MUSICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MUSICAL 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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 ‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp">‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Iwasaki</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:06.979-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah actor Joseph Paur will don the phonetics professor’s hat in the Egyptian Theatre production of “My Fair Lady” that opens this weekend in Park City for a three-week run. And director Amber Hansen is thrilled. “Joe is a fixture in the theater community and has a lot of experience under his belt,” Hansen said during an interview with The Park Record. “He has also done some film, so we are very lucky to have him in our cast.” Read the full story at www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_25322271/egyptian...</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> 57677429@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:06 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 DVD review: Coens capture a musical moment in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57648723-223/llewyn-davis-coens-couch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57648723-223/llewyn-davis-coens-couch.html.csp">DVD review: Coens capture a musical moment in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’</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="2014-03-08T15:43:30.196-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • A- DVD • Imagine the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” as a musical sketchbook, of a life still in progress. Living that life is Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a struggling singer and guitarist trying to make ends meet performing in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1961 — at the height of the folk-music explosion symbolized by the imminent arrival of Bob Dylan. Llewyn is no Dylan, and his growing frustration pops out against his best friend Jim (Justin Timberlake), Jim’s wife Jean (Care...</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> 57648723@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:43:30 MDT Steve Martin, Edie Brickell partnership thrives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57626310-223/musical-martin-brickell-edie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57626310-223/musical-martin-brickell-edie.html.csp">Steve Martin, Edie Brickell partnership thrives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS TALBOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:45:02.614-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Steve Martin has found a lot of inspiration from very talented people over the years: actors such as Diane Keaton and Martin Short, and writers like David Mamet and Dennis Potter, for instance. Edie Brickell fires his imagination in much the same way. “A collaboration like with Edie is where you need something from them and they confound your expectations,” Martin said. “That’s what I get from Edie — where you go, ‘I’m so grateful for these surprising lyrics.’ We’re working on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576263102014-03-07T18:45:02.614-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T18:45:02.614-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626310@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:45:02 MDT With ‘Nutty’ Broadway hopes, Utah grad Klea Blackhurst home to sing for scholarships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57614040-223/blackhurst-musical-theater-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57614040-223/blackhurst-musical-theater-says.html.csp">With ‘Nutty’ Broadway hopes, Utah grad Klea Blackhurst home to sing for scholarships</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="2014-03-06T17:00:13.543-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah-born singer and actor Klea Blackhurst can tell theater students what it’s like to decamp to New York and wait for the phone to ring. To wait after an audition to hear if she got the part. To wait after an out-of-town tryout to find out if her character in the new Jerry Lewis-directed musical, “The Nutty Professor,” might make it to Broadway. Like most actors, she’s spent a lot of her professional life that way, waiting for the phone call about a job that will pave the way to the rest of ...</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> 57614040@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:13 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 Maria von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music,’ dies at 99 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57585408-223/trapp-von-family-music.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57585408-223/trapp-von-family-music.html.csp">Maria von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music,’ dies at 99</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T12:17:13.389-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stowe, Vt. • Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 99. Von Trapp died at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, according to her brother Johannes von Trapp. “She was a lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people,” he said. “There wasn’t a mean or miserable bone in her body. I think everyone who knew her would agree with that.” Maria von Trapp ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575854082014-02-23T12:17:13.389-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-23T12:17:13.389-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57585408@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:17:13 MDT