Past and future coverage updates.

Past coverage update!

In case you missed this in a recent BeatBlog post ... Broadway in Columbus had recent big news.

First, ultra-mega-massive-gigantic smash hit musical The Book of Mormon (you know, the little matter of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, that one) will hit Columbus during the series' 2013-2014 season. No further details yet, but of course there is a ticket offer. Folks who subscribe for 2012-2013 will assure themselves tickets for TBoM.

The upcoming season includes Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Million Dollar Quartet, American Idiot and War Horse. Which leads us to the next piece of news, which is that, while War Horse is here in April 2013, the Columbus Museum of Art will host "Strings Attached," a rare exhibit of Czech puppets. Since puppeting is a significant part of the staging of War Horse, this is a pretty cool pairing.

And finally, in a somewhat less-significant note The Beat discovered regarding a special add-on show for the upcoming season (not part of the subscription package), among the latest slate of new actors joining the national tour of Wicked is Kim Zimmer, late of television's Guiding Light. She joins the tour as Madame Morrible later this month, which means it's at least likely she'll still be with the tour when it plays Columbus in June 2013.

Future coverage update!

The upcoming season is the 25th for Six-String Concerts and the 65th for Chamber Music Columbus. It's also the some-number anniversary for all the other arts organizations about which The Beat will be writing in our two-part Arts Season preview at the end of August and beginning of September. Mark your calendars!

Get Behind the Badge, a support organization for first responders, will hold its third annual "Badge Bash" Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Bluestone. Live rock 'n' roll and a special appearance by the Columbus Police & Fire Pipes & Drums make up just some of the fun. Tickets are $10. Visit

CAPA recently opened a new ticket center in the space previously occupied by the Ohio Theatre gift shop.

Lots of technology to benefit both ticket buyers and passers-by, plus cool memorabilia and other stuff, make the new center plenty friendly.

And with the number of arts organizations housed and sponsored by CAPA, plus the touring artists presented in its many local theaters, the new center should be plenty busy as well.