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'Living My Best Life' Says 'Cirque Dreams' Performer Julian Olivares

'Living My Best Life' Says 'Cirque Dreams' Performer Julian Olivares

By Steve Duffy | Dec 8, 2021

In the touring production of "Cirque Dreams," actor/acrobat Julian Olivares plays the Nutcracker Prince. EDGE spoke to him about being part of a show he calls "amazing" and "great fun" to be part of.

Sondheim's 'Assassins' Lays Bare the Bizarre Role of Guns in American Culture

Sondheim's 'Assassins' Lays Bare the Bizarre Role of Guns in American Culture

Dec 8, 2021

Sondheim brilliantly deployed musical theater to explore America's curious fascination with firearms and the pivotal role of assassinations in U.S. history.

Review: Tony-winning 'The Band's Visit' Only Fitfully Entertaining

Review: Tony-winning 'The Band's Visit' Only Fitfully Entertaining

By Kevin Taft | Dec 7, 2021

Although it won a Tony Award for Best Musical, Book, and Score, "The Band's Visit" is only fitfully entertaining. But it's funnier than expected, and has a few catchy tunes.

Review: Old Vic's 'A Christmas Carol' Makes for a Holiday Treat for LA Audiences

Review: Old Vic's 'A Christmas Carol' Makes for a Holiday Treat for LA Audiences

By Kevin Taft | Dec 7, 2021

Direct from London's Old Vic, the Jack Thorne adaptation, directed by Matthew Warchus, brings LA audiences a real holiday treat.

Review: Heartfelt 'Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play' Brings Holiday Classic to the Stage

Review: Heartfelt 'Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play' Brings Holiday Classic to the Stage

By Joe Siegel | Dec 7, 2021

The Arctic Playhouse's production of "Miracle on 34th Street" features a winning cast full of charm. The action takes place in a radio studio with some of the actors performing multiple roles.

Gold Dust Orphans Amp Up Holiday Spirit with Hilarious Holiday Mashup

Gold Dust Orphans Amp Up Holiday Spirit with Hilarious Holiday Mashup

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 7, 2021

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans return to the Boston stage with a mashup of Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss that delivers a much-needed jolt of holiday cheer.

Review: A Dog's Life — Funny and Poignant 'Sylvia'

Review: A Dog's Life — Funny and Poignant 'Sylvia'

By Joe Siegel | Dec 7, 2021

A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" depicts an unusual love triangle between a man, his wife, and their dog. The concept may seem absurd, but the performers in Barker Playhouse's new production are so convincing that we buy the story.

Ryan Landry Revisits Mrs. Grinchley, This Time with a Touch of Dickens

Ryan Landry Revisits Mrs. Grinchley, This Time with a Touch of Dickens

Dec 6, 2021

Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans have returned to their new South Boston digs with the writer/star appearing again as his iconic character, Mrs. Grinchley. This time, though, with a touch of Dickens.

Rob McClure Makes Broadway's 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Worth Seeing

Rob McClure Makes Broadway's 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Worth Seeing

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 5, 2021

Rob McClure takes on the title role of "Mrs. Doubtfire" in a musical version of the 1993 film.

Don't Miss BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon Holiday Show (And It's Streaming This Week)

Don't Miss BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon Holiday Show (And It's Streaming This Week)

By Robert Nesti | Dec 5, 2021

In their bigger and better holiday show, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon deck the halls with drag delirium.

Review: 'Hamilton' Continues to Amaze in Revisit to Providence

Review: 'Hamilton' Continues to Amaze in Revisit to Providence

By Will Demers | Dec 5, 2021

Never has there been a more appropriate time to bring "Hamilton" back to our state, and, indeed, to a National Tour.

'Slave Play' Tells Hard Truths About Fetishizing Race with Little Foreplay

'Slave Play' Tells Hard Truths About Fetishizing Race with Little Foreplay

By Emell Adolphus | Dec 5, 2021

If you've ever said "it's just a preference" to a boy on Grindr, this play is for you.

Interview: Patty McCormack's Journey From 'The Bad Seed' to 'Morning's at Seven'

Interview: Patty McCormack's Journey From 'The Bad Seed' to 'Morning's at Seven'

By Ryan Leeds | Dec 4, 2021

Child star Patty McCormack rose to fame in "The Bad Seed." Now she's appearing Off-Broadway in a Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven."

Out Acclaimed Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Dies at 72

Out Acclaimed Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Dies at 72

By Jill Lawless | Dec 3, 2021

Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday.

Caleb Teicher: Dancing a New Path

Caleb Teicher: Dancing a New Path

By Philip Mayard | Dec 3, 2021

Caleb Teicher & Company make their Bay Area debut at Zellerbach Hall on Dec. 5 with "More Forever," a jazz/tap/Lindy Hop ensemble work, performed in a 24-foot sandbox with a live original score, composed and performed by virtuoso pianist Conrad Tao.

Review: Musical 'Twelfth Night' Suited for Our Time

Review: Musical 'Twelfth Night' Suited for Our Time

By Adam Brinklow | Dec 2, 2021

This new musical version of "Twelfth Night" serves as a fitting capstone to a year of unease, heartache, happy reunions, and shared adversity.

Review: Gamm Brings 'It's a Wonderful Life' to Vibrant Theatrical Life

Review: Gamm Brings 'It's a Wonderful Life' to Vibrant Theatrical Life

By Will Demers | Dec 1, 2021

A tight, well-orchestrated affair, "It's a Wonderful Life" brings a classic to vibrant life in its highly theatrical context.

Review: 'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914' a Yuletide Tonic

Review: 'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914' a Yuletide Tonic

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2021

"All is Calm" reminds us what it feels like to experience a little simple, human joy.

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

Nov 28, 2021

"RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Rosé will star in an industry reading of "Fowl Play — A New Musical Comedy," directed by Tony and Emmy Award nominee John Tartaglia.

Watch: Sondheim Tearjerker TikTok Tribute

Watch: Sondheim Tearjerker TikTok Tribute

Nov 28, 2021

As the world continues to mourn and pay tribute to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, one young fan took to the keyboard to commemorate his admiration.

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