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Meow Meow and Her Audience: A Vibrant Pairing at Berkeley Rep

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.15.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

She's bawdy and brash, tender and vulnerable; she's graceful and klutzy, commanding and helpless. She's a singer who hits every vocal nuance, whether serious or satiric; a high-energy dancer who could probably double as a contortionist; a comic who draws roars from pratfalls, subtle glances, punchlines and sensuality.

Stage Door: Bauer, Fabulous!

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Painter Rudolf Bauer, one of the stellar prewar abstract painters, was lucky. He earned acclaim and money. His rags-to-riches story is fascinating, yet at the height of his creative power, he cried foul -- and refused to paint again. His alleged betrayal is the essence of Bauer, an intimate, well-staged drama.

It's A Hard Knock Life For Ed Sheeran

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

Leapin' lizards! That just happened. NBC recently cast Allison Williams to star as Peter Pan in its live production this December, so to answer bac...

All Singing, All Dancing, All Dynamic Pricing: The New Broadway Musical Season

Barry Singer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.

Watch These Wedding Guests Totally Nail 'Seasons Of Love' From 'Rent'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings

"Five hundred twenty five-thousand six hundred minutes" is one of the most iconic lyrics in Broadway history, and for one lucky bride and groom, it wi...

Introducing, 'Rob Ford the Musical,' A Show About Toronto's Ill-Fated Mayor

AP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian actor with an uncanny resemblance to Rob Ford has landed the role of Toronto's infamous mayor in an upcoming new musical c...

Music to Your Students' Ears

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Of the most underutilized educational techniques are music and song. We know that musical intelligence is one of the eight identified intelligences of Harvard researcher Howard Gardener but we may not appreciate the role that music and song can play in deepening student learning and promoting memory.

Big Dreams Over Broadway (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

Do you have big Broadway dreams? Read on as Synthia Link, a Swing in Bullets Over Broadway, shares how she landed her versatile and coveted role in Mel Brooks' jazz-age spectacle.

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jason Mannino | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

Ready to Let Go of "Let It Go" ? Disney Isn't. Mouse has Five Year Plan for Frozen Franchise

Jim Hill | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So while you personally may be ready to let go of Let It Go, The Walt Disney Company certainly isn't. So you should probably look for the Mouse to seek out all sorts of new ways to extend Frozen's current hot streak.

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 ...

Yep, There Is A Hilary Clinton-Inspired Musical In The Works

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

Janis Joplin got one. Tupac got one. Lyndon B. Johnson, Carole King, and Bob Marley got one, respectively. So why not give Hilary Clinton one? By "...

Oh My Morty, There's Going To Be A 'First Wives Club' Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Revenge will be in the air in a few years when a musical version of "The First Wives Club" comes calling on Broadway. The comedy ab...

'It's Always Been a Love Letter to Broadway...'

Candy Spelling | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Theater itself may not have started in the U.S., but forgive me London, like the Hollywood sign is to movies worldwide, or the neon strip of Vegas is to gambling, Broadway is the street in New York that has come to symbolize this aspect of the live theater experience worldwide

James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie From Disney's New Broadway Musical Version of Aladdin, Recalls the Phone Call That Changed His Life

Jim Hill | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

That's why every night -- as James is onstage performing Friend Like Me -- he makes a point of making eye contact with every other cast member who's out there making this eight-minute-long production number stop the show.

Lady Day: A Night to Remember

Danny Groner | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald does such a fantastic job echoing the late Billie Holiday that you at times believe that you're being awarded one last performance from Holiday herself.

'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' On Broadway Is Going To Be Amazing, Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

If you've been waiting on the edge of your seat for just one more glimpse into the upcoming musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" starring Neil Patrick ...

Yup, There's Going To Be An Ayn Rand Musical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

There are a number of reasons people wage criticism against Ayn Rand's 1938 novella, "Anthem." Some take issue with its negative treatment of collecti...

'If You Like The Movie, You're Going To Love The Musical'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If you liked the movie, you're going to love the musical. Woody Allen and Susan Stroman have transformed Bullets Over Broadway into a hit show (pun in...

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

Jim Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Jim Hill

There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.

David Byrne's Disco Musical Returns To NYC, And We Couldn't Be Happier

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne has been thinking a lot about numbers recently. As in: How many people packed into a room makes it a happy mob? What's ...

Your Favorite Broadway Musical Set In Dreary 19th Century France Is Back

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The barricades have once again gone up on Broadway. Are they worth dropping everything and joining this time? The answer is a resou...

This Is The Marijuana Musical You've Been Waiting For

Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Marijuana legalization has been dominating headlines as of late, bringing tales of Colorado's edibles and Washington's dispensaries to nationwide news...

This Is What Happens When Disney Princesses Get Tired Of Being Damsels In Distress

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women

What would it look like if Disney's classic princesses stood up and took their lives into their own hands -- with or without a prince in tow? Accordin...