An opera star for the ages, funny family dynamics and Shakespeare -- as well as stage innovations, from unusual venues to free admission -- are all part of this weekend's theater openings. Keep reading to learn more. See also: Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
The Unsinkable Molly Brown is one of the Denver Center Theatre Company's most ambitious productions in its thirty-year history: The company has spared neither pains nor expense in having Meredith Willson's 1960 musical reworked and remounted -- and the results are impressive. See also: The Unsinkab ... More >>
A cast of well-known characters came to life at the Theater Threads luncheon last week. Hosted by Channel 9's Kirk Montgomery, the annual fundraiser for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts education program gave patrons an up-close and personal look at costumes from some of its Tony-winning pe ... 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 >>
In 2012 Peter and the Starcatcher left the Tony awards ceremony with five trophies, including best performance by an actor, best sound design of a play, best costume design of a play, best scenic design of a play, and best lighting design of a play. Now the company is on a mission to spread the fair ... 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 >>
Though John Larroquette gave up alcohol for good thirty years ago, the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor still makes a point of relating that journey at public appearances. This Friday, September 28, Larroquette will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon fundraiser for Arapahoe House, a non-profit or ... More >>
This GIF pretty much summarizes how we feel about The Book of Mormon hitting home tonight. Although the fourteen-times-over Tony winner has already made a splash on Broadway -- and sold out in Denver -- it finally reaches the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 7:30 p.m. for the first performance in a ru ... More >>
It's almost here, guys. This Tuesday will mark the official opening date of the national tour of one of the laugh-crackingest, award-winningest musicals in recent history -- but more important, it came out of local minds. We've been writing about Matt Stone and Trey Parker's The Book of Mormon since ... More >>
It's the hottest ticket in town. The Tony award-winning The Book of Mormon opens its national tour at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House next Tuesday -- creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are hometown heroes, after all -- and all the seats were sold out the first day tickets went on sale in January. ... More >>
Want to see The Book of Mormon? The touring show's Denver dates in August are officially sold out, with tickets going for astronomical amounts on the web. At this point, your best bet might be to fly to New York (Jet Blue has a one-day sale today), then get in line outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre ... 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 >>
Mark Rylance: It's about to get weird.British actor Mark Rylance won the best actor Tony Award on Sunday night for his role in Jersualem -- watch here as he trolls the audience (and everyone watching at home on TV) with this acceptance speech wherein he expounds on the finer points of walking ... More >>
broadway.comCollaborators Trey Parker (left) and Joseph Smith.Local boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone made good -- very, very good -- last night when the former University of Colorado students won nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, for The Book of Mormon. But while they were embraced by ... More >>
By every conceivable definition, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon has been am unqualified success; in fact, considering the sold-out houses, the glowing reviews and the preposterous amount of Tony Award nominations the musical has garnered, it might even be the most successful ... 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 >>
August:: Osage County hits the stage with dark humor and dysfunction.
Dig on the scene at Smokey Joes Cafe.
Avenue Q arrives at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Aspen Film honors director Julie Taymor.
The actors in Sweeney Todd do more than merely emote.
From the week of 5/24/2007
Donovan Marley, Denver Center Theatre Company