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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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"

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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…

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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?).

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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.

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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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