Category: Musicals
Embodying the Empowering Message of 'Escape to Margaritaville'
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Lisa Howard finds romance and self-love in the new Jimmy Buffett musical --- At first, much of Escape to Margaritaville at Broadway's Marquis Theatre is what you would anticipate from a musical inspired by the laid-back, feel-good, country-Caribbean songs of Jimmy Buffett ("Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Come Monday," "Why Don't We Get Drunk"). There...
Finding New Stories in Old Stuff
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Folk Wandering investigates the myth of the American Dream --- Walking into Pipeline Theatre Company's new musical Folk Wandering is akin to stepping into a stranger's attic. Unruly piles of ramshackle furniture, battered suitcases, and assorted knickknacks are everywhere -- not just onstage but spilling over into the house of the A.R.T./New York...
Got Any Questions for Two 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Stars?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 02, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 2, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Join Wesley Taylor and Stephanie Hsu in a live online chat --- For our third Facebook Live artist chat, we're getting the undersea scoop on the hit Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants from two of its stars, Wesley Taylor and Stephanie Hsu, who play Bikini Bottom's resident BFF baddies Plankton and Karen. During this live conversation, you -- the...
What Can We Learn from This Diva?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 26, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Daniel Alexander Jones channels soulful soothsayer Jomama Jones in the new musical Black Light --- "What if I told you…I've seen the future? What if I told you…I'm from the future?" intones Jomama Jones, the theatrical alter ego of writer-performer Daniel Alexander Jones, in the opening moments of Black Light at Joe's Pub. However, much...
Why Does This Opera Have So Much Cursing?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Jerry Springer – The Opera offers pathos and profanity --- If it weren't for the frequent streams of expletives, the choral refrains of Jerry Springer – The Opera might work at the Metropolitan. But given the raunchy subject matter and all those f-bombs, this musical is much more at home Off-Broadway, where it's currently running at the...
WATCH: A Backstage Peek at 'Kinky Boots'
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How TKTS by TDF helped celebrate the Broadway musical's 2,000th performance --- The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots recently celebrated its 2,000th performance on Broadway, and we were thrilled to be part of the festivities by having original cast member John Jeffrey Martin take over our TKTS by TDF Instragram feed. Throughout the two-show day, Martin...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 02, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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A guide to 16 upcoming productions (and one that recently opened) The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 16 new productions opening between now and the end of April. The incoming stage incarnations of Frozen, Mean Girls, and Harry Potter may have garnered the most buzz so far, but there are also star-studded mountings of iconic...
Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time.
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 04, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions --- I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also planned to regularly attend the other "high" performing arts: dance, the symphony, and especially the opera. Yet I soon gave up on becoming a connoisseur of the...
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