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  • Asking, once again, why 'Wicked' is a hit

    Asking, once again, why 'Wicked' is a hit
    There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon. On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...
  • Blond, green and popular: 'Wicked' has aged very well

    Blond, green and popular:  'Wicked' has aged very well
    So what is a man reviewing "Wicked" for the 9,837th time — give or take a few — going to say? Turn on Elphaba and Glinda after all these years of admiration for their staying power, charm, wit and appeal? How disillogicalifed such an act of...
  • Weinstein Co. Developing 'Pippin' Movie

    The Weinstein Co. has launched development of a movie version of the musical "Pippin," bringing on Storyline Entertainment partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce. TWC has also tapped James Ponsoldt, director of "The Spectacular Now," to write the...
  • Hugh Jackman Exits Brewing Broadway Musical 'Houdini'

    Hugh Jackman has stepped away from the upcoming Broadway musical "Houdini," citing the scheduling demands of developing a new tuner as the cause of his departure from a project to which he's been attached, both formally and informally, for several years...
  • Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All

    Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All
    Exit, Mr. Goodspeed It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
  • Disney's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' Gets U.S. Stage Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

    The stage musical adaptation of Disney's 1996 animated pic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which premiered in Germany in 1999 but never made it Stateside, will have its American preem as part of the 2014-15 season at La Jolla Playhouse, alongside the...
  • U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla

    U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla
    The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S. That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
  • Their wicked 'Wicked' ways: Talking to the new witches

    Their wicked 'Wicked' ways: Talking to the new witches
    The Halloween season provides a fitting backdrop for celebrating the most famous witches to ever fly on the Great White Way. As “Wicked” turns 10 on Broadway on Wednesday, Chicago audiences who turned the show into the longest-running Broadway...
  • 'Wicked' Turns 10: 'Now I Give Really Good Gifts'

    The room was warm, as theater folk say, at the 10th anniversary performance of Broadway musical "Wicked." The Gershwin Theater audience was packed with a crowd made up of members of the creative team, thesps from the original and subsequent casts...
  • 'Wicked' celebrating 10 years on Broadway with special appearances

    'Wicked' celebrating 10 years on Broadway with special appearances
    [This post has been corrected. See below.] Proving that a big-budget musical can overcome initial bad reviews to become a mainstay on Broadway, "Wicked" is celebrating its 10th anniversary in New York on Wednesday, with special appearances scheduled for...
  • Connecticut Composer's Tunes Get New Run In 'Scrapbook' At Goodspeed

    Connecticut Composer's Tunes Get New Run In 'Scrapbook' At Goodspeed
    It's not as if Stephen Schwartz was just hanging out at his Ridgefield home this fall. The composer's "to do" list was staggering: Working on lyrics to a new Bollywood animated movie musical, jetting around the world from Toledo to New Zealand to...
  • Karen Mason, Mark Jacoby Top "Scrapbook" Cast For Goodspeed

    Karen Mason, Mark Jacoby Top "Scrapbook" Cast For Goodspeed
    Karen Mason and Mark Jacoby will head the six-member cast of a new musical show, “Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook” which will be receiving a workshop production at Goodspeed Musical’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. The show features...