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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Denver Center’s big return: “Hamilton,” “Lion King,” “Pretty Woman” and more by John Wenzel, The Know

How to get tickets for rescheduled shows from Denver Center for the Performing Arts, including "Hamilton," "The Lion King," "My Fair Lady," "A Christmas Carol," "Camp Christmas," "Mixed Tast…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:36AM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Denver lost some of its biggest music and culture players this year. But we stand to gain a lot in 2021. by John Wenzel, The Know

Some of Denver's cultural pillars crumbled in 2020, but the new year offers glimmers of stability in music and the performing arts.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

Denver museums, stages, movie theaters reopening amid new Level Orange status by John Wenzel, The Know

Thanks to changes in the state's color-coded COVID-19 dial this week, metro-area performing arts companies can return to indoor stages to perform and rehearse -- albeit without audiences, an…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

The Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex is getting a $36 million refresh. Here’s a peek inside. by John Wenzel, The Know

Renovations for the trio of Denver Center for Performing Arts venues are almost complete.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance reopens theater ahead of Black History Month by John Wenzel, The Know

Dozens of supporters of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance -- some in-person, but most on Zoom -- gathered last week to mark the blessing of the nonprofit company's 240-seat theater after months of …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

When will we see concerts and live performing arts again in Denver? We asked experts. by John Wenzel, The Know

Forecasting cultural conditions through the end of 2021 is impossible because we simply don’t have enough information. The next months’ trajectory of infections, vaccinations and overall…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

It’s official: There will be a “Nutcracker” in 2021, but no Five Points Jazz Fest in May by John Wenzel, The Know

Even as Denver's COVID-ravaged arts scene continues to err on the side of caution, programmers have grown increasingly bold about returning to stages later this year, based on new plans for …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

DCPA Broadway update: “Mean Girls” postponed, “Hamilton” on track, plus what’s coming in 2022 by John Wenzel, The Know

Ticket-holders for the Denver touring dates of Broadway's "My Fair Lady," "1776," "Mean Girls" and "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" will have to wait a few more month…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New Netflix series “The Liberator” tells story of Colorado WWII hero Felix Sparks by John Wenzel, The Know

"The Liberator," adapted from a 2012 book by best-selling British journalist Alex Kershaw, tells the story of a Colorado war hero.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:23AM
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Denver Arts & Venues furloughs staff, closes venues for the rest of 2020 by John Wenzel, The Know

"Our staff is really heartbroken, and rightly so. But our goal is to hit the ground running when we're able to come back, and I'm hopeful we will emerge from this -- and that people will emb…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:39PM
Thursday, July 16, 2020

With reservations, Denver’s comedy scene returns to live, in-person stand-up by John Wenzel, The Know

"I miss performing like crazy, but I keep reminding myself it's not forever, it's just a while. I'm pivoting, as the bros say."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:12PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Yes, there will be live theater in Denver in June — and you’ll be able to watch it from your car by John Wenzel, The Know

After purchasing tickets, attendees will be asked to follow a prescribed driving route starting in north Denver, witnessing one staged scene after the next from cars while listening to an FM…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:24AM
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Denver premiere of David Byrne’s “Theater of Mind” postponed, DCPA theater season delayed by John Wenzel, The Know

Talking Heads leader David Byrne’s new project, “Theater of Mind,” will miss its scheduled world premiere in Denver later this year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts said toda…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:24PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How to get refunds for your theater tickets, from the DCPA to Curious by John Wenzel, The Know

Plays and musicals are being canceled through early summer.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:48PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“Book of Mormon” cancels Denver summer dates amid national tour’s demise by John Wenzel, The Know

The Tony-winning, nationally touring Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" on Tuesday canceled its Denver dates amid a cross-country shutdown related to the coronavirus pandemic.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:18PM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Denver Center for the Performing Arts cuts staff, cancels shows amid coronavirus shutdown by John Wenzel, The Know

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is reducing staffing costs by more than 50% and announcing a new round of show cancellations in an effort to stem millions of dollars in losses due …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:03PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Denver Actors Fund readies $35,000 in immediate funding for shut-out theater pros by John Wenzel, The Know

The Denver Actors Fund on Tuesday announced a $35,000 emergency relief fund for Colorado theater artists who have been hurt by the coronavirus shutdown.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:24PM
Friday, March 13, 2020

Denver Center for the Performing Arts cancels or postpones all shows through April 12 by John Wenzel, The Know

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, one of the country's largest nonprofit theater organizations, is shuttering many of its 2019-2020 shows in light of new public health guidelines pr…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:51PM
Monday, March 9, 2020

Broadway shows coming to Denver for 2020-21 season: “Moulin Rouge!,” “Pretty Woman,” “Tootsie” and more by John Wenzel, The Know

DCPA's 2020-21 Broadway series will bring "Moulin Rouge!," "Pretty Woman," "Mockingbird"

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:32PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020-21 season: “Rattlesnake Kate,” “Mockingbird” and more by John Wenzel, The Know

Chris Coleman has already shown audiences what's he made of with triumphs such as his all-black recasting of "Oklahoma!" And he's tested Denver's appetite for new work with plays sourced fr…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:24PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Here’s how to score $20 tickets to the “Rent” 20th anniversary tour in Denver by John Wenzel, The Know

Two hours before each show, fans who show up at the Buell can enter their names to be placed in a lottery drum (classic, eh?).

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:03PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Aaron Sorkin’s take on “To Kill a Mockingbird” will likely be DCPA’s hottest ticket of 2021 by John Wenzel, The Know

"Mockingbird" is the clear front-runner for Denver's hottest theater ticket of 2021, given its sold-out run in New York.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:32AM
Monday, August 5, 2019

Look closely at Broadway’s “Anastasia” to see Colorado costume shop Redthreaded by John Wenzel, The Know

A Colorado costume shop is creating beautiful pieces in some big-time Broadway shows.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:42PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“Book of Mormon,” “Mean Girls” tickets go on sale Aug. 2 through Denver Center by John Wenzel, The Know

"Book of Mormon," "Mean Girls" single-tickets on sale Aug. 2 through Denver Center

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:36AM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Dax Shepard, Gabriel Iglesias and more Colorado comedy you need to know in April by John Wenzel, The Know

Despite the fact that there are no comedy festivals or national competitions in Colorado this month, the state will still host a good chunk of the country's best-known touring comics.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:29PM

Newman Center Presents 2019-20 season: Kronos Quartet, Ozomatli, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and more by John Wenzel, The Know

Dozens of events take over the 17-year-old Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts each year. But only a few deserve the Newman Center Presents tag.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:29PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Review: Tony-winning “Hello, Dolly!” revival proves show’s staying power at Denver’s Buell Theatre by John Wenzel, The Know

In most ways, this is the same musical audiences saw 55 years ago. But it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:56PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

You can see Tiffany Haddish in Colorado for $30 by John Wenzel, The Know

The show will take advantage of the cellphone-bagging trend.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:19AM
Friday, March 22, 2019

Q&A: Sebastian Maniscalco, the biggest game in stand-up, is ready for four shows at Denver’s Paramount by John Wenzel, The Know

Stand-up Sebastian Maniscalco is playing a quartet of concerts in Denver this weekend, and they’re all close to selling out.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:54AM
Monday, March 4, 2019

“Mean Girls,” “SpongeBob Musical,” “Lion King” among Broadway hits coming to Denver in 2019-2020 by John Wenzel, The Know

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts will welcome back smash hits including “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon” while adding the Colorado debuts of “Mean Girls,” “The Spon…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:57AM

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