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Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Alexander, CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

In a topsy-turvy world: Merely Players offers a timely ‘Alice’

“We can wait to go back to an uncertain ‘normal’ or we can work with what is,” Mona Wood-Patterson said in a recent interview. Co-founder and artistic director of Merely Players, Wood-Patterson...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK – Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Blacksmith’ opera rescheduled for October

After being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the long-awaited Blacksmith Opera has been rescheduled for October. “The Blacksmith” is a two-act French comic opera that has been updated...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Frozen’ musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK – The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. Until now, only...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day

NEW YORK – The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again – until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Disney makes filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable

NEW YORK – This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. The Walt Disney...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

LAS VEGAS – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style

NEW YORK – Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing. The composer has invited singers to...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Francesca Bianchi was working through her sophomore year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was sent back home to Durango. A jazz dance major who is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK – Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and the musicals...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Montezuma-Cortez High to perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A fiddler on a roof may seem to have a uniquely precarious situation, but perhaps there are some universal parallels that can be drawn. At least according to Tevye, the Jewish milkman hero of the...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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