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As ‘The Front Page’ turns, so does agile comedy

NEW YORK -- Stop those presses. The gleeful breaking news from the Broadhurst Theatre on West 44th Street is that the expertly-seasoned revival of...

‘Hamilton’s America’ tells story of a great American and a great musical

NEW YORK - The first sight Alex Horwitz ever caught of Lin-Manuel Miranda was on a stage at Wesleyan University, playing the title role...

Amid anguish, a musical about 9/11 lightens hearts

WASHINGTON - For Nick and Diane Marson, the story never gets old. Twenty times they've seen the musical, and 20 times they've discovered something...

‘Cats’: now and forever (again)

NEW YORK -- "Cats" is wrapped up almost entirely for me in recollections of my daughter, 7 years old at the time, accompanying me...

With a recent Tony nod, Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber looks back, and forward

NEW YORK - You hear it in the rat-a-tat manner in which his thoughts spill out, the way his memories rapidly trigger other memories,...

‘Hamilton’ nearly historic: At 11 wins, show falls one statuette short of a record

'Hamilton' nearly historic: At 11 wins, show falls one statuette short of a record(c) 2016, The Washington Post · Peter Marks · ENTERTAINMENT, STAGEDANCE...

After six days of rain, Bryan Cranston clearly saw his future as an actor

NEW YORK - On a night long ago in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, while waiting out six straight days of rain under the soggy...

‘Hamilton’ earns a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations

Winner-take-all may be a term more commonly associated with primary elections. But if the Tony Award nominations announced on Tuesday in New York are...

David Bowie, man of the theater

NEW YORK - Right up to the end, David Bowie was exploring new universes. In this case, musical theater was his destination. Just 36...

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Robert Francis: Thanksgiving 1954

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The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has...