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Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway Halted by COVID-19 Cases

Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway Halted by COVID-19 Cases

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 30, 2021

The hit Broadway show "Aladdin" was canceled Wednesday night when breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported within the musical's company, a day after the show reopened following some 18 months of being shuttered due to the pandemic.

Review: SpeakEasy's 'The Sound Inside' Makes for Riveting Theater in Boston Premiere

Review: SpeakEasy's 'The Sound Inside' Makes for Riveting Theater in Boston Premiere

By Robert Nesti | Sep 29, 2021

Adam Rapp's dark, often funny "The Sound Inside" makes for riveting theater in SpeakEasy Stage's Boston premiere.

From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig Plots Return to Broadway

From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig Plots Return to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 29, 2021

Fresh off his turn as James Bond, Daniel Craig has his next project lined up and its also got plenty of blood being spilled.

Review: Zany 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's' Provides Much Laughter

Review: Zany 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's' Provides Much Laughter

By Joe Siegel | Sep 29, 2021

The Arctic Playhouse has kicked off their new season with "Murder at the Howard Johnson's," a wonderfully funny farce with solid performances and inspired direction by Tony Annicone.

Newly Minted Halloween Horror

Newly Minted Halloween Horror

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 28, 2021

Beginning September 23 until October 31 the San Francisco Mint will play host to 'The Immortal Reckoning,' a live, fully immersive haunted adventure that combines live theater with haunted mazes and special effects.

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 28, 2021

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the "The Rocky Horror Show" opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the "sweet transvestite" mad scientist Frank N. Furter.

Watch: Cabaret's Rod Ferguson Swims with the Sharks, Chases Butterflies & Opens Up in Solo Show

Watch: Cabaret's Rod Ferguson Swims with the Sharks, Chases Butterflies & Opens Up in Solo Show

By John Amodeo | Sep 27, 2021

Comic and singer Rod Ferguson has a new one person show about a number of unlikely subjects. Called 'Man Overboard!!!,' he brings it to Boston & NYC in upcoming weeks. EDGE spoke to Ferguson, but not necessarily about his show.

Nathan Malin Opens Up about SpeakEasy's 'The Sound Inside'

Nathan Malin Opens Up about SpeakEasy's 'The Sound Inside'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 27, 2021

SpeakEasy Stage Company brings Adam Rapp's dark, funny, and poignant "The Sound Inside" to the Boston stage. Nathan Malin tells EDGE about the intense two-hander.

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sashays Home with 10 Tony Awards

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sashays Home with 10 Tony Awards

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 27, 2021

"Moulin Rouge! The Musical," a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and look to welcoming audiences again.

Tony Awards and TV Special Hope to be the Jab Broadway Needs

Tony Awards and TV Special Hope to be the Jab Broadway Needs

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 26, 2021

The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's time for the Tony Awards, celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live theater.

Tonys: Broadway Hopes to Razzle-Dazzle its Way Out Pandemic

Tonys: Broadway Hopes to Razzle-Dazzle its Way Out Pandemic

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 23, 2021

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.

Review: Psych Drama Company Delivers a Gripping 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Review: Psych Drama Company Delivers a Gripping 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2021

The Psych Drama Company's production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" may be presented as an audio drama, but it has the grip and emotional range of a fully-staged presentation.

Review: Psych Drama Company Paints a Vivid 'Macbeth' with Sound

Review: Psych Drama Company Paints a Vivid 'Macbeth' with Sound

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2021

Director Wendy Lippe revises and lightly re-mixes the text of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," creating a taut 90-minute radio play that focuses on the work's psychological horrors.

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and More to Celebrate Broadway

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and More to Celebrate Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 21, 2021

Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway's return.

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18, 2021

Platt says bf Noah Galvin helped him deal with the "fear and apprehension" of superstardom and reprising his Evan Hansen role.

Cal Shakes' 'The Winter's Tale' Both Topical and Cartoonish

Cal Shakes' 'The Winter's Tale' Both Topical and Cartoonish

By Adam Brinklow | Sep 17, 2021

It's the best of times and the worst of times in Cal Shakes' first new show in two years, directed by company head honcho Eric Ting and presenting two radically different visions of Shakespeare's late romance "The Winter's Tale."

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

By Lewis Whittington | Sep 17, 2021

Footage of the aged, barely-moving Russian choreographer giving corrections to brilliant dancers now looks almost funny, but these films, then and now, are a peek inside a creative genius.

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

By Kevin Taft | Sep 15, 2021

"Jamie" shines in the long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit West End musical.

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 15, 2021

Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to "Wicked," "The Lion King" and "Hamilton" for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 14, 2021

After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

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