Category: Musicals
In Broadway's 'On Your Feet,' She's Much More Than a Mom
Monday, October 19, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Oct 19, 2015  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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
Thursday, October 15, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Oct 15, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
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
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 14, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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
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...
Seeing a Show By Listening to the Album
Thursday, October 01, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 1, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to On the Record, where we celebrate original cast recordings. Today's title: the just-released Hamilton. --- In my last column, I examined the advent of cast albums enlisting pop artists in order to reach a broader audience. But what happens when a show is already a pop-culture phenomenon? That's the case with Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical...
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
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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...
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