MUSICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MUSICAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) More than wishes transform characters in ‘Into the Woods’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/58207135-81/actors-woods-festival-musical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/58207135-81/actors-woods-festival-musical.html.csp">More than wishes transform characters in ‘Into the Woods’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T11:52:49.926-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58207135@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:52:49 MDT UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58229663-223/howe-technology-instruments-images.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58229663-223/howe-technology-instruments-images.html.csp">UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT EATON-ROBB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T14:12:12.282-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Storrs, Conn. • Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past. Howe, who is also ...</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> 58229663@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:12:12 MDT Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre begins, another continues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58149757-223/musical-ballam-opera-vanessa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58149757-223/musical-ballam-opera-vanessa.html.csp">Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre begins, another continues</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T09:05:30.578-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The songs of angry men will fill Logan’s Ellen Eccles Theatre this summer. The blockbuster musical “Les Misérables,” a perennial favorite of Utah audiences, is the centerpiece of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre season. The company will present four productions in repertory, beginning this week and running through Aug. 9. ‘Les Misérables’ • Patrick Miller, who has sung leading operatic and musical-theater roles with several companies in the United States and Europe, stars as Jean Valje...</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> 58149757@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:05:30 MDT Champion of the Utah Symphony passes away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129374-78/symphony-utah-gregory-statement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129374-78/symphony-utah-gregory-statement.html.csp">Champion of the Utah Symphony passes away</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T21:20:17.806-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Herold LaMar “Huck” Gregory was not a man to take credit for his accomplishments, but earlier this month, Utah lost a prominent champion of its musical arts. Gregory, 90, died June 18. Thanks to him, the Utah Symphony’s musicians went around the world, started recording their beautiful notes and reached out to children across the state, free of charge. “Maurice Abravanel is given appropriate dues for everything he did for the Utah Symphony in its early days of performances and recordings. Next ...</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> 58129374@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:20:17 MDT HBO’s ‘True Blood’ headed for a musical afterlife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58089918-223/true-blood-barr-hbo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58089918-223/true-blood-barr-hbo.html.csp">HBO’s ‘True Blood’ headed for a musical afterlife</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T15:46:02.503-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 03:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like the vampires it portrays, “True Blood” won’t seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of “True Blood,” fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the works: “ ‘True Blood’: The Musical.” Seriously. “This was something that I pitched to HBO and [show creator] Alan Ball,” said composer Nathan Barr, speaking on the arrivals line at the “True Blood” season premiere in Hollywood. Barr has written the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580899182014-06-25T15:46:02.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T15:46:02.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089918@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:46:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Jersey Boys’ mixes old songs and a stale story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075165-223/valli-frankie-jersey-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075165-223/valli-frankie-jersey-config.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Jersey Boys’ mixes old songs and a stale story</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="2014-06-20T17:40:56.193-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like the Broadway musical that spawned it, the movie “Jersey Boys” might be something your elderly aunt might enjoy. Filled with the familiar tunes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and driven by an equally familiar plot structure, the movie is a stagey and overly self-conscious look at the roller-coaster career of Valli and his cohorts. The story is told largely in the voices of Valli’s comrades, often speaking directly to the camera. First we hear from Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza), a wisegu...</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> 58075165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:40:56 MDT Review: Hale’s ‘Mary Poppins’ will sweep you off your feet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58079457-223/mary-poppins-hale-aug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58079457-223/mary-poppins-hale-aug.html.csp">Review: Hale’s ‘Mary Poppins’ will sweep you off your feet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barbara M. Bannon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T18:52:07.559-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • Things are in a terrible state in the Banks household at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. The children, Jane and Michael, are rampaging and have just decimated their latest nanny. Their mother is overwhelmed and frustrated because she gets no support from their father, a cold, gruff man who thinks the household should run with “precision and order” but is too busy with his work at the bank to get involved. But change is coming, Bert, the chimney sweep, tells us. The wind is in the west, a...</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> 58079457@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:52:07 MDT Photo gallery: Tony Awards had humor, music and a hopping host http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58045384-223/musical-theater-jackman-tony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58045384-223/musical-theater-jackman-tony.html.csp">Photo gallery: Tony Awards had humor, music and a hopping host</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOCELYN NOVECK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T10:34:28.912-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Hugh Jackman hopping his way into the theater, Neil Patrick Harris licking the eyeglasses of Samuel L. Jackson. A little history, and a slew of genuinely heartfelt speeches. The Tonys are often the most entertaining awards show of the year, and this year, again, they didn’t disappoint. A look at some of the evening’s most memorable moments, including some you didn’t see on TV: Was he a bunny or a kangaroo? • He never really said. But Jackman’s entrance, bouncing like an indefatigable...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580453842014-06-09T10:34:28.912-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T10:34:28.912-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58045384@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:34:28 MDT Audra McDonald makes Tony history; Cranston wins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58042675-223/musical-won-tony-actress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58042675-223/musical-won-tony-actress.html.csp">Audra McDonald makes Tony history; Cranston wins</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="2014-06-08T20:40:10.826-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A veteran and a newbie made history Sunday at the Tony Awards. Audra McDonald became the show’s most decorated actress, while Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut. McDonald won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress. Among those she thanked were her parents for not medicating their hyperactiv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580426752014-06-08T20:40:10.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T20:40:10.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58042675@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:40:10 MDT Critics: Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald will win Tonys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58037051-223/win-mcdonald-cranston-musical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58037051-223/win-mcdonald-cranston-musical.html.csp">Critics: Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald will win Tonys</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="2014-06-08T14:48:04.463-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • It’s been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts — although some wonderful performances — and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new. That has led to uncertainty in most of the categories, and the nominating committee made no friends wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580370512014-06-08T14:48:04.463-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T14:48:04.463-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58037051@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:48:04 MDT Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston top Tonys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043832-68/musical-won-actress-actor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043832-68/musical-won-actress-actor.html.csp">Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston top Tonys</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="2014-06-08T22:15:02.34-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A Broadway veteran, a newbie and a former host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards. Audra McDonald became the show’s most decorated actress, while Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut. Neil Patrick Harris took home best actor in a musical after years of handing out the awards to others. McDonald won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580438322014-06-08T22:15:02.34-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T22:15:02.34-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043832@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:15:02 MDT Makers of LDS movie say ‘Book of Mormon’ canned their ad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58037193-66/book-mormon-approach-broadway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58037193-66/book-mormon-approach-broadway.html.csp">Makers of LDS movie say ‘Book of Mormon’ canned their ad</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="2014-06-06T15:08:02.754-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What do the Utah-made movie “The Saratov Approach” and the Tony-winning musical “The Book of Mormon” have in common? They both tell the story of LDS missionaries facing obstacles out in the field. But while “The Book of Mormon” is a profane comedy musical, “The Saratov Approach” is a fact-based drama about missionaries kidnapped in Russia. The makers of “The Saratov Approach” aimed to highlight that difference by buying ads in the playbill at theaters where “The Book of Mormon” is on tour. But, ...</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> 58037193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:08:02 MDT