Review: Fela! at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Review: Fela! at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

What a breath of fresh air Fela! is. The musical biography about Afro-beat musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti sits in stark contrast to the usual fare Broadway ushers to the stage. The musical is filled with loud colors, thumping drum beats, manic dancing and a riveting story ...

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Idina Menzel Makes Broadway Return with ‘If/Then’ in March 2014

Idina Menzel Makes Broadway Return with ‘If/Then’ in March 2014

Idina Menzel will return to Broadway next year in the new musical “If/Then.” The new production is written by the writing team for “Next to Normal,” which won multiple Tony Awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Menzel, of course, is best known for her ...

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Mike Tyson’s ‘Undisputed Truth’ Cancels Phoenix, Houston, Kansas City Shows

Mike Tyson’s ‘Undisputed Truth’ Cancels Phoenix, Houston, Kansas City Shows

The national tour of “Undisputed Truth,” Mike Tyson’s one man show directed by Spike Lee, just kicked off recently, but now shows in select cities have been cancelled. First citing scheduled conflicts, the show's publicist confirmed to Culture Map Dallas that c ...

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Launches National Tour in November

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Launches National Tour in November

“Phantom of the Opera” celebrated its 25th year on Broadway last month, and a new North American tour will continue the celebrations when it is launched later this year. The traveling show will be a new production with updated staging and scenic design, and is se ...

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‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Gets Pre-Broadway Run in Washington D.C.

The new play “The Velocity of Autumn” was originally set to premiere on Broadway this spring, but the dark comedy will instead open in Washington, D.C. this fall in what is being called a pre-Broadway engagement. The Washington production will be staged at Arena ...

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Smash ‘The Song’ Episode Review & Recap

Smash ‘The Song’ Episode Review & Recap

Its been a tough couple of weeks for NBC's "Smash." Ratings sliced an artery from last year's premiere, and last week's third episode continued hemorrhaging blood. The TV vultures seem to be circling the show, awaiting that final breath. Thankfully, the cast couldn't ey ...

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Full Broadway Cast of ‘End of the Rainbow’ Join Los Angeles Production

Full Broadway Cast of ‘End of the Rainbow’ Join Los Angeles Production

There may be a lot of deja vu happening at the upcoming Los Angeles production of "End of the Rainbow," as the original Broadway cast will return for the California production. Michael Cumpsty, who won a Tony Award in 2012 for his role as Manny in the musical drama, ...

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’50 Shades of Grey’ Gets Musical, Comedic Makeover Off-Broadway in ‘Cuff Me’

’50 Shades of Grey’ Gets Musical, Comedic Makeover Off-Broadway in ‘Cuff Me’

It might have seemed like it was impossible to escape "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- where ever you went in pop culture, there it was. But it hadn't made its way to the theater. Until now. "Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody" premieres Off-Broadway on March ...

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Cirque Du Soleil Brings ‘Michael Jackson One’ to Vegas’ Mandalay Bay

Cirque Du Soleil Brings ‘Michael Jackson One’ to Vegas’ Mandalay Bay

Cirque du Soleil will launch a new production based on the music of Michael Jackson at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas this summer. “Michael Jackson ONE” will be the second effort created by The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil. The ...

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Wicked Touring Cast Adds Jenn Gambatese, Curt Hansen

Wicked Touring Cast Adds Jenn Gambatese, Curt Hansen

Jenn Gambatese and Curt Hansen will join the North American tour of “Wicked” over the next month. Gambatese will take over the role of Glinda tomorrow, February 26, when the production is in Costa Mesa, California at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The produc ...

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