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Reaves Review

Christopher Reaves.  Yes, that's really his name.  KHQ Assignment Editor and showbiz buzz gatherer. Look for his all access blog!

February 20, 2008

Best of Broadway 2008 - 09.

Hello out there, here is the first blog entry for's new local entertainment reporter, Christopher Reaves.  That's me.  I know, I know I've heard them all before.  The movie came out just in time for kindergarten.  I would also like to point out the spelling of the name is different.

Alright now that we have gotten introductions out of the way I want to tell you how excited that I am about the new Best of Broadway Season announced today by WestCoast entertainment.  A few of us from the station went to the announcement luncheon over at the INB Performing Arts Center today and I was pretty blown away.

The big announcement was the return of 'The Phantom of the Opera' for a three week engagement to Spokane.  The show will begin October 8th and run until the 25th.  We were fortunate enough to be treated to a performance by the Star of the Show Stephen Tewksbury.  He took two days off playing the Phantom from the show's Omaha Nebraska run, to come to Spokane for the announcement.  I'll post video of him singing and an exclusive interview I got with Stephen in the video section of the Spokane Spotlight page.

As a big geek, the show I'm most jazzed about is 'Monty Python's Spamalot'.  I'm a huge Python fan, I even have two books complete with the entire scripts of every episode of their TV show.  I've been wanting to see this production for a very long time.  Unfortunately I'll be waiting another year, the show doesnt start its run until May 5, 2009.

Well that's it for now keep checking back for more blogging about local entertainment.