THE ART OF BURNING WITH RAGE Fast-paced and gripping, laced at times with humor, The Art of Burning opens with an ominous threat: “Sometimes you have to kill the things you love to save them,” Patricia (Adrianne Krstansky) announces, putting the audience on alert. The ominous implications of this statement build when we hear Patricia […]

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[Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Sloane, one of America’s greatest jazz vocalists, on January 23, 2023, at the age of 85. We reprint our review of her final album, CAROL SLOANE – LIVE AT BIRDLAND. Here is the narrative of a new documentary, which is in […]

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A POUND OF CURE Since 1981, KODO, Japan’s taiko performing arts ensemble, has brought the gloriously life-affirming art form of taiko to 46 countries around the globe. Under the banner of One Earth Tour, Kodo exemplifies why percussion is the primal source of all movement and rhythm. The newest production, Tsuzumi, is touring North America […]

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Patti LuPone is hitting the road with her new tour Don’t Monkey with Broadway, which kicks off in Orem, UT on February 4 before heading to California, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, and more. If you’re in the L.A./Orange County area, that means in just two weeks, Thursday, February 9 at 8pm, three-time Tony Award winner […]

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Regal will showcase the best picture nominees at the Regal Best Picture Film Festival, taking place Friday March 3 through Sunday March 12, 2023. Tickets for each nominated title are $6, with a special $5 price and $7 concession combo for Regal Crown Club members. Tickets available today, Jan 25, at REGmovies.com. Nominated films for […]

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HEIGH-HO, HECTOR! The full house at Walt Disney Concert Hall buzzed with excitement as fast-paced whispers reverberated through the crowd when Hector Olivera opened his solo organ recital by walking directly to the remote console on stage, placing his stuffed Kermit the Frog doll next to him, where the frog appeared to be waiting for […]

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The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the dates for the prestigious annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, as well as the reconstruction of the acting categories. The eligibility cut-off date for nominators to attend a show in the 2022-2023 […]

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG MUSICAL HEADED FOR BROADWAY AFTER NEW ORLEANS & CHICAGO It has been announced that A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong will play a pre-Broadway engagement in New Orleans and Chicago this fall with James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) starring as Armstrong. Mirroring Armstrong’s own musical path from New Orleans […]

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DAWSON GETS HIS DUE IN LA PHIL’S FIRST PERFORMANCE OF HIS NEGRO FOLK SYMPHONY The swellegant Maestro Roderick Cox returned to Disney Hall with the LA Phil last weekend. Even knowing the talent of the conductor, players, and guest violinist Karen Gomyo, there were some surprises at this stupendous program. The first came before the […]

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GIRL, YOU IN DANGER: THIS WILL DEFINITELY SELL OUT Beginning March 15 (with an official opening on April 10, 2023), you can tune in to the epic and viciously funny new musical White Girl in Danger from Michael R. Jackson creator of Tony-winning Best Musical A Strange Loop (read Stage and Cinema‘s review). Director Lileana Blain-Cruz (The […]

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