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14th and Curtis streets Denver, CO 80204 | Central Denver | 303-893-4100
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    As summer segues into autumn, the Denver Center Attractions theater season is up and running with Pippin, a Tony Award-winning musical that’s proven itself timeless on Broadway, where...
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    Evita, the famous story of Eva Perón, is a timeless tale about the First Lady of Argentina; it takes viewers from her life as a girl from a poor rural family through her rise as a...
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    “I know nobody listens to my radio show and thinks, ‘You know what this needs? Some dancers,’” says This American Life host Ira Glass. “And nobody sits through...
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    It’s hard to believe, after last year’s hoopla over The Book of Mormon’s premiere at the Ellie, that its return engagement will be just another show. A very good show, as...
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    Drag and Broadway have been in a long-term relationship since maybe the beginning of musical theater, if not time, and the beautiful music they make together builds to a glittery, madcap...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    The story of three multi-generational drag queens traveling through the Outback in a glittery pink bus -- to a disco beat -- takes a back seat to the costumes in Priscilla Queen of the...
  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
    Since the beginning of his career, Dave Coulier has worked in the realm of family-friendly comedy. His first major television role was in 1984, hosting Nickelodeon's children's...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    As their High Plains Comedy Festival hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month is firmly rooted in the...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Next Tuesday, the second Biennial of the Americas will kick off a crammed four days of programming -- July 16 through 19 -- that promises to run fast and hard, giving you little time to...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    The people who lined up outside the Seawell Grand Ballroom to purchase tickets for The Book Of Mormon's second Denver run may have been the lucky ones. At least they could hold onto their...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    When a single spotlight illuminated the bottle of Black Grouse whiskey resting on a bar stool center-stage, the 2,800 people in the audience at the Temple Buell Theatre rose to their feet,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Comedian Ron White is a cultural anomaly. He’s a tough cigar-and-scotch man’s man who supports the troops, but also a dope-smoking marriage-equality advocate who believes that...
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    There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their...
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    While many comics will play to their political or cultural bases, Ron White is virtually impossible to pin down to any one audience. First rising to fame through the Blue Collar Comedy Tour...
  • Show and Tell: Interviews
    For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Now that we've finally eked our way into the warmer weeks of spring (fingers crossed), it's time to get off the couch and head out into the fresh air to get to May's ten best comedy events....
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    Started in 1987 by a trio of friends, Blue Man Group has since grown into a big business of highly skilled, if blue, performers. Their engaging and family-friendly multimedia show is hard to...
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    Embodying the American archetypes of confidence, show business and law-breaking, the story of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. has enchanted the world since the publication of his 1980 memoir,...
  • Show and Tell: Lists
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    It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat, apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing),...
  • Show and Tell: Hot Tickets
    Remember The Book of Mormon? The musical from Coloradans and Broadway darlings Matt Stone and Trey Parker flew through here just last summer, electrifying Denver audiences, or at least the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    You’d hardly expect a Robert Louis Stevenson story to provide fodder for a Broadway musical, but then again, there are zombies in Jane Austen novels now, and Abraham Lincoln is hunting...
  • Culture: Theater
    Despite all the buzz to the contrary, you never really forget that the horses in War Horse are puppets — at least I never did. They suggest living creatures, but they don't embody...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    It's not often that a performer lands a star role, yet no one recognizes that performer's face -- or, more accurately, three faces. But that's the case with Joey, the title character of War...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    War Horse enjoyed long runs in both London and New York, winning several awards along the way, though critics and audience members delivered varying verdicts: Some were swept away by the...
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    We Denverites tend to get stuck in our ways, especially with regard to our holiday entertainment. At this point, we’ve come to expect that the Denver Center Theatre Company will be...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
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    At the center of Memphis, an energetic, Tony-winning musical dealing with race and music in the 1950s, is a white man, Huey Calhoun, who's fascinated by black music. Stumbling into an...
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    Broadway's La Cage aux Folles is one of those everlasting crowd-pleasers; you don't have to be a cross-dresser to end up laughing in the aisles over this musical comedy of errors surrounding...
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    Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course, it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    DEAD CAN DANCE @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 8/19/12 See also: Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry on the trance-inducing powers of making music in 6/8 time After a mesmerizing set, Dead Can Dance...
  • Backbeat: Best Concerts
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    A year after forming in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, the members of Dead Can Dance moved to London, where they came into contact with the great post-punk bands of the era, such as the...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    See also: Dead Can Dance at Buell Theatre, 8/19/12 Dead Can Dance was formed in 1981 in Australia by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, who later moved to London. The pair quickly absorbed...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    After a successful 2008 run, Jersey Boys returns to Denver tonight, bringing the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the Buell Theatre stage. Beyond the traditional appeal of a...
