Category: Musicals
Making History By Making 'KPOP' Bops
By SARAH REBELL
Wednesday, November 23, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 23, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How Helen Park became the first Asian woman songwriter on Broadway --- As a Korean songwriter, Helen Park never saw herself on Broadway. Not that she didn't have the talent or the drive—she was a standout in NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program (I know because we were classmates). But no Asian woman had ever written a musical that...
11 New Musicals to See Off Broadway This Fall
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 21, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 21, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
New song-filled shows by a Pulitzer Prize winner, an indie rocker and more --- Broadway isn't the only destination for exciting new musicals this fall. In fact, there are almost twice as many opening Off Broadway this autumn than on! Catch a brand-new musical written by and starring a Pulitzer Prize winner, a lauded London import, a queer rocker's...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2022 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 26, 2022  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 26, 2022  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
A guide to 20 upcoming musicals and plays --- Broadway marks its one-year anniversary of reopening with an exciting and diverse slate of fall productions. There are starry play revivals (Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in The Piano Lesson, Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Topdog/Underdog); new musicals with great out-of-town...
Two Tony Nominees on Their New-Old Musical
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, August 25, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 25, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh on the many iterations of Los Otros --- How did Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's musical monologue Tres Niñas transform into the two-hander Los Otros? It's a 14-year journey that harks back even further to Fitzhugh's childhood. In 2008, the NYC-based theatre company Premieres launched its...
Why 'The Butcher Boy' Sang to Asher Muldoon
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, August 04, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 4, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Princeton University undergrad makes his Off-Broadway debut with his musical adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, starring Nicholas Barasch --- Asher Muldoon was five when he saw his first Broadway musical. It wasn't The Lion King or Annie. It was the 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd, and it certainly inspired him to carve his own path. "Some...
How Broadway Powerhouse Daryl Roth Fell For a Teenage Musical Fantasy
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, July 27, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 27, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The notion of "happily ever after" gets a fresh twist in this page-to-stage adaptation of Between the Lines Indecent. The Kite Runner. How I Learned to Drive. Jagged Little Pill. During her three-decade, 120-plus-productions career, producer Daryl Roth has gravitated toward grown-up fare, plays and musicals that explored sensitive subjects—incest,...
Seeing Myself in 'Company' for the First Time
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, July 14, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 14, 2022  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
A slightly rearranged revival gave me a new appreciation of one of my favorite musicals --- Something was different about this revival of Company. With the revival of any musical, there are always differences: scenery, costumes, lighting, character interpretation, orchestration, keys. Changes in text often occur as well—authors' prerogatives...
Always More to Learn at 'Into the Woods'
By DANIEL GUSS
Tuesday, June 28, 2022  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
Tue Jun 28, 2022  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
With the musical's Broadway engagement, a longtime fan takes stock of the show's life lessons --- Watching Into the Woods at City Center Encores! this past spring was the first time I felt the kind of exhilaration that theatre used to provide on a regular basis before the pandemic. Beyond gratitude that I could still have that experience, there was...
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