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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“Frozen” heats up Denver: Inside Disney’s multimillion-dollar quest to conquer Broadway by John Wenzel

Before "Frozen: The Musical" can take on Broadway, it debuts for the public at Denver's Buell on Aug. 17.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Naming rights could fetch millions for DCPA, Colorado Convention Center by John Wenzel

Selling naming rights could change the fortunes of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Colorado Convention Center. But getting those deals done will be a complicated task.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

What’s with all the blue trees? Public art project takes over Denver Theatre District by John Wenzel

Denver represents the biggest Blue Trees project so far.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Meet the cast of Broadway’s “Frozen,” debuting in Denver before heading to New York by John Wenzel

"Frozen" follows "The Little Mermaid" as the latest Disney Theatrical Group musical to debut in Denver before heading to Broadway for its official opening.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Broadway stars, Denver natives unite to raise money for actors fund by John Wenzel

Local performers will unite later this month for a show to benefit the Denver Actor's Fund.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wonderbound teams with Flobots for hip-hop ballet “Divisions” by John Wenzel

Their shared artistic and educational goals, and knack for attention-getting projects, has kept the two groups at the forefront of the Mile High City's cultural consciousness for the better …

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Monday, March 13, 2017

How to get tickets for the pre-Broadway run of Disney’s “Frozen” in Denver by John Wenzel

Single tickets for the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney's "Frozen," which runs Aug. 17-Oct. 1 at the Buell Theatre, are about to go on sale.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Taming the beast: Denver arts and culture orgs eye SCFD changes amid diversity concerns, competition by John Wenzel

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District rocketed the metro area's culture scene forward by supporting countless hours of programming that would not otherwise exist, while serving a…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dan Ritchie names Martin Semple as new Denver Center for the Performing Arts chairman by John Wenzel

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday announced longtime Denver lawyer Martin Semple as chairman of the board of trustees.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dates announced for “Hamilton” at Denver Center, and the rest of the 2017-18 Broadway schedule by John Wenzel

The season also includes the first national tour of Disney's "Aladdin," the Broadway hit "School of Rock" and the return of Denver favorite "The Book of Mormon."

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Denver Center cancels Jan. 10 “Fun Home” debut after I-70 closure by John Wenzel

The Jan. 10, opening-night performance of the touring Broadway musical "Fun Home" has been canceled due to road closures on Interstate 70, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts announced…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to ring in 2017 with a laugh: A fresh start for Denver comedy by John Wenzel

Denver comics have infiltrated big name venues and networks and cultivated a sustainable crop of young, hip, local audiences who support live comedy.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nominate “Denver’s Worst Person” for a one-way ticket out of town by John Wenzel

Uncalled Four, a Denver comedy game show inspired by the profane Cards Against Humanity party game, announced a contest to nominate "Denver's Worst Person" for a one-way ticket out of the ci…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Su Teatro welcomes season with “The Sun” by John Wenzel

The show opens Su Teatro’s 2016-2017 season.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Ballot issue 4B would renew funding for culture, arts with sales tax by John Wenzel

Ballot issue 4B would reauthorize the seven-county metro area's 28-year-old Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which funds cultural and arts institutions with a 0.1 percent sales t…

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

“Sleepy Hollow” finishes run at Miners Alley Children’s Theatre this weekend by John Wenzel

See Ichabod Crane in all his freaked-out glory at Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Boulder’s Lemon Sponge Cake Ballet takes on gun violence by John Wenzel

Following Denver’s first-ever public art dance piece “White Mirror” last year, Boulder’s Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet will premiere its 55-minute new work “White Fields”…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

At historic moment, Denver Center for the Performing Arts looks to future by John Wenzel

As Janice Sinden begins her tenure as president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, she faces unprecedented challenges amid record revenue and attendance gains at…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Don’t miss this: Arvada Center marks 40 years by John Wenzel

As one of the metro area’s most consistently visible, intelligently booked cultural venues, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has a lot to be proud of over its four-decade hist…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Colorado takes top spots in new NEA arts-engagement study by John Wenzel

Coloradans watch movies, visit art galleries, see plays and read books more than almost any other state in the U.S., according to a wide-ranging study released today from the National Endo…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Janice Sinden joins Denver Center for the Performing Arts as president and CEO by John Wenzel

Janice Sinden, a fourth-generation Coloradan with robust political and business connections, has been chosen as the new leader of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the nation's larg…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

More than $800,000 up for grabs with new Arts in Society grants by John Wenzel

Denver arts nonprofits can apply for individual grants of up $50,000 under a pilot program called Arts in Society starting in September.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Jerry Seinfeld announces rare Colorado Springs date for July by John Wenzel

Jerry Seinfeld announces rare Colorado Springs date for July

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Comedy’s go-to character Lauren Lapkus on breaking in, out in showbiz by John Wenzel

Most people may not know her name, but it's increasingly hard to miss Lapkus' elastic expressions and stick-figure frame in shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Lies."

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Don't miss this: Sardonic mom-com at Pump and Dump by John Wenzel

Mother's Day: The Pump and Dump's comedy therapySaturday. Denver's nationally touring Pump and Dump show has built its success on a refreshing brand of mom-comedy that avoids bland,

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" turns bestseller into musical comedy by John Wenzel

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon sprung to life with a speed and passion that would make its main characters proud. But E.L. James' erotic fiction, which has sold more than 70 million …

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