Category Archives: Regional

New PORGY AND BESS Musical Adaptation (with Audra!)

Which part is the real news here? That Diane Paulus, Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray are adapting the classic George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess, as a contemporary-styled musical theatre piece? That the producers are Hair alumni … Continue reading

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SAVED Again: Revised Show Opens at KCRT

A revised version of the Off-Broadway musical Saved opens tonight at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre for a run that will continue until 3 October 2010. Based on the film, the 2004 show features a book by John Dempsey and … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin in the LIMELIGHT Once More

Limelight, the new musical based on the life story of Charlie Chaplin, opens at La Jolla Playhouse tonight for a run through 17 October. The show has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, with a book by Curtis and Broadway … Continue reading

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Musical Notes: 18 May 2010

Index Broadway Bound: The Scottsboro Boys … p.2 Zorba Revival Confirmed … p.2 Spider-Man Update … p.2 Casting News: Falling for Eve … p.3 The Sun Sets on A Little Night Music … p.3 TV Talk … p.4 On the … Continue reading

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SCKBSTD Reading Tonight

Kathleen Marshall has directed a reading of the new musical, SCKBSTD (“Sick Bastard”), that will be performed in Manhattan tonight. Part of the Virginia Stage Company’s American Soil programme, the musical will have a fully produced premiere production at the … Continue reading

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens Tonight

Million Dollar Quartet, the new jukebox musical that recreates one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time, officially opens tonight on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. With a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and songs like … Continue reading

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GIRLFRIEND at Berkeley Rep

As one old Berkeley Rep production (American Idiot) tiptoes towards its opening night on Broadway, Girlfriend, a new musical with a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet makes its debut in California tonight. Based on … Continue reading

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