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Interview: David Payne Talks ‘Lewis & Tolkien’ at Playhouse at Westport This Weekend

Posted: June 14, 2019 at 11:07 am   /   Interviews

This weekend at the Playhouse at Westport, see Lewis & Tolkien, Of Wardrobes & Rings. Written by David Payne, the play is set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub where C.S. Lewis (Payne) and J.R.R. Tolkien (Gregory Welsch) meet for the last time. We had the chance to ask Payne about his show, and background […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ Rolls a 7 As It Opens Muny’s 101st Season

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   Local

St. Louis could not have asked for a more beautiful evening than what we received for the opening of The Muny’s 101st season. For Guys and Dolls, the audience got their first look at the beautiful new stage that was built over the past nine months. The sound was clear, the lighting wonderful (designed by […]

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Review: New Line’s BE MORE CHILL Brings Broadway Musical to The Marcelle

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“I don’t want to be special… I just want to survive.” Be More Chill is the modern anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in, or doesn’t belong to the “cool” group in high school. It isn’t so much about wanting to stand out as it is about just getting by. […]

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Interview: Tony Nominated Composer Joe Iconis on ‘Be More Chill,’ Opening Tonight in St. Louis at New Line Theatre

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 10:49 am   /   Local

The hit musical Be More Chill just opened on Broadway in March, and here we are at the end of May getting a new production opening in St. Louis. This doesn’t happen. Thanks to New Line Theatre, and Artistic Director Scott Miller’s seemingly supernatural ability to uncover incredible shows, the rights to produce the musical were […]

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Tune In Tonight For the Conclusion of ‘The Hot Zone’ on Nat Geo

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm   /   Television

A U.S. Army scientist puts her life on the line to head off an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 1989. Tonight, on the fourth and final episode of the limited series: S1 E4 – Expendable Nancy Jaax begins to lead a team from USAMRIID, while her husband searches for a way to protect his […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Posted: May 24, 2019 at 8:16 am   /   Local

One jump ahead of disaster. It’s no secret: I’m a huge fan of Disney. I’m intrigued by their live-action remakes and have absolutely loved several of them: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Junglebook. However, when I saw the marketing materials for Aladdin – the remake of one of my all-time favorite Disney animated features – […]

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Interview: Ryan Dummond Talks ‘Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!’ and Voicing Sonic the Hedgehog

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:59 am   /   Interviews, St. Louis Events

“Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” You’ve heard the phrase countless times as it’s come up in pop culture and everyday life. It’s a simple way to describe the differences between the male and female mind. But many people may not realize or remember that the phrase was popularized from a 1992 book […]

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Interview: Derek Hough Talks First Solo Tour, Heading to St. Louis This Friday at Stifel Theatre

Posted: May 8, 2019 at 9:34 am   /   Interviews

“The rehearsal process is one of the most grueling parts of the tour. You’re rehearsing ten to twelve hours per day, so your body’s just in shock,” says Derek Hough. I spoke with the life-long dancer on a break from one of his rehearsals, as he prepares for his first solo outing on tour. And […]

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Interview: Bryan Batt Talks Broadway, Mad Men, and Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Posted: May 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater, St. Louis Events

Bryan Batt is an accomplished actor of television, film, and the stage. He is perhaps known best for his roles on Broadway and the character Sal on the AMC hit show Mad Men. Now the actor is trying something new, and something much more personal. Taking the influences of Tennessee Williams on his life, he […]

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Interview: Meagan Good Talks ‘The Intruder,’ Her Faith, and Getting Into Action

Posted: May 2, 2019 at 10:18 am   /   Film, Interviews

We had the chance to sit down with Meagan Good when she was in town to promote her upcoming film, The Intruder. Earlier this year, Meagan had a surprise role in Shazam!, among several other actors who had to keep quiet about their characters for the sake of the plot. “It’s so hard that I […]

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