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Musical Theater

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  • Review: 'George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door' by Graeme Thomson

    Review: 'George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door' by Graeme Thomson
    In February 1963, the New Musical Express ran a profile of George Harrison, who was then just 19 years old. He appears to be a man of simple tastes and pleasures: His favorite food is lamb chops and chips, and his hobbies include "driving, records, girls....
  • Golden Globes ratings down from last year

    Ratings momentum for the Golden Globes loss some steam Sunday night. Co-hosting for the third (and apparently final) year, NBC vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn’t quite go out with a ratings bang. Sunday’s 72nd Golden Globes telecast...
  • Proud 'Lion King' still dazzles

    Proud 'Lion King' still dazzles
    "The Lion King" is still a regal visual treat. The top-earning musical -- now at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale through Feb. 1 -- hasn't (at first glance) lost any of its wow-factor when it comes to stage spectacle. And if...
  • Belle and Sebastian's 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' finds its soul

     Belle and Sebastian's 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' finds its soul
    The world is a disaster, we're all getting older, and a higher power may not be there to save us. So let's get a groove on. Welcome to the universe of Belle and Sebastian's ninth studio album, "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance," out Jan. 20, which...
  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: Having it Both ways

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: Having it Both ways
    The Sunshine Music and Blues Festival is not a name coined by the Department of Redundancy Department, but rather a gentle way of acknowledging the diversity of the live-music scene in South Florida. While organizers of the event — called the...
  • 'Louis & Keely' finds its Louis and Keely

    'Louis & Keely' finds its Louis and Keely
    Casting was announced for “Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at The Sahara” on Wednesday. Produced by Hershey Felder, the musical show is set to begin performances at the Royal George Theatre in March. The musical by Vanessa Claire Stewart,...
  • 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' to launch national tour

    The Tony Award-winning Broadway production of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" will launch a national tour in September, with Chicago as the first stop. The 44-week tour, which producers announced Wednesday, will take the dark musical comedy to...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...