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Musical Theater

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  • New "Annie" movie less about "Tomorrow" and all about today

    Forget the curly red hair andDepression-era orphans. The hit musical "Annie" moves firmly into the 21st centuryin a new film version where the star is a street-smartAfrican-American foster kid who rides New York buses, and hersavior is a black cell phone...
  • Retooled 'One Day' to Play Off Broadway from Producers of 'Heathers' Musical

    "One Day," a retooled version of cult 1999 teen musical "Inappropriate," will play New York in a new multimedia production from Big Block Entertainment -- which produced the musical "Heathers" -- and Carl Levin ("Rock of Ages"). The musical, which...
  • New 'Annie' movie less about 'Tomorrow' and all about today

    Forget the curly red hair and Depression-era orphans. The hit musical "Annie" moves firmly into the 21st century in a new film version where the star is a street-smart African-American foster kid who rides New York buses, and her savior is a black cell...
  • 'Die Hard' inspires an action-packed holiday musical

    'Die Hard' inspires an action-packed holiday musical
    When most people think Christmas, they think Bruce Willis and an office complex swarming with German terrorists. OK, maybe not most people. But when MCL Chicago managing director Michael Shepherd Jordan asked his fellow improvisers for suggestions for a...
  • Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
  • Jason Alexander directs Jewish musical at Mizner Park

    Jason Alexander directs Jewish musical at Mizner Park
    Comic actor Jason Alexander, best known for playing "George" on the popular situation television comedy series "Seinfeld," directs the musical "When You're In Love The Whole World Is Jewish" running now through Jan. 11 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts...
  • 'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues

     'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues
    The new movie version of "Into the Woods" is big in many ways — big stars (Meryl Streep, Chris Pine), big visual effects (giant beanstalk, angry giantess) and big score (booming orchestra that lays on the grandiosity). The $50 million that...
  • 'First Date' will play the Royal George

    'First Date' will play the Royal George
    The Chicago premiere of the musical “First Date” will arrive in early 2015, a spokesperson for the production announced on Monday. The comedy about a guy and girl’s blind date — remember those? — will play the Royal...
  • Some Hampton Roads music suggestions for the holiday shopper

    Some Hampton Roads music suggestions for the holiday shopper
    If you're the type who likes to give music as a gift, we salute you and we encourage you to support local artists. Here is a quick look at some of the better 2014 releases from Hampton Roads acts. Most of them are available through Amazon, iTunes or...
  • Broadway Box Office: Sting Boosts 'The Last Ship' to New High-Water Mark

    Sting put strong winds in the sails of his Broadway musical last week, with the musician's first performances in "The Last Ship" adding significant momentum to the production's previously middling box office. The composer of the semi-autobiographical...
  • Wallis, Jamie and Jay Z bring 'Annie' back to life

    "Annie," a musical that the decades have rendered into a punchline, is modernized, made more streetwise and brought back to life in a production backed by Jay Z and various members of the Will and Jada Pinkett Smith empire. The new "Annie" is intimate...