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Musical Theater

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  • It's Wynonna Judd, and that should be enough

    It's Wynonna Judd, and that should be enough
    Wynonna Judd has never been shy about sharing the ups and downs of her 30-plus-year career. "The truth sets you free," the country singer laughs during a phone interview. "I'm feeling very light and free today. I don't know how long that's gonna last, but...
  • 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 -...
  • Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it

     Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it
    A group of Los Angeles theater leaders will announce this week an aggressive plan to diversify Southern California theater companies, the productions they present and the audiences they draw. Tim Dang, producing artistic director of East West Players,...
  • 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.)...
  • Fender's move to sell instruments directly to musicians upsets dealers

    Fender's move to sell instruments directly to musicians upsets dealers
    Fender's curvy Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazz Basses have been must-have features of guitar shop walls for decades. Music retailers, including mom-and-pop shops and big national chains such as Guitar Center, have been among the last bastion of...