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Loving Gershwin’s Porgy on Broadway

WhenA you look out the hotel window and the street sign says, “Rodgers and Hammerstein Row,” you know it’s a short walk to more shows than you have time to see on a brief stop near Times Square.

Especially when you arrive on a Monday when many theaters are dark—which may explain the long lines outside the record-running Phantom of the Opera. So we settled for strolling past the bright lights of the Great White...


Brighter Outlook for Brigit

Last year as summer began, we didn’t know where the Brigit St. Brigit Theatre company would perform in the fall after leaving the Downtown Space shared with the Blue Barn. Now, nearing its 20th anniversary season, the future looks brighter for Brigit.

Not that long after we learned about plans for the Barn to build its own space following a 23rd season that saw the Old Market company add a development staffer,...


Bard Get Bloody in Elmwood Park

Daggers and axes and swords, oh my! It’s a bloody Julius Caesar that opens this summer’s free Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Thursday in Elmwood Park behind the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.

The Bard calls for “three and thirty” stabbings in the six-man dagger assault on the title Roman, so director Alan Klem, a co-founder who heads the festival, plans to show the audience that “It’s a very bloody...


Billy’s Back as Buddy Holly

Billy’s wearing the Buddy Holly glasses for the last time, he insists, but the opening night crowd that gave him a standing ovation cried, “No!,” as they cheered for an encore that delivered a large slice of “American Pie.”

Before they arrived, the Omaha Community Playhouse had already responded to ticket demand by adding two more dates beyond the original “That’ll be the day” finale on June 24. If you’re among...


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