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<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...


Cold Cream

* It didn't seem possible to follow the opening of Les Miserables with a completely different type of performance that provided a comparable glow of appreciation of its power and beauty. But it happened on the opening night of Tuesdays with Morrie at the Omaha Community Playhouse. I thought I'd seen Bill Hutson at his best 17 years ago in M. Butterfly. But that was before witnessing his brilliant portrayal of...


Cold Cream: 4 quick reviews

My Occasion of Sin is the answer to two questions: What's the title of the play that opened at the Shelterbelt Theater? And can comments on four performances squeeze into one column? Look for more below on the play of that name, but my occasion of sin begins here with quick peeks at theater-going that began last Wednesday with Twelfth Night at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Enough was written in advance about...


Cold Cream: Shelterbelt keeps it local, original

* The Shelterbelt Theatre is most fully on mission when it presents original plays by Omahans, and that what it's doing the next few weekends. Only one qualifier was required in the press release headline, calling them "native" Omaha playwrights. That's because Monica Bauer, who wrote My Occasion of Sin, which opens Friday near 32nd and California, works as a writing fellow at Quinnipiac University back east. But...


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