Quantcast

Latest The Drowsy Chaperone Stories

2008-10-07 15:00:26

By ROBERT FELDBERG It's odd no one thought of it before. "To Be or Not to Be," the classic 1942 film comedy, would seem a natural for the stage, with its story about actors and scenes set in a theater. Now, its stage time has finally come. An adaptation by English writer Nick Whitby is receiving its world premiere on Broadway, at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Currently in previews, the play opens Oct. 14. Despite its theater settings, though, the story is not...

2008-09-10 15:00:21

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America are teaming up to bring "Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys," starring the world's most famous Latina explorer, to cities across the U.S. in 2009. "Dora the Explorer Live!" will be performed for pre-schoolers and families in 40 cities including: Chicago; Detroit; and New York City at the legendary Radio City Music Hall on April 8-12. The last Dora "Lost Toys" U.S. tour was seen by more than 1.2...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK CASEY NICHOLAW is a busy man, and now he's going to be even busier. The director-choreographer of "The Drowsy Chaperone" will be occupied during the 2009-10 Broadway season with "Robin and the 7 Hoods," a new musical inspired by the swingin' '60s Rat Pack movie starring Frank Sinatra. No opening date or cast yet, but the stage show will showcase songs by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. The two were specialists...

2008-07-22 15:00:21

By Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--Genell Kelso has never liked to do what we usually think of as exercise. But the 72-year-old breast cancer survivor and Dallas grandmother of four keeps fit by doing what she likes to do: performing. This month, she signed up for a song-and-dance class at Dallas Summer Musicals, a lone septuagenarian in a sea of teens. When her application for the program came in, the DSM School of Musical Theatre's new director, Kevin Cook,...

2008-07-22 12:00:21

By Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--Genell Kelso has never liked to do what we usually think of as exercise. But the 72-year-old breast cancer survivor and Dallas grandmother of four keeps fit by doing what she likes to do: performing. This month, she signed up for a song-and-dance class at Dallas Summer Musicals, a lone septuagenarian in a sea of teens. When her application for the program came in, the DSM School of Musical Theatre's new director, Kevin Cook,...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 18--Broadway musicals have come from books ("South Pacific" and "Ragtime"). From movies ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,""Beauty and the Beast"). Even from straight plays ("Hello, Dolly!" from "The Matchmaker,""My Fair Lady" from "Pygmalion"). But only once, it is believed, has a musical lifted itself from the steamy embrace of a Canadian stag party. "The Drowsy Chaperone," the multi-Tony Award-winning 2006 hit that opens in...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

By Robert Simonson It's hard work thinking about "[title of show]." Most musicals unveil themselves and then just sit there, in polite stasis, while we consider at our leisure their meaning and worth. Not "[title of show]," which proclaims its meta nature with its very name. This spill of show business mercury by the composer-lyricist Jeff Bowen and the librettist Hunter Bell changes each time it shows up on the New York scene, which it has often done over the past four years. When it...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

Stand-up comedian and television personality Bob Saget is to be roasted in a new special to be taped in Los Angeles, Comedy Central has announced. The show is to air Aug. 17 on the network. Bob Saget is one of the true nice guys. I've apologized to him in advance for what this evening holds in store for him, Comedy Central's Elizabeth Porter said in a statement Thursday. Saget is best known for his starring role as Danny Tanner on the classic sit-com Full House and for his eight-year...

2008-06-27 09:02:45

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE," national tour, through Sunday, Capitol Theatre (355-2787); running time: 1 hours, 40 minutes (no intermission) One of the first lines in "The Drowsy Chaperone" isn't one you'd exactly expect to hear delivered to a theater full of people who've paid good money to be there. "I hate theater," says the Man in the Chair (Jonathan Crombie), as audience members laughed. Some of them somewhat nervously, perhaps. As it turns out, the Man --...

2006-06-11 23:34:43

By Claudia Parsons and Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" won six Tony Awards including best play on Sunday, and the 1960s Four Seasons biographical show "Jersey Boys" overcame the stigma against "jukebox musicals" to win best musical. "The History Boys" dominated the drama category, winning best director, actor and supporting actress, as well as best play, adding to a clutch of awards it picked up in London where it started life at the National...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related