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Theatre Review: Broadway Across America Season Roars Out of the Gate with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Broadway Across America Season Roars Out of the Gate with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Dear Evan Hansen is the rare contemporary Broadway musical to captivate a wide swath of public attention. On every trip I’ve made to NYC since its transfer from Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theater to the great white way, I’ve seen more Playbills for and overheard more conversations about this show by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul […]

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Broadway Across America’s Lavish An American in Paris

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Broadway Across America’s Lavish An American in Paris

The touring Broadway production of An American in Paris, the Broadway adaptation of the 1951 Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron classic, opened in Columbus Tuesday in dazzling production at the Ohio Theatre. This 2015 re-imagining by the director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon grafted a new book by Craig Lucas (adapted from the original screenplay by […]

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Broadway Across America’s Waitress November 7-12

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Broadway Across America’s Waitress November 7-12

Writer-director Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film Waitress is beloved for its tone. It fused comic absurdity and archetype to sharply-observed characters the audience rooted for in all their heartbreak and messiness. Unfortunately, the hit Broadway musical adapted by Jessie Nelson (book) and Sara Bareilles (music and lyrics) loses the thread and the touring production in Columbus this week […]

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Kander and Ebb’s Dark Classic Cabaret at Ohio Theatre Through April 2

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Kander and Ebb’s Dark Classic Cabaret at Ohio Theatre Through April 2

2017 marks the 51st anniversary of Cabaret, and Columbus is treated to the touring production of Roundabout Theatre’s smash Broadway revival, which opened at the Ohio on Tuesday. The score, by John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb (lyrics), retains all of its acerbic power and righteous intensity. And, Jon Masteroff’s book, adapted from John Van Druyten’s dramatic adaptation […]

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Little Mermaid Comes to Life at the Ohio Theatre

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Little Mermaid Comes to Life at the Ohio Theatre

The touring productions brought in by a partnership of CAPA and Broadway Across America to our beautiful Ohio Theatre can always be counted on for terrific singing and extraordinary spectacle. It’s a shame to report that the new production of Disney’s stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid, created by The 5th Avenue Theatre and directed by […]

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Theatre Review: Broadway Across America’s Delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Broadway Across America’s Delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Broadway Across America opened a home-run touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Ohio Theatre for a week’s run on Tuesday. This stage adaptation of the classic songwriting duo’s sole musical written for television features a very funny new book by Douglas Carter Beane and cracking direction from Gina Rattan based on original direction by […]

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Theatre Review: Crowd-Pleasing Wicked Returns to Columbus

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Crowd-Pleasing Wicked Returns to Columbus

Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Winnie Holtzmann’s (book) adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, and still going. This funhouse-mirror-that-shows-only-the-truth look at the Wizard of Oz returns to the Ohio Theatre this week in a touring production that retains every bit of the charm and razzle-dazzle that keeps audiences lining […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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