Tag: John Kander
No matter how many times you hear the familiar “Razzle Dazzle” or see the iconic Bob Fosse “jazz hands,” you can never get enough of Chicago, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center. There’s a reason why this 1920s jail-house musical is the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It’s delicious. It’s decadent…. Read More ›
Football great Eddie George will star as ultra-slick and completely unscrupulous criminal defense attorney Billy Flynn in the razzle-dazzling U.S. Tour of Chicago that will put the roar back in the Roaring Twenties for five divinely decadent performances on May 12-14 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The 43-year-old Philadelphia, PA native previously played Flynn… Read More ›
Cabaret, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, and currently onstage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) under the magical direction of BT McNicholl, is a super-fun, super-funny, high-energy production that begs to be seen.
This well-loved and often-bawdy musical focuses on The Kit Kat Club, a seedy establishment, and a young writer, Clifford Bradshaw (Lee Aaron Rosen) who visits it and subsequently falls in love with Sally Bowles (Andrea Gross), a somewhat wayward singer.
The Landing, which is making its regional premiere at Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill, is an interesting mixture of three different musicals, with the same cast of four very talented actors, each playing a new and different character in each segment, held together by musical and philosophical themes. The music of John Kander,… Read More ›
Who doesn’t love Cabaret? First-time viewers of the show and long-time loyalists alike are sure to enjoy PlayMakers Repertory Company’s spin on the classic. Directed by Joseph Haj and based on the late-90s Broadway version of the play, this production brings the raunchy Berlin of the 1930s to full and glorious life. Swinging choreography, daring… Read More ›
PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its critically acclaimed 2012-13 main-stage season on April 3-7, 9-14, and 16-21 with the darker, more disturbing 1998 version of the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret, starring New York actor, playwright, singer/songwriter, and OBIE Award®-winning drag artist Taylor Mac as the gender-bending Emcee of Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub in the early… Read More ›
Chicago is one of the shows that causes people to develop the annoying habit of humming or singing the tunes the next day. “He Had It Coming” has been on my lips since we left the theater, but not because the men in the play “had it coming” — rather it’s because the actresses who… Read More ›
Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin has replaced ailing 58-year-old supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley as former showgirl-turned-sexy jazz slayer Roxie Hart, who shoots her boyfriend three times when he tries to dump her and then tries to convince her husband to take the blame, in the national tour of legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse’s Roaring Twenties musical, “Chicago,” which will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on July 31-Aug. 5.