Arts & Entertainment

Broadway star Karen Olivo protests Scott Rudin silence

NEW YORK – Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo says she won’t return to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” once it reopens, saying she’s frustrated by the Broadway industry and especially the silence in the...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arthur Kopit, three-time Tony-nominated playwright, dies

NEW YORK – Arthur Kopit, a three-time Tony Award-nominated playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist known for fusing disparate genres, absurdism and a darkly comic world view, has died. He...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Big Brother is watching: Durango High School Troupe 1096 presents ‘1984’

271 hours. That’s how many hours Aiden Hurley, a sophomore at Durango High School and member of Troupe 1096, estimates it took him to plan, film and edit the theater troupe’s latest production,...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages award-winning drama

Sensory overload? The kind teenagers revel in and adults complain about? What about the precarious bombardment felt by a kid on the outer edges of autism? “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies

NEW YORK – Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Troupe 1096 actors let you be the judge

During this now almost-yearlong pandemic – can you believe it? – the arts and entertainment community has had to get creative in the face of public health strategies to keep people separated to...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Canceled because of coronavirus is a Snow-downer: A look back at Follies past

The global coronavirus pandemic laid waste to countless plans and things to look forward to – including this year’s Snowdown, which would have been going on right now. One of the most popular...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango PlayFest to stream ‘Sitting and Talking’ with donations benefiting CERF

Durango PlayFest, the weeklong festival that brings new plays to town every August, is lending its support to community members who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic with a special...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cortez students win at virtual improv competition

The pandemic didn’t stop Montezuma-Cortez High School students from showing off their improv skills at the Colorado State Thespian Conference and winning the Critic’s Choice Award. The conference,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sidelined ‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway

NEW YORK – Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Virtual performances span the world from Santa Fe

SANTA FE (AP) – Performance groups in Santa Fe have taken the adage “the show must go on” to heart during the coronavirus pandemic as they turn to a new stage: the internet. With theaters...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

NEW YORK – Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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