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    The Addams Family debuted in the pages of The New Yorker in 1938 as cartoonist Charles Addams’s creepy creation: a wealthy family who loved all things macabre — from dressing in...
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    It may seem like the members of the Addams Family have been featured in every incarnation imaginable: from animated characters to action figures to even inside of a pinball game. The...
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    We're not in Kansas anymore. Wicked took a classic villain of American folklore -- the Wicked Witch of the West -- and transformed her into Elphaba, a misunderstood victim, the prejudice...
  • Show and Tell: Comment of the Day
    Andy Kelso flew back to Colorado last week for a starring role in Wicked -- and "it's incredible" to be back home, says the Aurora native. "I already have heard from old high school and...
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    Denver is no stranger to Wicked. The Broadway show has toured through here three times before, and April 11 marked the start of a fourth run in this city. Arguably, no one can celebrate the...
  • Show and Tell: Deals
    Wicked opens today at the Buell Theatre, with a wickedly good deal: Two and a half hours before each performance, you can enter your name in a lottery at the Buell box office; thirty minutes...
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    Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, who reunited last year for the first time since 2005 to start work on a new album, just announced a sixteen-date North American tour that...
  • Show and Tell: Lists
    Everyone's favorite eccentric Renaissance man, William Shatner, is in Denver for his one-man performance of Shatner's World: We Just Live In It this evening at the Buell Theatre. For...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    What's the most definitive Disney film musical? Many would say Beauty and the Beast, which is why it's no surprise that the prettified fairy-tale-with-music turned into what's probably the...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    AMERICAN IDIOT @ BUELL THEATRE | 03.06.12 See also: Interview with Gabrielle McClinton (Whatsername) The first murmurs of canned news clips and talking heads began before the house...
  • Show and Tell: Last Night
    Because I grew up in a time when we listened to music by the album side, the idea of the rock musical -- essentially a string of related songs hung loosely over a plot -- is easy for me to...
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    Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day managed to knock the socks off more than a few listeners when they released the song cycle American Idiot on CD in 2004. But at the time, no one could have...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Gabrielle McClinton had to dismiss a good deal of formal training in preparing for her role in the touring production of Green Day's American Idiot. McClinton, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Maybe you never thought the day would come when suburban-Cali neo-punk would take to the Broadway stage. But, as American Idiot more than proved, the idea was neither a bad nor a far-fetched...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The spectacle put on by Shen Yun Performing Arts is -- and yet isn't -- the usual classical Chinese song and dance. It's carried, on one hand, by an impressive cast of more than 100 dancers,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    RYAN ADAMS @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/4/12 It's probably safe to assume that the inquiring mind -- the one who just asked Ryan Adams if the red, white and blue guitars he's been playing...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you ignore the fact that any of his sadder, sappier new material could be about his wife, a post-Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams remains one of the most listenable and versatile...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    As a feminist, I believe no woman should have to defend her journeys into girl culture. As a realist, I offer the following defense as to why I took my friend Katie's free ticket offer and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In the spirit of Grease, High School Musical, Glee and, well, Bring It On the movie, it was only a matter of time before someone staged a musical about cheerleaders. The feel-good,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    I first saw the movie of West Side Story at a drive-in as a little girl, but that first time, tinny window speakers and all, was a love-at-first-sight moment. I hadn't seen many musicals at...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The award-winning theatrical tour of The Lion King launched in Denver oh-so-many years ago -- and theater-lovers will be thrilled to hear that it's back for another run. "In big, commercial...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    The Lion King is about to roar into the Denver Performing Arts Complex, followed by a revival of West Side Story. Such shows are not just popular with audiences, but with bogus ticket...
  • Culture: Theater
    One of the main things that differentiated America's hippies from their counterparts around the world — France, Mexico, Poland, Germany and Ireland were all seething with protest at...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Few plays rocked the boat on Broadway more than Hair when the seminal rock musical left Joe Papp’s Public Theater in new York in 1968 — retooled and tightened up to showcase the...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    2009 Broadway revival cast photos below by Joan Marcus. I don't know exactly what I expected when I walked into the Buell Tuesday for the opening night of Hair, and after the curtain went...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Les Miserables has been running for 25 years -- making it the longest-running musical, well, ever. I caught the show in 1999, about halfway through its decade-spanning run; at the time, I...

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