Category: Musicals
Using 21st-Century Technology to Tell a 12th-Century Story
Wednesday, June 26, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 26, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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?
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....
Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around Theatre
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
17 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season when regional theatre heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive beloved classics and debut new works. So peg your next weekend...
Is 'A Strange Loop' the Most Meta Musical Ever?
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
After critically acclaimed runs in NYC and DC, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop transfers to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, with performances beginning April 6, 2022. This interview was conducted during the show's Off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons. Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons --- Michael...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Mon May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
Meet the Puppet Master of 'Beetlejuice'
Thursday, May 09, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 9, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage --- Compliment Michael Curry on his eye-popping puppets for Beetlejuice on Broadway, and he'll politely correct you. "They're characters really," he insists. "While they're not played by human beings, they're designed in a way where they have a sentient...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
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