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Merely Players and The Silverton Mine go online

Here are eight reasons to catch Merely Players’ “Zoom Alice: A Wonderland Adventure for a Topsy Turvy World” before it disappears online by the end of Saturday, June 20. 1. A tigh...

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Alexander, CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy i...

In a topsy-turvy world: Merely Players offers a timely ‘Alice’

“We can wait to go back to an uncertain ‘normal’ or we can work with what is,” Mona Wood-Patterson said in a recent interview. Co-founder and artistic director of Merely Players,...

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK – Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, ...

‘The Blacksmith’ opera rescheduled for October

First professional show at Mancos Opera House still on

‘Frozen’ musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK – The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day

NEW YORK – The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again – until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway ...

Disney makes filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable

NEW YORK – This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. ...

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

LAS VEGAS – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has di...

A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style

NEW YORK – Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing. The composer has inv...

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Pandemic forces Francesca Bianchi home from college

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK – Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and the musica...