Video: Denver native Nancy Gibbs: From T.J. High to Broadway

By John Moore
Aug. 28, 2013

Denver native Nancy Gibbs tells how she went from Thomas Jefferson High School to Broadway. Gibbs, producer of the Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” playing in Denver through Sept. 1. She also produced “Bat Boy the Musical” and is the worldwide General Manager for all things “Wicked.” Her resume includes working in various capacities on “Fully Committed.” “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and “The Vagina Monologues.” She told her story to members of the Denver Center staff in conjunction with the “Peter and the Starcatcher” national tour launch in Denver. “Peter” plays through Sept. 1. Tickets: 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” plays through Sept. 1. For information, please visit www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Running time: 6 minutes.

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Video: Black Stache on Denver Tony Award-winner Gabe Ebert

By John Moore
Aug. 26, 2013

John Sanders, who plays the comic villain Black Stache in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” talks about Denver’s own Tony-winner Gabriel Ebert, his former co-star in Broadway’s “Matilda, the Musical.” “Everything I know I learned from Gabe Ebert,” Sanders says. Just not the ukulele.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” plays through Sept. 1. For information, please visit www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Running time: 2 minutes.

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Click here to watch our video reporting from opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher national tour launch in Denver.

 

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New feature: Colorado theater schedules, however you like them:

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The new Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need. Photo by John Moore. To donate to the Denver Actors Fund, please go here (with our humble thanks):

Video: Starstuff: Opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in Denver

By John Moore
Aug. 25, 2013

On Aug. 21, Denver hosted the launch of the “Peter and the Starcatcher” national touring production at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and CultureWest.Org was there to capture the “starstuff” of the evening.

Guests include actors Joey deBettencourt, Megan Stern and John Sanders; Denver TV host Eden Lane; Disney’s Jack Eldon; and “The Kid” director and producer Eli Gonda and Jason Shuman. “Peter” is the the story of the nameless boy who becomes Peter Pan. “The Kid” is the new Joey McIntyre developmental musical opening Aug. 30 at the Galleria Theatre. For information on “Peter” or “The Kid,” please visit www.denvercenter.org. Running time: 5 minutes.

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It should be noted that as of Aug. 19: I am an honest-to-goddness employee ofthe Denver Center for the Performing Arts. I have been hired as Associate Director of Content Strategy, which just means I am bringing my 13-plus years of storytelling about the Colorado theater community to the Denver Center, and still throughout the state.

 

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Photos: Kids’ Night on Broadway, “Peter and the Starcatcher”

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By John Moore
Aug. 21, 2013

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts hosted “Kids’ Night on Broadway” on Aug. 20, 2013, in conjunction with the launch of the national touring production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Kids ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, then were treated to a full array of family activities in the theater lobby, then met with four members of the cast before seeing the show: Nathan Hosner, Carl Howell, John Sanders and Ian Michael Stuart. “Peter and the Starcatcher” runs through Sept. 1 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. Information: 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org.

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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 Center president Randy Weeks must take on the unwilling role of Harold Hill: He’ll sell it, with gusto, a smile and gritted teeth — but some years that’s no easy task.

And other years, “the stars align,” said Weeks, who was positively giddy on Thursday while announcing an extended, expanded 2013-14 season that has a whopping 17 offerings, including just about every major title from the past two Broadway seasons.

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