Posts Tagged ‘musicals’

Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Chris Bennion. Carolee Carmello gets the star treatment she deserves in an underwhelming new musical Life stories are a tricky business. Every individual weathers enough ups and downs to have their own experience merit the telling – but that doesn’t mean that all lives translate to cogent dramatic arcs. Aimee Semple McPherson, however, one of the more [&hellip
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R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” Headed to Broadway

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, Theater

I have to be honest and say — while admittedly a bit out of the pop culture loop at times — I lost track of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” about six years ago. Apparently, what “Rolling Stone” calls the singer’s “epic opus” has not fizzled out alongside my interest. On the contrary, it’s [&hellip
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“Rock of Ages” Fails to Rock at All

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Film, Theater

Clearly no one was in a rockin’ mood this weekend. “Rock of Ages,” the musical adaptation starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, earned just $15 million over its opening weekend, the Huffington Post reports. It ranked behind “Prometheus” and even “Madagascar 3,” proving a star-studded cast can lose out to aliens and cuddly, [&hellip
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