Category: Musicals
You've Never Seen Beth Malone—or Molly Brown—Like This
Monday, February 24, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 24, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee talks about starring in the revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown --- Having been raised in the Rocky Mountain State, Beth Malone grew up on the legend of Molly Brown: the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor who used her Colorado gold-rush fortune to help the poor, spearhead the juvenile court system and run for office before women even...
Why Young Jean Lee Wants to Ease Your Pain
Friday, February 21, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 21, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The button-pushing playwright returns to a 2011 cabaret experiment, but takes herself off the stage In 2018, Young Jean Lee became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway with Straight White Men at Second Stage Theater. But before she shattered that glass ceiling, the Korean American writer-director spent 16 years creating...
Revisiting My Past Through Encores!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 11, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Often at City Center's signature series, I find myself time traveling… "Well, I saw the original production…" It was inevitable that I would utter those words at City Center's Encores!, a series that puts rarely revived musicals back in the spotlight. It happened for the first time in 1996, during Encores!' third season, with its staging...
10 New Musicals to See This Spring Off Broadway
Friday, February 07, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 7, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
You just may catch a future Broadway hit --- What do the Tony Award-winning best musicals of the past five years have in common? They all began Off Broadway. Fun Home, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band's Visit, Hadestown and even Hamilton started on smaller NYC stages, so if you want to see the next big thing before everyone else, Off Broadway's a great...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2020 Edition
Friday, January 17, 2020  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Jan 17, 2020  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Because of the Broadway shutdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, much of the information below is changing. We are trying to keep this post updated. A guide to 22 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 21 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus one big summer entry. From acclaimed Off-Broadway...
Why Ann Harada Is Excited About Her Crappy New Job
Thursday, January 16, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 16, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Avenue Q star has a great sense of humor about her role in Emojiland: The Musical --- "Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles, and sometimes you get to play a pile of poo," says Ann Harada. That's not a metaphor. The beloved character actress, best known for her scene-stealing turns in Avenue Q and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, is playing...
A Man Out of My Dreams
Wednesday, January 08, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 8, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
A longtime theatregoer recalls a life-changing realization he had at a production of Oklahoma! --- "Did seeing theatre when you were a kid make you gay?" I've been asked that question—both seriously and in jest—more times than I can count, by strangers and loved ones alike. The answer is no, of course not! And yet, an early theatregoing...
Why Diane Paulus Was Willing to Do Anything to Direct 'Jagged Little Pill'
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How the Tony winner helped transform an iconic '90s album into a new Broadway musical --- In an industry in which theatre directors are often approached by producers with finalized scripts in hand, Diane Paulus appreciates more of a blank slate. The Tony Award winner (for Pippin) and Broadway vet (Hair, Finding Neverland, Porgy and Bess) enjoys joining...
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