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Monday, July 14, 2014

Bootlegs of Full Broadway Shows Available on YouTube, Tumblr by Mark Runyon

I know you’ve seen those FBI warnings that run on the front end of DVDs, warning of the dire consequences of recording and distributing a movie. Have you ever seen one of those go up o…

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Placing Bets on Broadway’s Next Show Closings by Mark Runyon

By anyone’s standards, Easter week was a huge one for Broadway. The most recent Broadway gross figures are out and shows across the board saw eye popping gains. Mainstay productions li…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review: Billy Elliot at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta by Mark Runyon

Billy Elliot opened at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Tuesday night to a warm reception that only Southern’s could give. The musical adapted from the 2000 film by the same name features mu…

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: ‘Smash’ Season 1 Pilot by Mark Runyon

One of the most highly anticipated releases of the winter TV season is NBC’s ‘Smash.’ Produced by Steven Spielberg and featuring household names like Debra Messing (Will &#…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review: Book of Mormon at Eugene O’Neill Theatre by Mark Runyon

Hello … My name is Elder Runyon … and I would like to share with you the most amazing musical. All behold The Book of Mormon. The creators of Comedy Central’s lude and crude So…

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: Mamma Mia! at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta by Mark Runyon

Broadway’s hit sensation Mamma Mia! started its week long run (November 2-6) at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre last night. They brought the spandex, the ABBA anthems and enough estrogen t…

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review: War Horse at Vivian Beaumont Theatre by Mark Runyon

The story that tells the relationship of a boy and his dog is a bit played out at this point. One we haven’t seen much of is a boy and his horse. Sure Hollywood in recent years has given u…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: The Mountaintop at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre by Mark Runyon

Recently opened import from the West End, ‘The Mountaintop,’ starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, asks the intriguing question “what was Martin Luther King Jr’s…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: Spiderman Turn Off the Dark at Foxwoods Theatre by Mark Runyon

Does any show in the history of Broadway need less of an introduction than Spiderman? The $70 million production that toiled through 177 preview performances only to shut down for retooling …

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Review: Wicked at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta by Mark Runyon

Atlanta is in for a delicious treat this month as Broadway powerhouse ‘Wicked’ takes up residence at the venerable Fox Theatre from September 14 through October 2. It has been three long…

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Rock of Ages at Fox Theatre in Atlanta by Mark Runyon

Everywhere you look nostalgia is in full bloom. It seems that everything old is in fact new again. Bands, that had once been left to decay as road kill, are not only touring again, but are s…

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