Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August
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Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August

Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August by Brad Balfour Multi-talented musician Donnie Kehr has not only created and promoted “Rockers on Broadway” but has been a rocker on Broadway when he appeared in such musicals as “Billy Elliot,” The Who’s “Tommy,” Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” “The Human … Continue reading

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots
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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Shining a Light on Our Blindspots by Jay S. Jacobs For Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, it all goes back to Oakland. That was where they grew up, where they first met as kids and became life-long friends. Now, all these years later, long after both of them have moved … Continue reading

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year
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The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year by Brad Balfour When Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore founded the Irish Repertory Theatre, they opened in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. From that point on, it became a nexus for great play craft … Continue reading

Neil Meron and Marc Platt – Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
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Neil Meron and Marc Platt – Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Neil Meron and Marc Platt Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert by Jay S. Jacobs In 1970, a pair of fairly unknown composers named Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice released a concept album called Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera about the life of Christ looking through a (then-) modern prism. The record was … Continue reading

Julie Cerda – Reaching New Heights in Children of a Lesser God
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Julie Cerda – Reaching New Heights in Children of a Lesser God

Julie Cerda Reaching New Heights in Children of a Lesser God By Jay S. Jacobs Broadway is the dream, and Julee Cerda has finally reached it. The role which has made this dream a reality is in the much-anticipated revival of Mark Medoff’s Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God, which became a smash … Continue reading

Ernie Hudson – Sowing Seeds with Grace & Frankie
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Ernie Hudson – Sowing Seeds with Grace & Frankie

Ernie Hudson Sowing Seeds with Grace & Frankie by Jay S. Jacobs It’s funny the curveballs that life throws you. Take Ernie Hudson. After a good 40 years hustling, hitting the casting offices and sets and craft services tables of hundreds of movies and TV series, making a name for himself as a go-to guy … Continue reading

Hayley Mills Is Still A “Party Face” At New York’s City Center
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Hayley Mills Is Still A “Party Face” At New York’s City Center

Hayley Mills Is Still A “Party Face” At New York’s City Center by Brad Balfour When the question’s been asked: “Where are they now?,” actress Hayley Mills’ name often has come up. Remembered for winning an Oscar when she was 14 for playing the title role in Disney’s Pollyanna, the now 71-year-old is not just … Continue reading