Category: Musicals
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2019 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 01, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Feb 1, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
A guide to 16 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 14 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus two big summer entries. Highlights include buzzed-about musicalizations of the movies Beetlejuice, Tootsie and Moulin Rouge; revivals of Oklahoma! and Kiss Me Kate; stars getting steamy in Burn This...
What Does Gen Z Look for In a Musical?
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Wednesday, January 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Be More Chill, The Prom and Dear Evan Hansen are attracting teens and young adults --- "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have." That mysterious message, used in the promotional materials for Dear Evan Hansen since its 2015 D.C. tryout, immediately captivated teenager...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'Rent' on Fox
Sunday, January 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jan 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Well, Rent on Fox wasn't exactly live, but the show still went on, mostly using prerecorded footage from its dress rehearsal, which is when star Brennin Hunt broke his foot preventing him from participating in a live performance. During the first commercial break the entire cast, including Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Tinashe...
The Accidental Musical Theatre Heartthrob
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Dave Thomas Brown on starring in Clueless the Musical --- Growing up, Dave Thomas Brown didn't dream of becoming a musical theatre star. Oh, he definitely wanted to be on stage, but he studied drama in both high school and college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When he arrived in New York, he joined the Flea Theater's acting...
How Do You Create a Drama About Peace?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Revisiting a magical moment of amity during World War I through stories and songs --- In the early 2000s, playwright and director Peter Rothstein started working on a show about the Christmas Truce of 1914, an unofficial ceasefire that brought troops from opposing sides of World War I together on December 24 for a night of caroling and companionship....
My Life in a Theatre
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
One seasoned audience member's tribute to the memories he's made at the Shubert --- "Remember?" The three-note motif had insinuated itself into my mind's ear since we took our seats in the balcony of Broadway's Shubert Theatre, where we were about to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! It wasn't from a song in the show, so I wondered why I was hearing...
What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 30, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 30, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Michael Berresse returns to Broadway after a 10-year absence in The Cher Show --- Playing a part based on a real-life person is pretty common -- just look at all of the biographical shows running right now. But playing a part based on a real-life person who serves in a key creative position on the production? That's the unusual situation...
Making the Unsung Heroes of WWI Move
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, November 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The challenges of choreographing the new musical The Hello Girls --- Christine O'Grady has spent much of her career choreographing regional revivals, injecting familiar favorites such as 42nd Street, West Side Story and The Wiz with complicated, fun movement. So when Cara Reichel and Peter Mills of Prospect Theater Company asked her to collaborate...
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