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This Musical Embraces the Small
Monday, September 21, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Sep 21, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Actors Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan know big. No strangers to mega-musicals, both have lent their powerful voices to massive productions, with McGinnis appearing on Broadway in Les Misérables and Beauty And The Beast and Nolan performing in the epic Doctor Zhivago. But this time around, starring in Daddy Long Legs, the actors have...
Dancing Between Ballet and Broadway
Friday, September 18, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 18, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Watching a preternaturally talented dancer rise in two artistic worlds --- I first saw Tiler Peck when she was still a student. She was one of two School of American Ballet pupils featured in a lecture-demonstration presented by esteemed teacher and former New York City Ballet dancer, Suki Schorer. I was immediately struck by Peck's verve and aplomb,...
Your Broadway Preview: Fall 2015 Edition
Wednesday, September 09, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Sep 9, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Have you noticed how many new marquees are going up and how many fresh show posters are filling the subway? That's because this fall on Broadway is especially busy, with 18 plays and musicals beginning performances between now and December. But don't fret! You can keep track of everything with this handy list, which gives you the basics on all the...
Hey Playwrights: Make American History as Diverse as America
Wednesday, August 26, 2015  •   Musicals  •    9 comments Share This
Wed Aug 26, 2015  •   Musicals  •    9 comments Share This
A few thoughts on making plays more inclusive --- So I was sitting at a matinee of Hamilton on Broadway, listening to Phillipa Soo sing the last few bars of the show, when something happened to me that never happens in the theatre: I wept. Openly. I'm talking about tears-rolling-down-my-cheeks weeping. Because I had just seen a three-hour musical...
Finding Two Takes on Neverland
Tuesday, August 25, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 25, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to On the Record, our brand-new series celebrating original cast albums. --- Have you ever listened to an original cast album of a musical you saw and discovered new things to appreciate about it? In the case of Finding Neverland, the tuner about the man behind Peter Pan, that happened to me twice: when I heard the traditional cast recording...
WATCH: Meet Project Theater
Wednesday, August 19, 2015  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Aug 19, 2015  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Meet Project:Theater, where multi-talented artists tell multi-dimensional stories in theatres and bars. This video features Project: Theater leaders Joe Jung and Jessi Blue Gormezano, as well as the artists Jennifer Logue, KJ Sanchez, and Marcus Denard Johnson. Meet more theatres here....
They're Close Friends, But They've Never Met
Thursday, August 13, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 13, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How the Internet connected two artists for a one-of-a-kind musical --- Before the Internet, Steve: A Docu-Musical couldn't have existed. That's because this solo show at the 4th Street Theatre, starring NYC-based millennial performer and playwright Colin Summers, chronicles his online correspondence and artistic collaboration with a man he's never...
What's Next for Theatre Fans With Disabilities?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 29, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Lisa Carling on the future of theatre accessibility --- This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which is designed to end discrimination against people with disabilities. To honor this milestone, I sat down with Lisa Carling, director of TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), to ask her about the future of access...
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