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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston’s Best Sandwiches (April 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our panel of experts discusses the latest political stories. Then, our group of local food writers discusses where to find the best sandwiches in town. And we learn about a musical being produced by the general manager of the Rockets about -- what else -- basketball.

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Main Street Theater Explores ‘Working’ in the 21st Century

Posted on · In a convergence of arts and culture in Houston, the work of a famed public radio interviewer, and the childhood of another public radio interviewer (Houston Matters host Craig Cohen), Main Street Theater will present a production of Working, beginning May 21 and running through June 19, 2016. It’s an adaptation of the 1970s musical updated for the […]

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“The Sweet Potato Queens” Musical Makes its World Premiere in Houston

Posted on · Perhaps you’re familiar with The Sweet Potato Queens series of books by Jill Conner Browne. They tell the story of a woman and her closest friends and how they learn to grab life by the horns. Well, the books have now been turned into a musical that last week (March 17, 2016) made its world […]

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Honky Tonk Angels: The Country Music Jukebox Musical

Posted on · Ted Swindley, former founding artistic director of Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre, has a knack for creating wildly successful musicals. He created Always…Patsy Cline, one of the top ten shows produced across the U.S. in 1998, and his latest hit is The Honky Tonk Angels, featuring 30 classic country tunes. Currently on stage through Sept. 5 at Stages, The […]

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Tim Rice Discusses the Lasting of Appeal of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted on · Last May marked the beginning of the arrival of lyricist Tim Rice’s musicals in Houston. The first show was Evita and the one that begins this week at the Hobby Center is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse spoke with Rice in advance of Evita last year about all of […]

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Footloose Takes the Stage in Houston

Posted on · Bayou City Theatrics is presenting the stage musical version of Footloose Nov. 7-16. Not every stage production makes it to the big screen and vice versa. But when a movie is adapted for the stage, does it stand alone? Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin sat down with Bayou City Theatrics artistic director Colton Berry and choreographer Luke […]

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Defy Gravity: Celebrating The Music Of Stephen Schwartz

Posted on · Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz has been a major presence in American musical theater and film for more than 40 years. He’s written famous songs for shows ranging from Godspell to Pippin to Wicked. He’s also an three time Oscar and Grammy winner, and Friday night, he’s attending a revue here in Houston of his best-loved works. […]

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Tim Rice Discusses the Art of Writing Blockbuster Musicals

Posted on · Lyricist Tim Rice is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, on musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar  (two shows which will be on stage here in Houston over the next year) and Evita, a production of which wraps up here in Houston on Sunday. Rice is also well-known for […]