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Midler, Janney to join cast of animated ‘Addams Family’

Hawaii’s Bette Midler, a Tony winner last year for “Hello, Dolly,” will join Oscar-winning Allison Janney by adding their voices to the upcoming animated feature “The Addams Family.” Read More

Maui Film Festival honors actor Nick Robinson

The Maui Film Festival will shower love on Nick Robinson with a Rising Star Award at the event’s Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Resort. Read More

Productions allow Ron Bright’s legacy to thrive

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 6:58 pm
The late Ron Bright, the celebrated and beloved theater director, continues to inspire youths via the nonprofit I’m a Bright Kid Foundation, organized to perpetuate his legacy. Read More

Kapena launches 2018 ‘Wildest Show’ lineup at Honolulu Zoo

• Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Roy Sakuma will emcee “The Wildest Show in Town,” a Wednesday twilight destination at the Honolulu Zoo, from June 6 to Aug. 15 (no show on July 4). Read More

Pat Sajak, Joe Moore bring ‘Dial M for Murder’ to Hawaii Theatre

• Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 11:25 am
Joe Moore and Pat Sajak, longtime Army buddies from the Vietnam War era and iconic television figures since, will reunite onstage when they co-star in a mystery-drama, “Dial M for Murder,” at the Hawaii Theatre Center. Read More

Johnson Enos’ ‘Honu’ to perform with Hello Kitty in Japan

• Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm
Honu the sea turtle, the centerpiece of Johnson Enos’ environmental musical, “Honu by the Sea,” has a new buddy: Tokyo’s Hello Kitty. Read More

Emanu-El benefit showcases ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’

• Updated on  April 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm
Theater veterans Shari Lynn and Kip Wilborn will be featured in “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” at Temple Emanu-El in Nuuanu next month. Read More

Cancer hasn’t dulled Willie K’s sense of humor

• Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm
Willie K is gearing up for his huge fundraising show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village lawn. Yes, he’ll take the stage briefly to cap the evening. Read More

‘Kuleana’ deserves credit for spotlighting local talent

• Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm
‘Kuleana,’ writer-director Brian Kohne’s Maui-filmed feature, is an important though imperfect arrival in island movie-making. Read More

Cazimero revives Lei Day concert on smaller scale

• Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 6:18 pm
Ready for Lei Day with Robert Cazimero and his guest artists at the Bishop Museum Great Lawn? Read More

Uneven tribute doesn’t diminish diva’s stature

• Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm
Kudos to Melveen Leed, who was visibly moved and emotionally thrilled to earn a lifetime achievement award from the Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women’s Association of Hawaii March 24 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Read More

Fundraiser, Blue Note gig mark Willie K’s Oahu return

• Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Willie Kahaiali‘i, the beloved Maui entertainer known as Willie K, is set to resume his Blue Note Hawaii residency this week at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Read More

Hello, Loretta! DHT snags Tony nominee for season opener

Loretta Ables Sayre will portray Dolly Gallagher Levi when Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with “Hello, Dolly!” on Sept. 21. Read More

Honolulu actor co-stars in NBC’s live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

• Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 5:57 pm
Former Honolulu resident and current Broadway actor Jason Tam will be part of NBC’s live musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” next month. Read More

Willie K fundraisers planned for 3 islands

• Updated on  March 4, 2018 at 12:26 am
Support is surging for Willie Kahaiali‘i, the beloved Maui-based entertainer who continues to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment to combat lung cancer. Read More

Farrington Performing Arts Center debuts with ‘Grease’

• Updated on  February 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm
Inspired by his late mentor Ron Bright, Miguel Cadoy III has energized Farrington High School by mounting the first musical staged in the campus’ renovated auditorium. Read More

Isle performers reunite for musical birthday celebration

• Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm
When Loretta Ables Sayre returns to Blue Note Hawaii on April 1 — her 60th birthday — she’ll have a treasure of a present: Robert Cazimero. Read More

Amy Hanaiali‘i fills in while Willie K undergoes cancer treatment

• Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm
When cancer strikes, friends respond. Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom has stepped up to the plate to pinch-hit for ailing friend Willie K in gigs at Maui’s Mulligans on the Blue and Oahu’s Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Lei Day tradition revived with Bishop Museum concert

Robert Cazimero will revive a Lei Day tradition with a concert at Bishop Museum, re-establishing the popular Hawaiian celebration he and his late brother, Roland, staged for nearly 30 years at the Waikiki Shell. Read More

Isle entertainers bring aloha to stage, screen

• Updated on  January 28, 2018 at 8:35 pm
Hawaii actress Ruthie Ann Miles will be U.K.-bound this summer to reprise her 2015 Tony-winning role of Lady Thiang in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” and there will be a Hawaii presence at the upcoming Academy Awards telecast when Keala Settle delivers “This Is Me,” an Oscar nominee for best song. Read More

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