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Broadway in Columbus announces 2017-18 season, with surprise for 2018-19

Anne Evans Anne Evans Broadway in Columbus announces 2017-18 season, with surprise for 2018-19

Tonight at their season reveal party, Broadway in Columbus announced the upcoming season, including some returning favorites, as well as performances by Eddie George, former OSU and NFL football player turned Broadway star. He will perform as Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago. Another big surprise included Hamilton: An American Musical arriving in Columbus for […]

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Theatre Review: Eclipse’s Delightful Cripple of Inishmaan

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Eclipse’s Delightful Cripple of Inishmaan

Martin McDonagh’s Off-Broadway hit The Cripple of Inishmaan opened at Eclipse Theatre Company on Thursday in a lively production directed by Greg Smith. The Cripple of Inishmaan takes place on its eponymous piece of Ireland’s Aran Islands in 1934 as Robert Flaherty and a Hollywood crew are filming Man of Aran on neighboring island Inishmore. Billy Claven (Jack Miller), […]

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Short North Stage Honors 30th Anniversary of AZT With Reading of The Normal Heart

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Short North Stage Honors 30th Anniversary of AZT With Reading of The Normal Heart

Short North Stage isn’t resting for long between their extended, sold-out run of Hand to God and their upcoming anticipated production of Spamalot. This week they’re staging a reading of one of the most important pieces of political theatre of the last 40 years: Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. This reading coincides with the 30th anniversary of AZT’s approval […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Sketchy Sex Fulfills Promises

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Sketchy Sex Fulfills Promises

MadLab kicks off their 2017 season with Sketchy Sex which opened Thursday. It looks at sex and mating from a variety of perspectives – the program credits fourteen writers. Collections of sketches are always mixed bags, and Sketchy Sex doesn’t avoid that fate. The technical elements, including Melissa Bair’s costumes and props, Brendan Michna’s set and lighting, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Actor David Vargo on Acting, Theater and Evolution Theatre Company

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Mark Phillips Schwamberger Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Actor David Vargo on Acting, Theater and Evolution Theatre Company

Mark Phillips Schwamberger, Managing Artistic Director of Evolution Theatre Company, caught up with David Vargo, an actor appearing in the company’s upcoming productions of Corpus Christi this spring and in Traveling this fall. Mark: Tell us a little about your background and what drew you to a life in the theater? David: It all started […]

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Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Local Playwright’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras is Charming and Witty

CATCOisKids opened a delightful world premiere production of local playwright Chris Leyva’s Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras this weekend. The play stars Emma Shachter as book-obsessed Penny. Penny throws herself into one obsession after another, buoyed by her game friends Cassandra (Greta James) and Jackie (Abbie Ogilbee). When the play starts, she’s over the moon for a new […]

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Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Scott Woods has never shied away from an ambitious project. Reading poetry for 24 hours not once but six times and never repeating a poet. Running Columbus’ second-longest-running poetry night ever. All his contacts, all his passion for Columbus and black art, all his organizational skills (Woods served as president of Poetry Slam, Inc, for […]

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