Up Coming Shows

Spin – Signature Theatre

So this is going to be a little love sonnet to Signature Theatre. Their new show is charming, delightful, funny, touching and a smorgasbord of other superlative adjectives but simply put, watching the show made me happy. It made me smile. It even made misty eyed a couple of times. I left the theater feeling … Continue reading »

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By the pricking of my thumbs…

Okay folks, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. The one man production of Macbeth starring the talented Alan Cumming is coming to Broadway for a limited engagement. This show has three things that have yet to fail me (theatrically speaking): the actor, Alan Cumming; the director, John Tiffany and the National Theatre of Scotland … Continue reading »

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Les Miserables – The Movie

I have been trying not to get my hopes and expectations up about this movie. The current spate of movie musicals have been mostly adequate and sometimes just awful (Rock of Ages anyone?). This is a musical I love and it’s staring one of my favorite actors and I really, really want it to be … Continue reading »

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Black Watch – Social Media Day

Well, I think I’m going to try and find more of these types of events. I do enjoy getting to see machinations involved in putting a show together. The real treat for me and a bit of a surprise was that the original director John Tiffany was there. The show has been touring for several … Continue reading »

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Brother Russia – a sneak peak

Last week I had a fun opportunity to get a glimpse of the Signature Theater’s upcoming show “Brother Russia.” One of my favorite things about Signature Theater is their willingness, or more accurately, insistence, on helping to develop original works for the stage. This year they’ve embraced that aesthetic by producing four new original works … Continue reading »

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Alan Cumming Alert!

It is months away but Mr. Cumming is one of my favorite stage actors and high on, possibly at the top of, my list of must see actors. He’s a fantastic performer and I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of his performances. So when you combine Mr. Cumming with one of my favorite plays, Macbeth, you’ve created a … Continue reading »

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Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway

FINALLY, I have been waiting years, quite literally years, to see this man sing and dance on stage again. This is his concert perfromance that he debuted in San Francisco earlier this year (much to my consternation) and then took to Toronto over the summer (that was almost close enough for me to make the trip) … Continue reading »

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Alan Rickman Alert – Update

UPDATE: Dates have been released for Mr. Rickman’s new play “Seminar”. Previews begin October 27 and the show opens November 20. That’s excellent planning, it’s right in tome for the holiday theater rush. It’s currently billed as an open run which I always take to mean it could close at anytime, so hesitate at your … Continue reading »

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Porgy and Bess – Drama Drama Drama

For those who have not heard there is a new Broadway bound production of “Porgy and Bess” that will be opening its out of town “run” next week. I heard about this a few weeks ago when it was announced that Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald would be playing the titular roles and decided to keep … Continue reading »

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Peter Pan – Flying into a city near you…

Well, this is a show I haven’t thought about, to be honest, hardly ever. When I read it’s going on tour again and will end up in NYC (not Broadway) my first thought was generally positive. Then I read that cast in the lead role of Peter is Cathy Rigby. Let me clarify, they cast in the role … Continue reading »

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