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In this image released by JT-Pr, from left, Tom Galantich, as Bill Clinton, Kerry Butler, as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Duke Lafoon as Billy Clinton, appear during a performance of "Clinton the Musical."The musical begins previews off-Broadway at New World Stages on March 25 and opens April 9. (AP Photo/JT-Pr, Russ Rowland)

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring – onstage, that is. Clinton the Musical, the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the ’90s. The play celebrates the first baby-boomer president – the one who preferred briefs to boxers, played a sax …

How 3 Broadway novices wrote ‘Something Rotten!’

Monday, March 23, 2015

It began with an intriguing premise for a musical: What would it have been like to be a fledgling playwright making a living at the same time as William Shakespeare? The result is Something Rotten! and all it took to get to Broadway was that original idea plus 40-odd songs, endless rewriting, a …

Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre Co. to help us find the ‘Lost Princess of Oz’

Thursday, March 19, 2015

There are some things Patricia Walker feels very strongly about. The artistic director of Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre Co. believes in showcasing her dancers’ talents with a production rather than with recitals, she believes in camaraderie and cooperation over competition, and she follows the Russian syllabus of ballet training religiously. Why such strong …

John Stark Stage Co. presents ‘Crucible’ this weekend

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The John Stark Regional High School Stage Co. has decided to dramatize the Salem Witch Trials with a stage production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible this weekend. Shows will be tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets …

Red Guard propaganda to papal portrait: An artist profile

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Artist Shen Jiawei’s paintings of Chinese soldiers during the Cultural Revolution were so popular with Mao’s regime that 250,000 copies of his most famous work were made into propaganda posters and distributed throughout the country. Four decades later, …

The Scene: An island story in the midst of winter

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pembroke Academy students put on Once on this Island, Jr. last Friday. They were a part of the Community Players of Concord Children’s Theatre Project will held a week of rehersals during winter vacation. Once on this Island …

Epsom: Art based on artists

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Susan Lirakis didn’t talk much as a kid. Even at age 6, she hadn’t quite found the words she needed. Then she got a camera. “It was my means of expression,” she said of that gift from her …

Semifinals set for N.H. Poetry Out Loud contest

Monday, March 2, 2015

High school poetry readers from across New Hampshire will compete at four Poetry Out Loud semifinal competitions this month for a chance to represent their school at the state championship. The competition encourages youth to learn about the beauty and power of language through memorization and performance of …

Missing: One Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls, worth up to $10 million

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the Oscars this year looking like a bag of money. At least that’s what one enterprising thief saw – because Tuesday, the custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown was stolen from the actress’s hotel room at the London West Hollywood Hotel. …

Grammy winner Kathy Griffin comes to Palace Theatre

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kathy Griffin to sass it up in Manch Vegas Grammy Award-winning comedian and entertainer Kathy Griffin will bring her signature brand of comedy to Palace Theatre in Manchester for one night only, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Griffin …

Who’s that in a cape? New musical stars Brooklyn superheroes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. The original musical Brooklynite features six brand-new crusaders with superpowers protecting the borough, a mysterious substance in an asteroid, …

A king goes to the dentist

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A former circus lion named King rests sedated as a veterinarian performs dental surgery, inside a temporary refuge on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Friday. Vets from the Animal Defenders International are operating on lions and monkeys …

Diana Nyad turns her record swim into a 1-woman stage show

Friday, February 20, 2015

Diana Nyad, who made history as the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage, isn’t scared of wading into another challenge – theater. The 65-year-old endurance swimmer is performing Onward! The Diana Nyad …