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The 106th Bethlehem Bach Festival continues through this weekend, highlighting two works not by Bach, but celebratory in their own right. Beethoven's joyous "Choral Fantasy" will be performed 4 p.m. Friday at Packer Memorial Church, followed by Morten...
This year, women are very much in charge of the Congo Square Theatre's annual production of "The Nativity." Starting with the new director, Ilesa Duncan, and extending all the way up to Gabriel. That archangel is played this year by Alexis J. Rogers,...
On Saturday night, the Lyric Opera of Chicago officially gets into the business of Broadway musicals. The Lyric's production of "Oklahoma," as directed by Gary Griffin, is certainly not the venerable opera company's first foray into the Broadway...
"The Marriage of Figaro," a comic opera by Mozart based on a play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, is a familiar work. Less well-known is the 1784 comedy by the French playwright, a critical diatribe about 18th-century morals. Muhlenberg...
Billie Holiday was many things — songwriter, vocalist, poet, a woman whose jazz-influenced vocals forever changed the way singers interpret the American songbook. But for the actress Alexis J. Rogers, the singer also known as Lady Day is nothing...
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For all the controversy that has surrounded Diane Paulus' revisionist Broadway revival of "Porgy and Bess," or, as it now is billed, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," the considerable strengths of this production, which opened Thursday night at the Richard...
Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...
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Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre. The...
Hartford CourantTheater and concert performers baritone Troy Valjean Rucker and soprano Alika Hope will heading "Now Let Me Fly: A Black History Month Concert Benefiting ConnectiKids" Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the historic South Church, 277 Main St., Hartford. Samuel...
The Hartford CourantIt was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them. Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
Hartford CourantBroadway will show that it cares when stars, producers, writers, and directors come together for “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Waterbury's Palace Theater. Linda Eder ("Jekyll & Hyde"),...
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn. Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
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