Saturday, August 20, 2016

Public Square launches website with new, detailed event schedule (photos) by Steven Litt

Public Square has launched its new website and announced a more detailed schedule of events through September 30.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Play about Tamir Rice shooting makes world premiere tonight (photos, video) by Andrea Simakis

"Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14" opens Thursday at Creative Space at Waterloo Arts.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cleveland Opera Theater sets stage for free 'opera tailgating' night at Dunham Tavern Museum (preview) by Zachary Lewis

Some, at Cleveland Opera Theater's free concert Sunday at Dunham Tavern, will hang on every note. Everyone else, meanwhile, will just soak up the vibe, along with gourmet food and wine, and …

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Marni Nixon -- voice of classic movie songs in 'The King and I,' 'West Side Story' & more -- dead at 86 by Associated Press Entertainment Staff

Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I" and "…

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016

'Book of Mormon' returning to Cleveland's Playhouse Square by Laura Demarco, The Plain Dealer

"The Book of Mormon" is adding a new chapter for Cleveland. Due to popular demand, the national tour of the Broadway hit is returning to Cleveland.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

'Hamilton' star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to take his final bow Saturday night by Andrea Simakis

The cost of tickets to Miranda's last 8 p.m. performance July 9 are Linsane, although if you're willing to skip a few mortgage payments, you can still nab seats.

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The gift of 'Hamilton': Shaker High students make their history teacher's Broadway dream come alive by Andrea Simakis

History teacher Tim Mitchell wanted Lin-Manuel Miranda's John Hancock as a sort of war prize

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Karamu House regains its nonprofit status, announces slate of shows for 2016-17 by Andrea Simakis

Karamu brass applied for reinstatement of the organization's 501(c)(3) designation on May 7, asking the IRS to expedite the request.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Akron's Actors' Summit shutting down after 17 seasons by Andrea Simakis

Theater going dark with the retirement of artistic director MaryJo Alexander.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Hamilton' coming to Cleveland as part of Playhouse Square's 2017-18 KeyBank Broadway Series by Andrea Simakis

How far will you have travel to see this great American musical? New York? Chicago? Nah. Just head to Euclid Avenue.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Shakespeare's First Folio, from 1623, makes very rare tour stop in Cleveland by Laura Demarco, The Plain Dealer

The only site in Ohio for the nationwide tour of the "First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare" is the Cleveland Public Library.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Skillful reboot ushers a newly restrained, minimalist 'Phantom of the Opera' into the 21st century by Andrea Simakis

With "Phantom 2.0," creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have satisfyingly reanimated a production that had become unavoidably moth-eaten around the edges.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

New play on Tamir Rice shooting draws young actors with poise, passion (photos) by Andrea Simakis

"Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice" to premiere in August.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Choreographer Dianne McIntyre bolsters status as Cleveland treasure with Doris Duke Artist Award by Zachary Lewis

If any artist in Cleveland ranks as a national treasure, surely it's choreographer Dianne McIntyre. The Doris Duke Artist Award she received last month, the latest in a string of high-level …

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The new 'Phantom of the Opera' opening Wednesday in Playhouse Square reimagines a Broadway warhorse (photos) by Andrea Simakis

Get a first look at the reimagined "Phantom" haunting Playhouse Square.

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Ohio Light Opera getting into character for season of musical favorites and rare treats (preview) by Zachary Lewis

For its 2016 season beginning June 18, Ohio Light Opera has planned an eclectic mix of obscure works from deep within the German, French and American songbooks as well as first-time performa…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Opera Circle hits a high note with restructured production of Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' (review) by Zachary Lewis

Saturday night at the Ohio Theatre, Opera Circle concluded its season with a new production of Verdi's "Il Trovatore," restructuring the work as a sequence of eight scenes that emp…

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Is 'Hamilton' headed to Playhouse Square? You can bet on it. The question is when by Andrea Simakis

When will Cleveland see Lin-Manuel Miranda's white hot Tony-winning ode to Alexander Hamilton?

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cleveland had a leading role in the making of Eugene O'Neill's 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' up for 7 Tonys by Andrea Simakis

The Tyrone family of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is not simply inspired by Eugene O'Neill's actual clan, it is a supremely poetic diary entry, a "play of old sorrow, writt…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016

Tony Awards 2016: What time will 'Hamilton' perform? TV schedule, nominees and more (photos) by Tim Warsinskey, The Plain Dealer

"Hamilton" and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform during the Tony Awards 2016, where Barbara Streisand and Oprah Winfrey also are to appear. Here are the TV schedule, nominees ar…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'Making a Murderer' defense attorneys to speak in Cleveland on Steven Avery, Tamir Rice and legal system by Laura Demarco, The Plain Dealer

"Making a Murderer" defense attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will visit Playhouse Square to talk about the Avery case, the documentary and the legal system.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Opera Circle aiming high with season-finale production of 'Il Trovatore' at Ohio Theatre by Zachary Lewis

For its last production of the season, Cleveland's Opera Circle is expanding considerably, taking on a score -- Verdi's "Il Trovatore" -- that demands its utmost on every front.

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Tony Awards 2016: 'Hamilton' is king but will it best 'The Producers' for most wins? by Andrea Simakis

Is it any surprise everyone has started calling this year's awards the Hamiltonys?

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