BROADWAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BROADWAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Contenders for the New Musical Tony are anyone’s guess http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57828964-223/musical-tony-broadway-reviews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57828964-223/musical-tony-broadway-reviews.html.csp">Contenders for the New Musical Tony are anyone’s guess</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PATRICK HEALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T11:42:01.67-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Practice usually makes perfect, but not for this season’s new Broadway musicals. Eleven of the 12 new shows had tryout runs in an effort to get them right, only to find a tepid reception from critics and audiences when they finally opened on Broadway. The 12 shows are such a mixed bag that this year’s race for the top prize, the Tony Award for best musical, is wide open for the first time in recent memory. In question is not just that award, but also (and this is truly rare) the four or five nom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828964@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:42:01 MDT Start spreading the news: A 2nd Mormon musical hits New York http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57850305-180/mormon-musical-book-manhattan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57850305-180/mormon-musical-book-manhattan.html.csp">Start spreading the news: A 2nd Mormon musical hits New York</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T15:55:32.53-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Will another show about wacky Latter-day Saints attract the same size New York audiences as the Tony-award winning “Book of Mormon” musical? Not likely, but creators of “Missionary in Manhattan: A Mormon Musical” seem to be having fun. The comedy is about “the fundamentals of big hair, blind faith, and just how plural a marriage can get,” promoters say, and will play for two nights — Thursday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 21 — at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, an off-off-Broadway theater in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850305@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:32 MDT Dell Loy Hansen makes management changes at former Simmons radio stations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57827454-63/lake-media-salt-simmons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57827454-63/lake-media-salt-simmons.html.csp">Dell Loy Hansen makes management changes at former Simmons radio stations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T12:21:01.503-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah developer/Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen bought out Simmons Media in October; six months later, he's making some major changes to the management of the radio stations. Stephen C. Johson, a 35-year veteran of Simmons, has been appointed generaal manager and CEO of Broadway's Salt Lake Radio Group. He'll oversee former Simmons stations KXRK, KUDD, KUUU, KEGA and KYMV as well as KALL, which Hansen took control of when he became sole owner of Real Salt Lake. And John G. Kimball, Real Salt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57827454@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:21:01 MDT Producers add Thursday matinees on Broadway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57770381-223/shows-broadway-thursday-matinee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57770381-223/shows-broadway-thursday-matinee.html.csp">Producers add Thursday matinees on Broadway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T13:02:24.236-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Catching a Wednesday matinee on Broadway is so last year. The hot thing now is Thursday afternoon shows. Three shows making the move are “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “Mamma Mia!” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Matilda the Musical” may experiment with the idea this summer. The change means families will be able to get to see another matinee, a lifeline for family-friendly shows. And with the city bracing for summer tourists, offering a Thursday matinee lets theater lovers cr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577703812014-04-03T13:02:24.236-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T13:02:24.236-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57770381@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:02:24 MDT Denzel Washington on ‘Raisin’ and Sidney Poitier http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57749691-223/washington-says-poitier-broadway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57749691-223/washington-says-poitier-broadway.html.csp">Denzel Washington on ‘Raisin’ and Sidney Poitier</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T11:41:20.524-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Denzel Washington you meet backstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is not exactly living a glamorous Hollywood life. He’s more like a college kid during finals. He wears a black Yankee cap, black sweat pants and blue sneakers. There are free weights on a counter and a bottle of diet cola. Notebooks and papers are everywhere. He’s fighting off the New York chill with some chicken noodle soup laced with hot sauce. “Have a seat,” the star says, waving to a banged-up sofa and settlin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577496912014-03-30T11:41:20.524-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T11:41:20.524-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749691@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:41:20 MDT Two Utah actors shine in Broadway ‘Les Miserables’ revival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57728640-66/swenson-javert-les-settle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57728640-66/swenson-javert-les-settle.html.csp">Two Utah actors shine in Broadway ‘Les Miserables’ revival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T16:41:40.134-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a revival of “Les Miserables” opened Sunday night on Broadway, two Utah products got to shine. Will Swenson, a Provo native and product of the Hale Center Theatre clan, co-stars as the rigid lawman Javert in the new adaptation of the Victor Hugo-inspired novel. Meanwhile, Southern Utah University alumna Keala Settle has the comic-relief role of Madame Threnadier. Both actors have previous Broadway triumphs. Swenson received a Tony nomination in 2009 for his performance in the 40th-anniversary...