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Cirque du Soleil's Evan Tomlinson Weintraub Finds his Niche in Holiday Show

Cirque du Soleil's Evan Tomlinson Weintraub Finds his Niche in Holiday Show

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 3, 2022

In Cirque du Soleil's holiday show "Twas the Night Before...," out acrobat Evan Tomlinson Weintraub has found his performing niche. EDGE spoke to him about Cirque, his love of acrobatics, and the holiday season.

New Version of 'The Wiz' to Tour and End Up on Broadway

New Version of 'The Wiz' to Tour and End Up on Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 2, 2022

A new production of "The Wiz" heads out on a national tour next year before following the yellow brick road to Broadway, with its director hoping the show becomes a "touchstone for a new generation."

'The Phantom of the Opera' Extends Its Long Broadway Goodbye

'The Phantom of the Opera' Extends Its Long Broadway Goodbye

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 30, 2022

"The Phantom of the Opera" — Broadway's longest-running show — has postponed its final performance by eight weeks, pushing its final curtain from February to April after ticket demand spiked.

One Night Only @ Strand Theater

One Night Only @ Strand Theater

By photos by Steven Underhill | Nov 29, 2022

The cast of the Broadway touring company of "Ain't Too Proud" and special guest Paula West filled A.C.T.'s Strand Theater with soulful, jazzy music on November 28, at the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's first live benefit concert in three years.

A Kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on Breaking Up and Reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

A Kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on Breaking Up and Reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 29, 2022

"In retrospect, it had to be a violent end," says Kenny Mellman, recalling the demise of "Kiki and Herb" back in 2007, not long after the locally-formed twosome's last San Francisco performance. They've now reunited for a holiday-themed tour.

'Natasha, Pierre' & 'Wuthering Heights' Hit Berkeley

'Natasha, Pierre' & 'Wuthering Heights' Hit Berkeley

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 29, 2022

There's a super-abundance of energy on Berkeley stages this holiday season. Shotgun Players' "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and Wise Children's "Wuthering Heights" at the Berkeley Rep each compress the soul of an epic literary masterwork.

Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' Worthy of Theatrical Treatment

Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' Worthy of Theatrical Treatment

By Joe Siegel | Nov 28, 2022

Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" is a legendary and beloved novel that Burbage Theatre Company's latest production proves the worth of a theatrical treatment.

Thanksgiving Not So Festive in 'The Humans'

Thanksgiving Not So Festive in 'The Humans'

By Joe Siegel | Nov 28, 2022

Wilbury Theatre Group's production of Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning "The Humans" examines the ways a family can be devastated by outside forces at Thanksgiving.

Watch: In Memory of Stephen Sondheim, Some YouTube Rarities

Watch: In Memory of Stephen Sondheim, Some YouTube Rarities

By Robert Nesti | Nov 27, 2022

It still may be hard to believe that Stephen Sondheim died a year ago. Here is a sampling of some of work found in rarities available on YouTube.

New Musical Brings High-Energy World of K-Pop to Broadway

New Musical Brings High-Energy World of K-Pop to Broadway

By Deepti Hajela | Nov 24, 2022

The global sensation that is Korean pop music is coming to center stage in "KPOP," opening Sunday at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Peter Mill Finds His Voice in Streamlined 'Torch Song'

Peter Mill Finds His Voice in Streamlined 'Torch Song'

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2022

Boston sees the premiere of Harvey Fierstein's shortened version of his 1982 "Torch Song Trilogy" in Moonbox's production that stars company alum Peter Mill in the role Fierstein made famous. EDGE spoke to him about finding his voice in Fierstein's shadow

'Drag Race' Champ Jinkx Monsoon to Make Broadway Debut as Mama Morton in 'Chicago'

'Drag Race' Champ Jinkx Monsoon to Make Broadway Debut as Mama Morton in 'Chicago'

Nov 22, 2022

It was inevitable: "RuPaul's Drag Race" double-winner Jinkx Monsoon is headed to Broadway.

Tasty Freeze: 'Frozen' Skates Past Criticism

Tasty Freeze: 'Frozen' Skates Past Criticism

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 22, 2022

Cheerful kids in celebratory seasonal fashions and princess gowns only added to the pre-show sugar rush at Sunday's opening night performance of Disney's "Frozen" road show.

Panto-monium: Don't Snooze on this Madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

Panto-monium: Don't Snooze on this Madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

Nov 22, 2022

Inside jokes for locals, a cast and crew chockfull of "Beach Blanket Babylon" alumni, and an antic atmosphere of non-stop audience participation are the hallmarks of Panto in the Presidio's "Sleeping Beauty."

Why Boston Ballet Soloist Lawrence Rines Munro Loves 'The Nutcracker'

Why Boston Ballet Soloist Lawrence Rines Munro Loves 'The Nutcracker'

By Steve Duffy | Nov 18, 2022

If it's the holiday season in Boston, it is time for "The Nutcracker," one of the jewels of the Boston Ballet repertory in an acclaimed production. EDGE spoke to company soloist Lawrence Rines Munro about his annual performance in the production.

Powerful 'Sweat' Gets First-Rate Providence Premiere

Powerful 'Sweat' Gets First-Rate Providence Premiere

By Will Demers | Nov 15, 2022

Lynn Nottage's powerful play "Sweat," about working-class struggles in 21st century America, gets a powerful production by the GAMM Theatre.

Resisting Temptations: 'Ain't Too Proud' Begs for Nostalgic Indulgence

Resisting Temptations: 'Ain't Too Proud' Begs for Nostalgic Indulgence

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 15, 2022

Born at Berkeley Repertory and now playing at the Golden Gate Theatre as part of a post-Broadway national tour, "Ain't Too Proud" is not so much a musical as a deliciously slick nightclub act regularly interrupted by readings from a reference book.

'Slice of Life' Takes Reality Out for a Spin

'Slice of Life' Takes Reality Out for a Spin

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 15, 2022

His new play finds actor/director Fisher not only slicing, but dicing, chopping, shredding, and puréeing the domestic storyline he initially teases into an unnerving phantasmagoria.

Berklee Grad Gabriela Carrillo Returns to Boston to Reign in 'SIX'

Berklee Grad Gabriela Carrillo Returns to Boston to Reign in 'SIX'

By Steve Duffy | Nov 10, 2022

In "SIX," Gabriela Carrillo plays one of Henry VIII's surviving queens in this successful mashup of pop and Broadway that is in Boston through 12/31. EDGE spoke to the Berklee College of Music grad about the show, her character, and her return to Boston.

Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' Confirms Broadway Return this Spring

Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' Confirms Broadway Return this Spring

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 10, 2022

Bob Fosse's all-singing, all-dancing 1978 revue "Dancin'" is headin' back to Broadway and the late choreographer's daughter calls "a magic carpet ride."

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