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Musical Theater

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  • Sting joining cast of his Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

    Will the physical presence of Sting on stage be enough to keep his musical "The Last Ship" from sinking? Starting next month, Sting is to join the cast of the new Broadway show, which has seen tepid box-office sales and unenthusiastic reviews since...
  • ‘Strange Magic’ trailer offers singing elves, fairies and goblins

     
    Disney has released the first trailer for the upcoming Lucasfilm animated musical “Strange Magic,” offering a glimpse of the movie's […]...
  • John Cameron Mitchell Taking Over 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - John Cameron Mitchell is strutting back to the role that made him famous in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He will break out the pumps, blonde wig and East German accent playing the transgender character he co-created with...
  • 'Work Weather Wife' a bargain-basement Bollywood musical

    'Work Weather Wife' a bargain-basement Bollywood musical
    With an opening title that says the film is "based on socioeconomic evolution of Indian community living abroad" and a dedication to victims of honor killing, "Work Weather Wife" promises to expose barbaric traditions. But the disclaimers prove mere red...
  • Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

    Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks
    The train was decidedly not bound for glory. It was only going to Hollywood. Pasadena, actually. But that three-day journey — taken in 1955 by 12-year-old Van Dyke Parks, aboard the ultra plush Super Chief from Princeton Junction —...
  • Broadway's 'Wicked' returns to Chrysler Hall on Wednesday

    Broadway's "Wicked" plays Chrysler Hall for two weeks beginning Nov. 26. . Interview with producer Marc Platt. 12 inches. Nicholson/Mason. David Nicholson 757-234-9462/Felicia Mason 757-570-3217 Estimated length. 12 inches. Art: Handout photo of...
  • REVIEW: 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!'

     REVIEW: 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!'
    Cindy Lou Who'd believe it? The Grinch got his union card! I don't mean that Shuler Hensley, who plays the verdant old meanie on the road, is the newest member of Actors' Equity Association. Au contraire. Hensley has more Broadway credits than the Whos...
  • Ariel Pink plugs into 'Pom Pom' buzz in his own singular style

    Ariel Pink plugs into 'Pom Pom' buzz in his own singular style
    Ariel Pink was craving a cigarette. It was the first thing he asked for one recent morning when he arrived at my place to talk about his new album, "Pom Pom." I didn't have one, so a representative from his record label, 4AD, was dispatched to satisfy...
  • Winter Park Forum Review: "Isn't It Romantic"

    Winter Park Forum Review: "Isn't It Romantic"
    When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to see the play “Isn’t It Romantic,” and that it was a tribute to the legendary composing team of Rodgers and Hart, she quickly corrected me. “You mean Rodgers and Hammerstein,”...
  • Compass Rose prances on stage with a stellar version of 'Cats'

    Compass Rose prances on stage with a stellar version of 'Cats'
    Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theater in 1982, a year after its London opening, and ran for 7,485 performances. The musical, based on T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," ran even longer in...
  • Interviewing The Kinks' Dave Davies: While waiting for reunion, he's 'Rippin' Up Time' solo

    Interviewing The Kinks' Dave Davies: While waiting for reunion, he's 'Rippin' Up Time' solo
    The 50th anniversary of the founding of British rock band The Kinks passed without a reunion in 2013. The same milestone of the group’s debut album and huge first hit, “You Really Got Me,” is about to suffer the same fate as 2014...