Category: Musicals
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
See a Tony Winner in a New Musical in Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, November 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in Marguerite --- Cady Huffman may be best known to theatre lovers for her work on Broadway, particularly her Tony-winning turn as the voluptuous Ulla in The Producers. But to her, all the city's a stage. She's done shows in Brooklyn; in the Bronx where she currently lives, she sometimes sings...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    55 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    55 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
How Three Diverse Creators Brought a Musical About Racial Strife to Life
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, November 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Nov 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The unusual development of Broadbend, Arkansas --- It's ironic that Broadbend, Arkansas -- the new two-person musical about an African-American father and daughter grappling with the personal impact of racial oppression in the '60s and '80s -- started off as a monologue about an elderly Southern white woman living in a nursing home during the pre-civil...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'The Little Mermaid Live!' on ABC
Tuesday, November 05, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 5, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
For weeks we've been flipping our fins in anticipation of ABC's The Little Mermaid Live!, especially since this live TV musical was clearly a departure from its predecessors. Now that's it's aired, we've seen firsthand how different this hybrid of animated movie/live-action performance was. From the moment Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, introduced...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
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