Category: Musicals
The Last Time Theatres Closed, Returning Was an Almost Religious Experience
By DANIEL GUSS
Wednesday, August 04, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Aug 4, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
My first show after 9/11 took me someplace I didn't know I needed to go --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. In honor of theatres slowly reopening, TDF member Daniel Guss recalls his moving experience at his first show after a prior shutdown. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. The first time I remember...
WATCH: TDF's Conversation with David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori
Wednesday, July 07, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The creators of Soft Power talk about the musical's future and their careers --- Playwright and lyricist David Henry Hwang says that when he enlisted Tony-winning Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori to work with him on Soft Power, he felt like "Churchill the day he learned the Americans were going to enter World War II." Happily, Hwang and Tesori's...
Join TDF for a Conversation with David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori
Wednesday, June 09, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 9, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The creators of Soft Power talk about the musical's future and their careers --- Playwright and lyricist David Henry Hwang says that when he enlisted Tony-winning Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori to work with him on Soft Power, he felt like "Churchill the day he learned the Americans were going to enter World War II." Happily, Hwang and Tesori's...
WATCH: TDF's 'Rock of Ages' Conversation
Wednesday, May 05, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 5, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser reminisce about their headbanging heyday --- For Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser, Rock of Ages wasn't just a gig, it was a way of life. Both actors started with the hair-metal jukebox musical when it first rocked Off Broadway in 2008, with Dannheisser playing Dennis Dupree, owner of LA's raucous The Bourbon...
Join TDF for a 'Titanique' Conversation
Thursday, April 22, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Cowriters and costars Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli chat about their 'Titanic' parody --- Like many hilarious satires, it started out as a goof. What would a send-up of James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning epic Titanic look like as a stage musical as seen through the eyes, songs and vibrato of Céline Dion? But soon longtime friends...
Join TDF for a Conversation with Two 'Rock of Ages' Stars
Friday, April 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser reminisce ahead of the musical's reunion concert --- For Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser, Rock of Ages wasn't just a gig, it was a way of life. Both actors started with the hair-metal jukebox musical when it first banged its head Off Broadway in 2008, with Dannheisser playing Dennis Dupree, owner of LA's...
WATCH: TDF's 'Ain't Too Proud' Conversation
Friday, April 09, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Jawan M. Jackson and Taylor Symone Jackson in a candid chat about Broadway and their beloved musical Ain't Too Proud costars Jawan M. Jackson and Taylor Symone Jackson are crazy close. That came through during their laugh-filled online reunion for TDF as they shared hilarious stories about onstage mishaps and overzealous Temptations fans. But make...
WATCH: TDF's Conversation with 'Moulin Rouge!'s Bohemian BFFs
Friday, March 19, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 19, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
It's no surprise that our TDF chat featuring Moulin Rouge!'s romantic leading men Aaron Tveit, Sahr Ngaujah and Ricky Rojas felt like a party—these guys are even closer off-stage than they are on! Their camaraderie was on full display as they shared what they've been doing (and where they've been living!) during the pandemic, their hopes for Broadway's...
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