Apr. 8th, 2009

So, in a fit of frenzy (more like why can't I sleep?!) I tracked this out.

Liza with a Z, not Lisa with an S )
Daniel Evans Appointed New Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres

By Mark Shenton
April 8, 2009

Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Daniel Evans will take over as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres — the umbrella organization for the complex of the Crucible Theatre (that contains a main house and a studio theatre) and Lyceum Theatre — that he will now be responsible for artistically programming. The Crucible Theatre is currently undergoing a £15.3 million refurbishment.

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Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Concert Series to Feature Bean, Espinosa and Schwartz

By Andrew Gans
April 8, 2009

Upright Cabaret's Wicked Summer Nights: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road concert series will play Los Angeles' Ford Amphitheatre beginning June 2009 and will boast the talents of Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and former Elphabas Shoshana Bean and Eden Espinosa.

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Riabko to Return to Spring Awakening Tour April 14

By Adam Hetrick
April 7, 2009

Kyle Riabko will return to the national tour of the Tony-winning Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater musical Spring Awakening on April 14.

Riabko, who succeeded Jonathan Groff as Melchior in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, originated that role for the national tour of the production, which launched in San Francisco last September.

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Liza Minnelli was at the Roy Thomson Hall last night and it was an energetic almost-two hour show with her, Billy Stritch and her band. I'd recognized her signature songs (from Cabaret, Chicago, and Liza with a Z) and it was a lot of fun. As usual, the demographics skewed towards Toronto's traditional arts-going community which seemed to read very-Caucasian, older, and properly dressed for a night out (sharp and not sloppily which is what I've seen for other theatre-occasions -- jeans with tears? sweatshirts? t-shirts with strategic holes?).

Much fun was had, and my thanks to J. for the great seats. :)

Depending on whether I can actually figure out the song titles soon enough, whatever souvenirs are to be had might be posted over this upcoming holiday.

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