Category: Musicals
Hearing the '60s for the First Time
By ALINA ADAMS
Friday, November 13, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 13, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
What one immigrant learned about American culture watching Trip of Love --- All my life I never understood the cultural fascination with the '60s, and not just because I was born at the end of the flower power decade in 1969. For me, the disconnect was personal. Unlike many of my peers whose parents spent the era rejecting middle-class values, organized...
Am I Loving You or Using You?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, November 11, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The new musical Invisible Thread leaves room for debate --- Looking for a fascinating personality test? Go see the musical Invisible Thread with a group of friends, then ask them to define Jacob's relationship with Griffin. Chances are good that everyone will have a different answer, and you'll have to stand around debating before anyone can go home....
Darkness and Light in George Takei's Life
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, October 29, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Dance tells a complex story in the Broadway musical Allegiance --- Inspired by actor George Takei's life, Allegiance is distinguished not only by the caché of its famous source, but also the gravitas of its subject matter: The musical tells the tale of Takei's experience as a Japanese American during WWII, including the horrible reality of...
They're Haunting a Theatre, With Help from Basil Twist
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, October 20, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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In his new show, Basil Twist revives the Lewisohn sisters --- Who are these delectable ladies? Clearly visitors from another era. We first glimpse them as ghostly figures wafting above a murky stage. Later, they take shape – and bicker heartily – on the elegantly decorated proscenium frame. Meet Alice and Irene Lewisohn, an incorrigibly...
In Broadway's 'On Your Feet,' She's Much More Than a Mom
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 19, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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Andréa Burns plays a multifaceted woman who just happens to be Gloria Estefan's mother --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. While the splashy Broadway bio-musical On Your Feet! chronicles the specific rise of multi Grammy Award-winning Miami music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan,...
Bond on Broadway? I'm Stirred, Not Shaken
By NICK RHEINWALD-JONES
Thursday, October 15, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
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Why 007 would make an amazing musical --- I'm no "theatre geek," whether you take that term to mean (a) someone who knows a great deal about theatre or (b) someone who bites the heads off chickens onstage. However, I am a huge fan of James Bond films (I even wrote and directed a short spoof of one). So a few months ago, when I heard that a 007 musical...
An Alcoholism Musical, With Darkness and Hope
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Cynthia Hopkins looks at the many sides of addiction --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond As a writer, director, musician, and performer, Cynthia Hopkins tends to work from a place of disturbance. Her 2013 piece This Clement World took on urgent matters of the climate crisis while her latest, The...
They Found the Intimate Show in a Broadway Spectacle
By KENNETH JONES
Tuesday, October 13, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Rothschild & Sons updates a musical from the 70s --- Walls are an important metaphor in both the 1970 Broadway musical The Rothschilds and its vest-pocket revision, redubbed Rothschild & Sons, now getting its world premiere from Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company. The show – which follows the 18th-century travails of the European...
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