Monday, October 8, 2018

Great Lakes Theater's witty, sparkling 'Pride and Prejudice' is just what we need (review) by Laura Demarco, The Plain Dealer

More than 200 years after its publication, Jane Austen's witty and winsome novel of love and manners in Regency England is as relevant as the day she penned it.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Great Lakes Theater finds the emotional core amid the camp and glitter of 'Mama Mia!' (review) by Andrea Simakis

The mother of all jukebox musicals actually has a plot, one powered by female relationships.

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Cleveland Opera Theater aims for laughs with 'The Barber of Seville' by Zachary Lewis

In mounting a fully staged production of "The Barber of Seville," the actors and leaders of Cleveland Opera Theater want more than anything else to have fun and make people laugh.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Betty Buckley on high heels and headlining 'Hello, Dolly!' - 2018 Fall Theater Preview by Andrea Simakis

Playhouse Square kicks off first national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Betty Buckley

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2018 Fall Theater Preview: Great Lakes Theater's 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Pride and Prejudice' stars having time of their lives by Andrea Simakis

The strange and wonderful paring of Swedish pop and Jane Austen at the Great Lakes Theater.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

2018 Fall Theater Preview: At Dobama Theatre, season celebrating women's work brings Annie Baker's 'John' and Dorothy Silver to the stage by Andrea Simakis

"John" is Annie Baker's ghost story, with a killer part for the first lady of Cleveland theater.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

2018 Fall Theater Preview: Beck Center kicks off 85th season with heavenly casting of Mike Polk Jr. in 'An Act of God' by Andrea Simakis

Also playing at the Beck Center for the Arts in 2018-19: 'Once,' 'Shrek' and 'Matilda'

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dobama Theatre cast digs deep into characters in 'Sunset Baby' -- review by Andrea Simakis

'Sunset Baby' at Dobama Theatre finds the humanity in the hustlers.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Neil Simon, Broadway's king of comedy, dies at 91 (appreciation) by Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer

Neil Simon knew that many academics and critics never would rank him among the great American playwrights. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, who died Sunday morning at 91, addressed this re…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cleveland Opera Theater tuning up for 'freeing' night of outdoor opera by Zachary Lewis

Cleveland Opera Theater's upcoming free outdoor concert at Dunham Tavern is about as far as it's possible to get from opera as depicted in popular culture.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Audra McDonald, the woman who 'can sing anything,' brings Broadway to Blossom (preview) by Andrea Simakis

When choosing a set list, says Audra McDonald, "we want to give someone a full meal - we want to make sure they get the appetizer, the entree and the dessert. All of it."

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This year's Kennedy Center honorees include noted Trump troller Cher, creators of 'Hamilton.' Will the president attend? by The Washington Post

The Kennedy Center is out with its annual list of honorees who will collect those famous rainbow-striped medals at a glitzy, celeb-studded ceremony and show in December. And (surprise!) seve…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

'Hamilton' brings heart and humanity to story of America (review) by Andrea Simakis

'Hamilton': Why the 11-time Tony Award winning musical is worth the hype.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

'Hamilton': The revolutionary, boundary-breaking, hip-hop hit musical opens in Playhouse Square by Andrea Simakis

The winner of 11 Tonys, including Best Musical, hits KeyBank State Theatre Tuesday.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dobama Theatre's 'On the Grill' could use more fire, less smoke (review) by Andrea Simakis

It's Independence Day but those explosions aren't fireworks in the Israeli drama "On the Grill."

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Monday, June 11, 2018

'The Band's Visit,' the passion of Cleveland native Orin Wolf, wins 10 Tonys, including Best Musical by Andrea Simakis

Orin Wolf spent 10 years fighting to bring the luminous hit to Broadway.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony Awards: "SpongeBob" and "The Band's Visit" have Cleveland roots by Andrea Simakis

Going into tonight's Tony Awards, if "The Band's Visit" is like a poem, "SpongeBob" is the biggest pop-up book you've ever seen.

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Dazzling teen Cameron Morris leads 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Akron Civic Theatre by Plain Dealer Guest Writer

High school actor-singer-songwriter Cameron Morris goes from playing one king in "Spamalot,'' to another in "Jesus Christ Superstar'' as he sets his sights on a career in the actin…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Karamu House marks completion of Phase I renovation to Jelliffe Theatre with weekend of events (photos) by Steven Litt

Historic Karamu House marks the latest stage in a 3-year turnaround from fiscal and administrative problems by completing the $1.8 million renovation of its Jelliffe Theatre.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

'Frozen,' Disney's cool hit musical, headed for Playhouse Square in 2020 by Andrea Simakis

"Frozen" comes to Cleveland as part of the 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Akron Civic Theatre's 2018 All-City Musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' features youths from 23 area schools by Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,

If you've never experienced "Jesus Christ Superstar" performed live, the Akron Civic Theatre's 2018 All-City Musical is your opportunity. The Civic's All-City Musical rock opera is…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture board names deputy director Jill Paulsen as acting head of public funding agency by Andrea Simakis

She will replace outgoing CEO and executive director Karen Gahl-Mills

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

It's a bumpy ride back to the boy-crazy '60s for the 6-woman cast of Great Lakes Theater's 'Beehive' (review) by Andrea Simakis

"Beehive" blows a tire when it sells itself as a journey of women's empowerment.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Talk It Out: Is 'Hamilton' overhyped? by Anne Nickoloff,

Do you think "Hamilton" is an over-hyped play? The production will tour through Cleveland this summer, and has already sold out of its 60,000 tickets.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Cirque du Soleil will bring acrobatic 'Corteo' tour to Cleveland this fall (photos) by Anne Nickoloff,

Cirque du Soleil will tour through Cleveland Nov. 15-18 for six performances on its "Corteo" tour

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Raymond Bobgan of Cleveland Public Theatre wins Cleveland Foundation's Homer Wadsworth award by Steven Litt

Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director of the Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), with its 2018 Homer C. Wadsworth Award

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls,' 'SpongeBob' musical lead Tony Awards nods by Associated Press Entertainment Staff

"Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical" lead the Tony Award nominations with dozen nods each.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dobama Theatre's 'Appropriate' is Long Day's Journey Into White (review) by Andrea Simakis

"Appropriate" explores the sins of slavery through one seriously dysfunctional family.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cleveland Orchestra Takes On Third Out-Of-Town Residency by Artsjournal1

"On Tuesday, the orchestra announced a new residency at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, one similar to those it conducts at Indiana University and in Miami. The project…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cleveland Opera Theater pushing relevance with new production of 'Madama Butterfly' (preview) by Zachary Lewis

For the cast and directors of "Madama Butterfly" at Cleveland Opera Theater, the work they're staging this week is a creation not only beautiful and powerful but also timely.

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