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“Book of Mormon” scalpers: Score one for live theater

“The Book of Mormon” Broadway cast, 2011. Photo by Joan Marcus.   By John Moore With the sold-out Denver launch of the first “Book of Mormon” tour just a week away, an uncommon spotlight is shining on our often-ignored local theater community. Everyone, it seems, wants in. And buyers are being asked by scalpers to […]

Theater news: Vintage completes $1 million purchase

Photo by John Moore   By John Moore The 11-year-old Vintage Theatre has completed the nearly $1 million purchase of its new home in Aurora, and immediately announced plans to expand its programming, performance spaces and collaborations with other local companies. Vintage has purchased the 190-seat theater complex at 1468 Dayton St., originally opened in […]

Broadway series in Denver: There’s a lot to catch if you can

Broadway series in Denver: There’s a lot to catch if you can

Joey the War Horse, and his human handlers, made an appearance with Denver Center president Randy Weeks at Thursday’s season-announcement celebration. “War Horse” comes to Denver in January 2013. Photo and video by John Moore. By John Moore Some years, when it comes to selling whatever New York has to offer cities across America, Denver […]

2012 Henry Awards paint the town “Red”

2012 Henry Awards paint the town “Red”

By John Moore The Henry Awards painted the town “Red” on Monday night, giving the Curious Theatre  Company’s must-see staging seven awards among its eight nominations. The haul included best play, best director (Christy Montour-Larson), supporting actor (Benjamin Bonenfant) and even best ensemble, even though that play is an ensemble of two (Bonenfant and Larry […]

Theatre on Broadway to become Matthew Morris hair salon

Theatre on Broadway to become Matthew Morris hair salon

 Dave Shirley’s YouTube video imbroglio. See news item, below. By John Moore Theatre on Broadway, the iconic home for Denver’s former long-running gay theater company Theatre Group, is slated to become the new home of the trendy Matthew Morris hair and skincare salon. The salon will soon be moving from its present location three blocks […]

Handicapping the Henrys: Who got snubbed (“Hairspray!”)

      By John Moore There seems to be more grumbling than ever before about this year’s list of Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards nominations, and for some understandable reason — five companies hoarded a combined 78 percent of this year’s noms. The CTG is a member-based, dues-paying service organization, and when only 14 […]

Fort Collins’ Bas Bleu Theatre shreds the mortgage

  By John Moore Under an orange sky only Alexi Murdoch could love — caused as it was by the raging High Park Fire in Larimer County — the Bas Bleu Theatre Company switched the theme of its party on the fly today from “Burn the Mortgage” to “Shred the Mortgage.” Bas Bleu, which in […]