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Musical Theater

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  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
  • Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep

     Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep
    At 12, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway musical "High Society," at 24, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the drama "Up in the Air," and, at 27, her song "Cups," from the hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," went multi-platinum and became one of...
  • Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program

    Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program
    Patti Austin may be the only person in town delighted with the weather. The Grammy-winning vocal artist, who will salute Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in this weekend’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops program, couldn’t sound more...
  • Broadway Star Florence Lacey Speaks To West Hartford Students

    WEST HARTFORD — The cast of Conard High School's production of "Hello, Dolly!" got a critique Friday from veteran Broadway star Florence "Flo" Lacey. Lacey told students about her struggle through auditions in both New York and Los Angeles,...
  • PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

    PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'
    Who wants to live in New York? That's the question the Smith children ask their father with exasperation. After all, the fair is coming St. Louis, not NYC. The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" opens Feb. 6 at Palette, Masque & Lyre (PM&L) Community...
  • '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...
  • Grammys 2015: Grammy students win the chance of a lifetime

    Grammys 2015: Grammy students win the chance of a lifetime
    Having the opportunity to record in the legendary studios of Capitol Records is a feat many will never accomplish. But, for a small group of high school students, the record label home of artists such as Sam Smith, Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige opened...
  • Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys

    Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys
    When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
  • 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...
  • Those wild musical pairings on show? Thank Ken Ehrlich

    Those wild musical pairings on show? Thank Ken Ehrlich
    Along with the actual handing out of trophies, the annual Grammy Awards ceremony has become as much about unexpected — and sometimes utterly head-scratching — collaborations among disparate musicians for the national TV broadcast. Just...
  • Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' series going to Netflix

    Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' series going to Netflix
    Director Baz Luhrmann is the latest major filmmaker to bring his next project to a streaming service. "The Get Down," the story of a group of South Bronx kids maneuvering through the music scene of 1970s New York City, will premiere on Netflix in 2016....