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728640@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:41:40 MDT Movie review: Elaine Stritch shows survival skills in documentary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702184-223/stritch-elaine-documentary-broadway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702184-223/stritch-elaine-documentary-broadway.html.csp">Movie review: Elaine Stritch shows survival skills in documentary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T17:12:42.507-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Elaine Stritch sums herself up quite nicely in the opening scene of the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”: “I’ve got a certain amount of fame, I’ve got money. I wish I could f---ing drive. Then I’d be a menace.” As captured in intimate moments by filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa, the then-86-year-old Stritch is something of a menace to those around her — her assistant, her musical director and people on the set of TV’s “30 Rock” (where she had a recurring role as Alec Baldwin’s demanding mother). ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702184@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:12:42 MDT Satirical musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ set to play Utah theater http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57636950-223/musical-mormon-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57636950-223/musical-mormon-lake-salt.html.csp">Satirical musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ set to play Utah theater</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T14:56:55.549-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 02:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Elder Price will be belting “I Believe” and “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” on the Capitol Theatre stage next year as the sweet-and-sour “Book of Mormon” musical plays in Salt Lake City. For Utah theatergoers who like to hear stories about themselves, the musical gives the LDS Church’s headquarters a cameo role, both in a scene of the city’s skyline and in the lyrics of the score. That’s when a Ugandan villager sings about paradise: “Salvation has a name — Salt Lake-y City.” The musical’s 16-performa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636950@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:56:55 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: 2 dead, 23 injured at SXSW http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57675920-66/2014-cnn-com-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57675920-66/2014-cnn-com-game.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: 2 dead, 23 injured at SXSW</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T09:21:18.982-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture: • A car plowed through a crowd at Austin’s SXSW festival early this morning, killing a couple on a moped and injuring 23 people. Police say a drunk driver was trying to evade police, and ran through the street barricades set up for the popular music festival. [CNN] • Arthur Chu, the “Jeopardy!” champ whose application of game theory angered traditional fans of the game, has been ousted after 12 victories. He racked up $297,200 in the game. [...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57675920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:21:18 MDT ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale to Utah Broadway series subscribers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660146-223/musical-mormon-tickets-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660146-223/musical-mormon-tickets-book.html.csp">‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale to Utah Broadway series subscribers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T11:39:44.988-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tickets are on sale to Broadway series subscribers for the upcoming season, which includes the option to buy tickets for “The Book of Mormon” musical. New subscribers can buy season tickets beginning at 9 a.m. March 24. MagicSpace Entertainment, the series’ Utah-based presenter, declined to comment or release sales numbers on Monday afternoon, the first day that “Book of Mormon” tickets were available. Tour bookers appear to be following their national strategy in booking the Salt Lake City date...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57660146@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:39:44 MDT Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp">Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Drama Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring as Billie Holiday. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a musical build around one of Holiday’s last performances in 1959. Previews begin March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and opening night is set for April 13. McDonald spent four seasons on TV’s “Private Practice” and won her fifth Tony Award for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” She ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575968172014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596817@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:49 MDT Touring Broadway musical ‘Bring It On’ offers cheers for the ‘Glee’ generation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57562333-223/bring-musical-flying-cheerleading.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57562333-223/bring-musical-flying-cheerleading.html.csp">Touring Broadway musical ‘Bring It On’ offers cheers for the ‘Glee’ generation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T17:21:43.194-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For New Jersey actor Nadia Vynnytsky, playing Campbell, a very competitive cheerleader in the touring Broadway musical “Bring It On,” is a high-flying stretch. The 26-year-old actor, who earned a BFA from Montclair State University and has sung with the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, has been touring nationally and internationally in shows ranging from “Legally Blonde” to “Shrek” to “Catch Me If You Can.” Singing, acting and dancing? No problem. Cheerleading stunts? That was like learning a whole ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57562333@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:21:43 MDT