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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino  The Temptations and the Four Tops, two legendary vocal groups that got their start in the heyday of Motown Records, will perform together at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Temptations have had 14 No. 1 R&B singles and have sold 16 million albums. They’re known for such songs as “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” The Four Tops have also had a number of famous chart toppers, including “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sug...
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‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ a teen musical hit, delves into deep, and digital, issues

The acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen," set firmly in today's rapid-fire social-media age, comes to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre Jan. 23-Feb. 2.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Theater, Seattle, EVAN HANSEN

He’s 16 Going On Stardom: Meet Broadway’s Next ‘Evan Hansen’

Andrew Barth Feldman, a high school junior on Long Island, is an ardent theater fan who has been acting since he was 8. Now he’ll be leading the cast in his favorite show.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Long Island, Feldman, EVAN HANSEN, Dear Evan Hansen (Play, Andrew Barth Feldman, Andrew Barth

La Cage aux Folles

"We are what we are,And what we areIs an illusion."That's the first lyric in La Cage aux Folles, and though on the surface, it's talking about drag, it's saying way more than that. Just like the show it introduces. Those few line encapsulate the entire story and all its themes.Nobody realizes that the first time they hear it, but it's all there.It introduces us to two ideas that will permeate every moment of the show. First, "we are what we are" -- in other words, we accept and embrace ourselve...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Gay, New York Times, Broadway, Theater, St Louis, Zaza, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Ben Brantley, Brantley, Jean Michel, Georges, Douglas Hodge

An Appraisal: Even From Afar, Carol Channing Served Up That Broadway Wow

How her outsize presence — and that “Hello, Dolly!” cast album — helped entice a burgeoning theater critic to New York.
Tags: News, Theater, Carol, Hello, Carol Channing, Channing, Actors and Actresses, Dolly! (Play

Memories of Carol Channing, for Whom Going On Was a Must

Theater colleagues recalled Ms. Channing, the Broadway legend who died Tuesday, as a tireless performer and promoter who had little use for doctors’ orders.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Carol, Hello, Carol Channing, Channing, Actors and Actresses, Dolly! (Play

Carol Channing Dies at 97; a Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star

Her performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” made her a Broadway legend.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Carol, Hello, Carol Channing, Channing, Lorelei Lee, Dolly Gallagher Levi, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Tony Awards (Theater Awards, Dolly! (Play, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Play, Life Broadway Star

Goodbye, Dolly.

Carol Channing has died. The exuberant star of "Hello, Dolly!" lived to the grand age of 97.From the NYT obit:“Performing is the only excuse for my existence,” she said during her last Broadway appearance, in the 1995 revival of “Hello, Dolly!” “What can be better than this?” AND: Channing had a style that invited impersonation, and here you can see her personally thank Bob the Drag Queen: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Broadway, Theater, Bob, Drag, Rupaul, Dolly, Carol Channing, Channing, Ann Althouse

Carol Channing, Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star, Dies at 97

Ms. Channing first drew praise for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and went on to play the title role in “Hello, Dolly!” more than 4,500 times.
Tags: News, Theater, Carol, Hello, Channing, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Tony Awards (Theater Awards, Dolly! (Play, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Play, Carol Channing Larger Than Life Broadway Star Dies

Inspiration, Travel, and Stories

It is a time for making plans, for making resolutions, for setting goals — and for seeking inspiration for doing all those things. As you are doing that, we are here to help out with stories of places you want to return to, places you have not yet been, and ways to enjoy travel even if this is a season that finds you staying close to home base. Enjoy these stories for travel inspiration: If...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Inspiration, Travel, and Stories - EnclosureSaint An...
Tags: Travel, Books, Music, Adventure, History, Architecture, Travel Inspiration, Theater, New Years Resolutions, Resolutions, Travel Stories, Kerry Projects, Kochi, Food And Travel, Travel Goals

Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn., Is Destroyed by Fire

The theater, which had been closed since the late 1980s, once featured notable actors such as Katharine Hepburn and Helen Hayes. Supporters had been leading efforts to restore it.
Tags: News, Theater, Stratford (Conn, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Fires and Firefighters, Historic Buildings and Sites, Shakespeare Theater, American Shakespeare Theater

Fire Destroys Storied Shakespearean Theater in Stratford, Conn.

