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If You're So Inclined

2016-2017 shows announced for Cincinnati Landmark venues

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Even though we’ve just passed the halfway point of the 2015-2016 theater season, the over-achievers at Cincinnati Landmark Productions just announced plans for future productions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater for 2016-2017. Tim Perrino, CLP’s executive artistic director, says, “With our two venues, Cincinnati Landmark Productions has ...  

Girl Power at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
  

Onstage: Chapter Two

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
For years, Neil Simon wrote hilarious comedies — Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple.   
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Stage Door

A Fringe fix, some radioactivity, a lot of dancing — and previews of what's coming

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 15, 2016
Right now we’re about equidistant from the 2015 and the 2016 Fringe festivals. So let’s thanks the folks at Know Theatre, who are presenting a double-bill of “Fringe Encores” to keep us stoked. This weekend actually offers one encore plus a graduate from Know’s Serials! series. Occupational Hazards is about an office fling that becomes the subject of fan-fiction ...  

Cincinnati Has Fun Putting on ‘Kinky Boots’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Encountering a show title that uses the word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots, despite the images the title suggests.  

Onstage: Kinky Boots

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Encountering a show title that uses the word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots, despite the images the title suggests.  
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Stage Door

Get 'Kinky' — or look out for 'True Food'

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 8, 2016
If you turn up at the Aronoff Center for the touring production of Kinky Boots (it’s onstage through Jan. 17), you might think you’ve landed in Over-the-Rhine. That’s how much the show’s opening vista of a factory in Northampton, England, resembles our own historic neighborhood. It’s the Victorian brick façade of a shoe factory that’s struggling in the 21st century ...  

Writing About Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Last month I had an opportunity to attend an evening get-together with a group of volunteers with the League of Cincinnati Theatres who are writing regularly about local productions, providing previews of shows as well as critiques.  

Living Up to Expectations

J. Harrison Ghee connects his life to Kinky Boots

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A show called Kinky Boots might seem an unlikely source for life advice, but the 2013 Tony Award winner about a beleaguered shoe factory that retools and changes lives in the process has proven to be just that.   

Onstage: trueTheatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Even if you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you still have to eat. “trueFood” is the topic for this quarter’s trueTheatre at Know.