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1 hr ago | The Recorder

Encores & Curtain Calls: The Little Theater that Could

"The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness."


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6 hrs ago | Switched

All Singing, All Dancing, All Dynamic Pricing: The New Broadway Musical Season

The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.


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7 hrs ago |

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project , a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Theater, Arts, Events, Recreational Vehicle, Award

11 hrs ago | NY1

'Pippin' Revival Combines Circus Flare, Fosse-Style Dance to Make Magic

The 2013 Tony winning revival of "Pippin" is a synthesis of musical theater and circus art.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

14 hrs ago |

Funny Fanny

'I learned to love musical theater in the movie house, going to see musicals with my mother and sister," says Napa-based director Barry Martin, enthusiastically citing such inspirational classics as The Sound of Music , Gypsy and Mary Poppins .


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Napa, CA

14 hrs ago | The Day

Community Music School Hosts Open House Sept. 8 to 12

Community Music School , located in the Spencer's Corner professional complex at 90 Main Street in Centerbrook, is now registering for the fall semester, which begins on Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Centerbrook, CT, Arts

Tue Aug 26, 2014

USA Today

Lane, Broderick back on Broadway in starry fall season

Lane, Broderick back on Broadway in starry fall season Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick hit the stage this season in Broadway's 'It's Only a Play.'


Related Topix: The Producers, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Christine Dwyer, Eric Anderson and More to Star in Richard H. Blake's WHISKEYLAND! Concert, 9/15

From Last Call Theatricals, LLC, the producing company helmed by Broadway vets Michael Balderrama, Richard H. Blake and Sean Frank Sullivan, comes a night of songs from Whiskeyland!, a brand new rock fantasy telling the story of Boston in the last 24 hours of existence! WHISKEYLAND! THE CONCERT is set for Monday, Sept 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm at The ... (more)


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'Nine Lives' (and counting): Le Petit presentation arrives in time for Katrina anniversary

When Kimberly Kaye was approached with the idea of shaping Paul Sanchez's song cycle of Dan Baum's book "Nine Lives" into a piece of musical theater, she could be forgiven for not exactly falling in love with the idea.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, New York, New York Government, Tulane University

Paper Mill Playhouse Launches New Education Initiative

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the launch of a new education service for high school students whose aim it is to study theater or musical theater in college.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Education Etc., New Jersey

Scientific American

Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances

Rather than hiring pit musicians, producer Charles M. Goldstein had intended to accompany the singers with sampled instrument sounds, played by a computer.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater

'The Mikado's' yellowface through the eyes of my Asian daughter

Guest Opinion: What my adopted daughter's experience performing in "The Mikado" taught me about white guilt, musical theater and cultural appropriation.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Family, Kids, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's GODSPELL to Open 9/5

Seacoast Repertory Theatre will present their 6th Mainstage Musical, Godspell, September 5th-September 27th 2014.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Columbia Spectator

Get involved: All of campus is a stage

Latenite produces an anthology of student-written and -directed plays every semester.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Columbia University

Nyu Steinhardt to Perform Man of la Mancha, 9/19-21

The Steinhardt Program in Vocal Performance at New York University will present the musical theater classic "Man of La Mancha" with performances running September 19-21, 2014.


Related Topix: New York University, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Theater, Arts, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY

Silicon Alley Insider

The Most-Viewed TED Talk Ever Reveals How American Schools Kill Creativity

So her mom brought her to a doctor to find out what was wrong, and he made a startling diagnosis.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education

Eve Apart Debuts At Chattanooga Theatre Centre Sept. 4-7

The new musical/theatrical production Eve Apart will play Sept. 4-7 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Thomas Jane, Theater, Arts, Harrison, TN, East Brainerd, TN

BWW Reviews: Don't Cry for EVITA

When Evita premiered on Broadway in 1979, it sat in a similar position as it does now: in a medium known for lighter fare, it seeks to tell a fairly unusual tale.


Related Topix: Evita, Theater, Arts

Asier Etxeandía regresa con 'El Intérprete' a Barcelona

Ser en el Teatro Coliseum de la Ciudad Condal, del 19 al 21 de septiembre. El Intrprete ofrece un viaje musical a travs de aquellas canciones e intrpretes dramticos y solitarios que forman parte de nuestras vidas hoy, y de las de muchos otros antes que nosotros.


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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre Goes Supercalifragilistic with 'Mary Poppins!'

The artistic scene in Atlanta has been undergoing a transformation. It can certainly be said that, at least in part, it is being propelled by the recent years' influx that has resulted from the growing film industry in Georgia.


Related Topix: Theater, Mary Poppins, West End (Atlanta, GA), Arts