Category: Musicals
A Year Ago, She Was Leaving the Business. Now She's Starring in 'Six' on Broadway
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, March 11, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 11, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How the role of Anne Boleyn changed Andrea Macasaet's life --- An impromptu trip to an open call landed Andrea Macasaet in the cast of Six, a feminist pop musical about King Henry VIII's ill-fated wives. But even after snagging the role of Anne Boleyn for the 2019 Chicago production, Macasaet had no idea she would end up traveling with the show to...
Why Mare Winningham Breaks Your Heart in 'Girl from the North Country'
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, March 05, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 5, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee croons Bob Dylan tunes in her first Broadway musical Although Mare Winnigham made her name in movies (a virgin crushing on a bad boy in St. Elmo's Fire, her Oscar-nominated performance as a folk singer in Georgia) and TV (recent credits include recurring roles on The Outsider, The Affair and American Horror Story), over the past decade...
This 'Urinetown' Tony Winner's New Musical Comedy Is About the End of the World
By GREG KOTIS & AYUN HALLIDAY
Monday, March 02, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 2, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-composer Greg Kotis and his wife Ayun Halliday gab about their latest irreverent theatrical collaboration --- Greg Kotis (who won a pair of Tony Awards for writing the book and lyrics of Urinetown) and Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist and performer, indie comic icon and best-selling memoirist) have collaborated on a lot of projects over...
You've Never Seen Beth Malone—or Molly Brown—Like This
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, February 24, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee talks about starring in the revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown --- Having been raised in the Rocky Mountain State, Beth Malone grew up on the legend of Molly Brown: the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor who used her Colorado gold-rush fortune to help the poor, spearhead the juvenile court system and run for office before women even...
Why Young Jean Lee Wants to Ease Your Pain
By DAVID COTE
Friday, February 21, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The button-pushing playwright returns to a 2011 cabaret experiment, but takes herself off the stage In 2018, Young Jean Lee became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway with Straight White Men at Second Stage Theater. But before she shattered that glass ceiling, the Korean American writer-director spent 16 years creating...
Revisiting My Past Through Encores!
By DANIEL GUSS
Tuesday, February 11, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Often at City Center's signature series, I find myself time traveling… "Well, I saw the original production…" It was inevitable that I would utter those words at City Center's Encores!, a series that puts rarely revived musicals back in the spotlight. It happened for the first time in 1996, during Encores!' third season, with its staging...
10 New Musicals to See This Spring Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 07, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 7, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
You just may catch a future Broadway hit --- What do the Tony Award-winning best musicals of the past five years have in common? They all began Off Broadway. Fun Home, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band's Visit, Hadestown and even Hamilton started on smaller NYC stages, so if you want to see the next big thing before everyone else, Off Broadway's a great...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2020 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 17, 2020  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Jan 17, 2020  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Because of the Broadway shutdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, much of the information below is changing. We are trying to keep this post updated. A guide to 22 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 21 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus one big summer entry. From acclaimed Off-Broadway...
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