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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sebastian Maniscalco, Judah Friedlander and more Colorado comedy you need to see in March by John Wenzel, The Know

This month’s most valuable comedy players include a “30 Rock” veteran, a podcast king, rocket-powered Midwesterners and a group of enterprising locals taking matters into their own han…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Diana Ross reveals 2019 Red Rocks Amphitheatre show hot off her Grammy performance by John Wenzel, The Know

Legendary soul singer Diana Ross will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Opera will meet horror in 2020 with Colorado production of “The Shining” by John Wenzel, The Know

Opera Colorado's production of "The Shining" is adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name -- which itself was inspired by Estes Park's historic Stanley Hotel.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Fart jokes and finances: The art and business of bringing Denver’s improv scene to life by John Wenzel, The Know

Justin Franzen doesn't want to see Denver's most devoted improvisers leave Denver for Los Angeles, New York, Chicago or Toronto.

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

Denver’s latest food hall Broadway Market set to open in February by John Wenzel, The Know

Broadway Market, the new Denver food hall from teams behind the Stanley Marketplace and Avanti Food & Beverage, has an opening date.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Denver’s Esquire Theatre closed indefinitely after water damage by John Wenzel, The Know

The 6th Avenue fixture has no re-opening date following utility outage

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Friday, December 14, 2018

History Colorado’s future gets some clarity thanks to new additions, challenging 2018 by John Wenzel, The Know

Despite moving into its $110 million new headquarters six years ago, budget cuts and staff turnover have gotten more attention than any single exhibition at its flagship museum and archive a…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Here are 5 Denver stage shows to get you in the holiday mood by John Wenzel, The Know

From plays and musicals to a comedy-sketch show, here are five holiday shows worth checking out this year.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hugh Jackman will sing, dance his way into the Pepsi Center by John Wenzel, The Know

The 50-year-old Australian, who has played characters ranging from X-Men's Wolverine to "Les Misérables" ex-con Jon Valjean, and earned Broadway's respect with a Tony for "The Boy From …

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Aziz Ansari announces first Denver show since #MeToo controversy by John Wenzel, The Know

Aziz Ansari is returning to Denver for a show at the Buell Theatre on Feb. 16. It'll be his first local show since #MeToo.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Theater review: Broadway’s “Come From Away” soars with DCPA, despite deeply grounded story by John Wenzel, The Know

The musical tells unique tale about how tiny Canadian town hosted surprise air passengers on (and after) 9/11.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

“Dear Evan Hansen” Denver tickets: $25 seats to be available via digital lottery by John Wenzel, The Know

Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced a $25 digital-ticket lottery for its Sept. 25-Oct. 13 performances of "Dear Evan Hansen."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Want to hang out with Neil Patrick Harris? Denver’s Alamo Drafthouse has your ticket by John Wenzel, The Know

The "How I Met Your Mother" co-star and Tony-award winning stage actor will read from new book "The Magic Misfits: The Second Story" before screening a yet-to-be determined film.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Comic Chris Charpentier on recording his first album, Denver vs. L.A., and the value of silly by John Wenzel, The Know

Chris Charpentier is recording his first comedy album. We caught up to talk about the album, why he keeps politics out of his show and the Denver scene.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kathy Griffin messed up big-time with her Trump photo. Or did she? Comic talks ahead of Denver show. by John Wenzel, The Know

The comic returns a year after the controversy with a tour that includes an Aug. 22 show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

High Plains Comedy Fest, Kathy Griffin and more Colorado comedy you need to know in August by John Wenzel, The Know

While Denver can lay claim year-round to having one of the country's most fertile stand-up scenes, August is the month where everything blooms.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Denver Art Museum will be only U.S. stop for biggest Monet exhibit in decades by John Wenzel, The Know

The exhibit will display more than 100 paintings spanning the legendary French Impressionist's career.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Matt Besser, Preacher Lawson, Jokechella and more Colorado comedy you need to know in July by John Wenzel, The Know

A surprisingly funny "America's Got Talent" contestant, a modern sketch and improv legend, a marathon northern Colorado showcase, and a familiar face from "Animal Planet" await hungry Denver…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

William Shatner, in Denver with “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” will talk about (almost) anything by John Wenzel, The Know

Given the nature of the event -- a movie screening of 1982's now-classic (and still franchise-best) "The Wrath of Khan," followed by Shatner on stage taking questions from the audience -- he…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tony Award-winning “School of Rock, ” coming to Denver, has an unusual challenge: casting talented kids by John Wenzel, The Know

The pressures of joining a national, multimillion-dollar touring production don't exactly mesh with what anyone would consider a normal childhood.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Denver’s irreverent moms behind Pump and Dump comedy are back for a different kind of Mother’s Day by John Wenzel, The Know

The Paramount show includes music, comedy, drinking, games and prizes, plus an after-show DJ dance party with special guests, a photo booth and other surprises.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stoner comedy “Super Troopers 2,” opening on 4/20, has an unexpected Denver connection by John Wenzel, The Know

The sequel to the 2001 cult flick took a long, winding path to theaters -- including through the Mile High City

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