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Arvada Center to bring Tony-winning ‘Memphis’ to Arvada


Felicia Boswell as Felicia and Bryan Fenkart as Huey in the national touring production of “Memphis.” The Arvada Center will stage the first local production of the Tony-winning musical next season. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

By John Moore

The Arvada Center has announced a three-play, three-musical lineup for its 38th season, headlined by the first locally staged production of the Tony Award-winning best musical, Memphis. (Here’s my 2012 review of the national touring production.)

Like the Denver Center, the Arvada Center is reducing its total show output next season, while maintaining its ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre.

Video: Page to the Stage highlights: Mike Hartman and Anthony Powell of “Death of a Salesman”

Page to the Stage moderator John Moore talks with director Anthony Powell and actor Mike Hartman of the Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman,” playing through Oct. 20, 2013, in the Space Theatre.

Their wide-ranging conversation at the LoDo Tattered Cover Book Store included these brief recorded highlights.

Panel: “Death of a Salesman” is the most important American play ever written

Montage from The Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman, running throuh Oct. 20. Video by Ken Mostek.

By John Moore

The Denver Center Theatre Company opens its 35th season tonight with its first-ever staging of the most important American play ever written according to a survey of theater experts from around the country.

The Denver Post asked 177 playwrights, directors, actors, professors, critics, agents, producers, bloggers students and theatregoers to rank America’s 10 most important plays. Fittingly, America’s most significant work is often described as Greek in scope and tragedy.

Think of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as a working-class “Oedipus Rex.”