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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

'Rigoletto' In Vegas And The Pleasures Of The Metropolitan Opera by Linda Holmes

A recent Pop Culture Happy Hour trip to New York took the team to see Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera. A jester in a rat pack? We saw it.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

'Hadestown' Finds Bliss At The Tony Awards by Linda Holmes

Anaïs Mitchell's long-developing musical won eight awards, including best musical, while The Ferryman won best play.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

'Fosse/Verdon' Wiggles And Kicks, But Fails To Satisfy by Linda Holmes

The FX series is deeply interested in Bob Fosse as an awful genius, but much less invested in Gwen Verdon as an overlooked collaborator.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Show Tunes And Plaid Pants Of The 'Documentary Now!' Sondheim Send-up by Linda Holmes

The IFC series Documentary Now!, which has been in fine parody form for three seasons, plays around with Stephen Sondheim's Company and Broadway conventions in a new episode.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

'The Band's Visit' And Harry Potter Win Big At A Quieter Tony Awards by Linda Holmes

The Tony Awards paid off for The Band's Visit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Angels in America revival and a scrappy theater kid named Bruce Springsteen.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

'The Band's Visit' And Harry Potter Win Big At A Quieter Tony Awards by Linda Holmes

The Tony Awards paid off for The Band's Visit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Angels in America revival, and a scrappy theater kid named Bruce Springsteen.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Talking 'Hamilton' And 'Failing Up' With Leslie Odom Jr. by Linda Holmes

Broadway's original Aaron Burr sits down to talk about his new book, how it feels to hear ugly things about your career, and what he wants to do now that he couldn't before.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Like It Or Not, You're Getting A 'Pretty Woman' Musical by Linda Holmes

Is it a good idea to make a musical adapted from Pretty Woman? Or is it, just possibly ... a "big mistake — huge!" We have a few details about the new show, coming to Broadway in 2018.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Wonder Woman' And The Tony Awards by Linda Holmes

This week, we talk about the superhero smash Wonder Woman, and we talk about Dear Evan Hansen, Oslo and some of the other big winners from Sunday night's Tonys.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Tony Nominations: 'The Great Comet,' 'Dolly,' And 'A Doll's House' by Linda Holmes

The Tony nominations are out, and unlike last year, there's no founding-fathers-shaped giant absorbing the oxygen.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hey You, Prestige Television Fan: Here's Why You Should See A New Play by Linda Holmes

While musicals have good pop-culture presence in many cases, plays tend not to. But in an environment that has embraced idiosyncratic and complicated TV, there's no better time to change tha…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hamilton' by Linda Holmes

It's Broadway's current phenomenon, so we went to see it and report back on what it is, how it works, and whether we loved it as much as we wanted to. It's our Hamilton show.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

'Misery,' 'Misery' And 'Misery,' From Page To Screen To Stage by Linda Holmes

A new stage play finds Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf at the controls of an oddly horror-free version of the Stephen King novel.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Sydney Lucas Destroys At The Tony Awards by Linda Holmes

If you haven't yet seen the most memorable performance from Sunday night's Tony Awards, from the musical Fun Home, now's the time.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella by Linda Holmes

Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Travel Show For Your Favorite Weird-Museum And Dance Enthusiast by Linda Holmes

Ovation's American Canvas has a lot of fun in San Francisco, starting with the art installation at Alcatraz.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols: Remembering The Ellipses After The Story Ends by Linda Holmes

We consider the work of writer-director-performer Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cameron Esposito And The Comedy Of Confidence by Linda Holmes

In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to "women in crisis," her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.

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