The theater, which had been closed since the late 1980s, once featured notable actors such as Katharine Hepburn and Helen Hayes. Supporters had been leading efforts to restore it.
Tags: News, Theater, Stratford (Conn, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Fires and Firefighters, Historic Buildings and Sites, American Shakespeare Theater

Review: ‘Weightless’ Finds Lovely Moments in a Grim Greek Myth

The bloody story of Procne and Philomela is retold as a tale of sisterly devotion in this indie-rock opera by the Kilbanes at BRIC House in Brooklyn.
Tags: News, Theater, BRIC House, Wolff, Becca, BRIC Arts, Under the Radar Festival, Weightless (Play, Kilbanes (Music Group, Procne, Philomela

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.
Tags: News, Theater, Miranda, Philanthropy, Demonstrations, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Humanitarian Aid, Lin Manuel Miranda, University of Puerto Rico, Protests and Riots, Lin-Manuel, Puerto Ricans, Hamilton (Play, Hurricane Maria (2017

Everybody is everybody in ‘Everybody’ at Strawberry Theatre Workshop

This fiercely brainy and sharply funny play is cast by lottery each night, meaning the cast has to memorize the whole thing — without knowing who they're playing that night until shortly before the performance begins. Every performance has a possible 120 actor combinations.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Theater, Local News, Strawberry Theatre Workshop

Fascinatin' Rhythm

When I wrote my history book, Strike Up the Band, I had two primary agendas. One was to reject the premise of all other musical theatre history books, that the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was the pinnacle of the art form. It wasn't. The other agenda was to include in the story of our art form all the people of color, the women, the people with disabilities who helped shape the American musical theatre but get left out of almost all history books. I hope I did a decent job of re-balancing our ...
Tags: New York, Cook, Musicals, Boston, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, America, New Jersey, Broadway, African American, Manhattan, Theater, Johnson, Black, Chinatown

Theater Review: Classic American Musicals, With a German Accent

From “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, Austria, to “Candide” in Berlin, German-speaking theaters are bringing fresh appeal to repertory staples.
Tags: News, Berlin, Theater, Bernstein, Leonard, Salzburg (Austria, von Otter, Kosky, Berlin (Germany, Stuttgart (Germany, Komische Oper Berlin, Barrie (1967-, Anne Sofie

The Demolition Artist: 3 Critics Debate Ivo van Hove

Visionary stylist or one-trick pony? With “Network” on Broadway and “All About Eve” on the horizon, the multimedia-mad stage director is ready for his close-up.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Ivo van Hove, Ivo, Van Hove, The Little Foxes (Play, Kings of War (Play, Network (Play, Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Theater Co, A Streetcar Named Desire (Play, The Damned (Play, All About Eve (Play, Antigone (Play, Scenes From a Marriage (Play

A Hot Cup of Murder

One time, the Archbishop of St. Louis tried to shut down a New Line show called Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. I'm not kidding. He failed. Well, he successfully shut down our preview, but we were open again for opening night. You can read about that here.Our show was just a revue of theatre songs on those topics, three of the most powerful forces on humans, including songs from Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, Songs for a New World, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Kiss of the Spider Woman,...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Sex, Senate, Religion, Theatre, America, Preston, Broadway, Violence, Rent, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theater, Shakespeare, St Louis, Rocky Horror

10 Fun Activities to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues in Berlin

The beloved cozy Christmas atmosphere with all its lights, markets and holiday feels are gone, even the excitement and glitter of New Year’s Eve has faded. The new year leaves us longing for more happy celebrations, but instead, gloomy January has taken their place to spread his dreaded winter blues. I can’t tell you how bad it gets to me, every time. Since I was very quickly over Netflix and couch after the fourth night in the row, I thought about what other activities in Berlin could brighten ...
Tags: Wellness, Fashion, Music, Winter, Restaurants, Berlin, Bars, Fun, Netflix, Activity, Theater, Market, Hans Christian Andersen, Spa, Grimm, Botanical Garden

Review: Marin Ireland Brings Down the Halfway House in ‘Blue Ridge’

Marin Ireland blazes furiously as an emotional terrorist in Abby Rosebrock’s emotionally congested comic drama, set in a Southern rehab center.
Tags: News, Ireland, Theater, Marin, Rosebrock, Abby, Marin Ireland, Taibi, Magar, Atlantic Theater Co, Abby Rosebrock, Blue Ridge (Play

