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  1. Hartford native trods familiar boards at Hartford Stage after 30 year absenceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    The Hartford Stage 's current production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" has served as a double homecoming for Hartford native Wayne Pretlow, who's a proud member of the show's ensemble and also plays two important roles in the show. Not only has he gotten the chance to visit with his family and reconnect with some old friends, he's also had the opportunity to once again play to audience at the Church Street theater after a hiatus of nearly three decades.

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  2. Burlesque to Broadway and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | North Shore News

    ... "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker, "She's a Lady" by Tom Jones, and the classic "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" by Cole Porter. With orchestral arrangements by Steve Rawlins, choreography by David Eggers, and eight cases of costumes designed by Wendall ...

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  3. 'Kiss Me Kate' is inventive, clever and musically exquisite at Hartford StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Examiner.com

    Hartford Stage' s rousing production of Cole Porter's " Kiss Me Kate ," which this reviewer caught on May 27, is exceptional in so many delightful ways, but especially so because of the remarkable attention to detail that director Darko Tresnjak and his choreographer Peggy Hickey have given to virtually every movement or action on the stage. This is certainly to be expected from last year's winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical , who also directed several memorable productions at the Goodspeed Opera House as well.

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  4. Northlake Performing Arts Society celebrates 20 years with concerts, galaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Times-Picayune

    ... Dr. Alissa Rowe, with the help from NPAS' board members. Those concerts can vary greatly, from hymns to Cole Porter and George Gershwin arrangements to Beatles songs, and sometimes include other performers. Local musician Don Vappie has performed ...

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  5. 'Aladdin Jr.' kicks off summer theatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | SoVaNow.com

    ... songs like "De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out Of You" and "Anything Goes," provided by the cherished and famed Cole Porter. With the exception of some very minor innuendo and a few racy jokes, Anything Goes is fast-paced, farcical and kid-friendly. ...

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  6. Nicky Wood's Welcome to Broadway to Play the Barn Theatre, 6/25-28Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... featuring all the charm of Gene Kelly and zeal of Fred Astaire . The show includes tunes from Irving Berlin to Cole Porter , including "Let Yourself Go," "Too Darn Hot," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Anything Goes," "Singing in the Rain," and "De Lovely." ...

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  7. BWW Review: Buoyant Anything Goes Docks in OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Beloved theatre standards, tap-dancing sailors, chorines in sequins, a farcically silly plot; what more could you want from a Cole Porter musical? After winning three Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Revival of a Musical, the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES ends its delightfully giddy run at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week, concluding on Sunday, May 31st. This non-Equity tour boasts Kathleen Marshall 's direction and choreography, the latter of which earned her a third Tony.

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  8. Review: Go see 'Anything Goes' at Center RepRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    "Anything Goes" has so many classic Cole Porter songs in it -- including "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You" and the title tune -- that it's a wonder it's a single play from which those songs originate rather than some greatest-hits musical revue. What's more, a few Porter favorites from other musicals were inserted in later revivals and have since become part of the show, such as "It's De-Lovely" and "Friendship."

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  9. NIIAMAR...It Is What It IsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | KXVO

    ... Black Bottom," The Cheaters Club" , "The Doll Confessions" directed by Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley and Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," among others. NIIAMARa It Is What It Is will strike a chord with its authentic delivery of what designer ...

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  10. Review: High SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Jewish Chronicle

    ... Fleetwood affects that slightly bored, upper-class drawl of Hepburn's. She can sing, too. There are notes in Cole Porter's gorgeous score that sound almost Streisandesque, though she hits her stride as champagne-saturated bride rather than as the ...

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  11. BWW Reviews: High Society, The Old Vic, May 18 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... musical was based on Philip Barry 's play, The Philadelphia Story , which was adapted for screen twice - with Cole Porter 's score included in the second adaptation. This production is set some twenty years after previous versions: in the fifties. ...

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  12. BWW Reviews: Kiss Me Kate at Hartford Stage CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... musical marries some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters (and a little of the Bard's text) with Cole Porter 's musical genius. It's structured as a play within a play, where we get to see parts of a production of TAMING OF THE SHREW as well ...

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  13. Karen Wyman Comes to Iridium Jazz Club TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Her most recent New York engagement was named a "Critic's Pick" by Time Out New York and called "a compelling concert and a totally-inspiring comeback performance" by BroadwayWorld.com. The evening of music at the Iridium will feature timeless pop standards by Cole Porter , Jule Styne and Harold Arlen , in addition to 1960's classics from The Beatles and Burt Bacharach , her Billboard-charting hit "Why Can't I Walk Away?" and songs from emerging New York composers.

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  14. 'Kiss Me Kate' is a Pretty MessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Memphis Flyer

    ... show's misogynistic script to bed for good. It's practically the poster child for concert-style productions. Cole Porter's lively and lurid score is a sonic treasure. And, to be fair, with the right casting there's still some sparkle left in Bella ...

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  15. BWW Reviews: Stacy Sullivan's Intimate New Show at the Metropolitan Room Has An Identity ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... title relate? The zigzag of material does justice to neither concept. Of the songs remaining, "Too Darn Hot" ( Cole Porter ) is light and flirty; "In My Arms" (Plumb) brims over with sincere, maternal love-there's a sob in her voice; a tandem ...

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  16. New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall: ExclusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WWWM-FM Toledo

    ... tells Billboard, noting the influence more terrestrial-bound musicians such as Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others had on Sun Ra. "He recorded everything from swing to weird-ass free jazz to electronic music and ...

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  17. Hartford Stage's 'Kiss Me, Kate' evokes fun of British Music Hall traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Examiner.com

    Darko Tresnjak directs a fresh version of Cole Porters iconic musical comedy "Kiss Me, Kate" at Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT thru June 14 The melodious music and lively lyrics of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate is being re-interpreted with verve and big laughs in a smashing production at the Hartford Stage by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and a "Wunderbar" cast of very talented Actors Equity performers. The Cast of "Kiss Me, Kate" at Hartford Stage defines the action to come with a show-biz anthem by Cole Porter: "Another Op'nin', Another Show" The book by Bella and Samuel Spewack is chock full of double entendre, as are Mr. Porter's lyrics.

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  18. Top five things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    1. Anything Goes Featuring the rich sounds of a live orchestra and a sensational cast of 26, Cole Porter's uplifting masterpiece of song and dance features the magnificent songs I Get A Kick Out of You, You're the Top, It's De-Lovely and Anything ...

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  19. Shaun Williamson stars as Moonface MartinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    ... 80th anniversary UK tour it certainly retains its ability to put smiles on faces and get feet a-tapping. Some of Cole Porter's songs never lose their appeal. We begin with I Get a Kick Out of You, beautifully sung by Debbie Durup (playing Reno), who ...

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  20. Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS...Read the original story

    Thursday May 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Old Globe and Hartford Stage's co-production of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter , will be choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak , who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013.

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