Greek electronic music composer, Vangelis, January 28, 1976. (Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images) The famous Greek composer Vangelis has passed away. Vangelis created the iconic soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. The 79-year-old was self-taught and never studied music. blade runner and chariots of fire Composer Vangelis, pioneer ofRead More →

From slavery to the present day, Show the way transforms Jacqueline Woodson’s children’s book about ancestral matrilineal history, hope and freedom into a children’s musical. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center and a world premiere, this show is packed with wisdom, history, upbeat music and choreography inspired by African American andRead More →

In the early 2000s, Tim Burton was attached to Batman: The Musical; here’s why it was canceled and all the song demos created for the show. Tim Burton was once attached to Batman: The Musical, which would have adapted his two Caped Crusader movies – here’s why it didn’t happenRead More →

Photo submittedThe Yellow Brick Road with their hearse. The members are, left to right, Doug Myers, Danny Kline, Keith Bailey, Gary Starr, Norm Garlock and Don Kline. By GREG WILLIAMS Sentinel Correspondent REEDSVILLE — At a time when The Beatles were international stars and had achievedRead More →

The verdict Reviews: What Critics Think of the DREAMer-Inspired Off-Broadway Musical ¡American!? Sean Ewing leads the cast of the musical, based on the life of Tony Valdovinos, at New World Stages. Society of ¡AMERICAN! Maria Baranova After a record-breaking 2020 run at Arizona’s Phoenix Theater Company, ¡American!—the new musical basedRead More →

Music maestro Danny Elfman has now scored several big superhero movies, including Batman (1989), Spider Man (2002), Spiderman 2 (2004), Justice League (2017) and Marvel’s new mega hit, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But Elfman, the 68-year-old former Oingo Boingo and new Oscar-nominated composer, had no better reasonRead More →

A greedy park employee messes everything up in an attempt to get stacks of cash delivered, shutting down the park’s power grids. Spooky times ensue as dinosaurs terrorize visitors, as well as the few park employees on site. Other info: St. Louis Shakespeare’s quirky offshoot, Magic Smoking Monkey Theater, hasRead More →

Philip Stoddard as Carl Jung and Stephanie Machado as Sabina Spielrein rehearsing “Sabina”, a musical based on a true story which premieres at the Portland Stage. Photo by Mical Hutson Anita Stewart, executive and artistic director of Portland Stage, admits the premise of the theatre’s latest production, “Sabina,” might notRead More →

The company of “The Band’s Visit” North American tour. (Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade) The show uses music to transform simple interactions into profound experiences. You might expect a show that won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, to be flashier, brimming with fancy dance numbers, elaborate sets and extravagant costumes. Instead,Read More →

Breadcrumb Links Theater local arts Canadian theater welcomes a fun, contemporary and inspiring new musical. Ruth (Jenny Weisz) and Hannah (Arinea Hermans) learn about cannabis from retailer Alexis (Masini McDermott) in the musical Grow which opened Friday at the Grand Theater and will run until April 30. (Mike Hensen/The LondonRead More →

The Queen’s Theater Hornchurch today announces the full cast of its brand new fresh and cheerful musical adaptation of The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – the Musical (April 28 – May 21, 2022). Based on Sue Townsend’s bestseller, this outrageously funny tale of teenage angst andRead More →

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth has announced a long-awaited lineup of seasonal shows, including previously announced HADESTOWN as well as new musicals TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, TOOTSIE and the Tony Award Winning Best Musical MOULIN ROUGE. The season also includes rescheduled shows from the 19/20Read More →

Amas Musical Theater today announced the recipients of the fourth Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a cash and production grant awarded annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theater librettist, commemorating the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who wasRead More →

Enthrallment: The Musical will premiere at the Orlando Fringe Festival, featuring well-known local artists as well as a few new faces, bringing this dark musical to life. The Orlando International Fringe Festival has long been known for its cutting-edge and original theater productions, and this year was no exception. WithRead More →

YMCA Productions brings Disney magic to Scarborough this Easter with its full production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The production promises to be a high-octane powerhouse featuring musical favorites Part of Your World and Under the Sea. Also included in the score are the heart warmers Kiss the Girl andRead More →

ENID, Oklahoma— Lifelong musician, educator and supporter of musical education, we remember his passion. Al Jensen died Friday at the age of 94. A music store owner and instructor, he was known locally for his decades of service to the local music community. “He was an incredible man,” said RandyRead More →

Zander accepts the Bruckner Medal (photo Hilary Scott) A huge experience of a rare live performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony is expected. I last heard it in Symphony Hall nine years ago and saw it again HERE, but Friday’s crossing by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, lovingly prepared and superbly conductedRead More →

After four years, a COVID-19 cancellation and two different casts, Middlebury Community Players will finally perform ‘Tuck Everlasting, The Musical’ at Middlebury Town Hall Theater from April 14-16. If you know the story, in peaceful Tree Gap, New Hampshire, Winnie Foster dreams of a life of adventure. But when sheRead More →

To continue to hype the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretstwo tracks from the film’s magical soundtrack have been released online to bring all wizards and witches back to the wizarding world musically. Emmy and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard is known to Wizarding World fans for writing theRead More →

Ben Zander’s guide-lecturer to Mahler’s Third Symphony is not only admirably thorough, but also engaging in each of its 76 minutes. My short first-person narrative will serve to point to this extended pre-concert guide to the Boston Philharmonic concert at Symphony Hall on April 8and at 8:00. Zander will startRead More →

In what can be considered a paradigmatic example of accidental foresight, the Boston Symphony performs the masterful work of Benjamin Britten requiem of war in the face of a real war. If, as Wordsworth asserted (and Eliot denied), poetry is an emotion remembered in quiet, then this week’s gigs couldRead More →

After presenting Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” earlier this month, Stage Door Productions makes a quick return to the stage with the rock musical “Spring Awakening.” The show opens at 8 p.m. tonight with performances through April 10. Sessions are at 8 p.m. for performances from Thursday to Saturday andRead More →

EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired the American rights to the musical crime drama The scorewith Will Poulter (Drug), Johnny Flynn (The clothe), Naomi Ackie (master of nothing) and Lydia Wilson (Flack). The Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company plans to release writer-director Malachi Smyth’s feature debut exclusively in theaters on JuneRead More →

Diana Musical, Space Jam and Jared Leto among 2022 Razzie winners for ‘worst’ of the year Netflix; Fabio Lovino/MGM Pictures; Pictures from Warner Bros. This year’s Razzie Awards have officially been awarded. Ahead of Sunday’s 94th Academy Awards, the “winners” of the 42nd Golden Raspberry Awards were announced over theRead More →

The buzz around Sian HederMasterpiece in the running for Best Picture CODA continues to grow ahead of the 2022 Oscars. Through a partnership between the Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre, Vendôme Pictures and Pathé Films, it will be able to expand its reach into the world of musical theatre. TheRead More →