Theater Reviews: Obsession, Mourning and Migration at Under the Radar

Offerings at the festival include a riff on “Uncle Vanya”; a “Frankenstein” adaptation highlighting a mother’s grief; and an intimate tale of displacement.
Tags: News, Theater, Sarah, Public Theater, Greenspan, Tania, Fornace, Dir, David (1956-, Under the Radar Festival, Manual Cinema, New Saloon (Theater Co, Drew (1984-, El Khoury, Minor Character (Play, Frankenstein (Play

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton colleagues just bought a bookstore

Composer and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and three of his collaborators on the massively successful musical have saved a famed 100-year-old specialty theater bookstore in New York City from going out of business. Facing unaffordable rent in Times Square, the Drama Book Shop was on death's door even as it sought a new location. According to the New York Times, the city has committed to help identify a new location in Midtown Manhattan. From the New York Times: The new owners of the ...
Tags: Post, News, Drama, New York City, New York Times, Broadway, Theater, Miranda, Hamilton, Bookstores, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tommy, Thomas Kail, Midtown Manhattan, Seelen, Nederlander Organization

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop

After the bookstore announced it was being forced from its home by rising rents, Mr. Miranda teamed up with “Hamilton” associates and the city on a rescue plan.
Tags: News, Theater, Miranda, Ny, Thomas, JEFFREY, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nederlander Organization, Seller, Kail, Lin-Manuel, Hamilton (Play, In the Heights (Play, Drama Book Shop (Manhattan

Theater Reviews: Hate, Hope and Healing at Under the Radar

An eclectic opening weekend included sketches and songs by Nigerian women, two unsettling monologues and a punk-rock reminiscence (with mixtape to follow).
Tags: News, Theater, Public Theater, Julia, Weiss, Peter Mills, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Under the Radar Festival, Rude Mechs, 50/50] old school animation (Play, Mounsey, Hear Word! Nanja Woman Talk True (Play, The Cold Record (Play, Kirk Lynn, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw

Broadway Actors Pushing for Profit-Sharing in Creation of Shows

Actors’ Equity is threatening to bar members from participating in developmental labs without a better financial deal.
Tags: News, Theater, Kate, Charlotte, Mary, Broadway League, St. Martin, McColl, Shindle, Actors Equity Assn

Broadway Hot Damn!

I am in love with the BroadwayHD channel on Amazon Prime Video. I'm convinced that HD stands for Hot Damn!When we were working on Yeast Nation, last summer, Greg Kotis told me that he and Mark Hollmann had based their story loosely on both Macbeth and Antigone. So I watched both plays on video, and it helped me a lot with Yeast Nation.And then I wanted to see the rest of the Oedipus trilogy, which includes Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. One way to see them was to subscribe ...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Theatre, Bbc, Live, Broadway, Morgan Freeman, John, Theater, Shakespeare, Plays, Dorothy, Macbeth, Juliet Stevenson, Scott Miller, Gene Wilder

Cornelia Street Café, a Pillar of Greenwich Village Experimentation, Closes Its Doors

After almost 42 years, the club, which hosted jazz, comedy, burlesque, “The Vagina Monologues” and more, falls victim to rising real estate costs.
Tags: Music, News, Theater, Ny, Vega, Robin, Greenwich Village, Suzanne, Hirsch, Arturo, Shutdowns (Institutional, Comedy and Humor, Greenwich Village (Manhattan, Bars and Nightclubs, O'Farrill, Cornelia Street Cafe

Into the Words

When young musical theatre artists ask me how to get where they're going, I always give the same advice, to consume as much musical theatre as humanly possible, to see every musical (live and on screen) that they can, read scripts and biographies and history books and analysis books, listen to cast albums -- and not just the new ones.In other words, drink all of it in. And part of that is creating a good library for yourself.I was browsing my own considerable musical theatre script library, and...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Scripts, Theatre, Theater, Kate, Sondheim, Neil Simon, Scott Miller, Tommy, George C Wolfe, Original Broadway Cast, Broadway Musical, Michael John LaChiusa, Kate West, Amazon American Musicals

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 4-11

    Winter Sunrise by Mardi Georgio is part of an exhibit at the reopening of the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Mardi Georgio)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Flashlight Safari at Wildlife Learning Center: View nocturnal wildlife during 30-minute tours of the ce...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Comedy, White House, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Dance, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan