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Betty Buckley stars as Dolly Levi in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! (photo © 2018 by Julieta Cervantes)

Hello, Dolly! Is a Heartwarming, First-Rate Musical, Starring the Legendary Betty Buckley!

When we arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on opening night (Tuesday, May 21st), I was not surprised to see the small buses from various assisted living communities parked in front. The 2018 national tour of director Jerry Zaks’ 2017 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has finally reached the Bull City. And it’s not… Read More ›

DPAC’s Hello, Dolly! Is an Absolute Delight

Almost every theatregoer knows the story of charming matchmaker and major meddler, Dolly Levi (Betty Buckley). However, her story has never been told in a bigger, bolder, or more fascinating way than in the current revival production at DPAC, directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring the fabulous choreography of Warren Carlyle. The story, set in… Read More ›

Caitlin Ehlinger (center) stars as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (photo by Chris Bennion)

42nd Street at DPAC Enthralls with Its Massive Musical Numbers

First premiering in 1980, 42nd Street, a larger-than-life musical written by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, is now deemed a classic, and judging by DPAC’s presentation, directed by Bramble, it’s easy to see why. The fabulous, iconic musical numbers, the glittering costumes, the phenomenal set, and of course, the impressive choreography, featuring new additions by… Read More ›

Caitlin Ehlinger (center) sparkles as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (photo by Chris Bennion)

42nd Street at DPAC Sparkles Like a 10-Carat Diamond!

Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story. When that story is 42nd Street: The Song-and-Dance Fable of Broadway, a tale of the lights of Broadway coming to light again after the worst depression this country has ever experienced, it earns the reputation of quintessential heartwarming musical. It also earned two 1981 Tony Awards® — for Best Musical… Read More ›

Caitlin Ehlinger (center) stars as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (photo by Chris Bennion)

42nd Street: The Song-and-Dance Fable of Broadway Will Play at Durham Performing Arts Center May 3-8

Troika Entertainment’s 2015-16 Non-Equity National Tour of 1981 Best Musical Tony Award® winner and the ultimate backstage musical, 42nd Street: The Song-and-Dance Fable of Broadway, will roar into the Durham Performing Arts Center tonight for the first of eight exuberant performances, presented as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series. Originally directed and choreographed by the… Read More ›