Tag Archive for: Broadway

Today’s “Ladies Who Lunch”

It’s the pinnacle of the day – lunchtime. Some sip a smoothie en route to the office after a workout. Some eat at their desks, lest they lose a single moment of productivity. Some see lunch as social time, catching up on the latest with friends and frenemies. But many others use the mid-day break […]

A Frozen Journey: From Screen to the Stages of North America

Disney’s Frozen, the animated film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, opened in the United States on November 19, 2013. An overnight, global phenomenon, the tale of two sisters driven apart by magic and reunited by love quickly became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, a distinction it held until Frozen 2 […]

Company Revival Finds New Depth

In his 2010 memoir and lyric collection, Finishing the Hat, Stephen Sondheim wrote of his surprise at the reception of Company in 1970: “I had no idea Company would be so unsettling to public and critics alike.” He was “stunned by the polarized reactions of fervent admiration and ferocious rejection” when the somewhat experimental production […]

The One. The Only. Cher

The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy and enough Tony-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage. The Cher Show is so much Cher that it takes three actresses to recount one legendary career. Spread out over six decades, the totality […]

Michael Jackson dances in rehearsal, wearing the signature black and white ensemble. Backup dancers join in, facing him.

MJ, a Dream Gig for Dancers

Ask anyone born before the year 2000 and they probably have a distinct memory of Michael Jackson’s music. I can remember family road trips from Atlanta to Chicago where we plugged a boombox into our minivan’s cigarette lighter and played Jackson 5 cassette tapes, singing at the top of our lungs all the way through […]

MJ Trivia

You might know Michael Jackson’s music, but do you know the answers to these questions about MJ The Musical? Test your knowledge! QUESTIONS: 1. How many Michael Jackson songs are featured in the show? 2. MJ takes place during rehearsals for Michael’s Dangerous World Tour, which included how many dates? 3. How many 2022 Tony […]

Ginger Cocktails from the DCPA Restaurant Partners

Small but mighty, the Gingerbread Man – known to friends as Gingy – packs a punch in Shrek The Musical. One of the predominant flavors of gingerbread is, of course, ginger. We asked our restaurant partners to provide a few cocktails in honor of Gingy and his formidable personality. The Corner Office | Shrek’s Ginger […]

DCPA’s 2024/25 Broadway Season Announcement, Added Attractions

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret announces the 2024/25 subscription season and added attractions titles brimming with Tony Award-winning hits. Joining the previously announced national tour launch of KIMBERLY AKIMBO, winner of the 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical, on the subscription package at the Buell Theatre is the legendary musical, Funny […]

Lloyd Thaxton dances with a guest

From Politics to Play: How 1960s TV Influenced Hairspray

From the 1940s to 1970, American television was comprised of three major networks — ABC, NBC and CBS. It was there that Americans turned for their news and entertainment. In every household across the country, families tuned into their one television set to watch programs together. Then, the next morning, people literally gathered around the […]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Student Matinee

Coloradan Christy Oberndorf is proudly touring the country with Hairspray, and it all started when her elementary school took a trip to the former Country Dinner Playhouse to see Frosty the Snowman. Christy grew up in Aurora, Colorado and did not come from a family of performers, so it really was a student matinee that […]