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The Hartford CourantInternational Festival of Arts & Ideas: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" brings together the puppet masters (South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company) and director (Tom Morris) of the sensational "War Horse" which stunned audiences in London, Broadway and is...
It takes a brave woman to step in for the powerful pipes of Broadway's Linda Eder. But that's exactly what Emily Skinner had to do back in 1997. During previews of "Jekyll & Hyde," which showcased Eder, the actress lost her voice. At the last minute,...
Reuters* Doyle's "The Commitments" gets musical treatment * Novel about soul band made into hit film in 1991 * New novel to feature Commitments character Jimmy By Paul Casciato LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Irish author Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel "The...
The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
Since being mean to children is frowned upon these days — we've come a long way since Charles Dickens' gallery of cruel Victorian authority figures who love to bait an orphan — any critic wishing to note that the kids in a show are...
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down." Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
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NEW YORK — Even as the U.S. Supreme Court debates what is marriage, the sentimental and hugely enjoyable new Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" is debating the nature of manhood, with a fabulous twist. But as timely as this show suddenly seems to be...
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...
That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash. One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
A Tony nominee, a former Elphaba in Broadway's "Wicked" and a one-time Mouseketeer are among the acts booked for the 11th Orlando Cabaret Festival. Mad Cow Theatre presents the annual mix of music and comedy, which will run April 25-May 12 at the...
To make the part of Jean Valjean work in the new big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Les MisÚrables," there's nothing Hugh Jackman wouldn't do. Including singing in the gym. "If you're an actor, you sign up to make a fool of yourself, and...
As someone who loved the 2000 movie "Billy Elliot," I had doubts that it could be turned into a stage musical. I figured too much of the gritty mining town atmosphere of the original would be lost, for a start. And I was suspicious that the many...
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