Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Muny celebrates its centennial with a dazzling musical revue by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Many entertainers, from legends to children took a turn in the one-time-only production.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Actor and director Bobby Miller, a major talent on the St. Louis theater scene, dies at 68 by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A groundbreaking performer with Theatre Project company, he continued working through last month

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Rain, rain go away - Muny's big show gets rained out by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Big centennial show has to wait until Saturday night

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Opera Theatre of St. Louis adds 'Regina' to its repertoire by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Marc Blitzstein's opera is based on Lillian Hellman's play 'The Little Foxes'

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'Better magic': Muny will spend millions overhauling its stage, other infrastructure by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Capital campaign will support modernization of the stage, technical support and the theater's endowment

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Opera Theatre of St. Louis announces 2019 season by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It includes 'Marriage of Figaro,' 'Rigoletto,' 'Coronation of Poppea' and world premiere 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones'

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Q&A: Terence Blanchard plays jazz for uncertain times by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard wants to 'continue the conversation.'

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Brave storytellers will dare to tell all when 'RISK!' comes to Delmar Hall by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The RISK! show and podcast is a format for people to share juicy, outrageous and amazing stories otherwise saved for good friends or a therapist.

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Washington University announces 2019 'Great Artists' series by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There's a pianist, a violinist, a mezzo-soprano, a piano duo, and a bonus concert for subscribers

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Recently reviewed theater for May 18 by From Staff Reports

‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Muny throws itself two big 100th birthday parties this weekend by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Everyone is invited to celebrate the outdoor theater's 100th season

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Opera Theatre's O'Leary to receive honorary degree by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Eden Theological Seminary will honor him and two others

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Soprano Christine Brewer awarded honorary doctorate by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

McKendree University honors its most famous graduate

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

'A Streetcar Named Desire' sizzles in its own poetry by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The play's title refers to an old, rattletrap vehicle. But at Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, the production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” moves like a bullet train, racing across…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Q&A: 'Angels in America' star James McArdle on his 'demon' play by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • There was one place Scottish actor James McArdle had to visit when he came to New York to perform in a critically acclaimed revival of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece “Angels in …

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My worst moment: How Leslie Odom Jr. almost quit acting before ‘Hamilton’ made him a star by Nina Metz Chicago Tribune

“I almost didn’t make it here,” Leslie Odom Jr. said in his Tony acceptance speech in 2016. There’s a story behind that, and he tells it here.

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Soprano Patricia Racette dons a director's hat for 'La Traviata' by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'My job as the director is to see how this all fits together, and create the most potent possible way to tell this story'

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A 'Phantom' for the Fan-toms by Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch

You can’t argue with the success of “The Phantom of the Opera.” It opened in London in 1986 and on Broadway in 1988, and is still playing in both places — it is, by a huge margin, th…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Buy Mom something nice at Laumeier Sculpture Park's 31st annual art fair by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Laumeier Art Fair, now in 31st year, is perfectly timed.

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New theater troupe exploring gender, sexuality will debut in fall by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sean Michael organizes company around issues of gender and sexuality

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Updates: Slatkin doing well; gala postponed by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The program 'revolves' around Slatkin's music and stories

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘Hamilton: The Exhibition,’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team, will debut in Chicago by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO • “Hamilton,” the phenomenally successful musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, brought so much posthumous celebrity to Alexander Hamilton that America’s first …

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

A look back as music director Robertson nears his St. Louis Symphony Orchestra finale by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This weekend's concerts conclude Robertson's 13-year tenure as music director of the SLSO

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SLSO conductor laureate Leonard Slatkin to undergo heart bypass, cancels performances by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

He'll miss the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis' 10th anniversary gala.

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Even after 10 years, the St. Louis Cinco de Mayo parade manages to stay weird by Erin Heffernan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The People's Joy Parade has kept its rebellious streak all these years.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Look sharp! Ax-throwing venues offer an edgy new alternative to darts by Colleen Schrappen St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Much like the yellow-handled hatchets being thrown about at the Axe House in Valley Park, the quips come fast and furious.

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‘Mean Girls’ was a movie before Twitter even existed. How did creators update it to be a modern musical? by Erika Milvy Los Angeles Times

Who knew you could make a Tony-nominated musical from a self-help book for parents?

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