The City Club of Boise hosted Matt Ramsey, an Idaho native who has been a member Blue Man Group in New York for nearly two decades.  His partner for the forum was Joe Golden, former Green Show performer at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  The two met when they were both performers at ISF and have been friends and co-conspirators ever since.  There were many laughs and a lively discussion of their art, transitioning one’s career from small town Idaho to an internationally famous franchise where performers deliver their message without words.

On Saturday, July 7, two stage and TV actors, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell, sing patriotic songs at the Sun Valley Pavilion, with the American Festival Orchestra.

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A musical called The Band’s Visit is the biggest hit on Broadway right now. It’s based on an Israeli film of the same name. At the Tony Awards this month, the play was nominated 11 times and took home 10 awards. One of the biggest sweeps in recent memory.

On The Friday, June 29, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 29, 2018

  • Our team of Idaho reporters break down the week's headlines.
  • The final installment of Our Changing Idaho looks at lessons in growth.
  • BSPR's Tom Michael speaks with a legendary Broadway producer.

On The Monday, May 21, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

May 18, 2018
BSPR / Miracle LEague of Payette / Morrison Center

Cultivating a tech corridor in the Treasure Valley . . . A legendary Idaho journalist retires . . . A baseball league that accomadates all athletes

Matthew Murphy

The Phantom of the Opera has been haunting stages across the globe for more than thirty years and is now the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. Andrew Llloyd Webber’s classic musical returns to Boise’s Morrison Center Wednesday, June 14 and continues for an extended stay through Sunday, June 25.

The star of the current North American tour of Phantom is Derrick Davis, only the third African American actor in the musical’s history to wear the famous mask. Just prior to arriving in Boise, Davis talks with Weekend Edition host George Prentice.