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A Britney Spears musical stage comedy is set for Chicago

Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage.


Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway in 2020

A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Ready for Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ as a musical? It’s happening

Diablo Cody of “Juno” fame will collaborate with director Diane Paulus on the new show.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ set to debut in DC as a stage musical

The new musical is based on the 2004 film about a naive girl who falls in love with her new high school’s coolest, prettiest, most treacherous triumvirate of girls, called …


Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies

Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …


Coeur d’Alene producer captivated by Broadway-bound 9/11 musical

Coeur d’Alene stage producer Laura Little is part of the team behind “Come From Away,” a popular musical about what happened after 38 commercial flights were diverted to a remote …


Top ‘Hamilton’ premium ticket on Broadway pushed to record $849

Be prepared to fork over a lot more Hamiltons to see the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” Producers have pushed the top premium seat price up to a record $849.


‘42nd Street’ sings the lullaby of Broadway

The show, set in 1933, centers on the backstage antics of “Pretty Lady,” the latest Broadway musical directed by Julian March (Matthew J. Taylor). Peggy Sawyer (Caitlin Ehlinger), a young …


Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ lively, fresh-faced and fun

“Rock of Ages” at the Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene is more fun than it has any business being. This silly show – a riff on the old “let’s save the …


‘Guys and Dolls’ offers a fine Lake City finish

Lake City Playhouse rolls the dice and scores with its season-ender, “Guys and Dolls.” This American classic musical, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling …


‘Rock of Ages’ fun and sassy ’80s sojourn

I was expecting to not like “Rock of Ages,” the rock musical that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center as part of the Best of Broadway series. After …


Review: ‘The Producers’ finds comedy in taboo places

Leave it to comedy legend Mel Brooks to conceive a musical with material so offensive it becomes downright hysterical. Thus, the major ingredient in Brooks’ multi-Tony Award-winning musical, “The Producers.” …


Theater review: Nelson shines in Patsy Cline musical memoir

Nearly a decade later, Interplayers Theatre brings back its tried-and-true production of Ted Swindley’s musical revue “Always … Patsy Cline.” It’s hard to imagine the theater’s wildly popular 2003 show …


Theater review: Music is the real star of musical ‘Ragtime’

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is closing its season with the epic musical “Ragtime.” The production fills the stage at North Idaho College’s Schuler Performing Arts Center with big voices, big …


Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks tradition in bold musical

Conveyed with raw intensity, Lake City Playhouse presents its preseason production, “Spring Awakening.” The mature-themed rock musical by Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book and lyrics), adapted from Frank …


Theater review: Caustic wit, swingin’ songs enliven ‘Pete ’n’ Keely’

Showmanship and swingin’ music flourish in Lake City Playhouse’s “Pete ’n’ Keely.” Cabaret singer and local theater veteran Abbey Crawford directs and performs in this entertaining production of James Hindman, …


CdA Theatre’s ‘Oz’ is true to the fun

Witches soar across the stage on bicycles. Flashpots spew flame in front of the eerie green visage of the great and powerful Oz. Flying monkeys do aerial acrobatics. The Coeur …


Civic Theatre breaks out ‘The Full Monty’

Yes, we know the question on everybody’s mind. Here’s the only way to answer it:


Civic brings back the hilarious ‘Nunsense’

Way back in March 1990, a wimple-wearing Mother Superior Mary Regina walked out on the Spokane Civic Theatre stage and gave the audience a crabby tongue-lashing for arriving late and …


Civic’s musical ‘Grill’ carries substance if not a lot of sizzle

‘The Spitfire Grill” is a musical – and a beloved one at that – but it’s hardly of the Lloyd Webber blockbuster mega-musical variety. It’s based on the kind of …


CdA Summer Theatre to stage record-breaking musical

After 12 Tony Awards and two movie versions (37 years apart), most of us know that “The Producers” is rude, hilarious and filled with raucous Mel Brooks humor. This musical, …


Civic Theatre stages ‘Godspell’ on a New York City subway

Plenty of people have seen “Godspell” since it premiered in 1970 – but never like this. Director Troy Nickerson is setting the Spokane Civic Theatre’s new production in a New …


Frivolity meets fancy footwork

The lyrics perfectly state the theme of “No, No, Nanette”: “I want to be happy, but I won’t be happy, till I make you happy, too.” So this bright and …


Interplayers’ ‘Cowgirls’ mixes honky-tonk and Beethoven

The concept of “Cowgirls” is almost classical (so to speak) in its simplicity. A classical music group called the Coghill Trio has been booked to play a concert in Hiram …


ARt’s got ‘Pete ‘n’ Keely,’ babe

For the names “Pete ‘n’ Keely,” feel free to substitute Steve ‘n’ Eydie. The 2000 off-Broadway hit “Pete ‘n’ Keely” is a musical sendup of married ‘60s lounge acts such …


Musical is low-rent good fun

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” isn’t exactly a great American musical – but at least it’s a semi-great trailer park musical. This national touring company delivers what the title …


‘Schooner’ sets sail

Finding a new Christmas show with just the right mix of music, history, sentiment, plot and tradition is no easy task. Maria Caprile, director of “The Christmas Schooner,” which opens …


CdA Summer Theatre stages ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ a Broadway classic

When “Kiss Me, Kate” first opened on Broadway in 1948, the New York critics swooned. “If ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ isn’t the best musical comedy I ever saw, I don’t remember …


Great Success Karate Kid Ralph Macchio Knows How To Succeed On Stage With A Broadway Musical

1. Despite the debut in 1961, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” continues to ring true with its delightful mix of comedy and cynicism. 2. Ralph Macchio plays …


Don’t Keep Your Distance ‘Evita’ Is Coming Your Way

Kerri Jill Garbis