Category: Musicals
Why Ann Harada Is Excited About Her Crappy New Job
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 16, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 16, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Avenue Q star has a great sense of humor about her role in Emojiland: The Musical --- "Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles, and sometimes you get to play a pile of poo," says Ann Harada. That's not a metaphor. The beloved character actress, best known for her scene-stealing turns in Avenue Q and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, is playing...
A Man Out of My Dreams
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 08, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 8, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
A longtime theatregoer recalls a life-changing realization he had at a production of Oklahoma! --- "Did seeing theatre when you were a kid make you gay?" I've been asked that question—both seriously and in jest—more times than I can count, by strangers and loved ones alike. The answer is no, of course not! And yet, an early theatregoing...
My New Year's Resolutions, All Inspired by Show Tunes
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, January 03, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 3, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
How I'm letting Broadway help me make 2020 a success --- "What will this day be like? I wonder. What will my future be? I wonder." Like Maria in The Sound of Music, who sings those lines in "I Have Confidence," I spend a lot of time wondering what tomorrow has in store. Every New Year's, my pondering goes into overdrive as I set my resolutions...
Why Diane Paulus Was Willing to Do Anything to Direct 'Jagged Little Pill'
By JEN GUSHUE
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How the Tony winner helped transform an iconic '90s album into a new Broadway musical --- In an industry in which theatre directors are often approached by producers with finalized scripts in hand, Diane Paulus appreciates more of a blank slate. The Tony Award winner (for Pippin) and Broadway vet (Hair, Finding Neverland, Porgy and Bess) enjoys joining...
Why Rebecca Taichman Just Can't Get Enough of 'Sing Street'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
After a hit run at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2019, the production is transferring to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre for an open run. How the Tony-winning director was instrumental in bringing this cult movie musical to the stage --- Rebecca Taichman isn't just the director of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, she's its instigator....
Why Don't More Women Wear My Dress Size on Broadway?
By MEG MASSERON
Friday, December 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    6 comments Share This
Fri Dec 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    6 comments Share This
A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry --- As a musical-loving teen, I spent countless hours imagining myself as my favorite Broadway heroines. But my fantasies evaporated whenever I looked in the mirror. I'd never seen a Christine in The Phantom of the Opera or a Belle in Beauty and the Beast or an Eliza Doolittle...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
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