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October 20, 2014

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Blockbuster musical Wicked brings Oz’s unknown story to light
Broadway favorite Wicked brings the broom back to Sin City for an extended flight.
Photo: Wicked, starring Emma Hunton as Elphaba, the Wicke
Message of ‘Wicked’ at the Smith Center resonates as strong as ever
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The message of the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked” — don’t judge a book by its cover — is timeless, resonating as strong as ever, and the life lesson was loud and clear last Thursday night at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.
Photo: Wicked, starring Emma Hunton as Elphaba, the Wicke
‘Wicked’ elicits erupt-tastic response at Smith Center
Friday, October 10, 2014
At the end of Thursday’s matinee performance of “Wicked” at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, the show’s cast was greeted by the requisite standing ovation. This was another sellout performance, another standing ovation, ...
Photo: Wicked, starring Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible, is
‘Wicked’ star Kim Zimmer: ‘There’s something in the show that touches everyone’
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Smith Center:
For our preview of “Wicked,” at the Smith Center from tonight through Nov. 9, I talked with longtime friend and “Guiding Light” actress Kim Zimmer, who reprises her role of Madame Morrible.
Photo: Wicked, starring Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, t
The witch is back: ‘Wicked’ is ready for another clean sweep of Smith Center
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
It is not at all shocking that “Wicked” is among the biggest hits to play the Smith Center. It was the first Broadway musical to play Reynolds Hall, selling every ticket of its run in August and September of 2012. ...
Photo: Mayor Oscar Goodman is flanked by Eric Post and Ja
‘Marriage Can Be Murder,’ now at The D Las Vegas, celebrates 15 years of interactive theater
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The D Las Vegas:
There were two murders the night I had dinner at The D Las Vegas downtown, and the suspect sat just a few tables away until a police investigator exposed his identity. Don’t be too shocked because it wasn’t real-life ugliness.
Photo: Myron Martin, Olympic champion David Wise of Reno,
Photos: A triumphant celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Smith Center:
Oh, what a night! A truly glorious night! Las Vegas shined brightly when the Smith Center for the Performing Arts staged the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday night.
Photo: Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Dan
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
“Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.
‘Kinky Boots’ at Smith Center an emotional high with laughter, tears and joy
Monday, September 8, 2014
Celebrities and Las Vegas VIPs joined Broadway angel investors and a festive audience for the weekend’s official premiere of “Kinky Boots.” It has everything you could ever ask for in a dazzling, brash and successful night of brilliant theater.
Sole sisters come out in droves as ‘Kinky Boots’ opens at Smith Center
Sunday, September 7, 2014
“Kinky Boots” is that kind of scene, a festival of drag not experienced in this fashion since the opening of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Venetian last summer. Unlike that show, which struggled to sustain ticket sales and closed early, “Kinky Boots” has … legs. ...
Photo: Jerry Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper on Thursday, Sept.
Cyndi Lauper: ‘If young people don’t discover Broadway, then Broadway will die’
Saturday, September 6, 2014
‘Kinky Boots’:
Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell won 2013 Tony Awards for their work on “Kinky Boots.” “Now we’re thinking we should collaborate on something else together. Maybe we could create something special for Las Vegas?” Cyndi told me Thursday afternoon at the Smith Center.
Photo: Artist Shaina Cruea performs during the amateur Ch
Weekend best bets: ‘Kinky Boots,’ Gay Pride, pole dancing and Great Las Vegas Grill-Off
Thursday, September 4, 2014
From Gay Pride to professional pole dancing to a Tony Award-winning musical, this weekend's eclectic offerings give Las Vegas plenty to celebrate. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: Cyndi Lauper at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,
Preview: Behind-the-scenes of ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Smith Center
Thursday, September 4, 2014
With a dream team of entertainment talent behind the hit musical “Kinky Boots” opening tonight at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ahead of its Saturday premiere, it’s like a fine bottle of champagne popping open with vibrant bubbles and excitement.
Photo: Molly (Katie Postotnik) and Sam (Steven Grant Doug
Special effects and cast’s soaring vocals lift ‘Ghost’ story of love and heartbreak
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tall and athletic Steven Grant Douglas, as Sam, commands the stage with his physical and vocal presence — his gorgeous voice is strong and soaring and his range wide — and is the standout of “Ghost the Musical” now at the Smith Center through Sunday.
Photo: Ghost The Musical is at the Smith Center for the P
‘Ghost The Musical’ brings movie magic and romance to the Smith Center stage
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“Ghost,” nominated for five Academy Awards, brought new meaning to the art and skills of pottery and starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and the comedic talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. ...

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