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Fox Feature Archives

March 2014


'The Lion King' returns to Atlanta for a third time, but its first at the fabulous Fox

Although “The Lion King” has been on the road since 2002, it’s one of the most complicated ever to take on a national tour. The North American company travels in 18 trucks; 14 are tractor-trailers that haul duplicates of everything: sets, lighting, puppets, etc.

Older Stories

‘One of the world’s greatest theaters’

March 3, 2014

Opened in 1929, nearly demolished and dramatically rescued in the the 1970s, the Fox Theatre has been on a roll as it nears its official 85th birthday this year.


February 26, 2014

When the indie film “Once” made it to the United States in 2007, you’d have been hard-pressed to imagine it as the stuff of Broadway musicals. But it did become a stage musical, one that won eight Tony awards.

‘Pippin,’ ‘Newsies’ lead Broadway in Atlanta pack

January 22, 2014

Tumblers, jugglers, newsies and dirty dancing will fill the Fox Theatre stage during Broadway in Atlanta’s 2014-15 season, with “Pippin” and “Newsies” topping the typical mix of old and new.


December 13, 2013

“The Book of Mormon” is by no means the kind of mainstream musical guaranteed to please all audiences. Its creators built their reputations on irreverent, envelope-pushing satire. Just ask Samantha Marie Ware (Nabulungi), who shares what happened when her grandmother saw the show.


November 15, 2013

Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is back, determined to transport you to Old Russia, where toy soldiers come to life, snow fairies dance in a glittering, dreamlike world and there’s always a new surprise. This year’s: Illusionist Drew Thomas appears onstage as Herr Drosselmeyer.

The magic touch

November 4, 2013

Musical theater is often about making sure you’re seen and heard. Project your voice to the back row and beyond. Make that gesture a little more sweeping. Perhaps drop a chandelier from the ceiling at some point. Paul Kieve’s task is to hide almost all of what he does.

Lost in space

September 24, 2013

Classical crossover singer Sarah Brightman calls her upcoming space flight “the greatest adventure I can imagine.”

The soundtrack of our lives

July 9, 2013

The girls in these groups — and sometimes they were girls, just 15 or 16 years old — were rarely known to the public as individuals. That made it easier for African-American singers like the Marvelettes (“Please Mr. Postman”) to be played on white radio stations.


May 9, 2013

If ever there was a true indie-rock supergroup, the Postal Service is it. Fans who’ve been waiting for the trio to make new music can see the band in concert June 6 at the Fox Theatre.

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