Posts Tagged Performing arts

Review: ‘The Visit’ on Broadway is chillingly good

This image released by The O and M Company shows Chita Rivera, left, during a performance of "The Visit," in New York.  (Thom Kaine/The O and M Company via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Trust a John Kander-Fred Ebb musical to make the sunny color of vitality and youth positively menacing.

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Review: Everything fresh at hysterical ‘Something Rotten!’

This image released by Boneau/Bryan Brown shows Christian Borle, center, during a performance of "Something Rotten," in New York. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan Brown via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The first sign that things might go a little nutty at “Something Rotten!” is in the second song when William Shakespeare is called, well, a “little turd.”

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‘Young at heart’ composer John Kander readies ‘The Visit’

In this May 4, 2011 file photo, composer John Kander attends the Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Reception in New York. "The Visit," the musical Kander wrote with Fred Ebb that debuted in 2001 in Chicago, has made it to Broadway, and "Kid Victory," a musical he co-wrote with Greg Pierce, made its world premiere earlier this year in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to play at New York's The Vineyard Theatre next fall. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — In John Kander’s Manhattan apartment there’s a framed poster on a wall with a blown up crossword puzzle clue.

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Review: Broadway’s ‘Doctor Zhivago’ is bombastically silly

This image released by Polk & Co. shows Tam Mutu during a performance of  the Broadway musical, "Doctor Zhivago," in New York. (Matthew Murphy/Polk & Co. via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The folks behind the new Broadway musical “Doctor Zhivago” promise it is “sure to steal your heart.” They apparently hope to do so by bludgeoning you into unconsciousness and then cutting you open with a scimitar.

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Encore! TV does it again with planned ‘Full House’ revival

In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media, in New York. Fox announced on March 24, 2015, that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars Duchovny and Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, “Full House” must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.

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