Lion King NY

‘Lion King’ still reigns supreme at SHN Orpheum Theatre

The piercing opening line of “The Lion King” translates from Zulu to “Here comes the lion.” Lions do come, and so do giraffes and bison and gazelles and panthers, parading down the aisles leaving dropped jaws and misty eyes in their wake. Before anyone has time to settle into their
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Big bad “Woolf” bares its teeth at Shotgun Players

Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is set in a fictional university town called New Carthage, a reference to the ancient city destroyed by Roman forces after a century-long series of wars. Albee’s 1962 play certainly feels like it documents a century’s worth of warfare — only, it’s the
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Figure a Sea Deborah HayCullbergbalettenDansare : Unn Faleide, Eleanor Campbell, Samuel Draper

Cullberg Ballet performs ethereal, electric ‘Figure a Sea’

There’s a vision set in traditional dance performances: lithe bodies in costumes, moving to melodious music, conveying some overarching message or plot line. We anticipate a certain kind of graceful carriage, glittering tutus and sumptuous sets, with a story that will be visually performed through the emotions on the faces
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Hedwig & the Angry InchBelasco Theatre

Darren Criss is electric in SHN’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

East German genderqueer glam rocker and “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig is finally getting her due at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre, commanding the spotlight with glitz and fury. This “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is the 2014 Broadway iteration, a glamorous, streamlined update of the ‘90s cult classic from
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