Category Archives: Musicals

Notebook: My broadest smiles at ’42nd Street’

A few minutes into the opening night performance of The Lexington Theatre Company’s 42nd Street, Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba took the stage to a hearty round of applause — a true Broadway ‘star entrance’ here in Lexington, Kentucky. But I like to … Continue reading

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Lexington high school theater tipster

This weekend sees 2015 spring semester high school theater getting into swing with several musicals and a play on tap. Here’s a look at what’s coming up, with a little interesting info on each show — there are some enticing shows … Continue reading

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Notebook: The Lexington Theatre Company’s Concert with the Stars

More pictures: Click here for our Concert with the Stars photo gallery. A new theater company announcing 42nd Street as its first show makes a statement that can be freely translated as, “We’re not messing around.” The 1980 Tony Award winner for best … 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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Look for familiar Lexington faces on the Tonys

Being in the most talked about show on Broadway usually means you are going to get a pretty prominent position on Broadway’s biggest night on television. And that will be the case for two Lexingtonians Sunday night when the 68th … Continue reading

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Familiar names on Lexington Children’s Theatre 2014-15 season

Charlie Brown and Linus in the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which the Lexington Children’s Theatre will present in a live production in November and December at the Lexington Opera House. © Photo from United Feature Syndicate Inc.   … 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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Lexington Children’s Theatre trading Princesses

One of the lurking frustrations of programming musical theater is that you can have a show programmed and ready to present, and rights can be revoked at the last minute due to circumstances way beyond your control. A notable instance … 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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