Category: Musicals
Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around Theatre
By SANDY MACDONALD
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
17 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season when regional theatre heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive beloved classics and debut new works. So peg your next weekend...
Is 'A Strange Loop' the Most Meta Musical Ever?
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons --- Michael R. Jackson's new musical A Strange Loop, currently at Playwrights Horizons and produced in association with Page 73, focuses on Usher (Larry Owens), a young, black, queer aspiring artist trying to navigate a messy, biased world. As he writes and rewrites a musical about...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Mon May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
Meet the Puppet Master of 'Beetlejuice'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 09, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 9, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage --- Compliment Michael Curry on his eye-popping puppets for Beetlejuice on Broadway, and he'll politely correct you. "They're characters really," he insists. "While they're not played by human beings, they're designed in a way where they have a sentient...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. At...
Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 05, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 5, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma! --- The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands of new Instagram followers. No wonder: Belting out her character Ado Annie's sexy signature solo from Oklahoma!, currently running at Broadway's Circle in the...
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