Tag: broadway

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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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: Jonathan Weir Talks Playing Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN National Tour, Nov. 7-25 at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Local

See Aladdin at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 7 – 25, 2018! The show is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), with new music by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies). Jonathan Weir plays the evil villain, Jafar, in the show. He and the cast of […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ Closes Broadway Series at Peabody Opera House

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 11:01 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Based on the 1907 novel, “Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal” (which was also the basis for the highly regarded Alex Guinness film, Kind Hearts and Coronets, from 1949), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is one of the most entertaining shows to hit Broadway in the past decade. The story of – […]

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Review: MAMMA MIA! Delights Audiences One Last Time at the Fox After 15 Years

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 8:53 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The farewell tour bids goodbye to St. Louis this weekend. It is no surprise that the Fabulous Fox was packed Friday for opening night of Mamma Mia!. After all, St. Louis and the Fox have hosted the show more than any other city in the United States during its fifteen year tour. And like the […]

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‘An American in Paris’ Shines Where It Excels, Drags Where It Doesn’t

Posted: January 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

The film An American In Paris, starring the brilliant Gene Kelly, begins with an exposition dump. It lasts one minute and thirty seconds to be exact. It tells us everything we need to know; the hero of our story is Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI who stayed on in Paris to pursue his passion for art. […]

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Review: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Fabulous Fox (9/13 – 9/25)

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

When you hear about a musical titled, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” there is little worry about the show resembling the ordinary. Throw in a 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, and there is no question that something really special is going on at the theatre. And if there are still any doubts, […]

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Comes to Life at the Fox Theatre (Jan 20 – Feb 1)

Posted: January 28, 2015 at 8:20 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Originally written for the 1957 television broadcast starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella finally made it’s Broadway debut in 2013. With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, the classic tale gets some new updates – but still captures the magic of the story we know and love. The show is now playing at […]

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Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Arrives Tonight at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis (Nov. 1 – 3)

Posted: November 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm   /   Live Theater, Local, St. Louis Events

This weekend only, the award-winning Broadway musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast returns to the Fabulous Fox! The limited engagement is a part of the 2013-2014 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Opening night (Nov. 1) is also “Kids Night at the Fox,” which means a free childs’ ticket is available with the purchase of each adult […]

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Review: Regional Premiere of BUKOWSICAL by New Line Theatre (May 30 – June 22)

Posted: June 5, 2013 at 11:47 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

For those unfamiliar with the man without whom we would not have a Bukowsical, Charles Bukowski was a writer whose work focused on the misery of everyday life, women, and his muse – alcohol. And what kind of a musical would we have if it were not as honest as a man who once wrote, […]

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