Category: Musicals
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...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. At...
Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show.
Friday, April 05, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma! --- The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands of new Instagram followers. No wonder: Belting out her character Ado Annie's sexy signature solo from Oklahoma!, currently running at Broadway's Circle in the...
Tony Yazbeck Is Ready to Start the Revolution
Wednesday, April 03, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of the agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock --- Ever since Tony Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at age 11 as a tapping newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, he's been lauded for his dancing. Certainly his major roles, notably Al in A Chorus Line, Tulsa in the 2008 revival of Gypsy...
How Do You Tell the Story of The Temptations?
Friday, March 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau on the challenges of writing the book for the bio-musical Ain't Too Proud --- Near the beginning of Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations, a teenage Otis Williams invites Melvin Franklin to join his singing group. Melvin tells Otis to ask his mother -- and then hides behind a tree while Otis does so. While...
A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate'
Friday, March 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 15, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
How a canceled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut --- "This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple threat playing Lois in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. A Houston native who's been performing professionally...
Singing the Praises of Chick Flicks on Stage
Thursday, March 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
A new musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre --- Fans of so-called chick flicks -- cinematic stories centering on romance, family and female friendships -- often defend their penchant for these films by dismissing them as "guilty pleasures." But according to Suzy Conn, who wrote the book and songs for Chick Flick the Musical at the Westside...
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