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What If Spielberg Made Films In Another Era?

We all know Steven Spielberg is the one who established the blockbuster era in 1975 with the release of the film JAWS, along with the release of George Lucas' Star Wars in 1977.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Adventure, Jaws, Family, Drama Movies, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Steven Spielberg, Crime Movies, The Roaring Twenties, Music!, Mystery Movies, The Phantom of the Opera

5 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

WHAT plays up the blithe in 'Adjustment'

Rarely could a play by Tennessee Williams be considered lighthearted. After a string of successes deeply psychological, and often dark and poetic , in the late 1950s, he wrote "Period of Adjustment," which confronts two marriages on the brink of breaking up with tongue-in-cheek amusement at the couples' fusses and foibles.


Related Topix: A Streetcar Named Desire, Wedding

5 hrs ago |

Cherry Orchard a Comedy and Tragedy that is Worthy of a Young Audience

Anya with Trofimov, a student in Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California Presented at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California through September, Julius West's translation of Anton Chekhov 's "The Cherry Orchard" maintains the true intent of the playwright as a Comedy mixed with Tragedy.


Related Topix: The Cherry Orchard, Venice, CA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Alan Jones cast in musical

Role of note: Alan Jones will appear in Anything Goes next year after a popular role in Annie in 2012.


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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/30 - 50 SHADES is...

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Max von Essen , dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins

Buckingham Today

Comedy and tragedy take to the stage

Now seen by over a million people worldwide, the National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors is a glorious celebration of British comedy.


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Fox News

'Mary' still tops at 50

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert in a scene from Disney's 'Mary Poppins.'


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Easy-Listening, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Kids, Opinion

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - the Book of Mormon

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, The Book of Mormon, Canada, South Park, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Alabama Live

a oeThe Fantasticksa brings quirky meta-theatre to Terrific New Theatre

Carl Stewart and the folks at Terrific New Theatre always do a great job of programming plays that'll attract a wide audience.


Related Topix: The Fantasticks , Entertainment


'Lion King' plays 7,000th performance Wednesday

This photo released by the Disney Theatrical Group shows from, left to right, Nathaniel Stampley , Tshidi Manye , and Jean Michelle Grier in Disney's "The Lion King.


Related Topix: The Lion King, Entertainment

Denver Post

Review: Stella, Stella, indeed: Vintage's "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Vintage Theatre has returned to the New Orleans apartment of Stanley Kowalski and wife Stella in a solid and subtle production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."


Related Topix: A Streetcar Named Desire, Laurel, MS

The Memphis Flyer

Reasonably Fly: 'Stick Fly' Runs Through Sept. 14 at the Hattiloo Theatre

God, how I love that new theater smell. And so far I love just about everything else about the new Hattiloo too, from the lobby experience, to theater seats that don't turn into torture devices halfway through a long show.


Related Topix: Stick Fly, Theater, Arts, Entomology, Science


Patti LuPone Is Queen of the Ice, the Neon Lights Are Bright on Aaron ...

Zachary Quinto and a half-goat, half-human incarnation of Lea Michele taught us some very important lessons this week.


Related Topix: Patti LuPone, Glee, Entertainment, Television, Lea Michele, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), The Book of Mormon, Wicked

WICKED's Carla Stickler, Jennifer DiNoia & Jason Yarcho Set for Broadway Fantasy Camp, 10/18

WICKED pros appear at Broadway Fantasy Camp's All Day Broadway: Wicked . Carla Stickler , currently appearing as "Elphaba Understudy" in Wicked at The Gershwin Theatre, will meet with Broadway Fantasy Camp participants on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Wicked

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Mary Poppins: Behind the scenes

FIFTY years after Mary Poppins hit our screens, Karen Dotrice - who played Jane Banks in the Disney favourite - has revealed what it was really like behind the scenes.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Karen Dotrice, Celebrities, Easy-Listening, Julie Andrews

Forever Superstar

Ted Neeley in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Montreal's Place des Arts in 2008.


Related Topix: History Movies, Jesus Christ Superstar, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Christian Bale, Arts, Opera

Inside Bay Area

Review: 'Wicked' bewitching in South Bay premiere

"Wicked," the irrepressible Broadway blockbuster first introduced in San Francisco in 2003, opened Thursday night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Wicked, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Tune In! Idina Menzel and the Cast of IF/THEN to Guest on Sirius XM, Beginning This Weekend

Starting this weekend, tune in to "Broadway Names with Julie James " on SiriusXM ON Broadway for a special edition with Idina Menzel and the cast of If/Then , featuring LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder .


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Rent, Musical Movies, Dance, Idina Menzel, Celebrities, Anthony Rapp, Wicked

All Change For WICKED's Elphabas; Nikki Davis-Jones Out Of Tour And West End

A press statemen t from Wicked UK has revealed that Nikki Davis-Jones will no longer be starring as Elphaba in either the tour or the London productions of the show.


Related Topix: Wicked

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Chino Community Theaterea s a Death of a Salesmana shows when art hits close to home

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 8, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21. More than six decades later, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Death of a Salesman” seems more relevant than ever.


Related Topix: Death of a Salesman, Arts, Theater