Category: Musicals
Why Rebecca Taichman Just Can't Get Enough of 'Sing Street'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
After a hit run at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2019, the production is transferring to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre for an open run. How the Tony-winning director was instrumental in bringing this cult movie musical to the stage --- Rebecca Taichman isn't just the director of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, she's its instigator....
Why Don't More Women Wear My Dress Size on Broadway?
By MEG MASSERON
Friday, December 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    6 comments Share This
Fri Dec 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    6 comments Share This
A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry --- As a musical-loving teen, I spent countless hours imagining myself as my favorite Broadway heroines. But my fantasies evaporated whenever I looked in the mirror. I'd never seen a Christine in The Phantom of the Opera or a Belle in Beauty and the Beast or an Eliza Doolittle...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
See a Tony Winner in a New Musical in Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, November 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 14, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in Marguerite --- Cady Huffman may be best known to theatre lovers for her work on Broadway, particularly her Tony-winning turn as the voluptuous Ulla in The Producers. But to her, all the city's a stage. She's done shows in Brooklyn; in the Bronx where she currently lives, she sometimes sings...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    57 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Musicals  •    57 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
How Three Diverse Creators Brought a Musical About Racial Strife to Life
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, November 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Nov 11, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The unusual development of Broadbend, Arkansas --- It's ironic that Broadbend, Arkansas -- the new two-person musical about an African-American father and daughter grappling with the personal impact of racial oppression in the '60s and '80s -- started off as a monologue about an elderly Southern white woman living in a nursing home during the pre-civil...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Musicals  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
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