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We Think You're Marrying the Wrong Guy
By KENNETH JONES
Wednesday, April 01, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 1, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the creation of Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You --- Musical theatre songwriters have been known to drive themselves crazy seeking suitable source material for shows. They rack their imaginations, plunder public-domain literature titles, ask studios for rights to movie scripts, and track down playwrights or their heirs. It was...
Let's Geek Out About the "Last Five Years" Movie
By CAITLIN GRIFFIN
Friday, March 20, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 20, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get super enthusiastic about things. This week, John Dellaporta (Actor/Writer/Director) geeks out (via Gchat) with Caitlin S. Griffin (Marketer/Educator/Artist) Today's Topic: The Last Five Years... the movie! --- Caitlin Griffin: Hi, John! I have been itching to dish about this movie...
Folk Music is Part of Your Life
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, March 16, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 16, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Lonesome Traveler celebrates a great American genre --- "Tom Dooley" encapsulates the spirit of Lonesome Traveler. When the actors portraying the Kingston Trio perform that classic song, everything from their harmonies to their crisp button downs recall the folk music era of the 50s and 60s. But at the same time, we still see these performers...
50 Years of Life in 90 Minutes
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, March 09, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Mar 9, 2015  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
When time and music work differently on stage, pay attention. That may be the key to understanding an entire show. At least, that's how it feels with Long Story Short, a musical that condenses 50 years of a couple's relationship into 90 minutes. In the opening scene, a young woman named Hope is on a first date with a guy named Charles, and just a...
How Did His Life Become a Musical?
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, March 03, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 3, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
By LINDA BUCHWALD There's an old theatre adage that a show doesn't really become itself until it's had several productions. For proof, just look to The Lion. Benjamin Scheuer's autobiographical one-man musical was developed in workshops and at coffee shops before enjoying several productions around the world, including a successful Off-Broadway...
When She Lectures, You Laugh
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles When Mary Louise Wilson urges the audience to "Repent, repent, repent!" in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the screwball musical comedy On the Twentieth Century, everyone bursts out laughing. That's because her character, a seemingly sweet little...
Which Musical Theatre Legends Need a New Show?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, February 17, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 17, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome toGeek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get super enthusiastic about things. This week, Mark Blankenship geeks out (via Google Doc), with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, who is both a musical theatre historian and a producer. Jennifer's new book, The Untold Stories of Broadway: Volume 2, is an oral history of eight Broadway theatres, as told...
Why Does "Into the Woods" Keep Coming Back?
By RACHEL CARPMAN
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 10, 2015  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get super enthusiastic about things. This week, Rachel Carpman, a writer and dramaturg, geeks out (over the phone) with Ethan Heard, freelance director and Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera. Today's Topic: INTO THE WOODS! __ Rachel Carpman: Let's freak out about the Into the...
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