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11 min ago | Where Toronto

Exhilarating Comedy: The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon, touted as one of the best musicals of the century, is on at the National Arts Centre from July 15 to 27. The Book of Mormon, a mega-hit Broadway production, has garnered nearly every platitude it could in its short lifespan since debuting in 2011.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, The Book of Mormon

4 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Transforming into Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West

Getting into character to play any role takes time and dedication, but for one of the lead roles in Broadway's Wicked, it also takes a skin colour transformation.

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Related Topix: Wicked

8 hrs ago | Philly.com

Polanski brings 'Venus in Fur' to screen in fully engaging form

Emmanuelle Seigner , director Roman Polanski's wife, plays opposite Mathieu Amalric, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Polanski, in this story of stagecraft, relationships, and power.

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Related Topix: Venus in Fur, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Milwaukee's Richard Carsey, Jamie Johns handle 'Phantom of the Opera'

Two Milwaukee guys who spent years making Skylight Music Theatre shows sound great are now doing the same thing for the national tour of "The Phantom of the Opera."

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Related Topix: Opera, Milwaukee, WI, The Phantom of the Opera, Musical Theater, Theater, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | Advocate

Injury Sidelines Anthony Rapp in 'If/Then'

Anthony Rapp, who is currently starring on Broadway in If/Then , announced yesterday on Twitter that he will miss several weeks of performances as he recovers from knee surgery due to a torn ACL.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Rent, Musical Movies, Six Degrees of Separation, Mystery Movies, Celebrities, Anthony Rapp, Dance, Idina Menzel

18 hrs ago | Playbill

TriArts' Falsettos Begins Tonight; Original Broadway Cast Members Set for Tomorrow's Talkback

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of artistic director John Simpkins and managing director Justin Ball, presents William Finn and James Lapine 's Tony-winning musical Falsettos beginning July 11 in Sharon, CT.

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Related Topix: The Phantom of the Opera

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Chronicle Live

The Lion King: We take you backstage at the hit musical

Few musicals have had quite the same buzz - or should that be roar? - about its forthcoming arrival in the North East than The Lion King.

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Related Topix: The Lion King

River Front Times

Review: Porgy and Bess at the Muny

Despite everyone who braved the thunderclouds on opening night of the touring version of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , there was simply no getting around it: The Muny felt a little empty.

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Related Topix: Porgy and Bess, Arts, Opera, Musical Theater, Theater

EDGE

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stolen hearts are all the rage. Director Tony Simotes, with a genial stroke of genius, has stolen all our hearts as he transplants Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" into New Orleans in the heart of its own jazz age.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New Orleans, Jazz

Lexington Herald-Leader

Begin Again: Musical romance features smart lyrics, sweet riffs and some fine acting

Irish writer-director John Carney scored a massive hit with his debut film, the sweetly melancholy 2007 indie love story Once .

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Related Topix: Once, Ashland, KY, Dance, Maroon 5, Pop/Rock

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Soc Sails to the South Pacific for a Midsummer Night's Dream

Yes, it takes a village. Shakespeare Orange County has pulled out all the stops, and even enlisted a not-so-secret weapon, to accomplish an extraordinarily beautiful debut in its first official production under new artistic director, John Walcutt.

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Related Topix: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Examiner.com

'Silence! The Musical': A darkly delicious slice of campy musical goodness

From its inception, Doctuh Mistuh Productions, brainchild of award-winning director Michael McKelvey, has been pushing the boundaries of what audiences should expect from musicals.

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Related Topix: Silence! The Musical, Austin, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KVOX-FM Fargo

'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' Drags Down 'The Li...

The Lion King had a significant influence on my childhood. It was the first movie I ever saw in theaters and one of the few films that I could watch repeatedly, day in and day out, without my parents going completely insane.

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Texomaland

DSP&R launches Sherman's first FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival this Summer

Simplifying your paperwork and?saving you money are her goals. DSP&R is excited to announce that the inaugural season of Shakespeare in the Grove will feature a FREE production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and four workshops FREE to the public.

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Related Topix: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sherman, TX

KSL-TV

$14M production of 'Wicked' returns to Utah for the summer

A little piece of New York has arrived in Utah as Broadway stars begin taking the stage for the $14 million dollar production of "Wicked."

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Related Topix: Wicked, Sundance Film Festival, Theater, Arts

Broadway

Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess & the Phantom Gang Celebrate the...

Throw on your finest masquerade gear - the cast of The Phantom of the Opera is throwing a party! In honor of the hit mega-musical's 11,000th performance on Broadway, Norm Lewis , Sierra Boggess and the whole gang enjoyed a starry celebration after the show on July 8. That means the legendary chandelier has fallen 11,000 times at the Majestic ... (more)

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CBS Local

Shakespeare Comes To Detroit - And It's Funny This Time

Shakespeare is coming back to Detroit. WWJ's Tom Jordan says that thanks in large part to one woman on a mission.

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Related Topix: A Midsummer Night's Dream

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

What 'The Lion King' Taught '90s Kids About Death

When The Lion King arrived in theaters 20 years ago, it helped cement Disney's reputation as the premiere studio for animated films, entertained movie-goers both young and old with its catchy songs and brightly-colored characters, and taught a generation of children many valuable life lessons.

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Related Topix: The Lion King, Kids, Family

This is Oxfordshire

Play offers a Dream role

Buy this photo Tomahawk Theatre is putting on a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Oxford Castle Unlocked.

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Related Topix: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Socialite Life

This Is Richard Fleeshman And He's Really Hot And He's Your New Crush, You're Welcome

Lucky for all of us, that's where Richard Fleeshman comes in. According to the internet, he's had quite the career in England and honestly I can't believe I've never heard of him till now.

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Related Topix: Ghost, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Patrick Swayze, Celebrities

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