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The Devil went down to Cobb: Atlanta Opera revives Faust

Charles Gounod's operatic interpretation will return for the first time since 1995

There are myriad tales of people making deals with the devil, but they all share similar endings (spoiler alert: bad things happen). Although the outcomes are predictable, we’re still drawn to these cautionary fables, the most famous of which is the chronicle of a certain Dr. Faust and his misguided barter—an eternal soul for fleeting youth. Read more...

Denzel Washington heads back to Broadway with Atlanta director Kenny Leon

The Oscar winner will perform in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun

After Kenny Leon directed Denzel Washington in the 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Fences, they made a pact: The Atlanta director and the Hollywood titan would continue to work as a theatrical team. So not long ago, Leon told Washington it was time to make good on that handshake. Read more...

Weather woes snowball for Book of Mormon fans, Fox Theatre

Two performances and a benefit are scrapped as one performance is added for the hit musical's Atlanta premiere

For Atlanta fans of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone’s Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, this week’s ice capades have proven scarier than the show’s “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” number. With today’s temps promising to melt the last of the ice, the most-anticipated show of the current Broadway in Atlanta season at the Fox Theatre will — fingers crossed — finally get on stage tonight at 7:30 after the show’s producers scrapped Tuesday’s opening night and Wednesday’s media night performances. To accommodate things, producers have added an additional Monday 7 p.m. performance of the show, which, in turn, has snowballed into another headache. The Book of Mormon cast had set aside Monday night Feb. 3 (the show’s one dark night) to contribute their time and talent to Crush: A Valentine to the 90s, a benefit cabaret to raise money for the Atlanta meals on wheels nonprofit Open Hand and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the Woodruff Arts Center. The cabaret has now been cancelled and organizer Kevin Ireland says cabaret ticket holders will be contacted beginning today. Read more...

A Beatle, a Rock Lobster, and how John Lennon got his mojo back

As he returns to Atlanta for an AID Atlanta benefit tonight, The B-52's Fred Schneider reflects on how the Athens act helped to inspire Double Fantasy

Six months before his 1980 assassination, John Lennon took his four-year-old son Sean on vacation to Bermuda while wife Yoko Ono ran the family business back home in New York. For nearly five years, Lennon’s guitar had hung, unstrummed, on a wall above the couple’s bed. He canceled his subscription to Billboard, learned how to bake bread, and became a househusband and stay-at-home dad for Sean. Read more...

Curtain Call of the Year: Chris Kayser

After fifteen years, the veteran actor hangs up Scrooge's nightcap

Chris Kayser reflects on what his years playing Scrooge taught him and offers advice to those who will take on the role next. Read more...