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Show Biz: Karen Keawehawai‘i returns to stage at Manoa Valley Theatre

Karen Keawehawai‘i performs at the Manoa Valley Theatre this week as part of a yearlong Studio Series on the theater’s dark nights. Read More

Show Biz: ‘Showman’ star Keala Settle joining live ‘Rent’ telecast

Keala Settle, the breakout star from “The Greatest Showman,” will be part of Fox’s live telecast of “Rent,” airing Jan. 27. Read More

Show Biz: ‘Waynie’ awards spotlight Hawaii entertainers

In the year’s last column, we annually bestow the “Waynie” awards to entertainers who earned significant acclaim in their craft. Read More

Show Biz: Christmas cheers for Hawaii entertainers, VIPs

Wayne Harada shares his annual Christmas wishes for local celebrities and other VIPs. Read More

Show Biz: Rising pain threshold gives Andy Bumatai less to gripe about

Andy Bumatai, Hawaii’s favorite stand-up comedian, turns 65 on Christmas Eve, but will celebrate a day earlier, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 23 at Blue Note Hawaii. The shows also marks his 40th anniversary in island show biz. Read More

Show Biz: Jake Shimabukuro, students mark 20-year collaboration

Jake Shimabukuro, Hawaii’s prevailing ukulele virtuoso, has been a force in a two-decade yuletide relationship with students at Maemae Elementary School. Read More

Show Biz: 3 theater veterans to star in MVT’s ‘Allegiance’

A trio of seasoned musical theater veterans have been cast to play leading roles in Manoa Valley Theatre’s island premiere of “Allegiance,” the inspiring show about the true-life experience of George Takei and the unlawful imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Read More

Show Biz: Tokyo visit yields to-do list of fun, tasty finds

Three things I liked best during a 10-day jaunt to Japan earlier this month. Read More

Show Biz: National tour of ‘King and I’ welcomes 2 Hawaii actors

Two Hawaii actors are in the second national tour company of “The King and I,” the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic now on a seven-month journey of cities in the U.S. and Canada. Alas, Hawaii isn’t on the tour agenda. Read More

Show Biz: Robert Cazimero serves up early holiday cheer at Blue Note Hawaii

Robert Cazimero may have been the first of the Waikiki troupers to sing a Yuletide song this season; it happened at his Oct. 25 Blue Note Hawaii gig. Read More

Show Biz: Manoa Valley Theatre taps Waikiki stars to brighten dark nights

Manoa Valley Theatre, elevating its ongoing milestone 50th anniversary, has signed on a roster of six Waikiki marquee names to illuminate selected dark nights. Read More

Show Biz: Shari Lynn evokes memories of Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland

It’s been kind of a grand prix of great nightlife acts in island venues these past few days, a realization that if you were willing to go out, you were charmed. Read More

Show Biz: ‘Dolly!’ full of challenges, rewards for Loretta Ables Sayre

Loretta Ables Sayre ends her triumphant run in Diamond Head Theatre’s “Hello, Dolly!” with a matinee today. Read More

Show Biz: ‘West Side Story’ film reboot stars Ansel Elgort

“West Side Story” is on track to be rebooted, yet again, with filming slated to start in the summer of 2019. Read More

Show Biz: Willy Falk bringing ‘Mostly Love’ to Hawaii

A trio of Hawaii’s Broadway troupers — all Punahou grads — continue to dot the showscape. Read More

Show Biz: Hit Broadway shows cast blind eye to color, gender

Last week, we reviewed “Carousel,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “SpongeBob Squarepants” and “Pretty Woman;” we continue the Broadway coverage, with more flashes of color-blind casting plus gender-bending. Read More

Show Biz: Bette Midler wows in ‘Dolly’ during final Broadway run

It’s in-between seasons now on Broadway, with the final curtain drawn for 2018 as the big reveal of the fall shows proceeds in full gear. Read More

Show Biz: Kevin McCollum bringing ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to Broadway

Kevin McCollum, the former Honolulu resident whose Tony Award-winning Broadway credits include “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” “In the Heights” and “Something Rotten,” will produce the stage musical “Mrs. Doubtfire” based on the 1993 film that starred the late Robin Williams. Read More

Show Biz: Ruthie Ann Miles joins ‘King and I’ cast

Hawaii’s Ruthie Ann Miles, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Lady Thiang in the Lincoln Center reboot of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “The King and I,” will be part of a filmed version of the London production due this fall. Read More

Actor Jason Tam plays Squip in cult favorite ‘Be More Chill’

Jason Tam, the Broadway actor from Honolulu, is in the cast of a new cult favorite, “Be More Chill,” playing to untold sellouts and cheers, in a limited run through Sept. 23 at the Signature Theatre on 42nd Street. Read More

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