Category: Musicals
How 'West Side Story' Saved My Dad's Life
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Monday, December 20, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Dec 20, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
And, in turn, me --- Many of my Latino friends have long hated West Side Story for a variety of compelling reasons, particularly the brownface-filled 1961 movie. Yet my Papa, Alex Gonzalez, absolutely loved that film. According to him, it saved his life. My Papa Alex died in 2012 and though we weren't related by blood, he was the father figure I...
Victoria Clark Taps Into Her Inner Adolescent
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Broadway vet never imagined she'd play 16 again, then Kimberly Akimbo came along --- Known for her performances in Broadway musicals, including a resplendent fairy godmother in Cinderella, an imperious nun in Sister Act and a lonely and concerned mother in The Light in the Piazza, for which she won a Tony Award, Victoria Clark was actually concentrating...
The Power of Seeing Sondheim—the Man
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 09, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Dec 9, 2021  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
TDF members share their memories of running into the late genius --- Two weeks after his death, Stephen Sondheim is still being remembered, mourned and feted, online and off. A multitude of essays have been written and read. Fans are flocking to his musicals—two are on stage in New York right now: Company on Broadway and Assassins at Classic...
WATCH: TDF's 'Jersey Boys' Conversation
Friday, December 03, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 3, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-nominated writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice discuss their harmonious collaboration Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are funny guys, but that's no surprise to Jersey Boys fans. The two earned Tony nominations for their clever book to the hit musical about The Four Seasons, taking a Rashomon-style approach to the band's evolution with every...
Join TDF for a 'Jersey Boys' Conversation
Tuesday, November 30, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 30, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-nominated writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice discuss their harmonious collaboration Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are funny guys, but that's no surprise to Jersey Boys fans. The two earned Tony nominations for their clever book to the hit musical about The Four Seasons, taking a Rashomon-style approach to the band's evolution with every...
WATCH: TDF's Conversation with Graciela Daniele and Michael John LaChiusa
Thursday, November 18, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The longtime collaborators talk about their friendship and multiple musicals What's the secret to Michael John LaChiusa and Graciela Daniele's enduring artistic relationship? According to them, it's laughter. That makes sense since the composer-lyricist-librettist and choreographer-director spend a lot of time giggling whenever they reminisce about...
Join TDF for a Conversation with Graciela Daniele and Michael John LaChiusa
Tuesday, November 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 16, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The longtime collaborators talk about their friendship and multiple musicals What's the secret to Michael John LaChiusa and Graciela Daniele's enduring artistic relationship? According to them, it's laughter. That makes sense since the composer-lyricist-librettist and choreographer-director spend a lot of time giggling whenever they reminisce about...
New Musicals to See Off Broadway This Winter
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 12, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 12, 2021  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Ten tuneful shows for grown-ups and families Broadway isn't the only destination for exciting musicals. In fact, many Tony-winning Broadway tuners actually started out on smaller NYC stages, including Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown and Hamilton. Over the next few months Off Broadway, you can catch brand-new musicals from three Pulitzer Prize winners,...
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