Category: Musicals
On Broadway, His Designs Make Paris Magical
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Amelie's Whimsical Set and Costumes --- Even if you moved to the Left Bank, you'd never see the Paris that's onstage in Amélie, and that's entirely the point. Based on the Oscar-nominated French film from 2001, this new Broadway musical follows a young woman whose imagination imbues every moment with magic. Whether she's a child...
How a Musical Introduced Me to My Heroes
By RONNI KRASNOW
Thursday, March 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
A theatre lover's tribute to the songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty --- March 23, 2017. That date had been imprinted on my brain for nearly a year: the first preview of Anastasia on Broadway. I bought my ticket the first day they went on sale. I had to be there. After all, I've been at every first performance of every Lynn Ahrens and Stephen...
Here's to Ladies Who Knit Onstage!
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, March 24, 2017  •   Musicals  •    7 comments Share This
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Seeing characters knitting helps me celebrate my hobby --- Hello, my name is Suzy Evans, and I am a knitter. I used to think there should be some sort of greeting from a support group when I disclosed that information. Although I hated that I experienced a sort of secret shame about my ever-growing hoard of yarn skeins, there was certainly a good...
Before Their Tragedy, They Were Glorious
By JEFF POTTER
Thursday, March 23, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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A new show remembers the fire at the UpStairs Lounge --- Stepping across the threshold of the Lynn Redgrave Theater, audience members attending The View UpStairs find themselves in an immersive set recreating the The UpStairs Lounge circa 1973, an under-the-radar gay bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. With a white grand piano standing center, the...
Can They Hear You Gossip In Space?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The everyday folks in Ethan Lipton's sci-fi show --- How would your pets feel if you pulled up stakes and moved them to a new town? How would they feel if you moved them to a new planet? If Ethan Lipton is right, then their reactions would be pretty much the same in both cases. That's one of the conceits of his new show, The Outer Space: No matter...
What's It Like Conducting Broadway's Largest Orchestra?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Musical director Kristen Blodgette on her big role in Sunset Boulevard --- There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Glenn Close's return to her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond in the current revival of Sunset Boulevard. But she's not the only artist who worked on the original Broadway production who's come back. During the '90s run of Sunset,...
In this Musical, Kindness and Songs Repel Tragedy
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The true story behind Broadway's Come From Away --- At a time when Canada is looking very, very appealing to many Americans, Come From Away gives us yet another reason to embrace our neighbors to the north. The new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein takes place in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, where 38 flights carrying nearly...
In This Musical, No One Is Waiting for Applause
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 09, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Liesl Tommy is the ideal director for Kid Victory --- Eclectic isn't a strong enough word to describe Liesl Tommy's directorial resume. At the same time she became the first woman of color to be nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play (she helmed the Liberian Civil War-set drama Eclipsed on Broadway), the South African native was prepping...
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