Category: Musicals
Here's to the Laddies Who Dance
By ALINA ADAMS
Monday, June 13, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Musical theatre showed my son that it's okay he does ballet --- My son is 12 years old. He is finishing up sixth grade. He loves math, science, and computer programming. And ballet. He's been taking dance classes since he was 8, and is currently in a 10½-hours-a-week pre-professional program in which he studies ballet, flamenco, and modern. At...
This All-Kid Musical Is Anything But Child's Play
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 10, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Why the York Theatre Company cast young Broadway vets for its revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown --- Clark Gesner's 1967 musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown -- a sweet and whimsical series of songs and sketches inspired by Charles M. Schulz's popular Peanuts gang -- was originally written to be performed by grown-ups. And yet it was...
Same Role, Same Actor... New Performance
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, June 06, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 6, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tony Award-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles changes it up for The King and I --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Ruthie Ann Miles has been playing the same character in The King and I for 15 months, but she hasn't been giving the same performance. It's not possible. Because even though her lines...
Are You Tough Enough to Star in 'An American Paris'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Garen Scribner learned to lead this Broadway musical --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles It may be filled with simple pleasures – beautiful dancing, elegant costumes, timeless Gershwin songs – but An American in Paris is not a simple show. For performers, in fact, it's one...
This Musical is About the Past AND the Future
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 05, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Machines and humans collide in Evening – 1910 --- As technology becomes more prominent, do we humans lose our place in the world? That's a familiar question in our digital age, though it's hardly new. At the turn of the 20th century, the arrival of industrialization and automation provoked a deep anxiety about the new power of machines. Our...
He Wasn't Expecting to Write a Musical
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, April 26, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Steven Levenson's unlikely journey to Dear Evan Hansen --- In 2011 Benj Pasek and Justin Paul pored through stacks of plays in search of a kindred spirit. The composer/lyricists had a seedling idea for a new musical, and when they chanced upon Steven Levenson's writing, instinct told them he might be the ideal book writer for a project that would...
Why London-to-Broadway Transfers Need Two Different Albums
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, April 08, 2016  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
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One musical fan makes a case for multiple cast recordings of the same show --- The day after American Psycho began previews on Broadway last month, the original London cast recording of the musical was released. But anyone who sees the show and listens to the album will immediately be struck by major differences (beyond the casts), starting with...
In 'Tuck Everlasting' Dance Tells an Immortal Story
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, March 28, 2016  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Casey Nicholaw shapes the new Broadway musical --- As a director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw is understandably known as a man who can keep the laughs coming. His recent Broadway hits like The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, and The Drowsy Chaperone have all been praised for their gut-busting setpieces, like musical numbers about...
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