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Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Academy of Music

Drag queens save the day and light up the stage in Kinky Boots, making its return to Philadelphia for a limited run this week at the Academy of Music. Presented in the Broadway Philadelphia series by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization, the national tour of the 2013 Tony Award-winning […]

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Review: ‘Something Rotten!’ at Hippodrome Theatre

Fans of Broadway musicals won’t get more bang for their entertainment buck this whole season than at Something Rotten! Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre has been on a roll when it comes to offering great touring shows with top-flight casts. But Something Rotten! is something else. The musical by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick (score) and John O’Farrell […]

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Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at The Kennedy Center

In The Kennedy Center’s current production of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, a cornucopia of vibrant color runs riot through this exuberant and defiant celebration of diversity and solidarity.  From start to finish, I was swept up in the kaleidoscopic world of variety and ebullience that characterizes Cindi Lauper’s pulsating and melodic score and, […]

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‘Kinky Boots’ at The Hippodrome Theatre

Kinky Boots is getting Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre year off on the, er, right foot. Here’s a show so full of energy and charm that it doesn’t care a fig whether you think of it as chic or trashy. It sticks to its belief that “The Sex Is In the Heel,” and where there’s sex there’s […]

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‘Elf The Musical’ at The Lyric by Amanda Gunther

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear! And The Lyric Opera House has boisterous feel-good holiday singing as they usher in this festive season with the touring company of Elf The Musical. Based on the hit holiday movie, this upbeat, refreshing take on the classic debate of […]

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Tonys Honor DC Theater: Regional Award to Shakespeare Theatre Company & 8 Noms to ‘Follies’ by Joel Markowitz

It was a great day for DC theater as The Tony Award nominations were announced this morning in NYC. Shakespeare Theatre Company will be receiving The Regional Theatre Award. What a coup for the DC Metro area theatre community to have a second local theatre honored by this award in the past three years (Signature Theatre received it […]

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