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Culture MonsterDarren Criss will perform at the Sept. 10 closing party for the Festival of New American Musicals. The Southern California festival continues with "Rocket Science" and more openings....
Culture MonsterâMaking Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical!â should best be approached as a labor of community love. A fitting climax to the yearlong celebration of West Hollywoodâs 25th anniversary of cityhood, the piece kick-starts Cornerstone Theater Companyâ...
Gold Derby"American Idiot" opened Tuesday night to strong enough reviews in a weak theater season that it is now one of the front-runners to win best musical at the upcoming Tony Awards. The production is based on Green Day's mega-hit CD of the same name, which...
Culture MonsterEmmy winner Wayne Brady will play Tom Collins, the renegade philosophy professor, in a new production of Jonathan Larson's "Rent," which will run Aug. 6-8 at the Hollywood Bowl. Brady joins Vanessa Hudgens, the "High School Musical" star who previously......
Gold DerbyThe Tony Awards administration committee rules on eligibility as well as category placement. On Friday, the committee considered the music scores of various shows. Missing from the list of possible nominees was "American Idiot" which is ineligible for the...
Culture MonsterSo what do you do after you bring home the mirrorball trophy on "Dancing With the Stars"? If you're Nicole Scherzinger, you join the cast of "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl. The lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls will play......
Culture MonsterWhen Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman began to work on their first musical, "Dani Girl," four years ago, they knew the show would face a lot of challenges. Most new shows do. But this one also had what Dimond describes......
Culture MonsterOn a recent afternoon, Neil Patrick Harris was standing in a large rehearsal room at the Hollywood United Methodist Church on Franklin Avenue. With a cup of coffee in one hand, he calmly observed a musical scene between actors Aaron......
Culture MonsterOnce the enfant terrible of rock musicals, âRentâ has comfortably settled into its doyen status. This âLa BohÃ¨meâ-inspired tale of poor East Village artists, addicts, activists and AIDS sufferers continues to touch audiences even though the...
Culture MonsterVanessa Hudgens, the heroine of Disney's "High School Musical," will star in another mega-fan favorite, Jonathan Larson's "Rent," which will run Aug. 6-8 at the Hollywood Bowl. Hudgens will play Mimi, the HIV-positive exotic dancer in the award-winning...
Special to The TimesNEW YORK -- 5,140 performances. After 12 years, "Rent" is closing in New York. And depending on whom you talk to, it's either the end of a colorful era on Broadway, or the End of Days. Jonathan Larson's rock- fueled fable of AIDS-ravaged friends in New...
Tags: Broadway Theater, AIDS, Rentals, Death, Music Theater
Hartford CourantJeremy Desmon, whose credits includes "The Girl in the Frame," is adapoting the book for the revival of"Good News" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The DeSylva, Brown & Henderson classic set to open Goodspeed Musicals’ 50th Anniversary...
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