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Robert Wilson

Director Robert Wilson Stars in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ at Montclair State University >>

Director, producer, writer and actor Robert Wilson is taking to the stage in Samuel Beckett’s 'Krapp’s Last Tape' later this month. The show will be performed at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater starting next weekend (March 17).

The 58th GRAMMY Awards - 'Hamilton' GRAMMY Performance

‘Hamilton’ Director’s New Show ‘Dry Powder’ Opens for Previews with Claire Danes, Hank Azaria and John Krasinski >>

Tonight, Dry Powder opens for previews Off-Broadway. The new show stars Claire Danes (Homeland), John Krasinski ('The Office,' '13 Hours'), Sanjit De Silva ('War Horse') and Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons,' 'Spamalot') and is directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton).

Robert Mugge

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Robert Mugge >>

Independent filmmaker and documentarian Robert Mugge is one of the greatest chroniclers of American roots music working today. For more than thirty years, he has carefully preserved and documented pieces of American culture that may have otherwise been lost in the foggy haze of time. To coincide with the release of three new DVDs that explore Louisiana cultural music on DVD - Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities, The Kingdom of Zydeco, and Rhythm N Bayous: A Road map to Louisiana Music March 25, Mr. Mugge sat down with Classicalite to talk about the blues, film making and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -

Amber Riley

Amber Riley to Star in ‘Dreamgirls’ West End Production with Director Casey Nicholaw >>

Amber Riley ('Glee', NBC’s 'The Wiz Live') coming to London West End to lead an all new production of 'Dreamgirls.' The highly acclaimed 1981 musical is turning 35 this year and is heading across the pond to celebrate. Riley will play the Effie the role originated Jennifer Holiday in the original Broadway production and played on the screen by Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film of the same name. by The show will be directed by 'Book of Mormon' West End Director Casey Nicholaw.

Nathan Lane

‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ Coming To NYC: No Director Show with Nathan Lane, ALan Cumming and More >>

If you have ever been involved with theater before, odds are there have been moments where just want to get rid of the director. And who can really be bothered with all those pesky rehearsals. And sets can be great but at the end of the day, who really needs them? 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' gets rid off that hassle that normally comes with a production. The avant garde play by Nassim Soleimanpour just throws actors up on stage with a script and let's them at it. The experimental show is now heading to NYC for a run of Monday only shows. Working without a set, rehearsals or a director on the one night a week that most performers are free means we will get to see some pretty names including Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming and more.

John Carpenter

John Capernter Announces 'Lost Themes II' US Tour Dates? >>

After more than 40-years of directing movies, John Carpenter surprised fans and critics alike when he released his first ever album of non-soundtrack material, Lost Themes, back in 2014. Now for another first -- the Hollywood icon is announcing his first ever world tour behind the release of his second record, Lost Themes II. While Carpenter brought both his son, Cody Carpenter, and his godson, Daniel Davies, back for the sequel, this time around the boys were able to come together all at once in the studio, instead of exchanging bit and pieces of songs over the Internet for years.

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