Category Archives: Broadway

Tony Award winner bows into Lexington ’42nd Street’ cast

Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock in the Lexington Theatre Company‘s production of 42nd Street, July 23 to 26 at the Lexington Opera House. This rounds out the casting for the company’s inaugural production, which mixes a … Continue reading

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Q&A with Concert with the Stars’ Jonathan Groff

The Lexington Theatre Company is launching with a bang Saturday night, bringing in three Broadway stars Laura Bell Bundy, Jonathan Groff and Mara Davi to perform solo and with aspiring local and regional talents. We got to chat with Bundy … Continue reading

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ArtyFacts: Sundance and Grammy honors for Lexingtonians

Pikeville native and University of Kentucky graduate Ashley York will be taking her documentary Tig to the Sundance Film Festival in January. Tig tells the story of how comedian Tig Notaro’s career shifted after a legendary performance at the Largo in Los Angeles where … Continue reading

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Broadway Live boasts all-new lineup

In a market that thrives on revivals, it is hard for a long-running touring Broadway series to come up with a season free of repeats. But that is what Lexington Opera House general manager Luanne Franklin has done with the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash headline EKU Center’s 2014-15 season

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond announced its fourth season of shows Wednesday. It is the first programmed by executive director Joel Aalberts, who became the center’s chief last summer. The lineup of 29 shows kicks … Continue reading

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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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