Category: Musicals
Cats and Dogs Incarcerated Together!
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, March 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Locked Up Bitches unleashed playwright Catya McMullen's creativity --- "We wanted to throw the best party in town," says Catya McMullen about Locked Up Bitches, the hip-hop musical parody of Orange Is the New Black she wrote with composer Scott Allen Klopfenstein. Currently running at The Flea, the irreverent comedy features 25 members of the...
Why Are These Characters Cracking Jokes While Crying?
By PIA CATTON
Wednesday, March 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Mar 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Inside the complicated tone of A Letter to Harvey Milk --- While the new musical A Letter to Harvey Milk explores themes of loss, regret, and denial, it leavens the heaviness with Borscht Belt-style jokes. For the creators, this mix of tragedy and humor was integral to the storytelling and the artistic process. After all, it took more than two decades...
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
Wed Mar 7, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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, which debuted at Joe's...
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...
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