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'RENT' Still Resonates in '25th Anniversary Farewell Tour'

'RENT' Still Resonates in '25th Anniversary Farewell Tour'

By Will Demers | Jan 24, 2022

"RENT The 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour" still resonates with resonant themes.

'Tiny Little Things' Answers All the Right Questions

'Tiny Little Things' Answers All the Right Questions

By Will Demers | Jan 24, 2022

Director Curt Columbus gives this important work the voice it needs and has selected the right cast to convey its messages of hope, grief resolution and most importantly, love.

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Actor Fired

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Actor Fired

Jan 24, 2022

The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct.

Musical Moments: 'The Band's Visit' and 'Freestyle Love Supreme'

Musical Moments: 'The Band's Visit' and 'Freestyle Love Supreme'

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 18, 2022

San Francisco stages are now hosting two of the more unorthodox musicals to hit big on Broadway in recent years, one subtle and poetic ("The Band's Visit"), the other boisterous and participatory ("Freestyle Love Supreme").

Philly's Arden Theatre's Run of 'Streetcar' Back on Track

Philly's Arden Theatre's Run of 'Streetcar' Back on Track

By Lewis Whittington | Jan 18, 2022

The Arden Theatre Company reopens its doors this month with Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" after being shut down in March 2020 due to COVID.

As Broadway Fights Virus Surge, Unsung Heroes Find Spotlight

As Broadway Fights Virus Surge, Unsung Heroes Find Spotlight

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 6, 2022

The theatrical magic keeping Broadway going during the latest coronavirus surge has been the unheralded performers ready to step into any role in an emergency.

'Company' Actor Learns old Benefactor's Identity and Pays it Forward

'Company' Actor Learns old Benefactor's Identity and Pays it Forward

Jan 6, 2022

Out actor Claybourne Elder from the current "Company" revival paid it forward and learned the identity of man who paid him a similar gesture 15 years ago that influenced him to move to NYC and pursue a theatrical career.

SpeakEasy Stage Moves 'People, Places & Things' Opening to February Due to Covid

SpeakEasy Stage Moves 'People, Places & Things' Opening to February Due to Covid

Jan 5, 2022

Due to the recent surge in COVID cases, and out of deep concern for its community, SpeakEasy Stage Company has decided to delay the opening of its Boston Premiere production of the critically-acclaimed play "People, Places & Things." 

Review: 'The Woman in Black' Is a Grim and Ghastly Holiday Treat

Review: 'The Woman in Black' Is a Grim and Ghastly Holiday Treat

Dec 28, 2021

The long-running British hit "The Woman in Black" a grim and ghastly treat for the holidays, but no less sweet for all that.

Harvey Evans, Actor in Broadway's Golden Years, Dies at 80

Harvey Evans, Actor in Broadway's Golden Years, Dies at 80

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 26, 2021

Harvey Evans, an actor, singer and dancer who had a knack for landing roles in the original Broadway productions of such classics as "West Side Story," "Follies" "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gypsy," has died.

Playwright Keenan Scott II Steps in to Save Broadway Performance of Own Play

Playwright Keenan Scott II Steps in to Save Broadway Performance of Own Play

Dec 22, 2021

"Thoughts of a Colored Man" playwright Keenan Scott II stepped into a role he wrote after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 and two non-COVID related illnesses felled the cast.

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

By Jim Gladstone | Dec 21, 2021

'The Woman In Black,' a ghost story, is now on stage at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. Thousands of goosebump-loving audience members who have made this play a huge hit in London.

Review: North Shore's 'A Christmas Carol' Returns - 30 Years Strong

Review: North Shore's 'A Christmas Carol' Returns - 30 Years Strong

By Steve Duffy | Dec 20, 2021

There's something special about Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol," which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Review: 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' Dazzles with Acrobatics, Fanciful Costumes

Review: 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' Dazzles with Acrobatics, Fanciful Costumes

By Will Demers | Dec 20, 2021

With venues now open with some restrictions, there are plenty of holiday-themed shows to be seen, especially for families. "Cirque Dreams Holidaze" might fit the bill for an all-ages friendly show.

Review: Re-imagined 'Nutcracker' Makes a Splendid Return

Review: Re-imagined 'Nutcracker' Makes a Splendid Return

By Will Demers | Dec 20, 2021

In their bold reimagining, the Festival Ballet brings updates that perhaps aren't completely necessary but are most welcome.

'The Music Man' Starring Hugh Jackman Begins Broadway Previews

'The Music Man' Starring Hugh Jackman Begins Broadway Previews

Dec 20, 2021

The curtain rises on the first preview performance of the hugely anticipated revival of "The Music Man," starring Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill.

Rockettes End Season as New York Tallies Record COVID cCses

Rockettes End Season as New York Tallies Record COVID cCses

Dec 18, 2021

New York state reported Friday that just over 21,000 people had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day, the highest single-day total for new cases since testing became widely available.

Live Theater in London, NYC Grapple with New Virus Outbreaks

Live Theater in London, NYC Grapple with New Virus Outbreaks

By Mark Kennedy and Jill Lawless | Dec 16, 2021

Many stages on both Broadway and the West End have been forced to go dark once more as the live theater community grapples with backstage COVID outbreaks.

Bringing Back (and Tweaking) Balanchine's 'Nutcracker' in Philly

Bringing Back (and Tweaking) Balanchine's 'Nutcracker' in Philly

By Lewis Whittington | Dec 16, 2021

Philadelphia Ballet returns to the Academy of Music with George Balanchine's production of "The Nutcracker" after a skipped year. EDGE spoke to PB's artistic director Angel Corella about the revamped production.

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

By Paul Parish | Dec 14, 2021

SF Ballet's new production of Helgi Tomasson's "Nutcracker" shines, with principal dancers and soloists even in minor roles acting on a par with the dancing. Also, advance coverage of Mark Morris Dance Group this weekend at Zellerbach Hall.

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