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  • Disney's 'Aladdin' to appear on Broadway next year

    Disney's 'Aladdin' to appear on Broadway next year
    A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.” "Aladdin" will join other...
  • 2013 Emmy Music Cheat Sheet

    MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES "Arrested Development" David Schwartz › Two previous noms › Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix" › Series' signature Tahitian ukelele, jazzy themes return; rare score nod for a comedy "The Borgias" Trevor Morris (1)...
  • On Theater: Looking forward to little-seen gems

    When you've been reviewing theatrical productions for a few years (and in my case, quite a few), you develop a certain fondness for particular shows that only turn up once in a blue moon on a local stage. Two of my personal favorites in that category are...
  • A Rock Opera Gets 'Back to the Land'

    A Rock Opera Gets 'Back to the Land'
    It's the time of year for audacious new musicals. Even before the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford gets going with its slate of readings of brand new musicals at the 2013 National Music Theater Conference, and even before the International...
  • Sister Act opens at the Broward Center

    Sister Act opens at the Broward Center
    This is not your mother's "Sister Act." The mega-successful Whoopi Goldberg movie vehicle from 1992 (and the sequel in 1993) has a whole new get-down-tonight, 1970s vibe for the stage musical "Sister Act the Musical," which is coming to the Broward...
  • Theater review: 'Sister Act' from Florida Theatrical Association

    Theater review: 'Sister Act' from Florida Theatrical Association
    Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, the stage version of "Sister Act" is at times clunky and exasperating. But there's also something relentlessly infectious in Alan Menken's top-notch score and something perkily contagious in the energy of the...
  • 2012 Grammy Nominations

    1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson...
  • 2013 Grammy Award nominees

    Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...
  • BROADWAY REVIEW: Audience subscribes to 'Newsies' charms

    BROADWAY REVIEW: Audience subscribes to 'Newsies' charms
    NEW YORK —There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a...
  • Broadway in Chicago books 'Sister Act,' 'Grinch' and 'Les Miserables'

    Broadway in Chicago said Wednesday morning that it will present touring productions of "Sister Act," "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and a reprise of "Les Miserables" this year. - "Sister Act" (Nov. 13 to Dec. 2 at the Auditorium Theatre, 50...
  • 'Leap of Faith' is a musical with a message

    'Leap of Faith' is a musical with a message
    NEW YORK — Raul Esparza, the handsome and admirably complex star of the new screen-to-stage musical "Leap of Faith," is the guy you want in your show when your leading character is having a crisis of faith. Although Jonas Nightingale, the...