Monday, July 15, 2019

Star Dancer, Felled By Autoimmune Disease, Gets Back To The Stage by Artsjournal

Once a soloist at New York City Ballet with an auspicious future, Kathryn Morgan was forced to leave the company in 2012, felled by an autoimmune disease that saw her hair fall out, her weig…

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Years After Falling Ill With A Mysterious Disease, This Ballerina Says She’s Ready To Return To The Stage by Artsjournal2

Kathryn Morgan had to leave City Ballet in the fall of 2012 after an autoimmune disease screwed up everything from her hair to her balance, starting a couple of years earlier. “What Morgan…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Hairspray’ at Rockville Musical Theatre by Kristen Waagner

Welcome to the 60s! Big hair, bright colors, and dancing abound as social change starts to sweep Baltimore. Rockville Musical Theatre brings community theatre to new heights with “Hairspra…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado ASCAP Interview Recorded For Library Of Congress National Recording Registry

On April 9, 2019, HAIR co-creator James Rado sat down with arts journalist Patrick Pacheco at ASCAP in New York, for an in-depth podcast interview on the journey, history, legacy, Grammy Awa…

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First Look at Hair at Serenbe Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The musical began performances July 3 in Georgia ahead of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Rock of Ages: I Hate Myself for Loving You by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ A decade after its first air guitar riff, the hair-metal jukebox musical is back—and it’s still nothin’ but a good time The post Rock of Ages: I Hate Myself for Loving You ap…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In a limited run Off Broadway, the jukebox musical about love and rocking out in the 1980s now includes songs by Def Leppard.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Xanadu review – psychedelic circus evokes summer of love by Michael Billington

Chiswick House, LondonCal McCrystal brings a woozy vibe to Giffords Circus, though these hippies are versatile performers and formidable athletes We expect a display of random skills. But th…

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Fantastic Flexible Fun: The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair by Lindsay Price

Are you looking for an easy-to-stage one-act play with parts for 8 or 80? The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair by Bradley Walton might be just what you’re l…

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Call Redialed: NEW John Tartaglia Interview: "Mamma Mia!" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

Ever since I saw Tony nominee John Tartaglia originate the role of “Princeton/Rod” in Broadway’s Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, I have been a fan of his. In the years following A…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Odds & Ends: Melissa McCarthy in Talks to Play Ursula in Live-Action The Little Mermaid & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Melissa McCarthy Set to Play Ursula in Live-Action The Little Mermaid Two-time Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy is in talks to pl…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Looking for Regional Jobs? La Bohème, Something Rotten, Hair, and More Are Casting by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming calls for Broadway and shows around the country.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Sneak Peek at Hair at Georgia's Serenbe Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The musical will begin July 3 ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Frozen Star Caissie Levy Will Play Summer Concert Dates in Indiana by Adam Hetrick

Known for her roles in Wicked and Hair, Levy also originated the role of Elsa in Disney’s stage adaptation of the 2013 blockbuster movie.

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Conference Call: Michael Garin & Mardie Millit: "Michael & Mardie...And Other Delights" at Urban Stages by Adam Rothenberg

After reading Michael Garin & Mardie Millit’s bio on their website, I couldn’t resist accepting the opportunity to interview them! Their bio is one of the more fun bios I have read: …

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

‘It soars in its second half’: HAIR THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Hair’ at Guerrilla Theatre Front by Johanna Alonso

There are certain conventions I often follow when writing a typical review of a typical show. When I started writing this review, however, I immediately had to put those conventions aside, b…

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Bad jokes? They're outright evil from this anti-comedian by Brian Logan

Neil Hamburger is a loser, insulting B-list celebs for our amusement, yet he can be less offensive – and funnier – than certain comedy superstars ‘What disease did legendary ice-cream …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dressed To Plunder, and Maybe Kill: Costuming Signature’s ‘Blackbeard’ by Ravelle Brickman

When the actor playing Blackbeard first appears on stage at the Signature Theatre in the new musical bearing his name, smoke literally curls out of his matted black hair. It’s a terrifying…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Best-Selling Romance Novelist’s Baroque Tale Of Her Husband Trying To Poison Her (Is It True?) by Artsjournal

About five years ago, the lawsuit claims, her hair and teeth started falling out and she developed intense nausea, tremors, disorientation, bone loss, facial swelling, and a peculiar metalli…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Napoli, Brooklyn, Park Theatre review - lacking substance by Katherine Waters

Actors battle with accents and a wooden script in 1960s drama set in a New York Italian immigrant neighbourhood According to their mother, Luda (played by Madeleine Worrall, pictured below),…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Aladdin Standout Michael James Scott Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael James Scott, the showstopping actor currently appearing on Broadway as Genie in Aladdin, has signed on to lead's new vlog—"Live from the Lamp"—starting on June 25. T…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see by Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the wor…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Odds & Ends: Sara Bareilles to Join Gavin Creel for 92Y Concert & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Sara Bareilles to Join Gavin Creel for 92Y Concert Sara Bareilles is headed uptown to reunite with her former Waitress co-star…

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Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young to Headline National Tour of First Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Six years after its Broadway premiere, the adorable musical comedy First Date is going on tour. Broadway alums and real-life couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will star in the road producti…

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American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Headline First Date National Tour by Adam Hetrick

The real-life couple, who met while appearing together in the Broadway revival of Hair, will co-star in the first national tour that’s set to launch in fall 2020.

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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young To Lead FIRST DATE National Tour

BroadwayWorld has learned that that Broadway Stars and real-life couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will headline the First National Tour of the musical comedy First Date. Although DeGarmo a…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Call Answered: Keri Kelsey: Career Retrospective + Open Mic at the Gardenia by Adam Rothenberg

Variety is the spice of life and Keri Kelsey has done it all: traveled with the circus, rode a tiger bareback, assisted a juggler, worked as an on-the-spot radio news reporter and a literary…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Call Answered: Diana DeGarmo: "American Idol", "Quilt: A Musical Celebration", World Pride 2019: Stonewall 50 by Adam Rothenberg

Growing up during the AIDS Epidemic was scary. Getting educated about HIV/AIDS in school was invaluable. Having artists like Madonna and Elton John speak up and out about HIV/AIDS was healin…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 1969 Tonys Was a Night to Remember. Just Ask James Earl Jones. by Eric Grode

It was the season of “Hair” vs. “1776” and the arrival of a young actor named Al Pacino.

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