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Musical Theater

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  • Film Review: 'Cowboys'

    Someday an enterprising film-festival programmer will stage a retrospective of "The Full Monty" remakes retooled for nations with bleak economies and downtrodden citizens who worship at the altar of American popular culture. When that day dawns, Croatia's...
  • 'Kindie rock' queen Laurie Berkner, coming to Bethlehem, expands her empire

    Ten years ago, Laurie Berkner was crowned the queen of "kindie rock" — indie music performed for children. The former preschool teacher's rise was fueled by her music videos, which in 2004 started running on Noggin, a kids TV channel now known...
  • Salonen and Philharmonic see America anew

    Salonen and Philharmonic see America anew
    In what had promised to be the Los Angeles Philharmonic's most ambitious project of the fall and the launch of its new in/SIGHT series of collaborations with video artists, Esa-Pekka Salonen was to have led Berlioz's wondrous, large-scale choral...
  • Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?

    Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?
    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and theaters across the United Kingdom are poised for the annual glittery blizzard of pantomimes. If your taste runs to the traditional, then London can amply cater for you this festive season. Among the...
  • Late-career love affair with Canada keeps DeYoung sailing

    Late-career love affair with Canada keeps DeYoung sailing
    The suburb of Burr Ridge was founded in 1956, when Dennis DeYoung was a tiny 9-year-old boy living in the Chicago neighborhood of Roseland, fooling around with an accordion and dreaming some sort of musical dreams. Whatever those might have been —...
  • All-star salute to Emmylou Harris coming to Washington, D.C.

    All-star salute to Emmylou Harris coming to Washington, D.C.
    It comes less than two weeks into 2015, but an upcoming tribute to singer and songwriter Emmylou Harris in Washington, D.C., easily looks to be a strong contender for Americana music event of the year. Scheduled for Jan. 10, the show features performances...
  • REVIEW: 'Camelot' at Drury Lane Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Camelot' at Drury Lane Theatre
    Given its inexorable associations with the glamorous Kennedy White House and such formidable but distant personas as Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's exquisitely scored "Camelot" now usually comes with a retro...
  • A nostalgic walk in the 'Woods'

    Into the woods, And who can tell What's waiting on the journey? —Prologue, "Into the Woods" * A steady stream of props and memories is flowing into Costa Mesa in advance of a Broadway reunion of unprecedented scope. Composer and lyricist...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • Broadway's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Finds Its Tevye

    The upcoming Broadway revival of musical "Fiddler on the Roof" has landed its Tevye, with five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein set to play the lead in one of musical theater's most iconic titles. Bartlett Sher, the director of the "Fiddler" revival, has...
  • 'Balloon Boy: The Musical' set to open at Colorado high school

    It has been a little more than five years since a Colorado couple tricked the world into believing their small child was trapped in a silver weather balloon floating out of control over the Rocky Mountain sky. Tonight, “Balloon Boy: The Musical&...