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Review: Gamm Brings 'It's a Wonderful Life' to Vibrant Theatrical Life

Review: Gamm Brings 'It's a Wonderful Life' to Vibrant Theatrical Life

By Will Demers | Dec 1, 2021

A tight, well-orchestrated affair, "It's a Wonderful Life" brings a classic to vibrant life in its highly theatrical context.

Interview: Patty McCormack's Journey From 'The Bad Seed' to 'Morning's at Seven'

Interview: Patty McCormack's Journey From 'The Bad Seed' to 'Morning's at Seven'

By Ryan Leeds | Nov 30, 2021

Child star Patty McCormack rose to fame in "The Bad Seed." Now she's appearing Off-Broadway in a Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven."

Review: 'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914' a Yuletide Tonic

Review: 'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914' a Yuletide Tonic

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2021

"All is Calm" reminds us what it feels like to experience a little simple, human joy.

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

Nov 28, 2021

"RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Rosé will star in an industry reading of "Fowl Play — A New Musical Comedy," directed by Tony and Emmy Award nominee John Tartaglia.

Watch: Sondheim Tearjerker TikTok Tribute

Watch: Sondheim Tearjerker TikTok Tribute

Nov 28, 2021

As the world continues to mourn and pay tribute to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, one young fan took to the keyboard to commemorate his admiration.

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

Nov 27, 2021

Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities honored Stephen Sondheim via social media.

 Gloriously Overstuffed 'Paradise Square' Looks to be a Hit

Gloriously Overstuffed 'Paradise Square' Looks to be a Hit

By Iris Fanger | Nov 26, 2021

In its pre-Broadway run in Chicago, "Paradise Square" may be overstuffed, but gloriously so. It will likely be a hit when it opens on Broadway next year.

Boston Ballet's Paulo Arrais Drinks in the Fantasy of 'The Nutcracker'

Boston Ballet's Paulo Arrais Drinks in the Fantasy of 'The Nutcracker'

By Steve Duffy | Nov 25, 2021

This week marks the return of Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" after a year's hiatus. Returning as well is principal dancer Paulo Arrais, who plays the mysterious Drosselmeyer. EDGE spoke to him about the role and his love of dance.

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

By Philip Mayard | Nov 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's "Nutcracker Sweets" for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 23, 2021

Berkeley Rep's giddy show, Charles Mee's comic "Wintertime," takes on a home-for-the-holidays extended family gathering. Aurora Theatre offers the world premiere of Kait Kerrigan's Father/Daughter, about parents and children's connections.

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

Jason Robert Brown's musical studies time, regret, and the ways in which people can fall out of sync. Stars Kira Troilo and Jared Troilo shine, and Leigh Barrett's direction is elegant.

Review: 'Phoenix Rising'  Blends Musical Pollination, Pandemic Grief

Review: 'Phoenix Rising' Blends Musical Pollination, Pandemic Grief

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20, 2021

"Phoenix Rising" lives up to its name: We lift ourselves from ashes, from grief, and from uncertainty into a future that's far from secure... but very much open to the transformative power of the arts.

Watch: Andrew Levitt aka Nina West Hits the Road in 'Hairspray'

Watch: Andrew Levitt aka Nina West Hits the Road in 'Hairspray'

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 18, 2021

Andrew Levitt aka Nina West joins EDGE for a live interview, where he dishes about the surprise call from Broadway icon Jerry Mitchell, offering him a role in the hit musical 'Hairspray.'

Theater Review: Immersive 'Head Over Heels' Finds Musical's Sweet Spot

Theater Review: Immersive 'Head Over Heels' Finds Musical's Sweet Spot

By Kevin Taft | Nov 18, 2021

The Pasadena Playhouse has finally reopened its doors and fittingly does it with a show that is an all-around celebration.

Review: Burbage Theatre Company's 'Everybody' Takes on Heavy Issues

Review: Burbage Theatre Company's 'Everybody' Takes on Heavy Issues

By Joe Siegel | Nov 18, 2021

Burbage Theatre Company's "Everybody" explores life, death, and the meaning of existence.

New NYC Hotel Celebrates Broadway

New NYC Hotel Celebrates Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 18, 2021

Visitors to the latest chic hotel to open in New York's theater district can easily walk to any Broadway show — or they can stay inside and celebrate them.

Off-Broadway Review: 'Baby'

Off-Broadway Review: 'Baby'

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 16, 2021

Out of the Box Theatrics reimagines "Baby," the 1983 Tony Award-nominated musical about parenthood, in a new Off-Broadway production.

Good Morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West Headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

Good Morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West Headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

By Bruce Alpert | Nov 15, 2021

Performers are coming up with creative ways to make sure the show goes on safely in states that ban venues from imposing vaccine or mask requirements.

Puppeteer Dylan Glick Talks Bringing a Three-foot Dorothy Zbornak to Life

Puppeteer Dylan Glick Talks Bringing a Three-foot Dorothy Zbornak to Life

By Steve Duffy | Nov 14, 2021

Dylan Glick didn't know about "The Golden Girls" until he saw it mentioned on an episode of "Looking." He is now playing Dorothy in a touring puppet parody of the franchise, "That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody"

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