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Paramour: Hollywood Glitz and Glamor on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Verna, a beautiful young woman from Grand Rapids, Indiana wants to be a star in Paramour, the Cirque du Soleil/ Broadway show at the Lyric Theater, co...

First Nighter: John Doyle's Stripped Down 'Peer Gynt,' Cirque du Soleil's Broadwayed Up 'Paramour'

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Henrik Ibsen is often considered the father of realism, but the citation is, more likely than not, a result of plays written later in a career that began in1850. It was Ghosts (1879) and A Doll's House (1881), that we think of as having conferred the realist title on him.

First Nighter: Beauty Salon Crime Comedy "Shear Madness" is, as Advertised, Sheer Madness

David Finkle | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Shear Madness has just arrived in Manhattan for the first time after playing for decades(!) in Boston. How appealing does a seeming farce sound that's been fruitcaked with broad topical jokes--apparently updated daily--and takes place in a beauty salon?

First Nighter: Musicals "Atomic," "The Mapmaker's Opera," "ValueVille"

David Finkle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Atomic, at the Acorn, is the show that asks the musical question: Once the A-bomb was realized, was it wise to use it? Coming up with an answer requi...

Tony Award-Winning 'Next To Normal' Wins Denver Audiences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The hilarious, insane and frightening musical portrayal about living with mental illness has finally made it to Denver. Next To Normal leaves out th...