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The forces needed for “White Christmas” are large. “There are six main characters,” says Roger Bingaman, “but there’s an ensemble of twenty-nine. There is tap dancing galore."
It's not like any other musical you are likely to see. Its clever and well-crafted songs are upbeat, life-affirming and move the action forward. The characters, however, inhabit a dark, post…
Most of the evening is devoted to circus-style acts performed to Christmas music.
Northlight speculates how the beloved characters in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” spend Christmastime, 1815.
Coming in to the stage space at the Chopin Theatre this year, it feels like a retro holiday living room, complete with illuminated 1940s-style Christmas trees.
In the case of Disney’s “The Lion King,” designer/director Julie Taymor’s revolutionary stage production continues to have a life of its own across a twenty-five-year existence.
A clever and whimsical take on the story of a Crusades-era count, who uses the opening of men off to war to woo a countess. The disguises and means to which he will go and the hijinks that e…
Lyric Opera is performing Verdi’s longest and most complex opera.
What happens when you present “Rent” as a standard piece of musical theater rather than the “rock opera” its late creator Jonathan Larson intended?
A best-selling 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel and a popular 2004 film with a cult following, “The Notebook” has finally been unveiled as a long-anticipated Broadway-bound musical.
“Wicked” is above all, an experience, and most that have it want to repeat it.
The real magic of this show are the songs by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. Terrence McNally (book), Flaherty and Ahrens are the same triptych that gave us “Ragtime,�…
Homemade soup is given to ailing neighbors. And homemade poisoned wine is given to elderly gentlemen with no families who come looking for a room.
The fiftieth anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” takes very seriously the notion that the work belongs to the Passion genre.
“It’s been really moving and important and central to all of us that at the heart of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is a young person trying to figure out how to live."
In this Lincoln Center production making its long-awaited national tour stopover at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Eliza is in as much control as Higgins.
The current Music Theater Works’ production offers a rare opportunity to see the show professionally staged.
There are over thirty songs here that include anthems, arias, dances, choruses, duets and trios. The variety is eclectic and run the gamut with a well-assembled and powerful cast and ensembl…
When Israeli actor Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye intones the iconic line about villagers “trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune” without breaking one’s neck, our gaze takes in the …
“The Sound of Music” is, above all, a coming-of-age story.
This one-act opera highlights a remarkable and largely-forgotten chapter of history: Blacks fighting in the Revolutionary War in exchange for their freedom.
“Moulin Rouge” is eye-popping. There are constant wows.
The six wives of Henry VIII all performing together in a song and dance line on one stage and competing against one another.
Mary Rodgers, late daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, thought “The King and I” was the best of the Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborations.
Former nun Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien is hosting bingo and quizzing and informing us about Easter traditions and trivia along the way.
The grand journey of the musical “Paradise Square” reached its culminating destination of a full-scale Broadway opening Sunday night.
This is an enjoyable production with a good cast of show voices.
This is a sumptuous and traditional production of “Tosca” visually with every inch of the cavernous stage filled with a three-dimensional, captivating set.
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is a multi-genre work and the first opera in the Metropolitan Opera in New York’s history written by an African-American composer, jazz trumpeter and compose…
What Anaïs Mitchell has concocted is something quite remarkable.
Its diverse audience knows exactly what “Hairspray” is and savors every familiar spritz.