New musicals are hot, hot, hot

Oct 21

Audiences around the country are clamoring for …wait for it…wait for it…musicals. Sue Frost, a founding partner of Junkyard Dog Productions, a group dedicated to the development and production of new musicals, says that last year, she was part of a new musicals panel at a Theatre Communications Group conference and it was overflowing with 800...

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Helping Broadway musicals go (sh-k-) Boom!

Aug 16

Kurt Deutsch didn’t mean to get into the record business. The self-described “total theater guy” grew up in St. Louis going to theater whenever possible (usually at The Muny) and then studied directing and acting in college. His big break came when Evan Handler had to leave the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound for health...

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AIDS fundraiser getting very `Drowsy’

Aug 10

The cast of the national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone will raise money for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation Monday, Aug. 11 at Club Fugazi, the home of Beach Blanket Babylon. Photo by Joan Marcus For one night only, and to raise money for a good cause, the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone, along with special guests Susan Anton and “American Idol” contestants...

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Review: `The Drowsy Chaperone’

Jul 24

Opened July 23, 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre   The cast of The Drowsy Chaperone joins stage star Janet Van De Graaff (Andrea Chamberlain, center, leg in air) in the show stopper “Show Off.” The Tony Award-winning musical is at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Photos by Joan Marcus Shadows hover over daffy, delightful `Drowsy’«««...

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`Chaperone,’ `Purple’ in new season

May 16

We’re not getting sleepy, but we are getting Drowsy. The hit Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone (above), winner of five 2006 Tony Awards, is part of SHN’s new Best of Broadway season, which was announced Wednesday. “This season is for families and the young at heart,” says SHN president and owner Carole Shorenstein Hays, who produces shows...

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