Category: Musicals
What if Your Teenage Diary Became a Musical?
Wednesday, March 09, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Clare Barron puts her adolescent turmoil on stage --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond A few years ago, Clare Barron had an immediate deadline after completing her Obie-award winning play You Got Older, and in order to avoid starting from square one, she wanted to work with existing text. She was also interested...
He's Only In One Scene, But He Steals It
Thursday, March 03, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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In She Loves Me, comic character actor Peter Bartlett reaffirms that there really are no small parts --- Peter Bartlett has wanted to play the Headwaiter in She Loves Me since he was a teenager. Okay, perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. However, the septuagenarian actor says he memorized every word of the original 1963 cast album of Jerry Bock...
Do You Want to See New Musicals Before They're Famous?
Monday, February 29, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The curator of "New Musicals at 54" shares a behind-the-scenes peek at the series --- Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get super enthusiastic about things "Isn't it so cool that so many people are gathered in a basement to hear a new musical on a Tuesday night?" Composer/lyricist Joe Iconis was speaking from the piano in said...
Is This a Fairy Tale or Their Actual Lives?
Thursday, February 25, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Wildness tells so many stories at once --- Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham would appreciate it if you didn't call their new show a musical. For the husband-wife duo, who created The Wildness, currently running at Ars Nova, the term feels deceptive. "If someone came expecting a traditional musical… they certainly wouldn't get that," Jarrow...
It's a 'Disaster' You Can Believe In!
Monday, February 22, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Feb 22, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The surprising heart of the raucous new musical parody --- Can a parody have heart, too? That's the question inside Disaster!, the new Broadway musical now in previews at the Nederlander Theatre. On one hand, the show is a breezy send-up of 70s disaster flicks. In just two acts, a shipload of swells faces an earthquake, a tidal wave, towering infernos,...
Why Summer from 'School of Rock' is My New Feminist Shero
Friday, January 15, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 15, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
An appreciation of the pushy little girls in musical theatre --- To anyone who knows me, it comes as no surprise that I was a bossy, overachieving, full-of-myself little girl. And now I'm blessed to be the mother of a bossy, overachieving little girl (with, thankfully, much better interpersonal skills). So it's no wonder that my favorite character...
The Operatic Power of an Everyday Death
Tuesday, January 12, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy created their first opera --- The Irish playwright Enda Walsh made his name with works that are simultaneously poetic and unsettling. And although he won a Tony for his book for Once, it's in the less mainstream combination of the inexplicable and the banal where he feels most at home. "My work has never been really...
At Long Last, She's Back on Broadway
Monday, January 11, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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After a decade away, Alix Korey returns to New York in Fiddler on the Roof --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Broadway belter and comic character actress Alix Korey (pictured above, on the right) has always possessed an admirable sense of humor about the ups and downs of her life...
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