Category: Musicals
What's It Like to Star in a Cult Musical?
Thursday, July 26, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Stephanie Hsu on why her role in Be More Chill is so groundbreaking --- Stephanie Hsu realized something was happening when she started getting tagged in fan art of her Be More Chill character: theatre-obsessed teenager Christine Canigula. She was surprised that young people from all over the world had discovered an obscure musical that only ran for...
Big, Blonde and Beautiful in Her Broadway Debut
Tuesday, July 24, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Bonnie Milligan is breaking body stereotypes in Head Over Heels --- From the very first reading of the Go-Go's musical Head Over Heels in 2014, Bonnie Milligan knew she was perfect for the part of Pamela, a hilariously narcissistic Elizabethan princess. That's probably because the show's original book writer, Avenue Q Tony winner Jeff Whitty,...
Which Broadway Choreographer Is Making His NYC Directorial Debut?
Monday, July 23, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Joshua Bergasse is putting his own stamp on Smokey Joe's Cafe --- At a recent matinee of the Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, iconic numbers such as "On Broadway" and "Hound Dog" inspired audience members to sing and dance in their seats. During "Stand By Me," an entire throng jumped up, all clapping...
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
How to Decide What to See at the New York Musical Festival
Friday, July 06, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 6, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Our guide to the 15th annual event --- The New York Musical Festival kicks off next week with a slew of tuneful offerings in Midtown. Since its founding in 2004, NYMF has helped launch more than 400 new musicals, many of which have gone on to bigger stages, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. This year's edition features a dozen shows...
How Classic Musicals Are Being Reimagined Off-Broadway
Thursday, June 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jun 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
See fresh takes on Fiddler on the Roof, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmen Jones --- Off-Broadway is often a destination for adventurous theatre, free from the commercial constraints of keeping a production running on the Great White Way. So it's intriguing that this summer, three nonprofit companies have chosen to revive classic Broadway...
Reviving Groundbreaking Musicals While Honoring a Friend
Wednesday, June 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside Encores! Off-Center's bittersweet new season --- Quick: What do Encores! Off-Center's three summer revivals Songs for a New World, Gone Missing and Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope have in common? If you answered that they're all bookless musicals, you're right. Each is a revue, a song cycle around an idea, whether that's new beginnings, types...
Brush Up Your Shakespur
Tuesday, June 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
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How the Bard inspired a Wild West musical comedy --- Though it's categorized as a comedy and ends with multiple weddings, Measure for Measure has long been considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." It's a morally complex tale rife with abuse of power, sexual blackmail and some seriously toxic masculinity as corrupt judge Angelo demands nun...
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