Category: Musicals
Why Lena Hall Had to Do 'Bat Out of Hell – The Musical'
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, August 08, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 8, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the New York stage and her first love: rock and roll --- When asked how she's been prepping for her part in Jim Steinman's over-the-top fantasy Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, Lena Hall gets all revved up. "I have been preparing my whole life!" she exclaims, and she means it. Although the 38-year-old actress-singer-songwriter...
Annie Golden Graduates to Leading Lady
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, July 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jul 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
After decades as a character actress, the sexagenarian gets her golden ticket with Broadway Bounty Hunter --- Even though Annie Golden is a woman of a certain age, she has no plans to retire. Why would she when writers are penning parts just for her? The 67 year old is currently starring in the exuberant meta-musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter...
Rita Rudner Returns to Her Musical Theatre Roots
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, July 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner Two's a Crowd --- Over the past four decades, Rita Rudner has held her own in the upper echelons of comedy, mostly by being herself: a very funny but thoroughly nice person with a quirky perspective on life. But the sexagenarian didn't start out wanting to be...
Why Mitchell Jarvis Will 'Rock' Till He Drops
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages --- Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his best-known stage role, Lonny, the cheeky narrator of Rock of Ages for the show's 10th anniversary run at New World Stages. While there's seemingly more of Bon Jovi than the Bard in the jukebox musical comedy, which uses...
11 Summer Theatre Festivals to Try in NYC
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
For adventurous theatregoers, summer is the most exciting season in New York. Throughout July and August, the city hosts an array of festivals featuring new shows in various stages of development. Ambitions are usually high while prices are typically low. In fact, TDF members can snag $11 tickets to many offerings at these 11 eclectic fests, so you...
See This Show and You Just May Find Your Soulmate
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, July 03, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 3, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How an interactive comedy about the drama of online dating is bringing people together --- According to the most recent census, there are approximately 110.6 million single people over the age of 18 in the U.S. and reportedly almost 50 million of them have tried online dating. So how's an unattached lady looking for love supposed to stand out? Robyn...
When the Cast Changes, I Go Back
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, July 01, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jul 1, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Why I'm obsessed with revisiting my favorite shows when new stars arrive When I heard that Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel were going into Waitress, I immediately bought tickets. I'd already seen the musical twice before, but I was dying to see how these two talented real-life BFFs would play opposite each other. A few months later, Shoshana Bean...
Performing in 'Frozen' While Writing Family Musicals on the Side
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Kevin Del Aguila penned Dog Man: The Musical backstage on Broadway --- Kevin Del Aguila spends almost all his waking hours making kids happy through theatre. Eight shows a week he plays Oaken, the adorably goofy owner of a trading post and sauna in Disney's Frozen on Broadway. But when he's not performing, he's busy turning beloved children's...
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