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'Book of Mormon' a mocking hug

'An atheist's love letter to religion." That's how Matt Stone, one of the show's creators, described The Book of Mormon , now at the Forrest Theatre for the next six weeks.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Animated TV, South Park, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Pasadena goes back to the good book for latest 'Godspell' production

Pasadena Theatre Company will present "Godspell," opening August 15 at Anne Arundel Community College.

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Related Topix: Godspell, Musical Movies, Photography, Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Theater, Anne Arundel County, MD

Broadway

What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage

We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below.

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Related Topix: Tap, Drama Movies, Savion Glover, Black Entertainment, Arts, Dance, Newsies

Madison Magazine

At Last, Madison Can Hear DeMaina s a oePorgya and See It, Too

Every bio of Madison Symphony music director, and Madison Opera artistic director mentions it: John DeMain's conducting of the Houston Grand Opera 1976 production of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess was a milestone in his career and the growth of Houston Grand Opera.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Symphony, Porgy and Bess, Theater

River Front Times

Stages St. Louis Produces a Winner in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

Summer is the season of musicals in St. Louis, and one of this season's most luminous stars is no doubt Stages St. Louis' relentlessly peppy rendition of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , the delicious 1961 send-up of corporate culture, midcentury gender roles, and scheming one-upmanship - all set to cheerful, toe-tapping song.

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Rock102online.com

'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' Drags Down 'The Li...

The Lion King had a significant influence on my childhood. It was the first movie I ever saw in theaters and one of the few films that I could watch repeatedly, day in and day out, without my parents going completely insane.

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KVOX-FM Fargo

What 'The Lion King' Taught '90s Kids About Death

When The Lion King arrived in theaters 20 years ago, it helped cement Disney's reputation as the premiere studio for animated films, entertained movie-goers both young and old with its catchy songs and brightly-colored characters, and taught a generation of children many valuable life lessons.

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Related Topix: The Lion King, Kids, Family

Wed Jul 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Book of Mormon's Matt Doyle to Return to 54 Below Next Month

Matt Doyle will follow up his sold-out 54 Below debut engagement in May with two additional shows on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16 at 8pm.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, The Book of Mormon, Life, Food, Dining

Playbill

Performers from Motown, Violet, Cinderella and More Join Twenty-Somethings Concert

Produced by Krysta Hibbard, the 8 PM concert - which follows a sold-out edition last summer - will be held Aug. 18 at the Highline Ballroom and feature new music from the songwriters' latest projects.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, The Book of Mormon

Examiner.com

Algonquin Youth Ensemble's 'Godspell' Three Times Only

The local stars of the Algonquin Youth Ensemble bring to life timeless tales of friendship, loyalty and love with performances of "Godspell" on August 1, 2 and 3. Ranging in age from 14 to 20, the cast rocks the score with chart topping songs and a book by a visionary playwright to continue the tradition of "Godspell" being a sensation that has ... (more)

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Related Topix: Godspell, Musical Movies, Manasquan, NJ, Brielle, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Farmingdale, NJ

UTV

This Morning

Former EastEnder Shaun Williamson talks about returning to the stage and starring in One Man Two Guvnors.

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BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Blog: a Trip to Broadway to See the Current Dynamic Cast of the Phantom of the Opera

There is something special about recalling a first trip to Broadway - being in the heart of New York City, the bustling crowds, the lights, the anticipation .

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Related Topix: Opera, Blog News, The Phantom of the Opera

BroadwayWorld.com

Gail Bennett Stars as Mary Poppins, Beginning Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Step in Time."

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Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Entertainment, Drama, Television, California

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Yahoo!

Lewis paints vocal pictures

The exchange of music lessons for helping his mother move house this week seems like a pretty good deal to Alexander Lewis, particularly when she runs the vocal studies course at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, The Phantom of the Opera

Broadway

A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Cast Members Remember...

Brendon Stimson, Ben Fankhauser, Evan Kasprzak, Michael Fatica, Andy Richardson, Jack Scott, Tommy Bracco & Aaron Albano Photographed at Iron Bar for Broadway.com After more than 1,000 pirouetting, pape-hawking performances on Broadway, Disney's Newsies will close August 24 - and there are eight newsboys who have been carrying the banner from the ... (more)

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Shirley Oracle

Legal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

This April 4, 2014 file photo shows British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber at a press conference and performance in New York to announce the "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American arena tour.

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Related Topix: Jesus Christ Superstar, Celebrities, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, R-N-B, Destiny's Child, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Denver, NY

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Legal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

This April 4, 2014 file photo shows British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber at a press conference and performance in New York to announce the "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American arena tour.

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Related Topix: Jesus Christ Superstar, Celebrities, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, R-N-B, Destiny's Child, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Denver, NY

Myrtle Beach Online

Legal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

This April 4, 2014 file photo shows British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber at a press conference and performance in New York to announce the "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American arena tour.

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Related Topix: Jesus Christ Superstar, Celebrities, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, R-N-B, Destiny's Child, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Denver, NY

KJRH

Spider-Man musical producers developing Rio...

Producers of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK are developing two animated films, RIO and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, for the stage.

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Related Topix: Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, World News, Brazil, Entertainment

Radio Times

Gillian Anderson delivers a heartbreaking Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

The X-Files and The Fall star tugs at the heart-strings in a beautifully performed but not flawless production of Tennessee Williams' classic study of the long hot passions of the Deep South at the Young Vic Theatre Three-and-a-half hours in a small, dark and not entirely comfortable auditorium is a big ask to make, even of the most committed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Thriller, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Entertainment, Drama, Science Fiction Movies, Television, The X-Files, Music!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Celebrities, Gillian Anderson

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