Category: Broadway
I Cried at 'Fun Home,' But Not for the Usual Reasons
Tuesday, August 09, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 9, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A writer shares her personal connection to the Tony-winning musical --- You probably don't need me to tell you that Fun Home, which ends its Broadway run on September 10, is an amazing show. After all, it earned rave reviews and won five Tonys, including Best Musical. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori skillfully transformed Alison Bechdel's moving and...
How Do You Adjust to a New Family?
Friday, August 05, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Aug 5, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Original Curious Incident cast member Enid Graham reflects on her two-year journey --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles When The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time closes on September 4, Enid Graham will have played the part of Judy about 800 times -- and that's not even including...
Which Shows Should Have Made It to Broadway?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016  •   Broadway  •    9 comments Share This
Wed Jul 27, 2016  •   Broadway  •    9 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out (via Gchat) with TDF Stages associate editor Raven Snook. Today's topic: Broadway-bound shows that didn't make it but deserved to. Linda Buchwald: With The Humans transferring to Broadway and deservedly winning...
From 'A Chorus Line' to 'Hamilton,' How Has Broadway Producing Changed?
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 13, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
John Breglio on the evolution of New York theatre --- Could legendary producers of the past hack it on Broadway today? If anyone could guess, it's John Breglio. In his new book I Wanna Be a Producer: How to Make a Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed, the noted entertainment lawyer and commercial producer gives a show biz tutorial – with plenty...
What Does a Theatre Producer Do? (Part 1)
Wednesday, July 06, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 6, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran producer John Breglio explains the ins and outs of his job --- John Breglio would often find himself at gatherings with theatre actors, writers, directors – some famous names, too – and be stunned to learn how little they knew about what a Broadway producer actually does. A few thought the job called for a person who resembled...
How a 'Beautiful' Musical Brought Two Sisters Closer
Wednesday, June 22, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 22, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two theatre-loving siblings forged a deeper bond during a birthday Broadway outing --- My sister is six years and two days older than I am. For most of our lives, we shared a combined birthday meal with our parents, but after our mother died, this family tradition began to unravel. So this year, I tossed out a different idea: that we see Beautiful...
How Well Do You Know Broadway Lyrics?
Tuesday, June 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Take our quiz to find out! As much as I adore musicals, I admit I usually remember melodies better than lyrics. In fact, I often mishear (and thus, mislearn) lines -- apparently Velma doesn't sing, "Hold on, bud, we're gonna funny hug," in Chicago (though "funny hug" sounds much more criminal than "bunny hug"). Misunderstood lyrics are so rampant,...
She's Making Her Broadway Debut (Again)
Monday, June 20, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 20, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How dancer-associate choreographer Alison Solomon juggles two careers at once --- No, that title's not a riddle. While she has performed around the country for years, the Long Island native actually earned her first two Broadway credits as an associate choreographer. Now, however, she's landed onstage in Finding Neverland, the whimsical musical...
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