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Fox Feature Archives

HITSVILLE U.S.A.
July 2015

HITSVILLE U.S.A.

How Berry Gordy & Motown changed the face of pop culture

There’s only so much history one can get from a two-hour musical. But “Motown the Musical” — with its 66 hit songs — reminds us how Berry Gordy’s vision helped create an America in which both blacks and whites were “Dancing in the Streets.”

Older Stories

THE BIG LIFE OF THE ORIGINAL PIPPIN

April 22, 2015

“It’s such a universal story,” John Rubinstein says of “Pippin,” which he first starred in on Broadway in 1972. “It’s a story about every single person in the audience, young or old.”

INDESCRIBABLY BLUE

March 18, 2015

“I can’t help it,” says Blue Man musician Jesse Nolan. “I feel bad for audience members who see just one show because I’m the one who gets so much spontaneous joy night after night after night.”

THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

February 17, 2015

Each of us has a green girl somewhere inside of us, a green girl yearning for acceptance. So declares the Wizard of Oz, or, in this case, longtime entertainer John Davidson, who plays the Wizard on this national tour of “Wicked.”

Broadway in Atlanta sets 10-show season

February 4, 2015

The 2015-16 Broadway in Atlanta series at the Fox Theatre begins Oct. 6 with a third visit from “Jersey Boys.” Season subscriptions go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

MARRIED … WITH TIGHTS

January 22, 2015

In keeping with a winter tradition in Atlanta, Alvin Ailey returns to the Fox Theatre with three programs. No matter which you see, you’ll catch husband-and-wife Glenn and Linda Sims in showcase moments.

THE FAN PHENOM THAT IS ‘NEWSIES’

December 30, 2014

“Newsies” and “Fansies” are one of those great intertwined pop cultural phenomena, in which a movie/book/TV series and a devoted, even obsessive fan base, help elevate each other to giddy new heights.

A new ‘Phantom’ for a new time

October 10, 2014

Although this updated staging has new costumes, sets and technical wizardry, it’s less about design elements than sensibility.

Happy (and you know it)

September 2, 2014

Sweden has a 40-year history of sunny pop music so infectiously happy, it would give Pharrell Williams a sugar high. And it all started with ABBA.

The bewitching Liz McCartney

June 11, 2014

Broadway regular Liz McCartney is often cast in juicy supporting roles — Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” being the latest, and she slurps them up with gusto.


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