Posts Tagged Performing arts

Review: B’way’s ‘Violet’ shows beauty in its score

This image released by Polk & Co. shows, foreground from left, Joshua Henry, Sutton Foster and Colin Donnell during a performance of "Violet" in New York. (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — Some musicals are big and brassy, calling out for attention with their razzle-dazzle and sassy sets. Others are more demure, letting their simple beauty shine. How appropriate then that a show about inner loveliness chose the latter path.

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Sutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage

This image released by Polk & Co. shows, from left, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell and Sutton Foster during a performance of "Violet" in New York. (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — There were two visitors to Sutton Foster’s Broadway dressing room the other day.

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Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York.  Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music:  a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and not just because he’s spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

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Review: ‘Act One’ is a sweet ode to the theater

This image released by Lincoln Center Theater shows Santino Fontana, left, and Tony Shalhoub in a scene from "Act One," at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s happening now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater was inevitable, really.

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Review: Chris O’Dowd shines in ‘Of Mice and Men’

This image released by Polk & Co. shows James Franco, right, and Chris O'Dowd in a scene from "Of Mice and Men," in New York. (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs)

NEW YORK (AP) — There are hordes of teenage girls waiting outside the Longacre Theatre each night hoping to squeal over uber-muffin James Franco. But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge.

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