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Musical Theater

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  • A welcome 'Cabaret'

    A welcome 'Cabaret'
    The production of "Cabaret" at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs is just twisted enough. That's high praise for director Dan Kelley's take on the venerable musical, which was a Broadway smash in 1966 and a Oscar-magnet movie in 1972. On a...
  • S. Florida native reflects on production of 'Rent' in Cuba

    S. Florida native reflects on production of 'Rent' in Cuba
    Three nights a week since Christmas Eve, an all-Cuban cast of performers has danced and belted out songs, bringing the American rock musical, "Rent," to life in Havana. As they perform in Spanish to sold-out audiences at the Bertolt Brecht Theatre,...
  • Hollywood Bowl's 2015 season strives to offer something for everyone

    Hollywood Bowl's 2015 season strives to offer something for everyone
    The Hollywood Bowl is going especially big — and broad — this summer. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce a 2015 lineup that is particularly diverse, in keeping with the Bowl's longtime philosophy of offering a...
  • 'Nice Work' Is A Lurching Gershwin Juke-Box Show

    'Nice Work' Is A Lurching Gershwin Juke-Box Show
    The show: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. What makes it special?: The non-Equity tour of the 2012 revamped version of George and Ira Gershwin's 1926 musical "Oh, Kay!" with additional tunes from the...
  • 'Gotta Dance' is next pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago

    'Gotta Dance' is next pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago
    Chicago is getting another pre-Broadway tryout: “Gotta Dance,” a new musical based on a 2008 Dori Berinstein documentary about the New Jersey Nets’ hip-hop dance team made up of senior citizens. The documentary followed the neophyte team...
  • With attendance up, ESO looks to next season

    With attendance up, ESO looks to next season
    Two seasons ago the Elgin Symphony Orchestra averaged 73 percent of capacity at the Hemmens Cultural Center, according to ESO Director of Marketing & Development Cheryl Wendt. Last season that average grew to 79 percent, and the current season...
  • Marriott's dazzling 'La Cage' is bright and bold

    Marriott's dazzling 'La Cage' is bright and bold
    There's a make-or break moment that comes roughly midway through "La Cage Aux Folles," a number that –— done wrong — renders everything before it meaningless and everything after it anticlimactic. It starts unassumingly enough, with a...
  • Kennedy Center presents pleasant, Broadway-bound production of 'Gigi'

    Kennedy Center presents pleasant, Broadway-bound production of 'Gigi'
    The Kennedy Center has poured a lot of resources into a perfectly pleasant, not entirely satisfying production of the Lerner and Loewe musical "Gigi." Next stop is Broadway. It may need an extra jolt or two before then. Perhaps this work, best known...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater

     REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater
    For anyone who saw the first national tour of the musical "The Addams Family," the amusements currently to be had alongside Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley at the Mercury Theater will not come as a surprise. For that road show of the Broadway...
  • Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'

    Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'
    A cast of 40 actors in the musical "Ragtime," running now through Feb. 22 at Actors Playhouse, give uplifting performances in a portrayal of early 20th century America within three families. Actors Playhouse created a lavish $390,000 production...