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3 hrs ago |

Pca to Present Les Miserables, Begin. 5/29

Prescott Center for the Arts Presents: "Les Miserables" is licensed by Musical Theater International, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh LTD.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

7 hrs ago |

the Bridges of Madison County Cast Recording Breaks into Billboard Top 200

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Jason Robert Brown

11 hrs ago |

Review: Broadway Grand Rapids' 'Wizard of Oz' a colorful, over-the-top romp

What: Broadway Grand Rapids' "Wizard of Oz" When and where: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 at DeVos Performance Hall Highlight: The ensemble's percussive choreography in "Hail, Hail, The Witch is Dead" and Danielle Wade's soaring rendition of "Over the Rainbow" Length: 150 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission See it: Through Sunday, April 27 ... (more)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Animated TV, Children TV, The Wizard of Oz, Entertainment, Television

15 hrs ago | Back Stage

The Backstage Actor Meet Up is Tonight in NYC

Backstage will be hosting 100+ actors, singers, and dancers tonight, Wednesday, April 23, at Van Diemens Bar for the social event that has become a staple for any New York actor.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

19 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Southview readies for spring play

This week Southview High School Theatre students break the molds of expectation and shed their typical high school image in the spring production of Disney's High School Musical! The high-spirited musical, with a nod to the 1978 film Grease , takes theater patrons to the fictional East High, where everyone is compartmentalized into cliques: sport ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The News Tribune

Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in 'Hedwig'

And it's not just trying on a new role. He is lowered to the stage in a jumpsuit and ferociously feathered blond wig and immediately begins the show's first rock-punk song, getting down on all fours, grinding into the microphone stand or licking the guitarist's strings.


Related Topix: The Smurfs, Neil Patrick Harris, Theater, Arts


Our comprehensive guide to Moontower Comedy Fest's headliners and up-and-comers

On Wednesday, April 23, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns for its third year.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Indie, The Girls, Theater, Arts, Saturday Night Live, This American Life

Bellingham Herald

Musical based on 'Found' aims for Atlantic Theater

This fall, the Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere of "Found," a show built around discarded notes and other ephemera that litter the streets.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Poetry

Denver Post

Ignite Theatre's "35MM" more performance art than musical theater

Ignite Theatre's "35MM: A Musical Exhibition" is a multi-media revue, 22 songs strung together like beads on a necklace, with a powerful vocal ensemble and a gifted band.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Photography, Entertainment

Hollywood Reporter

'Awkward': Brett Davern, EP Explain Jake's Sudden Musical Shift

Drawing on influences like John Mayer, Jack Johnson and yes, even Taylor Swift, executive producer Mike Chessler wrote three original songs -- the first of which debuts in Tuesday's episode.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Awkward., Television, Brett Davern, Taylor Swift, Theater, Arts

Raven Theatre Sets Summer Camps

For 2014, Raven Theatre will offer five summer camps providing training in theatre arts for kids age 5 and up, including a special high school intensive camp.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Theater, Arts

Camp Broadway Will Return to Smith Center for the Performing Arts this Summer

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts brings Camp Broadway to Las Vegas for its third year.


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The Jersey Journal

NORWESCAP's Shining Stars Arts Education Summer Program

The NORWESCAP Family Success Center is pleased to announce a grant renewal from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to once again offer the Shining Stars Arts Education Summer Program for the Summer of 2014.


Related Topix: Arts, Phillipsburg, NJ

Alysha Umphress Set for James Harvey's 9 54 Below Tonight

Broadway vet and singing sensation Alysha Umphress - fresh off her starring turn as Cee Cee in the World Premiere of Beaches - joins the line up.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Harvey, New York University, Boston Conservatory

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

Or anyone's show, for that matter. "You wouldn't walk into a music store and walk out with a piece of music under your arm.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Entertainment

Preview of 'Carousel' at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Theater of the Performing Arts at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts presents CAROUSEL May 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 7:30 pm Directed by Brian Jennings Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on Ferenc MolnAˇr's Play "Liliom" As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer Original Dances by Agnes de Mille Hailed by Time magazine as "The best ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Hartford, CT


Sex, Drag and Rock & Roll: Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Hedwig'

A week before his first preview performance in the most flamboyant role of his career, Neil Patrick Harris is striding across the stage of the New York Theater Workshop in skinny jeans, a T-shirt that says "Rude Boy" and a newsboy's cap, holding a take-out coffee cup.


Related Topix: How I Met Your Mother, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Doogie Howser, M.D., Neil Patrick Harris, Theater, Arts, Music

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Sara Bareilles' Heart Is "Soaked with Excitement" over New Musical

Now, she's deep into her most challenging project yet: writing songs for a stage musical.


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Paul Stanley and his love for another mask

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.


Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Arts, Opera, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock-N-Roll, Rock & Roll

Sun Apr 20, 2014

USA Today

Sutton Foster shows different shades in 'Violet'

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, North Carolina, Entertainment