Category: Musicals
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 04, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 4, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Broadway belter Alysha Umphress on body diversity, romance and her role in Scotland, PA --- Alysha Umphress gets the first word in Scotland, PA, a dark musical comedy based on the eponymous 2001 cult film that transposes Macbeth to a small-town burger joint in 1975. The bloody fun production begins with a crack of lightning and the emergence of three...
Finding a Way to Love 'Phantom' After Trauma
By MEG MASSERON
Tuesday, September 10, 2019  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
Tue Sep 10, 2019  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
How the #MeToo movement made me see my favorite musical from a new perspective --- When someone says she has a complicated relationship in her life, she's usually referring to her mother or an ex. But for me, my most complicated relationship is with my favorite musical: The Phantom of the Opera. I became a super-Phan the first time I saw the show...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2019 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 06, 2019  •   Musicals  •    7 comments Share This
Fri Sep 6, 2019  •   Musicals  •    7 comments Share This
A guide to 21 upcoming (or recently opened) productions All those shows closing over the summer means Broadway is getting an incredible influx of new titles this fall. Between now and December, 19 new productions are bowing on the boards -- and that doesn't even include the recently opened Sea Wall / A Life and Betrayal. As usual, autumn is play heavy,...
Why 'Hercules' Needs Puppets of Mythic Proportions
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Obie winner James Ortiz is helping to bring Disney's animated movie to the stage --- When The Public Theater hired James Ortiz to design puppets for its Public Works' adaptation of Hercules, the first thing he did was rewatch the source material. It had been years since he'd seen Disney's 1997 animated movie, and he wanted to get a sense of which...
Why Alan Ariano Is Overjoyed to Finally Play a Filipino on Stage
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, August 21, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 21, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the first musical created by Filipino Americans in NYC --- Throughout his three-decade career, Filipino-American actor Alan Ariano has played a wide variety of roles, notably Broadway stints in the original productions of M. Butterfly and Miss Saigon, and the most recent revival of The King and I. But there's one thing...
How Hal Prince Changed My Life as an Audience Member and an Artist
By CHRISTOPHER MASSIMINE
Tuesday, August 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Aug 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
A former producer of Yiddish Fiddler recalls his quarter-century friendship with the late legend --- A Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish -- sounds crazy, no? No crazier than the story of how I, a nice Catholic boy, ended up running the century-old National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and executive producing the show at the Museum of Jewish Heritage last...
Swarovski Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend in 'Moulin Rouge!'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber helps make this spectacular spectacular --- One of the most heartbreaking moments in Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes in Act II, when the villainous Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu) forces his conflicted courtesan Satine (Karen Olivo) to change out of a lush maroon gown that fits her like a second skin. In...
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