Last year, ‘Next to Normal’ was only the 8th musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Now Uptown Players is presenting the local premiere — the musical has its faults, but this is a powerhouse production, almost a mini-opera in its intensity.
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The tour of ‘Billy Elliot’ is at the Winspear. The affecting film about a mining-town boy defying his father to dance has become a big, Tony-winning Broadway musical — with all the advantages and disadvantages.
The Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Cabaret’ may takes its cue from Sam Mendes’ hit revival of 1993 – putting theatergoers right in Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub. But director Joel Ferrell has made some crucial changes to this often-changing musical — and created a chilly, smart, disturbing hit.
The DSO gets a warm reception at Carnegie Hall (with updated reviews as they come in), Jim Lehrer is stepping down, TITAS presents a world-premiere dance commission tonight and will other Broadway tours come to North Texas? All in today’s roundup.
The hit West End and Broadway drama — featuring a giant, innovative puppet playing the horse trained to fight in World War I — will be touring to 20 US cities. Including Dallas.
The Addison company will be presenting ‘Boeing-Boeing’ and ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ – but also the locally-produced premieres of ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘August: Osage County.”
We’re having a special Afternoon Delight series this week — devoted entirely to great music-and-dance scenes from American films you’ve probably never seen. And who better to start off with than Bob “All That Jazz” Fosse himself — making his film choreography debut in 1955 with a jazzy little duet in an alley?
Yes, the Dallas Theater Center will be presenting a musical version of ‘Giant’ next season — along with a co-production with Casa Manana and three regional premieres. The full schedule complete with artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s promo video.
He’s won a Tony Award and two Obies. He’s designed stage shows in London, Berlin and Japan. And for the past three years, John Arnone has been coming back home to North Texas — to teach and design some of the best sets in town for SMU, the Dallas Theater Center and the Undermain. Audio bonus: Listen to Arnone’s backstage stories of using playwright Edward Albee’s art collection for decoration and how to fake realism with Saran Wrap.
A musical adaptation of ‘Giant’ is eventually coming Dallas — before heading to Broadway. But which version of ‘Giant’?