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The Design Challenge of 'Prince of Broadway'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, August 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How William Ivey Long created costumes for 17 shows simultaneously --- During his 40-year career as a theatrical costume designer, six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long has worked on dozens of shows, both on Broadway and Off. But for Manhattan Theatre Club's new musical Prince of Broadway, which celebrates the oeuvre of legendary theatre director...
Taking a Stand Against Standing Ovations
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, August 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    81 comments Share This
Thu Aug 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    81 comments Share This
Does every show really deserve one? --- I can't remember the last time I went to a Broadway show that didn't receive a standing ovation -- even though, in my opinion, many didn't earn it. I get it -- for lots of people in the audience going to the theatre is a special (and expensive) occasion, so they're eager to jump up at the end to confirm they've...
Saying Goodbye to Her 'Gloria' Days
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, August 08, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 8, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How the soon-to-close 'On Your Feet!' has kept star Ana Villafañe on her toes --- After almost two years of encouraging audiences to literally dance in the aisles, the bio-musical On Your Feet!, about multi Grammy Award-winning music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is set to close on August 20. While all of the original leads have come and...
Why This Dolly Will Never Go Away For Me
By DANIEL GUSS
Wednesday, July 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
Wed Jul 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
A musical lover remembers the understudy who first captured his heart --- On a recent Sunday afternoon, I settled in to my seat in the upper balcony of the Shubert Theatre to watch Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!. Over half a century earlier at age 10, I had attended my first Broadway show, Oliver!, in the same theatre, sitting in the same section....
What's It Like to Spend Your Life Dying?
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Wednesday, June 21, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 21, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Roundabout's revival of Marvin's Room explores timeless topics --- Scott McPherson's 1990 play Marvin's Room, now enjoying its Broadway premiere courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company, can turn on a dime -- not in its plot, but in its sensibility and emotions. Just take the first scene of this darkly comic tale of family dysfunction and health crises:...
How Do You Design a Dystopian Future?
By DAVID COTE
Monday, June 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In 1984, an Orwellian universe is reimagined for the stage --- George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is so iconic, it inevitably conjures vivid images -- even for those who have never read the 1949 classic. Gray coveralls, grayer faces, grim ministry buildings, lots of English weather, and Big Brother: a mustachioed man glaring from a monitor....
Using Theatre to Give My Kid an Adult Education
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, June 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Jun 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Why I often push the envelope when taking my tween to shows --- When my then nine-year-old daughter and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, the ticket taker eyed her warily before warning, "You know this show has mature content, right?" "Absolutely!" I answered confidently as we slipped through the door. Sure, the title character...
Enter to Win Free Theatre Tickets!
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    10 comments Share This
Tue May 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    10 comments Share This
Just bring your A game to our Tony Awards game --- In 2016 it was all about Hamilton. This year, there are actually some very exciting Tony races, especially in the categories of Best Musical, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and Best Play (four superb new American works! Is this the '40s?!). Regardless of which artists go home with statuettes,...
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