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On the "A" w/Souleo: Derrick Adams Merges Radio And Art With A Focus On Community

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.25.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Before the Internet, there was the oral tradition of sharing knowledge, wisdom and history through the spoken word. It remains. Acclaimed visual artist Derrick Adams' new solo project THE HOLDOUT taps into that tradition.

'Beer! The Musical!' Is The Comedy Extravaganza These Bar Goers Weren't Expecting

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

Finally, a musical that's all about beer! Patrons at New York City's brew pub Houston Hall were taken by surprise Wednesday when actors posing as e...

The Viola da Gamba: Cultivating Quiet Music

Elizabeth Weinfield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Weinfield

In short, these are instruments meant for the cultivation of a delicate, refined beauty, the sort which may seem difficult to come by in today's loud and fast-paced world, but whose quiet existence is there, inviting us all to consider its "alternate future."

Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand At Being A Rockette In This Hilarious Clip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

Laura Benanti is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer and social media maven, but things don't go entirely according to plan when she tries out the sl...

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

Stages Repertory Theatre: The Glitz and Glamour of Theatrical Fundraising

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Perhaps theater has always been an idea whose best moment is yet to come. I mean, there must be something maddening about the year-in, year-out program model that regional theaters must bear in order to do their work.

Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play at American Conservatory Theater

Jason Mannino | Posted 05.10.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Mr. Burns is having a stellar run at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco with Mark Rucker at the helm. In the play the survivors of a North American apocalypse barely salvage food or weapons but in abundance they salvage culture in the form of the Simpsons, and specifically the 1993 episode "Cape Fear."

Happy Birthday, Stephen Schwartz!

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Kelseigh Ingram

Mr. Schwartz, thank you so much for your incredible music. It's brought me and countless others a great deal of joy and helped form incredible friendships that mean the world to us.

Flashdance the Musical Hits Detroit For a Mid-March Run at the Fisher Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.06.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

All of us 70s and 80s babies probably in some way or another have seen the movie Flashdance. Even if you haven't, there is probably slim chance you never at least seen that iconic dance scene where the water pours down on the movie's lead character Alex Owens.

Don't Rain on Her Parade: Kimberly Faye Greenberg Brings Fanny Brice to Fabulous Life

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

It seems Kimberly was destined to play bold, brassy, determined ladies of the twentieth century - -women who defied the odds of class, ethnicity and appearance to get exactly where they wanted to go.

A Cavalcade of Stars Line Up for 10th Annual Gender Bending "Broadway Backwards" on March 9th

Bob Richter | Posted 04.22.2015 | New York
Bob Richter

Now in its 10th year, Broadway Backwards is a gender-bending spectacle with a decidedly vaudevillian vibe. I'm told that this year's the event will celebrate some of the most memorable numbers from previous years. It will also feature the return of many of the show's most popular performers.

Love Letter to the Sound of Music: Happy Anniversary

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brenda Peterson

Looking for a Valentine's Day card in the supermarket, I instead snapped up the new Time/Life magazine's glossy anniversary edition of "The Sound of Music: 50 Years Later, the Hills Are Still Alive."

Why the Hit Broadway Show 'Kinky Boots' Is a Family Musical

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some people may not automatically think, Kinky Boots -- great family show. But don't be thrown by the title. I asked Daryl Roth, a Kinky Boots producer with Hal Luftig, why the show is wonderful for families.

Once the Musical Set for Early February Run at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.01.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Anyone that has passion for music, whether you are a musician yourself or you are just an avid listener, knows the power that it has to transform, connect and help people overcome anything.

Cheyenne Jackson Thinks Broadway Tickets Are Too Expensive

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Cheyenne Jackson stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss "Eyes Wide Open," his new show at New York's famed Carlyle Cafe, and the state of Broad...

Kinky Boots the Musical Set for a January Run in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

I chatted over the phone with Kinky Boots cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman, a Michigan native who attended West Bloomfield High School along with Interlochen Center of the Arts, and who made her Broadway debut as a part of the Kinky Boots ensemble last April, then joined the touring company in September.

Glee: Why It Matters

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ingrid Vasquez

Glee's six and final season will begin on January 9, piecing together the stories of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and the McKinley High Glee Club, in addition to bringing back some fan favorites back on the Fox screen.

American in Paris Plays Paris Before Broadway‏

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

Producers behind the Broadway-bound "An American in Paris" made a clever move to premiere the show in Paris and this American was lucky to be able to catch it over the Christmas holidays before ending on Jan. 4th.

Into the Woods, Without Delay!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album.

Wicked the Musical Hits the Detroit Opera House for an End-of-the-Year National Tour Run

Kelly Frazier | Posted 02.03.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Currently, with two North American touring companies along with the Broadway production, Wicked is wrapping up another successful year and will be returning to Detroit for an end of the year run at the Detroit Opera House starting Dec. 10 going through until Jan. 4.

Theater: Show Boat Sings (Thankfully)

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's big, it's lavish, it has a cast of thousands and hearing the New York Philharmonic in full glory bursting through this score is a delight.

Broadway's 'Once' Remains Magical in Final Two Months

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Christopher Murray

My companion, clearly enthralled by the immediacy of the music and the charm of the story, said at intermission "This is a musical, not just a Broadway musical." I know what he meant.

Transgression: Turn-Kick-Turn/One-Two-Kick-Turn

Barry Singer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

As bad as things can seem these days for musicals on Broadway -- as vacuous, as child-centric or adult-nostalgic as most Broadway musicals distressingly are at the moment -- the good news is that there are Broadway ticket buyers also paying to see Hedwig. Which is extraordinary.

Curtis M. Wong

A Fresh Look At An Out, Proud Disco Legend For A New Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Depicting the glitzy yet all-too-brief life of disco’s most legendary out performer, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” is giving Manha...

A Theater With a Heart and Soul

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.