The Book of Mormon was the brainchild of two Coloradans, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who first burst on the national scene with South Park. But other locals also got lucky with the musical. Longtime Denver lobbyist Leo Boyle actually invested in it. "It's one of the few things I've done right in my ... More >>
The Book of Mormon is so good that we posted Juliet Wittman's review of the August 19 opening night performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House the next day, rather than save it a few days for the print edition.
Although tickets sold out within hours of going on sale back in January, the produce ... More >>
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 wealthy, macabre-obsessed family has come a long way since it first debuted in the pages of the New Yorker in comic f ... More >>
To celebrate the opening of its fourth run on the Denver stage, award-winning Broadway musical Wicked will partner with the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to open special preview "the World of Wicked" today, and running through April 15.
Wicked fans and other mall-goers will get to bask in an emerald ... More >>
Curious Theatre Company just announced its fifteenth season, which includes five regional premieres as well as Yasmina Reza's Tony award-winning God of Carnage. Artistic director Chip Walton says he uses two criteria in making his selections: "I need to be moved intellectually and not just emotional ... More >>
Ben Vereen, who was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame earlier this week, will be at the Newman Center at 7:30 p.m tonight in a benefit for Rocky Mountain PBS. The show, titled "Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen," features the Tony Award winner and Broadway legend paying tribute to the music o ... More >>
On January 5, 3,000 excited students at the Junior Theater Festival were eagerly awaiting the arrival of a few actors and executive producers from the new NBC drama Smash. They weren't waiting to bombard the stars with autograph requests or to blind them with flashing cameras; nor were they waiting ... More >>
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 up and the once-controversial musical got started, even my theater-going companion, an old hippie in every sens ... More >>
Trey Parker.We've been following The Book of Mormon's march to theatrical dominance for months, from first raves to Drama Desk nominations and Tony nods -- fourteen of them, leading to nine victories at the awards ceremony last night, including Best Musical for hometown boys made good Trey Pa ... More >>
It's been not much more than a month since The Book of Mormon, the sweet and dirty musical send-up of Mormonism from South Park creators and Denver locals Trey Parker and Matt Stone, opened on Broadway to the adulation of everybody -- and now its dominance is official: Yesterday, Book of Morm ... More >>
Matt Stone.Eighteen years ago this week, Westword published my interview with CU students Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their in-progress film Alferd Packer: The Musical. Did I predict in that piece that they'd someday create an acclaimed Broadway show? Sadly, no -- but the South Park crea ... More >>