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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disney animation guru, Pixar chief John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations by The Washington Post

In a new sexual misconduct scandal that could shake the economics of Hollywood in unprecedented ways, Disney said Tuesday that animation chief John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How a slow-going musical could save the old soul of Broadway, scene of “Frozen” and “Mean Girls” by The Washington Post

Halfway through the new Broadway musical "The Band's Visit," a restaurateur in a remote Israeli town sings an aching ballad.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Movie review: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” looks at the life and work ethic of a surfing star by The Washington Post

"Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton," the latest documentary from Rory Kennedy ("Last Days in Vietnam"), is partly the life story of Hamilton, widely considered the world's best big…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In the fall, Ben Platt says goodbye to “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway by The Washington Post

Ben Platt, who more than three years ago spoke the words and sang the music of "Dear Evan Hansen" for the first time, going on to win the Tony Award in June for best actor in a musical, will…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Diahann Carroll reflects on a career of first on stage and screen by The Washington Post

As a young woman and into her middle years, Carroll had a career of firsts. The first black actress to win a Tony, for the 1962 musical "No Strings," in which her fashion-model character was…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Tony Awards 2017: Winners list by The Washington Post

Best play • "Oslo"

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Dear Evan Hansen”: the trail of a musical comet by The Washington Post

The wish was to write a truly original show based on a perception Pasek had back in high school, when a student died and his classmates rushed disconcertingly to claim the status -- and atte…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The new gimmick on (and off) Broadway: Enjoy the show - and pass the pierogi by The Washington Post

Broadway productions of "Waitress" and "Sweeney Todd" are incorporating serving pie and pierogi to members of the audience during each performance.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

With elimination of NEA and NEH, Trump’s budget is worst-case scenario for arts groups by The Washington Post

A community orchestra performance, a new work from an emerging playwright, art therapy for a returning veteran, local library classes in Braille, free standardized-test preparation, and Bert…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking “Moonlight”-“La La Land” best picture mix-up by The Washington Post

In what is most certainly the most shocking moment in Oscars history, Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture at the end of the night, awarding the trophy to "La La Land" wh…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your guide to the “La La Land” backlash by The Washington Post

When Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's "La La Land" won nearly universal praise from critics late last year as a delightful vestige of classic Hollywood musicals, you could practically feel the …

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Give them a hand! Musicals stage a comeback by The Washington Post

By Peter Marks, The Washington Post It’s musical theater geekdom, for the win. That’s right, all you show tune skeptics, you who snicker at the spectacle of unison-dancing cats o…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Disney’s “Moana” is a breath of fresh island air by The Washington Post

Disney films tend to follow a recipe that includes a hero's journey (either figurative or literal), a sidekick, catchy songs, a villain and a lesson. The studio's latest animated feature che…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

John Slattery turns from adman into ink-stained wretch by The Washington Post

For a stretch, actor John Slattery was in danger of permanently playing Handsome Guy, the boyfriend, the date, even the naked lust object.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get ready for another “Freaky Friday” — this time on the stage by The Washington Post

Several months before Mary Rodgers' death in mid-2014, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who were busy turning her 1972 young-adult comic novel, "Freaky Friday," into a musical, had the opportunity…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A live-action “Lion King” is a bad idea: Here’s what Jon Favreau could do to save it by The Washington Post

With Disney's confirmation Wednesday that the studio will remake its 1994 classic "The Lion King," the idea that you don't mess with perfection has just been felled in a corporate gorge, if …

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Book review: Why would Bruce Springsteen need to write “Born to Run” autobiography? Everyone has secrets by The Washington Post

Why, one might ask, would Bruce Springsteen need to write an autobiography? Haven’t we been listening to it for the past half-century? Hasn’t he been telling us his story all along?

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In TV’s “The Get Down,” Baz Luhrmann spins magical realist vision of hip-hop’s birth by The Washington Post

Baz Luhrmann's defining aesthetic is unexpected juxtaposition, whether he's mashing up "Time After Time" with Australian ballroom dance competitions, Elton John and the post-Impressionist mo…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

“Popstar” movie review: Clever musical mockumentary is right on key by The Washington Post

Clever, amiable and eager to please, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" is the comedy equivalent of the pop-rap star it satirizes, a bit of stupid-smart silliness that offers plenty of ple…

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"The German Doctor": Nazi Mengele befriends nubile Argentine girl by The Washington Post

★★★ Drama. PG-13. 93 minutesAwkward adolescence is a subject of some fascination for Argentine director Lucía Puenzo, whose "XXY" and "The Fish Child" both explored…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"The Railway Man" can't stay on track by The Washington Post

It's easier to like "The Railway Man" than it is to love it. Despite solid performances by Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard, and a handsome cinematic sheen burnishing the

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grief and peace: Finding solace in works of art by The Washington Post

Music, literature and the arts are for many people indispensable companions through times of great sorrow.

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