Tag: New Line Theatre

Interview: Artistic Director Scott Miller Talks ZORBA, and Founding New Line – “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre”

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater

I cannot remember a time that I wasn’t crazy about musicals. It goes so far back, that I don’t have memories before that.” – Scott Miller Scott Miller is currently celebrating New Line Theatre’s 26th season with the first show of 2017: Zorba. The production runs March 2nd  through the 25th, and it’s one that […]

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‘Heathers The Musical’ Opens New Line Theatre’s 25th Season With Serious Laughs

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 7:38 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

I’d like to say that I was surprised by just how amazing New Line Theatre‘s opening show of their 25th season was. But I can’t. Because honestly, at this point, what else did I expect? Is it a surprise when show after show, year after year, Scott Miller finds another musical that failed on or […]

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Review: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Opens New Line’s 24th Season With a “Bang, Bang”

Posted: October 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Bonnie and Clyde (or Clyde and Bonnie, if you asked him) were a couple of American outlaws who captured the attention of the public in the early 1930s. While these two kids weren’t much more than a couple of petty robbers, commonly knocking over gas stations and small “mom and pop” stores, the media glamorized […]

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New Line Theatre Brings ‘Night of the Living Dead’ to Life, Now Through Nov. 2

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 10:28 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

It’s difficult to know just what to expect when you are about to see a musical based on George A. Romero’s 1968 original horror classic – Night of the Living Dead. What you don’t want to see is a bunch of dancing zombies in musical numbers, or songs that take light of the desperate situation […]

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Theatre Lab Opens With Ambitious First Project, ‘The Sunset Limited’ by Cormac McCarthy

Posted: August 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

“Every road ends in death. Or worse. Every friendship. Every love. Torment, betrayal, loss, suffering, pain, age, indignity, and hideous lingering illness. All with a single conclusion.” These are the words of a man known only as White (Zachary Allen Farmer), one half of the characters in “The Sunset Limited.” Written by Cormac McCarthy, the […]

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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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New Line Theatre’s ‘Next to Normal’ is Nothing Less than Extraordinary

Posted: March 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

After seeing Next to Normal for the first time in 2011, there is no questions as to why it won 3 Tony Awards. Two of the three were for best original score and best orchestration, thanks in part to Mr. Tom Kitt. This raw and powerful rock musical is packed with music that completely takes […]

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Review: New Line Theatre’s ‘High Fidelity’ Shows Heart, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted: June 2, 2012 at 8:55 am   /   Featured, Live Theater, Local

The 2000 film High Fidelity, based on the novel by Nick Hornby, is my favorite John Cusack film of all time. Hands down. So naturally when I heard that the story was adapted into a musical that only had 14 performances on Broadway, I was a little let down. But in 2008 New Line Theatre […]

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