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The Midtown Men: Opening Night

The harmonic, swoony sounds of the 1960's provides such a tonic, and tonight's audience for The Midtown Men's opening night at the Opera House drank it up. Thirst quenched.

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The Midtown Men Preview: J. Robert Spencer Interview

I recently caught up with Midtown Man  J. Robert (Bobby) Spencer by phone, and had a chance to talk about the phenomenal success of their touring show. 

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Rodgers+Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

This new Broadway production, now in its second national tour,  is very much in-the-moment  with its portrayal of Cinderella as an earnest, empowered young woman who is not simply and romantically "rescued" by a handsome prince. No, no. This damsel is not so much in distress but on a mission. 

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The Cirque Behind the Magic of PIPPIN

There's much more than magic to do in the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN that flips and flies its way onto the Lexington Opera House stage January 20-22 as the first production of the new year.  What sets this production apart from the original 1970's era classic and brought awe to audiences, critics, and Tony voters alike is the stunning artistry of its "resident circus creator", the phenomenal Gypsy Snider. 

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Rent Opening Night

The 40th anniversary season of Broadway Live at the Opera House kicked off tonight with a raucous and riveting opening of a new touring production of "Rent," a bohemian phenomenon that just so happens to be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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RENT

Lexington celebrates the 40th anniversary of Broadway Live at the Opera House with a season that reminds us why live theatre matters. Up first, the 20th anniversary of Broadway's groundbreaking musical RENT.

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ONCE Opening Night

Once is a gentle breath of fresh air. Simple in structure, complex in composition, and deftly performed by one of the most talented ensembles to grace the Lexington Opera House stage this season.

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Once

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, ONCE is about as far from traditional Broadway as you can get. If you are weary of the Broadway trend of turning successful Hollywood movies into Broadway musicals (often to cringe-worthy pandering effect, in my opinion), ONCE is a profoundly artistic exception.

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Opening Night : MAMMA MIA!
How Can I Resist You?

Mamma Mia! has a high percentage of repeat audience members among the 60 million people who have seen it worldwide in the 190 cities where it has played... We all return for a reason: it is joyous! 

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