Want to take a trip to a mystical island that is ruled by the Moon? You only have to go as far the Pepsi Center parking lot for this adventure, because the latest Cirque Du Soleil traveling show, Amaluna, opens there tonight. Celebrating its one-year anniversary -- which is young for a Cirque show - ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
The Denver Center Theatre Company has long been a pioneer in the creative use of multi-media, and four years ago artistic director Kent Thompson commissioned a work from playwright Michael Mitnick. The intention was to have multi-media considered from the earliest conceptual stages rather than being ... More >>
Coloradans and visitors from other states put on their short-sleeved button-up shirts, ties, backpacks and bicycle helmets and made their way down to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House last night for the opening of The Book of Mormon. And even if they didn't don full-on Mormon attire, these fans felt lu ... More >>
If you are one of the lucky people who snagged a ticket to The Book of Mormon's first stop on its national tour before the Denver run sold out in under four hours, pat yourself on the back. If not, get in line now -- or at least get ready. As we announced yesterday, the Mormon producers have establi ... More >>
Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) is about orgasms -- but it's neither titillating nor smutty. Ruhl has been called one of our most brilliantly imaginative playwrights, and locals have seen her luminous work before at the Denver Center, Curious Theatre Company and the Boulder Ense ... More >>
Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director Kent Thompson has chosen his 2012-13 lineup. It contains some safe choices, some doubtless designed to appeal to high schoolers, the requisite Christmas show (not A Christmas Carol this time, but White Christmas), two scripts selected from this year's ... More >>
Last night's challenge in Project Runway All Stars was for the designers to create a dress for one of the characters in the Broadway play Godspell. They were given a $200 budget and sent off to Mood to buy "rich-looking fabrics" for their character's wardrobe -- which was to consist of separates tha ... 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 >>
Until 1 p.m. today, the Canadian consulate is hosting Canada Day festivities on the 16th Street Mall between Cleveland and Court streets. Which got us to thinking: What is most worth celebrating about Canada? And what deserves a special musical attack from the South Park boys? These probing q ... More >>
Trey ParkerTrey Parker and Matt Stone, the Colorado boys who made the big time with South Park, are used to pushing the envelope and making people mad. But they managed to make one hthalljr so angry by winning nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, for The Book of Mormon that he forgot ho ... More >>
At this point, it's safe to say that Denver locals Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon is like the Titanic of musicals this year, and by Titanic we mean not the opulent ship sunk of hubris, but rather the James Cameron romantic epic from 1997 that swept every single award to the e ... More >>
Two Colorado boys made very good yesterday -- and no, I'm not talking about Chris Romer and Michael Hancock. If all politics is local, art can be out-of-this-world, as shown by The Book of Mormon, created by former University of Colorado students Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
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 >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
Gwynn and Ripken retire, taking Loyalty and Brilliance with them.