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Donna Summer Musical Sets Dates for Broadway Disco

“Summer,” the bio-musical about Donna Summer now playing its world premiere run at the La Jolla Playhouse, has locked in a Broadway plan that will see the production move in to New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theater for an April opening. 169 more words


Des McAnuff Will Lead Donna Summer Bio-Musical To Broadway In April

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will open on Broadway at the Nederlander Organization’s Lunt Fontanne Theatre on April 23, following previews slated to begin March 28. 108 more words

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Review: Berkeley Rep's 'Ain't Too Proud' is loaded with ferocity and heart

My paternal grandfather was a legend in the Oakland flea market community. When I was a kid of nine, he and I would take off every Sunday morning to hunt down the latest bargains, and we’d usually finish off our jaunts at Talk of the Town on International Boulevard in Oakland, devouring carne asada burritos and cokes, refueling after pounding the drive-in pavement for hours on end. 1,160 more words

Resisting Temptation: Berkeley Rep's "Ain't Too Proud"

Berkeley Rep’s new Broadway try-out, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, is another jukebox musical biography (or as playwright Dominique Morisseau refers to it, a “catalog musical”) in the vein of… 1,126 more words

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Jersey Boys Is All Jukebox

By Patrick Hurley

The story of the rise of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys, playing now at the Ahmanson Theatre, is a high-energy juke box musical that relies entirely on spectacle and song recognition and falls completely short of compelling narrative. 658 more words

Patrick Hurley