Category: Musicals
A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate'
By RAVEN SNOOK
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
By CAREY PURCELL
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...
How Being a Dad Helped Tom Kitt Write His New Musical
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, February 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 28, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The co-creator of Next to Normal debuts Superhero Off-Broadway --- Superhero at Second Stage Theatre is a homecoming for Tom Kitt. The composer's breakthrough musical with lyricist Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal, about a family struggling with mental illness, premiered at the venue 11 years ago before transferring to Broadway and picking up...
Friendship Is the Key to This 'Merrily We Roll Along'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Fiasco Theater reinvented Stephen Sondheim's most cherished flop --- Even though Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along premiered back in 1981, every major revival feels like a new musical. That's because the songwriter and a few of his trusted collaborators have revised the show multiple times over the decades, hoping to perfect...
His Third Go as Tevye, His First Time in Yiddish
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 19, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's Fiddler on the Roof --- Fiddler on the Roof has been following Steven Skybell his whole life, much like the fiddler does Tevye in the musical. The actor first played that iconic Jewish patriarch at 17 at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp. Four years later, he tackled Tevye at Yale. Now, at an undisclosed yet...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2019 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 01, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Feb 1, 2019  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
A guide to 16 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 14 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus two big summer entries. Highlights include buzzed-about musicalizations of the movies Beetlejuice, Tootsie and Moulin Rouge; revivals of Oklahoma! and Kiss Me Kate; stars getting steamy in Burn This...
What Does Gen Z Look for In a Musical?
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Wednesday, January 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 30, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Be More Chill, The Prom and Dear Evan Hansen are attracting teens and young adults --- "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have." That mysterious message, used in the promotional materials for Dear Evan Hansen since its 2015 D.C. tryout, immediately captivated teenager...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'Rent' on Fox
Sunday, January 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jan 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Well, Rent on Fox wasn't exactly live, but the show still went on, mostly using prerecorded footage from its dress rehearsal, which is when star Brennin Hunt broke his foot preventing him from participating in a live performance. During the first commercial break the entire cast, including Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Tinashe...
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