Category: Musicals
At Long Last, She's Back on Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
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...
How Do You Create a New Holiday Classic?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 18, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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The Classical Theatre of Harlem sets a lofty seasonal goal --- All Ty Jones wants for Christmas is for audiences to come to Harlem. That's why the producing artistic director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem commissioned the brand-new holiday musical The First Noel, which is enjoying what he intends to be its first annual run at the iconic Apollo...
One 'Hit List' Wonder
By MONTY ASHLEY
Wednesday, December 16, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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How a TV show inspired a theatre lover to fly across the country What do you do when you love theatre but you live in the wild, untamed outlands of Seattle like I do? The sensible answer is to stay home and enjoy high-quality regional theatre and the occasional national tour. And usually, that's what I do. But then there was that time in 2013 when...
Learning Lines AND a Language
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, December 08, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How the cast of The Golden Bride learned to perform in Yiddish --- Glenn Seven Allen was next in line to step into the audition room for the operetta The Golden Bride when he heard something inside that stopped him cold. "It freaked me out!" he says. "I never do this, but I called my agent and asked if he could buy me some extra time. He got me an...
What Kind of Man Will Harpo Become?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, December 04, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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In The Color Purple, Kyle Scatliffe rides a delicate line Caution: The last half of this story contains mild spoilers about The Color Purple. --- "He's a very gentle person, but when a gentle person is left with someone that's tyrannical for over 10 years, what happens to them?" Kyle Scatliffe (pictured above) has been asking himself this question...
Old Friends, New Stage Tricks
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 03, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Broadway vet Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsinka" Epperson reunite in Once Upon a Mattress --- As spunky Princess Winnifred in the Transport Group's Off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress at the Abrons Arts Center, Jackie Hoffman is marking a few firsts. After two-plus decades as a scene-stealing second banana on Broadway and Off (and off-Off),...
Weight-Loss Camp, With Songs
By SUZY EVANS
Monday, November 30, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 30, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The musical Gigantic takes a lively look at teens and body image --- Yes, it's a spiky, funny show with a kicking pop-rock score, but Gigantic is also a musical with genuine things to say. That's largely because Randy Blair, who wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book, has first-hand experience with the subject matter. Set at a weight-loss camp,...
I'm Glad I Saw 'Matilda' From the Front Row
By MARISA COHEN
Friday, November 20, 2015  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Nov 20, 2015  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
How seeing Matilda from the front row made it even more magical --- My 12-year-old daughter is one of the biggest Matilda The Musical fans on the planet. She has memorized the entire score -- not just Matilda's songs, but every single lyric (go ahead and ask, she'll sing it all for you). She has dressed as Matilda for Halloween. She scoured the internet...
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