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REVIEW: “Cinderella” has updated story, humor and magic

REVIEW: “Cinderella” has updated story, humor and magic

The “Cinderella” Broadway company. Photo by Carol Rosegg. By Kim Kalunian, WPRO News “It’s really an enchanting experience,” says Paige Faure, the actress playing the title role in the new national tour of “Cinderella.” Wearing a plain red sheath dress, boots and her brown curly hair pulled off her face, it’s easy to see how she…MORE

REVIEW: My Fair Lady at the Ocean State Theatre

REVIEW: My Fair Lady at the Ocean State Theatre

Photo by OSTC By Frank O’Donnell WPRO Arts and Entertainment  “Look at her, a prisoner of the gutter, Condemned by every syllable she ever uttered. By law she should be taken out and hung, For the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue.” So begins “My Fair Lady,” with the lament of Professor Henry Higgins (Richard…MORE

Entertainment: Comedian Rob Bartlett comes to the Ocean State Theater

Entertainment: Comedian Rob Bartlett comes to the Ocean State Theater

By Frank O’Donnell WPRO Arts and Entertainment I started off asking comedian/impressionist Rob Bartlett what’s new. “Well, we’re in a new studio,” he says in a deadpan voice. “It’s much better. And we’ve got a much nicer green room.” He’s talking about the new studio that Fox built for the Imus in the Morning show.…MORE

COMEDY: Frank O’Donnell joins RI Comedy Hall of Fame

COMEDY: Frank O’Donnell joins RI Comedy Hall of Fame

By Kim Kalunian, WPRO News After nearly 35 years in the business, Frank O’Donnell is getting inducted into the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame with a classic “roast” Saturday night. O’Donnell, a Rhody household name who now does everything from emceeing, to stand-up to musical comedy, first got his feet wet when he was…MORE

COMEDY: Providence gears up for 11th Improv Fest

COMEDY: Providence gears up for 11th Improv Fest

By Kim Kalunian, WPRO News It’s been eleven years since a group of local comedians, actors and improvisers banded together to come up with something known as “PIF.” The Providence Improv Fest has been going strong since 2004, when Trinity Repertory company member and improviser Mauro Hantman brought together a small but mighty group of…MORE

PODCAST: Remembering Joan Rivers on WPRO

PODCAST: Remembering Joan Rivers on WPRO

The iconic comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81 after suffering from cardiac arrest one week ago. The Associated Press reports Rivers’ daughter Melissa confirmed the news. Rivers was one of the first women to crash the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows, and was also known for her no-holds-barred commentary. Joan…MORE

REVIEW: “Spamalot” at TBTS is side-splitting musical comedy

REVIEW: “Spamalot” at TBTS is side-splitting musical comedy

The cast of “Spamalot” at Theatre by the Sea. Photo by Steven Richard Photography.  By Kim Kalunian, WPRO News You don’t have to be a Monty Python guru to love “Spamalot,” a musical that, as its creators say, was “lovingly ripped off” from the hit comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” “Spamalot” has everything…MORE

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