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Dessert at intermission

May 8, 2008
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A while back, I was asked by a charitable foundation if I’d be willing to be part of a silent auction package at a fund-raising dinner. The prize? The highest bidder would join me on one of my reviewing assignments....
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NY notes: Upright Citizens

May 5, 2008
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About a year ago, on a previous trip to NYC, I happened to be in town with a free Sunday evening. That's usually not the most happening time in any town, but I knew there had to be something outstanding...
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NY notes: Jazz at Birdland

May 2, 2008
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The last time I was in New York City was about a year and a half ago. I was doing a story on things to do when you are in town on business and you find yourself with a few...
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Greetings from New York I

April 30, 2008
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The line is short at the temporary TKTS half-price ticket booth (although just about everyting is available), every third non-tourist woman seems to want to be Tina Fey, and Central Park looks great. Wish you were all here. I'm blogging from...
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Edgy musicals on the way

April 23, 2008
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Old school musical purists, cover your eyes. A parade of new, irreverent musicals (some not yet officially announced) are on the way to Indy. Some examples: In the fall, Theatre on the Square not only will be offering the blood-spattered “Evil Dead:...
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Talking turkeys: bombs on stage

April 22, 2008
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The New York Times today reports on a revival of “Moose Murders”—considered by many to be the worst play ever staged on Broadway. (See Frank Rich’s original review, here.) While New Yorkers will often pay as much attention to...
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Pope-ular music

April 16, 2008
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With Pope Benedict XVI on his U.S. tour, attention is being paid to just about every aspect of the Catholic Church…including its music. Not only is the playlist for the Pontiff’s stadium mass in Washington being scrutinized, but thoughts are...
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Classical musicians: hot or not?

April 15, 2008
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Yes, it’s the music that matters. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s acknowledge that classical music organizations aren’t shy about using images of attractive musicians in their marketing. A hottie violinist, the theory goes, will sell more tickets than a...
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"Forbidden B'way"/You-Review-It

April 14, 2008
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So what did you do this weekend? Hear the Earth Harp at the IMA or the slew of country stars at the Fairgrounds? Discover “Black Gold” at the Phoenix? My weekend included the national tour of “Forbidden Broadway” at Clowes Hall,...
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Tickets: looking ahead...way ahead

April 11, 2008
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Indiana State Fair concert tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 12. The lineup includes Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Sugarland and "A Prairie Home Companion." Ticketmaster already is selling seats for Kenny Chesney at Lucas Oil Stadium in September. Group tickets are being sold...
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Harry Potter in the buff

April 10, 2008
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Much is being made of the fact that actor Daniel Radcliffe (you know him as Harry Potter) will be appearing nude in the upcoming Broadway production of “Equus,” recreating the role he played to acclaim and box office success in...
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Broadway bound: new in NY

April 9, 2008
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It’s an interesting year on Broadway, where … “August: Osage County” (which we could have seen last summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre) is winning over critics and drawing comparison to Eugene O’Neil’s work. Revivals of “South Pacific” and “Gypsy” are turning into...
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Paying attention to the Pulitzers

April 8, 2008
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There's always lots of hype about the Academy Awards and the Grammys, but doesn't anyone care about the Pulitzer Prizes which were announced yesterday? Among this year's winners: Fiction: "The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz Drama: "August: Osage...
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Exclusive: new at W.R. State Park

April 7, 2008
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IBJ reporter Jennifer Whitson offers this interesting piece of news.   Look for an announcement, likely next week, from White River State Park about a new summer series featuring local performing arts groups with shows geared toward family audiences. The free offerings will...
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'12 Angry Men,' one happy audience

April 4, 2008
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I usually save reviews for my print column. (See the latest here. But since “12 Angry Men,” running through Sunday at the Murat Theatre is so good — and, for us, so unique — I felt attention should be paid...
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Matthews and Obama: The Concert

April 3, 2008
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As I write this, lines are forming at the downtown Barack Obama headquarters for free tickets to this Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band concert in Bloomington. It’s nothing new to see performers stumping for candidates. My question, though, is whether or not...
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Ribbit redux

April 2, 2008
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I was jazzed to take my kids to revisit Actors Theatre of Indiana’s “A Year with Frog and Toad” last weekend at The Children’s Museum, where a truncated version is being presented free with museum admission. Unfortunately some rights issues kept...
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Ralphie’s got a gun ... & tap shoes

March 28, 2008
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Playbill.com reports that “A Christmas Story,” the Jean Shepherd-based film that put Hoosier holidays on the pop-culture radar, is being developed as a stage musical. Already in my head, I’m hearing the song “Lick the Pole” sung to the “Little...
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Know your pros

March 27, 2008
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Today I noticed in another publication that a fully-professional arts organization in town was referred to as a “community theater.” I brought this up at lunch and an arts professional dining with me said something to the effect of “Yes, a...
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On the passing of stage greats

March 20, 2008
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When a great movie actor dies, there tends to be a rush to screen his films. But when a great stage actor dies, there’s not much you can do besides mourn the performances you missed. Paul Scofield — by all accounts...
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IRT’s new season

March 7, 2008
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Yesterday the Indiana Repertory Theatre announced its 2008/2009 season and while it’s clearly too soon to pass any judgments – or make accurate predictions – I have to admit that the optimist and the pessimist in me had a field...
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‘Fair’er by far: a winner at Clowes

March 5, 2008
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Blame it on the weather. Blame it on the familiarity of the material. Blame it on the lack of a name star. But there were empty seats at last night’s opening of “My Fair Lady.” It's a shame, because unlike many other...
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Kid stuff the focus for new theater

February 29, 2008
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In yesterday’s IBJ Daily A&E e-mail, I discussed the Children’s Theatre Institute at the Junior Achievement Center, which officially opens its doors tonight with a party and performance of “Treasure Island.” The company promises a full slate of kid-centric productions,...
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Mellencamp: the musical

February 27, 2008
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The long-discussed John Mellencamp/Stephen King stage musical “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” at last has an opening date. It’s scheduled to premiere in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre in April…of 2009. (The Alliance, FYI, won the Tony Award for Oustanding Regional Theatre...
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Musical detente in N. Korea

February 26, 2008
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What to make of the New York Philharmonic’s decision to include a concert in North Korea on its latest musical road trip? Conductor Lorin Maazel explained:  "Music is a powerful language in which those of us who are humane and intelligent...
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