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You May Recognize Some Songs But You've Never Seen This Musical
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, November 17, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 17, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Mad Ones finally makes it to Off-Broadway --- If you search for the song "Run Away With Me" by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk on YouTube, you'll find viral versions by Broadway stars such as Jeremy Jordan (886K views), Michael Arden (397K views), and Aaron Tveit (1.2 million views). Those stats would be impressive for any show-tune video,...
He Never Thought He'd Be on Broadway in a Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 06, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 6, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
After 25 years in the biz, Andrew Polk makes his Main Stem debut in The Band's Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Last season David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's chamber musical The Band's Visit was a breakout hit at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Now the production...
Why Is This Artist Singing and Ranting in Her Underwear?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, October 10, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 10, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Multihyphenate Diana Oh bares almost all in her latest performance piece --- Lingerie as liberation; lingerie as imprisonment. Lingerie as a tool of the patriarchy and as an expression of queer identity. These are just some of the intriguingly contradictory themes explored in actor-singer-writer Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND...
After 60 Years, This Musical Is Getting a Revival
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, September 28, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Sep 28, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica as part of its Yip Harburg series --- Most theatre artists can point to the show that served as their gateway drug. For Broadway performer turned Harlem Repertory Theatre artistic director Keith Lee Grant, it was Finian's Rainbow. "You know that first thing you do in high school? I never forgot it," he says...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2017 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, September 05, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 5, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
A guide to 15 upcoming (or recently opened) productions Although the 2017-2018 Broadway season officially began when 1984 debuted back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 12 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included three that opened over the summer.) As usual, autumn brings more plays than musicals, and you'll have...
Five Nights of Free and Freewheeling Shakespeare
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, August 24, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 24, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Shaina Taub turned As You Like It into a 200-person musical --- It all started two years ago when composer and performer Shaina Taub got a text message from a number she didn't recognize. It was Lear deBessonet, the founder of the Public Theater's Public Works program, which produces large-scale, musicalized mountings of classic plays starring...
Sex and the Single Widow
By SUZY EVANS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 15, 2017  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Why Tony nominee Nancy Opel is so excited about portraying a Curvy Widow --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Before preview performances of Curvy Widow, which recently opened at the Westside Theater Off-Broadway, the musical's book writer and real-life inspiration, Bobby Goldman,...
Why This Dolly Will Never Go Away For Me
By DANIEL GUSS
Wednesday, July 19, 2017  •   Musicals  •    15 comments Share This
Wed Jul 19, 2017  •   Musicals  •    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....
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