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The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
Summer is a good time to catch professional dancers with Howard County roots on hometown visits between gigs. Some are now dancing professionally in other parts of the country, and others are gearing up for big fall tours. Ashley Blair Fitzgerald is...
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
Ever since it opened on Broadway in 1975, "Chicago, the Musical" has brought the Windy City's scandalous ways to a new generation of theater-goers. Now through early November, we can do a little more time on the women's block of the Cook County jail...
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Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia brings its jazzy, dazzling production of the musical "Chicago" to its intimate, in-the-round venue. All seats at Toby's are close to the action, which lends immediacy to this Broadway classic. The tale, well told in...
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Although no longer revolutionary, Stephen Schwartz's dark 1972 episodic musical "Pippin" continues to surprise and intrigue. In a production by 2nd Star in Bowie, the spirit of the show's director/choreographer Bob Fosse again seduces us, the dancers'...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Theater, Music Theater, Music, Dance
VarietyThis season's Tony-nommed musicals took various routes to Broadway. Here's how a few producers recall that often arduous trek to the bigtime. "Kinky Boots," the musical, began with producer Daryl Roth seeing the movie when it screened at Sundance in...
Staff WriterThere is a pretty snazzy production of "Chicago" playing through March 17 in Boca Raton that sounds good, looks better, but never quite reaches the level of feeling as if it oughta be against the law. Sure, it may seem a little out of place in the...
Tags: Entertainment Events, John Kander, Theater, Music Theater, Music
Valerie Perrine may be the only former Las Vegas showgirl to win the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. Just a few years after she had hung up her glitzy showgirl costume, Perrine was the toast of the town as Lenny Bruce's stripper/showgirl...
Staff WriterAt one time, the mega-hit "Flashdance" was imagined as a stage musical, and not a movie. That 1983 film made Jennifer Beals a star and turned dance togs into fashion must-haves. And now, we can see how things might have been with "Flashdance — the...
Staff WriterAnchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records. The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are: "Chicago,"...
If you’re a community theater regular, or even attended high school or college musicals, you’re likely familiar with the lively, foot-tappin’ tunes of “Pippin.” It’s the story of a young prince, son of the French King...
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