Tag Archive for: Buell Theatre

The cast of Come From Away sings together onstage

First Look: Come From Away

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and […]

Announcing Our 2023/24 Broadway Season: Bigger Brighter Bolder Broadway

DCPA Broadway’s 2023/24 Season Announcement

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret announce the new, bigger, brighter and bolder 2023/2024 season. Subscription shows include 1776, Jagged Little Pill, Beetlejuice, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, SIX, Message In A Bottle, MJ and Company, with Denver favorites:  The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin, Les Misérables, Wicked and many more as added attractions. “I couldn’t be happier to bring a brand-new season filled with award-winning productions direct from Broadway,” […]

Pete Contos: A Greek-infused legacy on the Mile High City

In Greek mythology, the Peloponnesian region of Arcadia was the home of Pan, son of Hermes. A fun-loving god who roamed forests and mountains, Pan enjoyed music and the company of hunters and shepherds. In 1955, Pete Contos arrived in Denver from a village in Arcadia. The 20-year-old brought “not a dime in his pocket” […]

A lamb shank surrounded by sauce and herbs

Greek Dining Fit for the Gods

Apart from ruling the sun, the moon and the underworld, Greek gods were also responsible for nourishment in all its forms. Demeter was the goddess of the harvest, Artemis of the hunt, and Hestia of domestic arts including cooking. Priapus was the god of vegetables, Attis of fruits of the earth, Cronus of agriculture, and […]

Three women hold lanterns near their faces in Hadestown

First Look: Hadestown

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for […]

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Denver’s Climate Plan: Cut greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2040

Among the compelling themes in the touring Broadway production of Hadestown are climate change and climate justice. Individuals, organizations and government agencies share concerns and are working to affect change. Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency is putting its plan into action. A month before U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin proposed […]

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Greek Wines: history, uses and where to find them

The ancient Greeks were definitely on to something. First, you’ve got your Greek gods — fearsome, fanciful and fun to fantasize about. Then, it’s the cradle of Western civilization complete with the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and literature, political science, the Olympic Games and…theatre. You also have three stunning blue seas — Mediterranean, Aegean, […]

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First Look: Pretty Woman: The Musical

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical is coming to Denver! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Pretty Woman: The Musical opens today, August 2, […]

Vivian and Edward embrace surrounded by people in Pretty Woman: The Musical

Movie-to-Musical Adaptations: Pretty Woman and more!

For decades, movies with big hearts and larger than life stories have received a special makeover treatment. From Hollywood blockbusters to cult-classics and everything in between, movie-to-musical adaptations can be found all over Broadway, in the musical theatre archives, and on tours across the world.   At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) alone, […]

A man standing on a table plays guitar while other cast members react in Hadestown

Hadestown’s Hope and Healing Powers

The fact that Hadestown feels so relevant may seem surprising, considering that its composition started more than a decade ago. Mitchell conceived “Wait for Me,” a fiery declaration song at the center of the score, several years before Hadestown saw a Broadway stage, early in her singer-songwriter career. “I was driving from one tip gig […]