Category: Musicals
How Do You Create a Drama About Peace?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Revisiting a magical moment of amity during World War I through stories and songs --- In the early 2000s, playwright and director Peter Rothstein started working on a show about the Christmas Truce of 1914, an unofficial ceasefire that brought troops from opposing sides of World War I together on December 24 for a night of caroling and companionship....
My Life in a Theatre
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
One seasoned audience member's tribute to the memories he's made at the Shubert --- "Remember?" The three-note motif had insinuated itself into my mind's ear since we took our seats in the balcony of Broadway's Shubert Theatre, where we were about to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! It wasn't from a song in the show, so I wondered why I was hearing...
What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 30, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 30, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Michael Berresse returns to Broadway after a 10-year absence in The Cher Show --- Playing a part based on a real-life person is pretty common -- just look at all of the biographical shows running right now. But playing a part based on a real-life person who serves in a key creative position on the production? That's the unusual situation...
Making the Unsung Heroes of WWI Move
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, November 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 28, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
The challenges of choreographing the new musical The Hello Girls --- Christine O'Grady has spent much of her career choreographing regional revivals, injecting familiar favorites such as 42nd Street, West Side Story and The Wiz with complicated, fun movement. So when Cara Reichel and Peter Mills of Prospect Theater Company asked her to collaborate...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment 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. Bonus: At press time, many of these shows were...
WATCH: Meet TADA! Youth Theater
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Meet TADA! Youth Theater, a Drama Desk Award-winning nonprofit youth theatre company that produces original musicals for families starring talented local kids ages 8 to 18. Founded in 1984, TADA! provides young people from different backgrounds with musical theatre opportunities, including classes, camps and three mainstage shows every season featuring...
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 15, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
How Neil Diamond Inspired a New Musical Comedy
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, November 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The BFFs behind The Other Josh Cohen chat about their revamped show --- Longtime pals Steve Rosen and David Rossmer have two rules when collaborating: 1. No jerks allowed; 2. The best idea always wins. That seems to be working for them because their musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen, which they wrote and star in, is back for its third NYC run at...
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