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Omaha’s impact on Tony Show

* The Tony Awards telecast was already eagerly awaited on Sunday morning, especially thanks to two men with Omaha ties, Andy Rannels and Norbert Leo Butz, both nominated for Best Actor in a musical. But I didn't expect to pick up the Denver Post in my mountain driveway and see a chipper Andy, arms outspread in that short-sleeved white shirt, taking up two-thirds of the front page in a Book of Mormon spread that...


Sin Not Funny?

* “Sin is not funny,” according to the sign carried by two men demonstrating outside the SNAP! comedy, My Big Gay Italian Wedding. I assumed the sin they had in mind was suggested by the title of the show playing at 3225 California St. Since we are sinners all since Adam’s Fall, I suspect the protesters also commit all sorts of sins cited in Leviticus, but I don’t want to argue about what they find sinful....


Cold Cream’s Busy Weekend

* The last weekend in the merry month of May more than compensates for the penultimate one that was absent new theater openings. Suddenly we get Wicked, Guys and Dolls, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Leaving Iowa and Nana's Naughty Knickers plus the Saturday start of eight full days of drama at the Great Plains Theater Conference. You can read more about the GPTC and the Omaha Community Playhouse G&D musical elsewhere...


<p>Randy Danson as Madame Morrible in Broadway Across America’s production of Wicked. The show runs May 25 through June 12 at the Orpheum Theater.  </p>

Quick for Wicked

* Wasn't Wicked here two years ago? That makes it the quickest comeback for any Broadway musical to return to the Orpheum. And it's by far the fastest to return with a run that stretches through three weekends, Wednesday, May 25-June 12. That doesn't surprise Randy Danson who plays the horrible Madame Morrible, who teaches both Glinda the Good and the emerald-green Elphaba as young witches. The oft-honored actress...


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