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 Gloriously Overstuffed 'Paradise Square' Looks to be a Hit

Gloriously Overstuffed 'Paradise Square' Looks to be a Hit

By Iris Fanger | Nov 26, 2021

In its pre-Broadway run in Chicago, "Paradise Square" may be overstuffed, but gloriously so. It will likely be a hit when it opens on Broadway next year.

Boston Ballet's Paulo Arrais Drinks in the Fantasy of 'The Nutcracker'

Boston Ballet's Paulo Arrais Drinks in the Fantasy of 'The Nutcracker'

By Steve Duffy | Nov 25, 2021

This week marks the return of Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" after a year's hiatus. Returning as well is principal dancer Paulo Arrais, who plays the mysterious Drosselmeyer. EDGE spoke to him about the role and his love of dance.

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

By Philip Mayard | Nov 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's "Nutcracker Sweets" for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 23, 2021

Berkeley Rep's giddy show, Charles Mee's comic "Wintertime," takes on a home-for-the-holidays extended family gathering. Aurora Theatre offers the world premiere of Kait Kerrigan's Father/Daughter, about parents and children's connections.

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

Jason Robert Brown's musical studies time, regret, and the ways in which people can fall out of sync. Stars Kira Troilo and Jared Troilo shine, and Leigh Barrett's direction is elegant.

Review: 'Phoenix Rising'  Blends Musical Pollination, Pandemic Grief

Review: 'Phoenix Rising' Blends Musical Pollination, Pandemic Grief

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20, 2021

"Phoenix Rising" lives up to its name: We lift ourselves from ashes, from grief, and from uncertainty into a future that's far from secure... but very much open to the transformative power of the arts.

Watch: Andrew Levitt aka Nina West Hits the Road in 'Hairspray'

Watch: Andrew Levitt aka Nina West Hits the Road in 'Hairspray'

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 18, 2021

Andrew Levitt aka Nina West joins EDGE for a live interview, where he dishes about the surprise call from Broadway icon Jerry Mitchell, offering him a role in the hit musical 'Hairspray.'

Theater Review: Immersive 'Head Over Heels' Finds Musical's Sweet Spot

Theater Review: Immersive 'Head Over Heels' Finds Musical's Sweet Spot

By Kevin Taft | Nov 18, 2021

The Pasadena Playhouse has finally reopened its doors and fittingly does it with a show that is an all-around celebration.

New NYC Hotel Celebrates Broadway

New NYC Hotel Celebrates Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 18, 2021

Visitors to the latest chic hotel to open in New York's theater district can easily walk to any Broadway show — or they can stay inside and celebrate them.

Review: Burbage Theatre Company's 'Everybody' Takes on Heavy Issues

Review: Burbage Theatre Company's 'Everybody' Takes on Heavy Issues

By Joe Siegel | Nov 18, 2021

Burbage Theatre Company's "Everybody" explores life, death, and the meaning of existence.

Off-Broadway Review: 'Baby'

Off-Broadway Review: 'Baby'

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 16, 2021

Out of the Box Theatrics reimagines "Baby," the 1983 Tony Award-nominated musical about parenthood, in a new Off-Broadway production.

Good Morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West Headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

Good Morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West Headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

By Bruce Alpert | Nov 15, 2021

Performers are coming up with creative ways to make sure the show goes on safely in states that ban venues from imposing vaccine or mask requirements.

Puppeteer Dylan Glick Talks Bringing a Three-foot Dorothy Zbornak to Life

Puppeteer Dylan Glick Talks Bringing a Three-foot Dorothy Zbornak to Life

By Steve Duffy | Nov 14, 2021

Dylan Glick didn't know about "The Golden Girls" until he saw it mentioned on an episode of "Looking." He is now playing Dorothy in a touring puppet parody of the franchise, "That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody"

Review: Lin Manuel Miranda Makes 'tick, tick... BOOM!' Genuine and Inventive

Review: Lin Manuel Miranda Makes 'tick, tick... BOOM!' Genuine and Inventive

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 12, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda directs the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's play "tick, tick... BOOM!," bringing an authenticity to this semi-autobiographical story from the creator of "RENT."

Old Vic Cancels Terry Gilliam's 'Into the Woods' — Was It Because He Supports Dave Chappelle?

Old Vic Cancels Terry Gilliam's 'Into the Woods' — Was It Because He Supports Dave Chappelle?

Nov 12, 2021

London's Old Vic Theatre cancels upcoming production of "Into the Woods." Theater staff said to be unhappy about director Terry Gilliam's views on transgender issues and woke culture.

Review: Trinity Rep Returns With Splashy 'Christmas Carol'

Review: Trinity Rep Returns With Splashy 'Christmas Carol'

By Will Demers | Nov 11, 2021

If the Holidays last year felt like going through the motions, seeing this splashy, theatrical affair signals a return to a beloved format with gusto.

Off-Broadway Review: 'Trevor: The Musical'

Off-Broadway Review: 'Trevor: The Musical'

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 10, 2021

Based on the 1994 film of the same name, "Trevor: the Musical" opens Off-Broadway in a heart-warming production that tackles the challenges of LGBTQ+ youth.

Billy Crystal Plans his Broadway Return in a Familiar Role

Billy Crystal Plans his Broadway Return in a Familiar Role

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 10, 2021

Billy Crystal is not ready to say goodbye to "Mr. Saturday Night."

Review: Formidable Acting Trio Buoy 'Morning Sun'

Review: Formidable Acting Trio Buoy 'Morning Sun'

By Frank J. Avella | Nov 10, 2021

"Morning Sun" is a curiosity — certainly an exceptionally acted work (did we expect less), as each actor has a scene or two where they are allowed to truly shine.

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