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Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

Aisle View: A Touch of Spring

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Here we are less than nine years later, and only six years since the original closed, with an all-new production of Spring Awakening.

"Selling Out": A Premiere and Interview with Duncan Sheik, Plus Introducing Darlingside, and Exclusives by Jaye Bartell and Hugh Cornwell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.20.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Duncan, your new song "Selling Out" is a preview of your upcoming album, Legerdemain, with another track, "Half A Room" already having premiered. First off, what was the mission with Legerdemain?

Aisle View: 'Down the Jersey Shore'

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-man show at the Westside Theatre written and performed by James Lecesne, chronicles the short life of a New Jersey orphan.

The 'American Psycho' Musical Of Your Nightmares Is Finally Coming To New York

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman from "American Psycho" is about to stalk an off-Broadway stage. Second Stage Theatre said ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Other Side" of Madi Diaz; "Wishing" with Charlie Scopoletti

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Madi Diaz packed up all of her stuff, left Nashville , and drove to Los Angeles. The singer/songwriter arrived five days later but seemed t...

Movie Adaptations Of 'Wicked' And 'Spring Awakening' Move Forward

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

What is this feeling? Enthusiasm -- because two popular Broadway musicals are making strides in their leap to the big screen. "Wicked" and "Spring ...

The Next Hit Show?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"This is a story about how love changes over time...The hope is that the emotion of that theme + a twisting thriller plot + great tunes = something u...

On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

First Nighter: CSC's 'A Man's a Man' Somewhat Mouse-y

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Brian Kulick certainly attempts to get around the inherent problems with all manner of theatrical notions in a new translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, with Duncan Sheik's music carrying Brecht's customarily acerbic lyrics as Nellhaus frames them.

'American Psycho' Musical Looks Like A Bloody Hit

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.13.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Is any subject too macabre to make a musical? Not on the evidence of past works including Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," about a ...

New Details On The 'American Psycho' Musical Emerge

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Matt Smith will jump from the set of Britain's favorite science fiction series to the stage of what just might be the most horrifying musical ever pro...

Curtis M. Wong

Can A Rock Star Also Write Broadway Musicals? | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

Duncan Sheik could very well be the consummate musical multitasker. The singer-songwriter, who shot to fame in 1996 with the sterling single "Barely B...

First Nighter: Bertolt Brecht, Brian Kulick Collaborate on "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

For some reason, directors like to take liberties with Bertolt Brecht. Perhaps because the German playwright placed so many of his plays in exotic pl...

From Foreigner to Songwriters Hall of Fame: A Conversation with Mick Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Does This Musical Need Kickstarter?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Duncan Sheik is part of an unusual campaign on Kickstarter: Not to get his musical "American Psycho" up and running. It's to make it ...

'American Psycho' Becomes A Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel "American Psycho" will first try to slay an audience in London. The Headlong theater company...

Show Set In China Features Barely Any Asian Actors

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

A new workshop production of "The Nightingale" by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at the historic La Jolla Playhouse in California is striking nerves in...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Do me a favor, people. Step away from the World of Weiner for a moment and find safety in some old-fashioned '80s music, African rhythms, and Southern rock.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


BROADWAY: 'American Psycho' Takes To The Stage - With Music | JAMIE SCHRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Move over, Sweeney Todd -- another singing psycho is nearing his Broadway debut. The tale of Patrick Bateman -- a fictional Wall Street banker obsess...

The Best CDs of 2009: It's Never Too Late to Hear Great Music

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's never too late to get a recommendation for great music. So here are my picks for the best albums of 2009.

Q&A: Actor Jonathan Groff's Charmed, Provocative Life On Stage and In Film

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Jonathan Groff has starred in Hair on Broadway, played Dionysus in The Public Theater, and will play impresario Michael Lang in Taking Woodstock.

Duncan Sheik Sings The Song Of The New Yorker

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ETP is coming to you live from the New Yorker conference, in the beautiful IAC building, with a beautiful lineup (and beautiful food, it should be men...