Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fox’s “The Simpsons” “predicted” the sale to Disney — two decades ago by Michael Cavna

Yes, "The Simpsons" even predicted its own future parentage.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:22PM

A pop songwriter made “Waitress” sing, and helped cement its place in Broadway history. It closes 2017 in Denver. by Special To The Denver Post, The Know

Songwriter Sara Bareilles talks about her circuitous route to the stage, and the happy accident that resulted in "Waitress" making Broadway musical history.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:36PM

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal by The Associated Press

Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to me…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:44AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Actor’s death makes “Every Christmas Story” in Boulder more poignant by Claire Martin, The Know

Daniel Langhoff, who died of colon cancer on Nov. 12 at the age of 42, originated his role in the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's 2016 production of the holiday mash-up "Every Christmas S…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:18PM
Friday, December 8, 2017

From high art to Disney-esque, menorahs of all kinds light the way during Hanukkah by Colleen Smith

Menorahs come in all sizes and shapes, and are made of a variety of materials and range in tone from somber to silly.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:07PM
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kennedy: In a sea of Denver holiday shows, we still circle back to the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Whether you wish to be be happily haunted  or cheekily taunted or some quite other state --  there's likely a show for that.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:36AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cineworld agrees to buy Regal in $3.6 billion theater deal by Bloomberg

The U.K.'s Cineworld Group agreed to buy U.S. theater operator Regal Entertainment Group for about $3.6 billion to expand into the biggest movie market.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:49PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Biden tells Denver crowd there’s reason for optimism, but offers little in the way of a White House bid by David Migoya

Former Vice President Joe Biden used a 90-minute stopover Saturday night at the Paramount Theater in Denver to say there was cause to be upbeat, but he wasn't hinting at a possible run for t…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:05AM
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Theater review: Colorful “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” returns to Arvada Center by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The Andrew Lloyd Webber war horse "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a family-friendly musical with a nod to camp, gets a rousing revisit at the Arvada Center through Dec. 23. N…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:54PM
Friday, December 1, 2017

Theater review: One-woman show “Hi-Hat Hattie” touts the legacy of an African American pioneer in Hollywood by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The one-woman play explores the life of Denver's own Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:12AM
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Russell Simmons steps down from companies amid allegation by Mark Kennedy, The Know

Russell Simmons has stepped away from his companies following a second allegation of sexual misconduct, though the Def Jam founder again denied ever being violent.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:42AM

Wonderbound’s “Snow” is not your children’s “Nutcracker” — and that’s just great by Mark Jaffe, The Know

While sugar plum fairies pirouette all over the place elsewhere, the contemporary ballet company  Wonderbound will explore magic, betrayal, love and death set to the folk-rooted music o…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:06AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In film “Voyeur,” we watch a story about watching unravel by Mark Kennedy

A pair of filmmakers thought they'd be capturing celebrated writer Gay Talese taking a literary victory lap in their new documentary. Instead, they got something more like a journalistic car…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:14PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disney animation guru, Pixar chief John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations by The Washington Post

In a new sexual misconduct scandal that could shake the economics of Hollywood in unprecedented ways, Disney said Tuesday that animation chief John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:28PM
Thursday, November 16, 2017

“Titanic” is returning to Denver theaters for one week by Dylan Owens, The Know

To mark the film's 20-year anniversary, Paramount Pictures is releasing a remastered version of the film in theaters around the country.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:10PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Theater review: In troubling times, rom-com “Beau Jest” is a simpatico distraction by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

This is a fine production, pleasing for audiences seeking ultra-light comedy that steers clear of anything challenging.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:33PM

Theater review: On its 20th anniversary, “Rent” returns to Denver as relevant than ever by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Not only does the epic rock musical hold up, it's also still surprisingly relevant.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:33PM

Disney stole “Pirates of the Caribbean” screenplay, Colorado writers claim in lawsuit by Kirk Mitchell

Colorado screenwriters sue Walt Disney company claiming theft of 1999 screenplay for "Pirates of the Caribbean."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:57PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Diversity, making culture “fun” among challenges of Denver arts scene revealed by new survey by John Wenzel

Latino and African-American residents less likely to attend arts, cultural events, survey for Denver's Imagine 2020 cultural plan says.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:24PM

How a slow-going musical could save the old soul of Broadway, scene of “Frozen” and “Mean Girls” by The Washington Post

Halfway through the new Broadway musical "The Band's Visit," a restaurateur in a remote Israeli town sings an aching ballad.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:18PM

Denver Center for the Performing Arts names new artistic director after year-long search by The Know

Did he bar a publication from reviewing shows? How does Denver's theater scene stack up? We put the DCPA's new artistic director in the hot seat.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:42PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Theater review: Opera Colorado stages “La Bohème” at Ellie Caulkins in Denver by Boulder Daily Camera

Because Giacomo Puccini wrote very little besides operatic works, his mastery of orchestration is often overlooked, yet his great gift for recognizing exactly which tone colors are best to i…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:24AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda wants “to send a bold message” by returning to “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico by Elahe Izadi

Last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final Broadway bow as the title character in "Hamilton." But it turns out it wasn't his last performance. Miranda will reprise the role - in Puerto R…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:06PM

You have a new place to buy your sneakers … at a bar. Sneekeazy now kicking it on Broadway in Denver. by Adrian Crawford, The Know

Rare and hard-to-find footwear share a space with creative cocktails and tapas-style small plates at the newest spot to open in the Golden Triangle

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:51AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Theater review: Examining wartime photography, “The Body of An American” finds haunting negatives by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

O'Brien draws parallels between shocking global news and personal family tragedy, demonstrating how early traumas have lingering effects.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:24PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017

In $121M debut, “Thor: Ragnarok” and Disney flex their might by Jake Coyle

"Thor: Ragnarok" thundered to one of the year's best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again (just as its flexing its muscle) the might of the Walt Disne…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:11PM

It’s almost time for “The Nutcracker.” Here’s where to get your ballet on along the Front Range in 2017. by Mark Jaffe, The Know

From mid-November through December, six Denver-area productions of "The Nutcracker" will be putting more than 400 children on the boards.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:54AM
Friday, November 3, 2017

Netflix says no more Kevin Spacey on “House of Cards” following sexual assault allegations by Andrew Dalton

Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of "House of Cards" and it's cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:45PM

DCPA, zoo and museums build support for Denver bond package — and chip in big campaign cash, too by Jon Murray

The campaign for Denver’s $937 million bond package in Tuesday’s election has had little problem drawing big donor support -- thanks in large measure to the cultural institutions that st…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:12PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Theater review: Buntport’s “Edgar Allan Poe is Dead and So Is My Cat” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

There's high-brow, middle-brow and low. And then there's the often arched-brow shenanigans of Buntport.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:54PM

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