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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hugh Jackman will sing, dance his way into the Pepsi Center by John Wenzel, The Know

The 50-year-old Australian, who has played characters ranging from X-Men's Wolverine to "Les Misérables" ex-con Jon Valjean, and earned Broadway's respect with a Tony for "The Boy From …

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Aziz Ansari announces first Denver show since #MeToo controversy by John Wenzel, The Know

Aziz Ansari is returning to Denver for a show at the Buell Theatre on Feb. 16. It'll be his first local show since #MeToo.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Theater review: Broadway’s “Come From Away” soars with DCPA, despite deeply grounded story by John Wenzel, The Know

The musical tells unique tale about how tiny Canadian town hosted surprise air passengers on (and after) 9/11.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

“Dear Evan Hansen” Denver tickets: $25 seats to be available via digital lottery by John Wenzel, The Know

Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced a $25 digital-ticket lottery for its Sept. 25-Oct. 13 performances of "Dear Evan Hansen."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Want to hang out with Neil Patrick Harris? Denver’s Alamo Drafthouse has your ticket by John Wenzel, The Know

The "How I Met Your Mother" co-star and Tony-award winning stage actor will read from new book "The Magic Misfits: The Second Story" before screening a yet-to-be determined film.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Comic Chris Charpentier on recording his first album, Denver vs. L.A., and the value of silly by John Wenzel, The Know

Chris Charpentier is recording his first comedy album. We caught up to talk about the album, why he keeps politics out of his show and the Denver scene.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kathy Griffin messed up big-time with her Trump photo. Or did she? Comic talks ahead of Denver show. by John Wenzel, The Know

The comic returns a year after the controversy with a tour that includes an Aug. 22 show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

High Plains Comedy Fest, Kathy Griffin and more Colorado comedy you need to know in August by John Wenzel, The Know

While Denver can lay claim year-round to having one of the country's most fertile stand-up scenes, August is the month where everything blooms.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Denver Art Museum will be only U.S. stop for biggest Monet exhibit in decades by John Wenzel, The Know

The exhibit will display more than 100 paintings spanning the legendary French Impressionist's career.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Matt Besser, Preacher Lawson, Jokechella and more Colorado comedy you need to know in July by John Wenzel, The Know

A surprisingly funny "America's Got Talent" contestant, a modern sketch and improv legend, a marathon northern Colorado showcase, and a familiar face from "Animal Planet" await hungry Denver…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

William Shatner, in Denver with “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” will talk about (almost) anything by John Wenzel, The Know

Given the nature of the event -- a movie screening of 1982's now-classic (and still franchise-best) "The Wrath of Khan," followed by Shatner on stage taking questions from the audience -- he…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tony Award-winning “School of Rock, ” coming to Denver, has an unusual challenge: casting talented kids by John Wenzel, The Know

The pressures of joining a national, multimillion-dollar touring production don't exactly mesh with what anyone would consider a normal childhood.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Denver’s irreverent moms behind Pump and Dump comedy are back for a different kind of Mother’s Day by John Wenzel, The Know

The Paramount show includes music, comedy, drinking, games and prizes, plus an after-show DJ dance party with special guests, a photo booth and other surprises.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stoner comedy “Super Troopers 2,” opening on 4/20, has an unexpected Denver connection by John Wenzel, The Know

The sequel to the 2001 cult flick took a long, winding path to theaters -- including through the Mile High City

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kids in the Hall vet Scott Thompson to resurrect gay trailblazer Buddy Cole at Denver’s Oriental by John Wenzel, The Know

Scott Thompson's gay bon vivant and lounge lizard unloaded scathingly literate, hilarious truths long before Twitter was a thing.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Exclusive: Denver Center’s 40th season, and first under new director Chris Coleman, is ready to pop by John Wenzel, The Know

A first look at the Denver Center Theatre Company's 40th season, and first under the watch of Chris Coleman, its new artistic director.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Colorado festival guide 2018: 10 music, film, dance and family events you can’t miss this year by John Wenzel, The Know

Your best bets for the most interesting, affordable and family-friendly arts festivals coming to Colorado in the next few months.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Two Aurora brothers landed dream “Hamilton” roles, but only one is coming to Denver for the premiere by John Wenzel, The Know

The brothers, who play Aaron Burr and Hercules Mulligan/James Madison around the country, talk about the challenges, rivalry and rewards of being in the hottest stage show around.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

New film project Side Stories will turn RiNo into a walk-in movie theater by John Wenzel, The Know

Films will screen on 10 walls in East RiNo, from Broadway to 36th Street and Blake to Larimer streets, with the Side Stories website offering an augmented-reality tour of the neighborhood.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Kevin Hart adds Pepsi Center date as part of 100 new shows globally by John Wenzel, The Know

His previous tour, "What Now," sold more than 50,000 tickets in a single show at Lincoln Financial Field, in Hart's hometown of Philadelphia.

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“The Book of Mormon” in Denver: On-sale date announced for summer 2018 production by John Wenzel, The Know

The Broadway hit comes to Denver this summer for a two-week run.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Civic Center’s art collection branching out with interactive and musical “Tree of Transformation” by John Wenzel, The Know

The wood-and-steel sculpture depicts a tree-like structure sprouting from the top of a functional, weatherized piano, which people can play, hear and watch as its "leaves" light up.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Aaron Sorkin sorts truth and fiction in his directorial debut, Colorado-rooted “Molly’s Game” by John Wenzel, The Know

Of all the stories Aaron Sorkin could have chosen for his debut as a director, he settled on that of Molly Bloom, a Colorado native from an overachieving family who ran a poker game that too…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The living dead: Revivals surge as theaters mine nostalgia to fill seats by John Wenzel, The Know

Big chains are increasingly playing the art-house game.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Denver Film Society files antitrust lawsuit against Landmark Theatres by John Wenzel, The Know

The lawsuit names Landmark and Dallas-based 2929 Entertainment -- both owned by billionaire Mark Cuban -- as plaintiffs.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Outdoor digital art fest Supernova burns bright in Denver Theatre District this weekend by John Wenzel, The Know

The one-of-a-kind digital art festival will bring digital paintings and even a video game called Alien Afterlife to Denver.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

High Plains Comedy Festival turns 5 with T.J. Miller, Adam Cayton-Holland and more by John Wenzel, The Know

When the event returns Aug. 24-26, it will offer more than 100 local and national comics—in 25 shows at indie venues and headliners at downtown's Paramount Theatre.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WATCH: First look at Disney’s “Frozen” musical, premiering in Denver Aug. 17 by John Wenzel, The Know

Fans of the 2013 movie are wondering how the Broadway musical will build upon or burnish the film's legacy, which has already become embedded in a generation of Disney devotees.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

DCPA announces single-ticket on-sale date for most 2017-18 season shows by John Wenzel, The Know

The sale doesn't include the season's marque performances, like the much-anticipated production of "Hamilton."

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Denver one of only three cities to get Rob Lowe’s one-man show by John Wenzel, The Know

Lowe's one-man show is billed as a peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Coming to Denver, “Mystery Science Theater” roasts B-movies live in first-ever tour by John Wenzel, The Know

Touring his beloved show across the country "actually is like getting shot into space," says "MSTK3000" creator Joel Hodgson.

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