Category: Musicals
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...
See a Tony Winner in a New Musical in Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, November 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in Marguerite --- Cady Huffman may be best known to theatre lovers for her work on Broadway, particularly her Tony-winning turn as the voluptuous Ulla in The Producers. But to her, all the city's a stage. She's done shows in Brooklyn; in the Bronx where she currently lives, she sometimes sings...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    57 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    57 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 Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
How Three Diverse Creators Brought a Musical About Racial Strife to Life
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, November 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Nov 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The unusual development of Broadbend, Arkansas --- It's ironic that Broadbend, Arkansas -- the new two-person musical about an African-American father and daughter grappling with the personal impact of racial oppression in the '60s and '80s -- started off as a monologue about an elderly Southern white woman living in a nursing home during the pre-civil...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'The Little Mermaid Live!' on ABC
Tuesday, November 05, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 5, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
For weeks we've been flipping our fins in anticipation of ABC's The Little Mermaid Live!, especially since this live TV musical was clearly a departure from its predecessors. Now that's it's aired, we've seen firsthand how different this hybrid of animated movie/live-action performance was. From the moment Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, introduced...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 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 Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
Growing Up in Puerto Rico, Broadway Felt So Far Away. TDF Helped Bring it Closer
By ALICIA RAMÍREZ
Tuesday, October 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Oct 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
A Latinx theatre fan recounts the barriers she had to break through in order to attend shows --- I first fell in love with Broadway musicals listening to the original cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights in my house in Puerto Rico. I was enthralled by the opening notes of the title song, marked by the beat of the palitos right before...
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