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Musical Theater

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  • A 'La Cage' that lifts and drags

    A 'La Cage' that lifts and drags
    It is a curious thing that "La Cage aux Folles" finds itself topical again, 32 years after the musical with a gay couple's longtime relationship at its center became a Broadway hit. But here we are with the sturdy and handsome production at the Wick...
  • John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March

    John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March
    The national touring production of the hit musical "Chicago" heading to the Hippodrome Theatre in March will feature John O'Hurley -- a.k.a. J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" -- as the sneaky lawyer Billy Flynn. O'Hurley, known for appearances on "Dancing...
  • The ballad of 'Bonnie & Clyde'

    The ballad of 'Bonnie & Clyde'
    There are some shows, such as Slow Burn Theatre's "Bonnie & Clyde" in West Boca Raton, where the space around you just falls away. You forget about the seats around you, the proscenium loses your focus, and all that is left is the musical. You even...
  • Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast

    Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast
    What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...
  • Child sense: Music to your ears!

    Child sense: Music to your ears!
    Learning a musical instrument is something that has benefits way beyond simply being able to impress friends and family. Studies have shown that it not only promotes children’s brain development, it also demands the habit of regular practice to...
  • Theatre Downtown leaves home with laughs, tears and song

     Theatre Downtown leaves home with laughs, tears and song
    At Orlando's Theatre Downtown, Sunday was a night for tears and cheers as fans gathered for one last performance in the theater's home for the past 25 years. Florida Hospital, which owns the distinctive building at the corner of Orange Avenue and...
  • Patricia Barber on the air: Welcome to 'MusicHeads'

    Patricia Barber on the air: Welcome to 'MusicHeads'
    We already knew she could sing, play the piano and write hyperliterate, musically sophisticated songs. But can Chicagoan Patricia Barber host a radio show? More specifically, can she preside over a program designed not merely to entertain listeners...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era
    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • Heartbreak leads Alain Johannes to 'Fragments and Wholes'

    Heartbreak leads Alain Johannes to 'Fragments and Wholes'
    Music and loss sent Alain Johannes on some unexpected paths in recent years, including his newest method of charting the creative highs and personal lows: sharing video of songs-in-progress on Instagram. A year ago, his mother was in the final stages of...
  • Kazan to perform at South Florida venues

    Kazan to perform at South Florida venues
    For the past twenty years, actress/singer Lainie Kazan has found a niche in playing the empathetic and at times overbearing Jewish mother on film and television, such as her portrayal of the mother of Bette Midler's character in the film "Beaches."...
  • Kelli O'Hara talks 'Merry Widow,' 'Peter Pan Live' and 'King and I'

    Kelli O'Hara talks 'Merry Widow,' 'Peter Pan Live' and 'King and I'
    It's a rewarding but undeniably hectic time to be Kelli O'Hara. The five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress has in the last month gone from starring in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," as Mrs. Darling, to making her Metropolitan Opera debut...