Category Archives: Broadway

Matt Duncan adds to ‘Hedwig’s’ Kentucky flavor

Matt Duncan has been one of the ­highest-profile musicians in Lexington for the past few years, bringing his twist on retro soul to stages and recordings, and ­receiving ­national attention. But this year finds Duncan putting his Kentucky career on … Continue reading

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John O’Hurley, aka Seinfeld’s J. Peterman, in Lexington-bound Chicago

Chicago is a show known for casting celebs in its leading roles, and the same can be said for the touring production’s Lexington engagement. And this one has an added Lexington twist. John O’Hurley, who may be best known for playing … Continue reading

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EKU Center for the Arts announces 2013-14 season

The third season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts will include a couple musicals that have not made it to the region yet and several rock ‘n’ roll tribute acts. One of those will be something of … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Kazee awards put spotlight on Kentucky

Something nudged me after Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence accepted her Oscar for best actress last night: watching a Kentucky native walk off with a major acting award was not an exotic thing to see. And no, I am not going back … Continue reading

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J String: Broadway actress Jessica Hendy and Cellist Jacob Yates form unlikely pop duo

The sweltering days around the Fourth of July were perfect for city kids to pop open a fire hydrant to cool off, but not so great for expensive instruments in apartments that are not air-conditioned. That’s what Lexington native Jacob … Continue reading

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Laura Bell Bundy heading to CW’s Hart of Dixie

Lexington native Laura Bell Bundy will guest star on at least two episodes of The CW’s Hart of Dixie, according to HuffPost TV, apparently stirring the show’s romantic pot. Bundy will play Shelby, billed as a potential love interest for leading man … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon is coming to Louisville … next season

Fans of Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and that Trey Parker-Matt Stone sense of humor will be able to see the show that brought those two great things together in the PNC Broadway in Louisville 2013-14 season. The Book of Mormon, which claimed … Continue reading

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Lexington Opera House seat sale

Yes, after its 2008 renovation some people might consider the Lexington Opera House’s seats so comfortable they’d like to have one at home. But that’s not what this seat sale is about. From 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Marvin Hamlisch, 1944-2012

Before that October night in 2010, a lot of us primarily knew Marvin Hamlisch as a name atop a score. But what scores they were: A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, and The Sting. In reality, we needed no introduction. Hamlisch told … Continue reading

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