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13 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Stephen Sondheim's lengthy career as the composer of Broadway musicals gets sampled in the musical revue "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow," which you'll have the opportunity to love from Sept. 19 to 21 at Red Branch Theatre Company.
14 hrs ago | Back Stage
When an audition breakdown asks for a contemporary musical theater song, it can be difficult to know where to begin in terms of finding the right piece of music. There are so many great new writers producing exciting songs every day, and the sheer volume of choices can be daunting.
Lodi Musical Theater is holding auditions for the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Parts are available for dancers, singers and actors, ages 14 and older.
The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in " Ethel Merman : Loud but Honest," to be presented at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Curtain time is 2 pm on Sunday, October 12. Co-hosted by TMTP artistic director Bill Rudman and music director Nancy Maier, the concert will showcase many of Merman's signature songs -- all of them from musicals -- including "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."
During "Broadway Rox," more than 20 of contemporary musical theater's biggest hits are performed by a cast of six veteran singers from the Great White Way, with accompaniment from a five-piece rock band. The concert will come to Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Saturday.
A musical-theater vet, the Omaha, Neb., native had polished his song-and-dance chops with stints in Jersey Boys and Hairspray , and earned a Tony nod for his sly turn in the comic juggernaut The Book of Mormon . The complex character of Hedwig, an East German songwriter who gave up being a man in her quest for freedom, brings Rannells a whole new set of challenges-not the least of which was logistical.
Last Wednesday in So Paulo premiered the original production of Man of La Mancha, a production from the company Atelier de Cultura that will run untill december of 2014. Landed in the city Abby Leigh, widow of composer of the show Mitch Leigh , to honor the production that has as leading role Cleto Baccic, Sara Sarres and Jorge Maya.
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company will open its 2014-15 season on Friday, October 17 with a benefit performance of "Broadway D-Lights," featuring three of the Valley's top vocalists - Keisha D, Charles Herrera and Jerome Elliott. Charlie Creasy is music director for this lively evening of songs spanning decades of American musical theater.
She had racked up an impressive rA©sumA© of comedic and musical-theater roles on a variety of Utah stages, but approaching the milestone of her 50th birthday, she was tired of facing the lack of opportunities for female actors of a certain age. Salt Lake Acting Company opens its season with John Logan's one-woman show, featuring Camille G. Van Wagoner, directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn.
ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Aronoff Center for a limited engagement from November 11-23, 2014. Tickets for ONCE are now on sale and can be purchased at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen are on the phone together from New York, where they both live fabulous musical-theater star lives thanks to their meta-hit "[title of show]," a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. The lore goes that in 2004, Bell, who wrote the book, and Bowen, who composed the music and penned the lyrics, found out about a contest weeks before deadline, hastily threw together an entry, and voila: "[title of show]."
Steve Martin is sitting alone at an outdoor cafe in Balboa Park, sporting a green linen shirt and an even greener fedora. "Something I overpaid for at Barneys," he cracks to a visitor about the hat, which might've been lifted from a particularly fashion-savvy leprechaun.
Iconic British car manufacturer Jaguar unveiled the latest chapter in its history of "speed, beauty and innovation" with the release of the XE , its long awaited entry-level sports sedan, at London's sprawling Earls Court. The venue was a fitting location: 14 Jaguars have made their debut there.
Composer George Gershwin and his lyricist brother, Ira, wrote many book musicals, including the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize, Their songs for those shows, however, were second to none - and yes, that includes other master songwriters of the early 20th century, such as Cole Porter and Noel Coward. So it's no surprise that the Gershwins' songs have continually been interpolated into "new" musicals, such as "The attitude toward musical theater was very different than it is today," says Mike Strunsky, the nephew of Ira Gershwin, who has been running the Gershwin estate for decades.
Jane Levy has fought the undead in " Evil Dead " and, far worse, dealt with life in the suburbs in "Suburgatory," but now the young actress faces one of her biggest obstacles to date: musical theater. The young starlet plays, well, a young starlet in her new movie "Bang Bang Baby," one who wants to escape her small town and become a star.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:37 am
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