When Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds went into "Stagger Lee" from the 1996 album Murder Ballads, it was an iconic moment of an evening of music in which the band took the tradition of American folk mythology and breathed into it a larger-than-life electricity. Cave brought raging emotional intensity and ... More >>
Praise the Lord! When the national tour of The Book of Mormon comes back to the Buell Theatre tomorrow for a three-week run that continues until November 24, it will bring back the ticket lottery that was so popular the first time around. A limited number of tickets for each performance will be so ... More >>
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
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 folks who were lucky to snag its fast-disappearing tickets. But if you missed it the first time around, here's ... More >>
Ah, nuts. We had a sinking suspicion that this would be the case when last week's dates in Dallas and some other cities were pushed back. Turns out Morrissey will not be resuming his tour in Denver this coming Thursday night at the Buell Theatre as originally planned. The doctor treating Mozzer for ... More >>
People get lazy in the summertime, but it's time to wake up: The fall theater season is only weeks away, and Denver Center Theatre Company tickets are now on sale. The focus may be on The Book of Mormon, which opens today in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but when Mormon leaves, the DCTC season ... 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 >>
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 childhood friends who are coming to see the show and have reached out to say congratulations. It's sure to be a bu ... More >>
Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... 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 >>
American Idiot is in the middle of a very short run at the Buell Theatre, and after seeing the show opening night, Susan Froyd wondered what Rodgers and Hammerstein would make of the Green Day-penned musical.
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 lights went down and the curtain went up in the Buell last night. They started as hints and whispers, really -- the d ... More >>
Gabrielle McClinton had to dismiss a good deal of formal training in preparing for role in the touring production of Green Day's American Idiot. McClinton, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, plays the character of Whatsername in the touring production of the Broadway musical tha ... More >>
Two very public downtown places will introduce new art exhibits today, and both are inviting the public to join in the party. The Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse at 901 19th Street is hosting the work of three contemporary Colorado artists -- Gifford Ewing, John Boak and Rick Dula -- in a show put toget ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>
Kevin Taylor's at the Opera HouseFinding a good restaurant to take a date or meet a group of friends or plan a corporate dinner might be easy enough, but it's another challenge entirely when you're looking for a venue to accommodate a massive crowd. Especially if you want to do it the economi ... More >>
It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>
Big ElfProgressive Nation Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Big Elf, Scale the Summit August 25, 2009 Buell Theater Better than: Reliving high school memories by flipping through a yearbook. Let me admit to a strong bias up front: I spent at least three of my teenage years with a diet almost excl ... More >>
The two women in Tang Concubines changed China.
DeVotchKa just got tapped to open for David Byrne, who visits Red Rocks Saturday, June 20 as part of his tour playing songs from his collaborations with Brian Eno, including tunes from Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. Byrne played a stellar show with th ... More >>
Chris Cornell and Timbaland team up at the Ogden October 17. It's been a fairly quiet week with show announcements this week. Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and hip-hop producer Timbaland will join forces at the Ogden Theatre October 17; Staind, Seether and Papa Roach hit the Fillmore De ... More >>
The actors in Sweeney Todd do more than merely emote.
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Brief reviews of current shows
The November 18 screening of Rescue Dawn at the Temple Buell Theater didn't constitute the official conclusion of the 29th annual Denver Film Festival; other flicks unspooled later that evening and throughout the next day. Yet the event neatly encapsulated the best of the fest. The proceedings got ... More >>
Last night's salute to actor/director Tim Robbins, who visited the Temple Buell Theater to receive the Denver Film Festival's John Cassavetes Award, followed the Inside the Actors Studio model. The parade of clips that opened the program focused on generally loooooong sequences from the weighty like ... More >>