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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Biography of the director behind Dr. Jekyll and ‘Porgy and Bess’

 After reading Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen (University Press of Kentucky), David Luhrssen's comprehensive, illuminating biography of the pioneering director, I'm tempted to call its subject “the Kevin Bacon
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Broadway Returns to Hollywood

 Although Broadway was once a consistent source of audience-tested material for Hollywood, in recent years the traffic has flowed the opposite way in the form of Lion King, Spider-Man and other blockbuster movies remodeled
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Just in time for Election Day, Bay View’s Boulevard Theatre is producing a reading of Gore Vidal’s politically charged dramatic comedy The Best Man. David Flores and Mark Bucher direct... 
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Waukesha Civic Theatre has ambitiously set out to recreate the Broadway classic Miss Saigon—scene by scene, song for song. It's no small feat. Miss Saigon is one of Broadway's longest-running musicals ever—and for good reason. The epic Vietnam War...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Based on Jean Webster's progressive novel from 1912, John Caird and Paul Gordon's Daddy Long Legs has the potential to be a deep, socially conscious romantic-comedy musical. Preliminary outings of this story about a woman earning a college degree...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
12.27.2010 | | Posted at 11:27 AM

Waukesha Civic Theatre presents a revue of Tony-Award-winning musicals.

By Russ Bickerstaff
For a December that hasn’t seen much new stage holiday fare, there certainly seems to be quite a few relatively new shows for New Year’s Eve. While not exactly new, musical from Broadways greatest hits will find themselves being in an entirely new package this weekend, as Waukesha Civic Theatre presents A Night With Tony—a musical revue celebrating songs from some of the biggest shows in ...
12.13.2010 | | Posted at 05:47 PM

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT trots through town again.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Judging from recent events, Broadway’s idea of taking chances is spending ridiculously large sums of money on projects that are otherwise more or less standard musicals. And while it is unlikely that the budget of the forthcoming Spider-Man will make enough money to last for more than a couple of months, the big chances being made her are by producers—this country’s biggest contribution to...

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