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‘Les Misérables’ will move into familiar home in New York

NEW YORK – When “Les Misérables” arrives on Broadway next March, it will find a familiar home. Mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh said Thursday that the current U.S. tour of “Les Misérables” – which...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tony’s leading ladies in a tough field

What two things do Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Katie Holmes, Bette Midler and Sigourney Weaver have in common? All are celebrated actresses who had top billing in plays produced on...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Funny, sad & contemporary

When Valentino, an aging lothario played by Terry Swan, enters an imaginary hotel room with Sophie, a bookish librarian portrayed by Maureen May, you know comedy is afoot. So began Part I of...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘American Psycho’ seeks bonus funding

NEW YORK – Duncan Sheik is part of an unusual campaign on Kickstarter – not to get his musical “American Psycho” up and running, but to make it killer. The Almeida Theatre in London already has...

DATE: May 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway.org is 1-stop shopping for theater fans

Just in time for the Tony Awards, the Broadway League is introducing a new website touted as “an official one-stop destination” for theater tickets and information in New York – and across North...

DATE: May 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What would you do?

“Hidden: Stories From the Dutch Resistance,” this year’s opening offering at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, is a delicate, yet blatant reminder of what human beings are capable of – for...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Kinky Boots’ gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods

NEW YORK – The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import “Matilda: The Musical” close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway...

DATE: April 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Nominations unveiled for Drama Desk race

NEW YORK – The off-Broadway show “Giant” and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody” lead the Drama Desk nomination race this season, with the British import “Matilda,” the...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tony Award nominations might have a British accent

NEW YORK – Two stories born in Britain are vying for America’s biggest theater prize. “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” are each a virtual lock to get a Tony Award nomination today for best musical, and...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cleopatra’s happy ending closes MET season

In Handel’s most popular opera, “Giulio Cesare,” there’s a little history and a lot of showbiz. At the beginning, Julius Caesar, presumably about 54, arrives in Egypt and is greeted with some...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Center to stage Ephron sisters’ play

Janet Davidson always assumed that her professional debut in Durango would be on the big screen, not the stage.The film director and co-owner of For Giving Productions has been invited to Durango...

DATE: April 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A roaring good time

I’m a sucker for the classics, so I found the news that Fort Lewis College was staging “Thoroughly Modern Millie” for its spring production a refreshing addition to the calendar.Visiting theater...

DATE: March 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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