Theater
10:01 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

Molly Ranson plays the title role in the off-Broadway reworking of Carrie, directed by Stafford Arima and written by Lawrence D. Cohen, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Michael Gore.
Joan Marcus

Originally published on Thu March 1, 2012 10:18 am

Broadway history is littered with flop musicals — but if some shows are bombs, then Carrie, based on Stephen King's best-selling 1974 novel, was kind of a nuclear bomb.

The story of a teenager with telekinetic powers who wreaks bloody havoc on her small Maine town had already been successfully adapted as a film starring Sissy Spacek in 1976. But as a musical?

Frank Rich was theater critic for The New York Times when the show opened in April 1988. He called it a musical wreck that "expires with fireworks like the Hindenburg."

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Fresh Folk
7:10 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Fresh Folk - March 3

On the show this week, I feature  the new album from Canadian songstress Catherine MacLellan, and the new release from the mesmerizing Pieta Brown. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Hat Check Girl, Carol Williams and Mark Minelli, among other talented artists. Join me, this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Utah News
7:06 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Southern Utah Man Waits in Jail for Mental Assessment

It sounds almost as if a St. George defense attorney is actually working to keep his client in jail as the court waits for a required mental assessment. Chris Holmes reports from Southern Utah.

Utah News
7:00 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

No More Free College Credit for High School Students

Free college credit for qualifying high school students may be a thing of the past. Concurrent enrollment courses, which are available at most high schools across the state, are seeing large budget cuts, and one lawmaker says the solution is to start charging students who want to receive the credit. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on what critics are saying about the measure.

Access Utah
6:05 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Medieval Art and a Global Women's Movement on AU Thursday

Thursday on Access Utah, a discussion on Medieval art with renowned scholar Jaroslav Folda, and a conversation with Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half The Sky, a book-turned-movement empowering women around the world to fight poverty and extremism.

Radio Cosmopolis
5:51 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - March 2

Tune in this week for a special episode on the music of Ethiopia, featuring tunes by Mulatu Astatke, Tommy T, Gigi, the Addis Acoustic Project, and many others.

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Utah News
5:48 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Tanning Bill Headed for the Governor's Desk

A bill restricting the use of tanning beds by minors will soon be on Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, after the Utah House of Representatives approved it this morning following a passionate discussion. Jeff Robinson has the story.

Utah News
5:42 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

A New Approach to Anti-Idling

Cities in Utah might have to give up on anti-idling ordinances to clear the air if some Utah lawmakers have their way, but one senator is proposing to educate young motorists to take responsibility for air quality. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, Salt Lake City Democrat Ben McAdams is backing a Senate resolution to encourage the State Board of Education and Driver License Division to take a look at the impacts of vehicle use.

Newsline
5:27 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about today's headlines, including the fate of Powder Mountain resort, Rep. Brad Dee's legislation about overruling felony convictions based on factual innocence, and Ogden's plan for revitalization.

Read these full stories and more at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Commentary
5:20 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Gina's Back!

Gina Wickwar is back with a new commentary about the meaning of Christmas...and no, it's not too late. It's never too late for her sweet insights about friendship, community, and care.

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