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Theater Community Unites for Special Anti-censorship Podcast

Theater Community Unites for Special Anti-censorship Podcast

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 22, 2022

The theater community is banding together for a special podcast to combat censorship that features performances from plays and musicals under threat.

Consider the Narrator: Plays That Show but Tell Too Much

Consider the Narrator: Plays That Show but Tell Too Much

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 20, 2022

Three productions — "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Berkeley Rep, "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Golden Gate Theater, and "Lear" at CalShakes — employ narrator figures for various purposes and with varying degrees of success.

Watch: Lea Michele Expertly 'Reads' Her Haters on TikTok

Watch: Lea Michele Expertly 'Reads' Her Haters on TikTok

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2022

On her unexpected, Covid-related break from "Funny Girl," Lea Michele expertly "reads" her haters in a humorous TikTok video poking fun at rumors that she can't read.

Review: Touring 'Oklahoma!' Offers Darker Take on Classic

Review: Touring 'Oklahoma!' Offers Darker Take on Classic

By Michelle Sandoval | Sep 19, 2022

Fish's "Oklahoma!" is impactful and poignant in a way that is almost haunting, leaving the show's opening promise of "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin" overcast with a storm cloud of death, despair, shock, and more importantly, truth. 

Philadelphia Drag Performer Collapses Onstage During Show, Dies

Philadelphia Drag Performer Collapses Onstage During Show, Dies

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2022

A 25-year-old drag performer well known in Philadelphia as Valencia Prime collapsed on stage during her set on Monday night and died.

Broadway's 'Phantom' to Close in February, 2023

Broadway's 'Phantom' to Close in February, 2023

Sep 17, 2022

"The Phantom of the Opera," Broadway's longest running show, announced it will be closing next February.

 Review: First Part of 'The Inheritance' Soars at Trinity

Review: First Part of 'The Inheritance' Soars at Trinity

By Will Demers | Sep 16, 2022

The first half of Matthew Lopez's sprawling drama "The Inheritance" soars at the Trinity Repertory Company.

Rapper-Actor Common to Make his Broadway Debut in November

Rapper-Actor Common to Make his Broadway Debut in November

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16, 2022

Rapper and actor Common will make his Broadway debut this fall in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Between Riverside and Crazy."

Review: 'Tina' Wows in National Tour Debut

Review: 'Tina' Wows in National Tour Debut

By Will Demers | Sep 15, 2022

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, it's not difficult to see why "Tina" is such a crowd pleaser.

On Tour with 'Tina,' Parris Lewis Finds Joy in Superstar's Life

On Tour with 'Tina,' Parris Lewis Finds Joy in Superstar's Life

By Steve Duffy | Sep 13, 2022

Actress Parris Lewis is doing double-duty on the tour of the Tina Turner Musical, "Tina," appearing as an Ikette and being an understudy for the lead role. EDGE spoke to the out actress about the role and her life.

Review: Winning 'Sing Street' Revisits '80s Pop

Review: Winning 'Sing Street' Revisits '80s Pop

By Robert Nesti | Sep 13, 2022

The best way to approach "Sing Street," the delightful new musical at the Huntington Theatre Company, is to let it wash over you. Slow to boil, it proves most winning in the end.

Review: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' Explores the Souls of Young Conservatives

Review: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' Explores the Souls of Young Conservatives

By Robert Nesti | Sep 13, 2022

Will Arbery's "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" is a thorny look into the hearts and minds of young Catholic conservatives that never quite comes together.

Review: 'Moulin Rouge!' Lush Pop Song Musical Can, Can, Can

Review: 'Moulin Rouge!' Lush Pop Song Musical Can, Can, Can

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 13, 2022

Spectacular sets, extravagant costumes, dozens of pop song snippets woven together in a sonic field of dreams. The national tour of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" now playing at the Orpheum Theater, offers audiences an eye-popping, ear-tickling escape.

Hugh Jackman Eyes the End of the 'The Music Man' on Broadway

Hugh Jackman Eyes the End of the 'The Music Man' on Broadway

By John CaruccI | Sep 13, 2022

Since he was a high school student, Hugh Jackman wanted to play the roguish traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill in "The Music Man" on Broadway. He's fulfilled that dream — but all things must come to an end.

Trans Actor Angelica Ross to Make History on Broadway

Trans Actor Angelica Ross to Make History on Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 12, 2022

"Pose" star Angelica Ross on Monday will step onstage in Roxie Hart's high heels, becoming the first openly transgender woman to play a leading part on Broadway.

Due to Covid, Lea Michele to Return to 'Funny Girl' on Sept. 20

Due to Covid, Lea Michele to Return to 'Funny Girl' on Sept. 20

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 12, 2022

After testing positive for Covid-19, Lea Michele will return to Broadway's "Funny Girl" on Sept. 20.

Covid Symptoms Sideline Lea Michele 'Funny Girl' Debut; Julie Benko Goes On Again

Covid Symptoms Sideline Lea Michele 'Funny Girl' Debut; Julie Benko Goes On Again

Sep 11, 2022

Good thing Julie Benko didn't quit "Funny Girl" when Lea Michele joined the company this week. Michele canceled performances this weekend due to what may be Covid.

'Come From Away' Readies for 9/11 Anniversary by Giving Back

'Come From Away' Readies for 9/11 Anniversary by Giving Back

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 10, 2022

Every year to honor Sept. 11, the cast and crew of "Come From Away" help box thousands of meals for food banks across the city and perform for the volunteers aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Playwright Ken Ludwig Reworks Genders of 'Lend Me a Tenor'

Playwright Ken Ludwig Reworks Genders of 'Lend Me a Tenor'

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 8, 2022

Playwright Ken Ludwig has found an ingenious way to look back and forward at the same time. He's revisited one of his most beloved plays and flipped the characters' genders.

Standing Ovations! Nobody Rained on Lea Michele's Rock Star 'Funny Girl' Debut

Standing Ovations! Nobody Rained on Lea Michele's Rock Star 'Funny Girl' Debut

Sep 7, 2022

People who need Lea Michele are the happiest people in the world this morning after their star made her first appearance in "Funny Girl" last night.

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