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‘CATS’ gets a new spring in its step by ‘Hamilton’ choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler

“So many millions of people have a love affair with this show; I feel it is important to give them what they remember,” says Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed the first Broadway revival of the 1980 musical phenomenon by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Blue Man Group

Behind the blue: a look into the ‘Blue Man Group’

Before the ‘Blue Man Group’ busts into TPAC’s Jackson Hall Feb. 11-16, we thought we should take a peek behind the face paint and bald caps to see what has kept the drums tuned and marshmallows flying since 1991.

Latin American History for Moron's John Leguizamo wearing a crown

John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’ at TPAC Nov. 15

According to the timeline drawn by John Leguizamo, the entire history of indigenous people in the pre-Columbus Americas is as follows: First, there’s the era of the Mayans in 1,000 B.C.; and then there’s today, the age of music mogul Pitbull.

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Kingdom Choir brings the gospel to Polk Theater Oct. 15

If they’re good enough for a prince of England and the Duchess of Sussex, they’re good enough for us Tennesseans, right? After Kingdom Choir captivated millions […]

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Casting announcements for national tour of ‘The Color Purple’

We all remember Cynthia Erivo’s emotional, Tony Award-winning performance as Celie in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Color Purple, an uplifting story about the triumph of the […]

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Dax Shepard brings his ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast to TPAC Nov. 2

No, you’re not getting Punk’d. Some might say actor and director Dax Shepard has evolved since pranking celebrities opposite Ashton Kutcher in the popular MTV practical […]

cast of Urinetown The Musical

‘Urinetown The Musical’ trickles its way to the Nashville Rep stage

We know, we know. It’s hard to get past the title. But if you do, we assure you Nashville Repertory Theatre’s 35th season opener Urinetown The Musical, which runs from September 14-29 in TPAC’s Johnson Theater, is potty humor at its best and easy to digest.

Graham Tolbert of TU Dance in Bon Iver + TU Dance: Come Through

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon partners with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance for ‘Come Through’ Feb. 25-26

Everybody knows Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Millions have mispronounced his band’s name before (which comes from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning “good winter”). The experimental multi-instrumentalist with a surprising falsetto has now teamed up with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance to present Bon Iver + TU Dance: Come Through for a limited two-evening engagement February 25 and 26 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.