  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park. "Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
  • For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
  • NBC Execs on Broadcast Vs. Cable, Emmy Awards, Thursday Night Struggles

    NBC topper Bob Greenblatt opened the Peacock's portion of the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour with the good news that the Peacock's ratings momentum has continued into the summer, boosted by solid showings from its unscripted staples and the...
  • Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook

    Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook
    Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4. Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...
  • Monroe County Historical Society honors the late Fred Waring

    A nationally known band leader in the mid-1900s, a local legend and an innovator of a popular kitchen blender all aptly describe Fred Waring, who proudly called Shawnee-on-Delaware and Pennsylvania his home. Memorabilia will be on display for the exhibit...