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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 …

New Hampshire Theatre Awards moving to Cap Center next year

Monday, February 9, 2015

It was a night of pomp, circumstance and stage direction. Theater troupes from across the state – professional, community and youth – came together for the annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Saturday night, with some productions dominating …

About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn’t take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it …

Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some photographers started taking notice and began creating a new type of art in …

Icy blooms: In the depths of winter, gallery pairs original art with floral arrangements

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ugh, January. It’s a month that’s hard to like, try as one may. It’s cold. The holidays are over. And that snow is not going to shovel itself. But just around the corner, it’s spring. And not just …

PHOTOS: Concord High School Drama Club presents the Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Concord High School Drama Club rehearses for their performance of the Drowsy Chaperone on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school. …

Dramatic reading of ‘Ajax’ held in Bow

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bryan Doerries was never in the military. He was just a concerned citizen with a background in classics. This concern and experience led the artistic director to Bow yesterday, where he presented a dramatic reading of Sophocles’s Ajax …

Sting unable to save his musical ‘The Last Ship’ on Broadway

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sting will be going down with his ship. Producer Jeffrey Seller said yesterday that the Grammy Award-winning songwriter’s Broadway musical The Last Ship will close when his stint in the show ends Jan. 24 at the Neil Simon …

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries. Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from …

Bow High School to hold free performance about the impact of war

Thursday, January 1, 2015

When classes are dismissed for the weekend at Bow High School next week, education of classic literature will not end. “Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour” will feature dramatic readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, a Greek tragedy, next Saturday. The free performance from social-impact company Outside the Wire …