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Jeff Blumenkrantz, AJ Shively, and Emily Padgett were part of the original Broadway cast of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical Bright Star (photo by Joan Marcus)

Gorgeous Bluegrass Music, Amazing Dancing, Thigh-Slapping Comedy, and Lots of Heart Make Bright Star Shine at Memorial Auditorium

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s April 17-22 presentation of the touring version of Bright Star: A New Musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is a lovely, simply told tale, full of real emotions, gorgeous bluegrass music, amazing dancing, and lots of heart. Even with the blind eye to details, the musical… Read More ›

The Bright Star Band (from left: George Guthrie, Wayne Fugate, Martha McDonnell, Skip Ward, Anthony De Angelis, and Eric Davis) brought Bluegrass to Broadway in Bright Star (photo by Craig Schwartz)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Bluegrass Musical Bright Star Will Play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 17-22

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the First National Tour of the 2014 San Diego and 2016 Broadway bluegrass musical Bright Star: A New Musical by Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell on April 17-22 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in… Read More ›

Hayden Stanes and Tatyana Lubov star as Prince Topher and Cinderella (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Tony®-Winning Rodger + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Works Its Magic at DPAC

Last night, both tiny and tall princesses waited patiently in the Durham Performing Arts Center’s lobby to file in for the much-anticipated show of the holiday season: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and they were not disappointed. Indeed, they were dazzled by the costumes and sets, delighted by the well-loved characters, charmed by the magical moments,… Read More ›

Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes star as Ella and Prince Topher (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at DPAC Features a New Book, New Songs, and Beaucoup Magic

This weekend, Summit, NJ-based Work Light Productions’ Second National Tour of the award-winning 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play the five enchanted evening and matinee performances on Dec. 30-Jan. 1 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham. Originally written as a television special… Read More ›

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Is, in a Word, Empowering

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” originally written for television in 1957, is colorful, odd, kitschy, and absolutely perfect for a stage musical. In fact, it’s kind of surprising that no one thought to turn it into one until last year when the show, with book by Douglas Carter Bane, hit Broadway. In line with its mission… Read More ›