COVID-19 Imperils Future of Performing Arts Institutions

Amid the panic and chaos generated by the growing novel coronavirus outbreak, performing arts have suffered across the globe as theaters, opera houses and symphony halls shutter their doors — and Atlanta is no exception. The Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season, while the grand Fox Theatre has also [...]

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‘On Your Feet!’ Celebrates Estefan in Mediocre Musical

Courtesy of Casey Gardner With worldwide hits like “Conga” and “Get On Your Feet,” Gloria Estefan’s prolific career supplies an abundance of catchy tunes, and while “On Your Feet!” seizes the opportunity to build a jukebox musical filled with flashy dance numbers from these mega-hits, the overall production ultimately proves lackluster.  The show, which depicts [...]

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Haunting ‘Indecent’ Briefly Graces Atlanta Audiences

Courtesy of Jake Pearce Photography At the 1923 Broadway premiere of “God of Vengeance,” the entire cast and producer were arrested and charged with obscenity. The controversial play, penned by Polish-Jewish writer Sholem Asch in 1906, featured a kiss between two women. This history is earnestly and affectingly portrayed in “Indecent,” which premiered on Broadway [...]

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‘Hello Dolly!’ Entertains with Farcical Humor and Glamour

Courtesy of Julieta Cervantes Filled with all the Victorian costumes and ridiculous business cards that one would expect, “Hello, Dolly!” swung into Atlanta for a weeklong engagement. The extravagant revival of the iconic 1964 musical brought old-school Broadway glory to songs made famous by the likes of Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand and Louis Armstrong. Although [...]

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