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Q&A With James Magruder, Baltimore Writer of the Go-Gos Musical on Broadway


Go-Gos Broadway MusicalSince previews of Head Over Heels, the Go-Gos musical which opens tonight on Broadway, began at the gorgeously restored 970-seat Hudson Theatre on June 23, the demographic of its audience has leaned a bit more Baltimorean than most. Fans, friends, family, former students and theater colleagues of James Magruder have been making the pilgrimage almost nightly to see what seems to be a Broadway smash in the making, with line after line and joke after joke that unmistakably bear the imprint of our hometown hero, one-time dramaturg of Center Stage, visiting professor at the University of Baltimore, and longtime Donna’s Taco Night regular.

Tony Nomination for Gilman Alumnus Bradley King

Photo, from left: Bradley King, John Rowell, Dave Malloy and Gilman Headmaster Henry Smyth.

Baltimore native Bradley King’s Broadway debut, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including King’s nomination for Lighting Design of a Musical.

Construction Pushes Fells Point Farmers’ Market to Temporarily Move to Harbor Point

Photo via Beatty Development

The Fells Point Farmers’ Market, a rite of spring in East Baltimore, is usually held in Broadway Square, at the foot of Broadway.

‘Hamilton’ is Coming to the Hippodrome Theatre in 2018-19

Courtesy TB&C PR

Several years after it first took Broadway by storm, the smash hit musical “Hamilton” is set to come to Baltimore.

The Broadway Tenors: Three leading men. Three unbelievable voices. Get Tickets Now!


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Celebrate the best of Broadway in an enchanting evening of soaring melodies, while supporting older adults in Baltimore with The Broadway Tenors — The Myerberg Center’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser

Say Goodbye to Baltimore’s Last Adult Movie Theater

Photo via Cinema Treasures

I’ve never been to the Apex Theatre, nor do I know anyone else who has (that I know of). It looks seedy and creepy and, well, it probably is seedy and creepy, since it’s an adult movie theater. But I have to admit, I’m a little sad to hear that it’s slated for redevelopment.

Local Girl Makes Good — And Takes Home the Top Tony Award

Cricket Hooper Jiranek, at left. Photo by Sam Moore.

Our warm and hearty congratulations go out to local gal Cricket Hooper Jiranek, producer of the hit Broadway play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which just received the Tony Award for Best Play. Nice! (Did we mention that Jiranek is from Baltimore and graduated from Garrison Forest? Yes? Well, we’ll mention it again!)

Baltimore Takes Over Broadway – Photos Included!

Garrison Forest grad Cricket Hooper Jiranek, one of the producers of the play, with star Sigourney Weaver. Photo by Sam Moore.

If you felt an inexplicable shiver of Baltimore pride yesterday morning, I can tell you why:  The Tony Awards nominations were announced, and one of the most-lauded plays — Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce — was produced by a Garrison Forest alum (Cricket Hooper Jiranek) and stars a Baltimore School for the Arts grad.