Category: Musicals
Why Mitchell Jarvis Will 'Rock' Till He Drops
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Anne Kauffman on the Dream Job She Didn't Know She Wanted
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The new artistic director of Encores! Off-Center talks about her inaugural season --- When Michael Friedman, the former artistic director of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center, invited his longtime collaborator and friend Anne Kauffman to direct Assassins two summers ago, neither one had any idea of the journey being set in motion. After Friedman...
Using 21st-Century Technology to Tell a 12th-Century Story
By JEN GUSHUE
Wednesday, June 26, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Grace McLean on her unconventional new musical about the groundbreaking Hildegard von Bingen --- Writer-performer Grace McLean has made a career out of appearing in period pieces. In Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, she played the ingénue's godmother, Marya D., a grand dame of 19th-century Russia. In Alice By Heart, a 1940s London-set...
How Do You Write a Kung Fu Musical?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, June 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Hollywood screenwriters worked with an international team to create Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed --- The two screenwriters of the Kung Fu Panda movies, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, were confused when they got a call several years ago from Alex Poots, the artistic director of The Shed, an arts center in New York that didn't yet exist....
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