Category: Musicals
WATCH: Meet TADA! Youth Theater
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Meet TADA! Youth Theater, a Drama Desk Award-winning nonprofit youth theatre company that produces original musicals for families starring talented local kids ages 8 to 18. Founded in 1984, TADA! provides young people from different backgrounds with musical theatre opportunities, including classes, camps and three mainstage shows every season featuring...
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
How Neil Diamond Inspired a New Musical Comedy
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, November 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The BFFs behind The Other Josh Cohen chat about their revamped show --- Longtime pals Steve Rosen and David Rossmer have two rules when collaborating: 1. No jerks allowed; 2. The best idea always wins. That seems to be working for them because their musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen, which they wrote and star in, is back for its third NYC run at...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'A Very Wicked Halloween'
Monday, October 29, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 29, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
No one mourns for Wicked! That's because, after 15 years on Broadway, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's musical about the friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good is still going strong. In honor of this thrillifying anniversary, NBC aired the hour-long concert special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway...
Making Edna St. Vincent Millay Sing
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How an iconic 1912 poem inspired an unconventional musical --- Veteran musical director Carmel Dean had worked closely with celebrated artists ranging from Green Day to Chita Rivera, but she panicked when she met Stephen Sondheim -- not because she revered him (although she does), but because he asked what she was working on. She had heard that he...
What Does It Mean to Be Human?
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, October 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today --- A man with long, unruly red hair and a matching beard takes the Ars Nova stage with a guitar. He says his name is Rags Parkland and he's going to be singing some tunes. He strums his instrument and croons a love song -- but his object of desire is surprising....
Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, October 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece --- Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-theatre pieces since founding his eponymous company in 2011. Choreographing classic musicals wasn't really high on his wish list -- until boundary-pushing director...
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
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