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‘Pippin’ goes to the circus in tour headed to Lexington

When Bob Fosse directed the original Broadway production of “Pippin,” he said he would have added a circus as an element of the show, if he could. So, when Diane Paulus went to work directing the 2013 revival of the 1972 Broadway classic, a circus became a central theme of the production. Mia Walker, who was the assistant director of the Broadway revival, is director of the “Pippen” tour that comes to Lexington from Friday through Sunday.

Stage & Dance

Intimate ‘Stop Kiss’ addresses issues that are relevant again

It would be nice to think that “Stop Kiss,” Diana Son’s 1998 play about two bisexual women whose budding romance leads to a brutal assault in a public park, would be outdated by 2017. Not so much. Son’s tale of an unlikely romance between two historically straight women who fall for one another only to become the victims of a hate crime is a jarring reminder of how fragile something as simple as personal safety can be for marginalized groups.

Stage & Dance

Steve Rannazzisi chasing one of his dreams at Comedy Off Broadway

When Steve Rannazzisi made the move from New York to Los Angeles, he did so with a single dream in mind. Two dreams, really, but they had something in common. “I knew that I enjoyed stand-up all the time, and I enjoyed acting, and I knew I was good at it,” he said. “I don’t know what I’m best at, but I know I love performing in both aspects, so I knew I wanted to get on stage as much as I possibly can. That’s my goal.”

Videos

10-minute plays, explained in 10 seconds

Studio Players presents its annual 10 Minute Play Festival July 28-31, 2016 at the Carriage House Theatre on Bell Court in Lexington, Kentucky. We had actors from each of the seven 10-minute plays in the festival explain their shows in 10 seconds (or so).
Sarah Pompeii Lexington Herald-Leader
10-minute plays, explained in 10 seconds 1:56

10-minute plays, explained in 10 seconds

Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet ballet photo shoot 2:03

Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet ballet photo shoot

Lafayette 'struggling' after teen shot, administrators say 4:58

Lafayette 'struggling' after teen shot, administrators say

How one inaugural speech might have killed a president, plus four other inauguration facts 1:42

How one inaugural speech might have killed a president, plus four other inauguration facts