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Review: ‘Wicked’ at the Academy of Music

From its origins in L. Frank Baum’s1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to its adaptation in MGM’s blockbuster 1939 film The Wizard of...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional...

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff's honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals...

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The...

Review: ‘Wicked’ at The Kennedy Center

Green seems to be the everlasting black for the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked, as its national tour returns to The Kennedy Center’s Opera House...

Review: ‘A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hilty’ at The Kennedy...

If the slightly warmer weather than normal for this time of year is making it hard for you to get into the holiday mood,...

Review: ‘Working: a Musical’ at Bristol Riverside Theatre

Working isn’t a typical musical. There’s no plot, no resolution, no love story. Yet the tale it tells is an absorbing one. By using...

Who’s in Town?: American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, Performing at The...

Taylor Hicks became a household name in 2006 when he won the fifth season of American Idol, becoming one of the most beloved winners...

Seven Days in Italy with Playbill’s ‘Broadway on the High Seas...

I took me a busman's holiday from September 20 to 30, 2016, by joining Playbill on its seventh cruise featuring Broadway stars and Broadway...

Review: Kristin Chenoweth at Wolf Trap

On a hot, humid summer evening at the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center last night, the lithe and absolutely charismatic Broadway, television, and singing...

Season Preview: 2016-2017 Broadway Philadelphia Lineup at the Kimmel Center for...

Each year, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts brings the highest quality of Broadway’s offerings to Philadelphia for local audiences to enjoy. Their...

Aaron De Jesus on Playing Frankie Valli in ‘Jersey Boys’ at...

Aaron De Jesus is wowing audiences on the road with his vocal acrobatics as the legendary Frankie Valli in The National Tour of Jersey Boys. Aaron...

Review #2: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘Broadway Divas’

Maybe you could not dance all night, but on Thursday, March 31, 2016, when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed Broadway Divas at the Music...

Review #1: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘Broadway Divas’

What does one call a group of Broadway divas? After tonight’s performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Jack Everly,...

Review: ‘Children of Eden’ at Young Artists of America at Strathmore

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) brilliantly performed Children of Eden the afternoon of March 13, 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore. Children...

The Kennedy Center Announces Its 2016-2017 Theater Season:’The Curious Incident…’, ‘Into...

From The Kennedy Center: 2016–2017 Theater Season: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2016–2017 theater season, renewing its...

In the Moment: A Look at Jack Viertel’s “The Secret Life...

Revealing the concealed underpinnings and durable structures of American musicals is no easy undertaking. Let alone covering and analyzing the past seven decades of...

Review: ‘Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home Tour’ at Strathmore

To paraphrase an old expression, “big talent can come in small packages!” This observation was never truer than when the diminutive musical superstar, Kristin...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #11: New York’s Ten Best of 2015...

It was an active year, heavily marked by new and revisited musicals. The attendance and box office numbers were good, both on and off...

NSO Pops: ‘The von Trapps and Stephanie J. Block Family Holiday’...

With their annual holiday concert at The Kennedy Center on Thursday, December 10, 2016, the NSO Pops, joined by special guests Stephanie J. Block and...

‘Hamilton’ at The Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

I was away in August when the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway so yesterday I caught up with it as it was about to...

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