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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 16:35:00

New Rep director John Miller-Stephany lands in Little Rock

Cliff Baker introduced Miller-Stephany at a meeting earlier today, handing off his duties as interim director, a role he's played since the departure of former artistic director Bob Hupp.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 13:11:00

'Spamalot' kicks off The Rep's 2016-17 season

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced its 2016-17 lineup this morning, its first season in 17 years that won't be steered by Artistic Director Bob Hupp, who announced his departure for Syracuse, NY, in January.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 13:42:00

Robert Hupp resigns as artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced this afternoon that longtime artistic director Robert Hupp is resigning this year, following the conclusion of his contract in June 2016. Hupp has been at The Rep for 17 seasons, and will take a new job as artistic director of the Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, New York.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:32:00

TheatreSquared announces lineup for 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival

Fayetteville theater company TheatreSquared announced the lineup for their 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival today. The event will see a series of five plays — including a few with Arkansas themes — by nationally and internationally-known playwrights performed in Fayetteville and Little Rock over two weekends in June..

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:10:00

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced the lineup for its 40th anniversary season yesterday afternoon, which runs the gamut from Shakespeare and Tony Award winners to Disney movie adaptations. "Our 40th Season reflects all that we do best and defines who we are as a theatre company," Aristic Director Bob Hupp said in the press release. "The new season is an eclectic body of work: from a world premiere to renowned new plays and musicals, to family entertainment and Shakespeare. The 40th Sesason embodies our past, our present and our future. It is a celebration of great stories that capture the imagination and lift our spirits."

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 16:57:00

Review: 'Memphis' at The Rep

You can’t help but feel the heat of summertime Memphis in 1958 as the forbidden love story of white radio DJ Huey Calhoun (Brent DiRoma) and black club singer Felicia Farrell (Jasmin Richardson) unfolds before you on the stage of the Arkansas Repertory Theater. It’s one of the hottest, loudest musicals I’ve ever seen at The Rep, and perhaps the most uplifting since “Les Mis” came to Main Street in 2008.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:20:00

Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre announces 2014-15 season

In a press release sent out this morning, Children's Theatre artistic director Bradley Anderson said, "Our 2014-15 season has a diverse and innovative line-up of talented actors and compelling stories that reflect our continued tradition of bringing joy and laughter into the hearts of our audience." The season will kick off on September 17, with a production of "Go, Dog. Go!" that will run through October 5.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:03:00

Arkansas native Kyle Dean Massey takes the lead in Broadway's 'Pippin'

As of just a few days ago, Jonesboro, Arkansas native Kyle Dean Massey has taken over the lead role of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "Pippin." Massey is also known for high-profile roles in musicals like "Wicked" and "Next to Normal." He was interviewed in the Arkansas Times back in 2005, when he was in a touring company appearing at the Robinson Center Music Hall, and at the time remembered, "Growing up in Arkansas and Jonesboro, I’m not sure I knew what real musical theater was, per se."

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 17:30:00

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces 2014-2015 season

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, not to be held back by bad weather, released the details of its 39th season this afternoon, a diverse lineup that includes Tony and Pulitzer winners alongside "Elf."

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 13:21:00

Interview: Actress Barbara Bates Smith on her new play, 'Go, Granny D!'

On Monday night, the Weekend Theater will present a one-night-only production of "Go, Granny D!" a new play about the activist Doris Haddock, who famously walked 3,200 miles across the country back in 2000 to advocate for campaign finance reform. The play is a collaboration between the longtime Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and the musician and manager Jeff Sebens. I spoke to Smith over the phone recently about Haddock's life and legacy, and about the importance of Little Rock to the play.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:06:00

Thursday-Saturday To-Do: Red Octopus Theater Presents '#OctopiLittleRock'

Red Octopus Theater's "#OctopiLittleRock" runs from Thursday thorugh Saturday at The Public Theatre.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 08:12:08

Friday To-Do: 'The River Niger'

The Weekend Theater's production of "The River Niger" opens Friday.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 08:05:02

Friday and Saturday To-Do: The Main Thing's 'Arkansanity'

The Main Thing's "Arkansanity" opens Friday at The Joint.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:55:00

Friday To-Do: 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' at The Public Theatre

Community Theatre of Little Rock's production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" opens Friday.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:49:48

Friday To-Do: 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at The Weekend Theater

David Weatherly (kneeling) and Josh Sigal star in The Weekend Theater's production of "Monty Python's Spamalot," which opens Friday.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:04:00

Saturday To-Do: 'Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody'

The Walton Arts Center hosts "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" Saturday night.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 20:20:00

Thursday To-Do: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: 'King Lear'

Rachael Fox and Henson Keys in Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's production of "King Lear."

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 09:31:00

Thursday To-Do: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre kicks off Thursday at Hendrix with "Much Ado About Nothing."

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 15:15:00

Got a great cocktail recipe? It could win you tickets to 'Jersey Boys'

The Times is giving away a pair of tickets to "Jersey Boys."

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 14:47:00

UCA unveils 2013-2014 Public Appearances lineup

Neil deGrasse Tyson will lecture at UCA as part of the Public Appearances series.

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