Category: Musicals
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 11, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 07, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Sep 7, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
A guide to 17 upcoming (or recently opened) productions Although the 2018-2019 Broadway season officially began when The Boys in the Band opened back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 15 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included two that opened over the summer and are still running.) As usual, autumn is play heavy, with...
WATCH: Backstage at the Autism-Friendly Performance of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
Monday, August 27, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 27, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Last month, we kicked off our autism-friendly performances for the 2018-2019 season with SpongeBob SquarePants. We were thrilled to get a chance to share this exuberant musical with families who have children on the spectrum before it closes on September 16. Cast member Kelvin Moon Loh took over our TDF Instagram feed to give theatre lovers a backstage...
I Know You Love That Musical, But Please Don't Sing Along
By ERIKA GOULD
Wednesday, August 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    119 comments Share This
Wed Aug 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    119 comments Share This
The theatre is not your shower or a karaoke bar --- Has this ever happened to you at a Broadway musical? House lights dim, stage lights go up, actors begin singing the opening number… and so does the audience? Personally I find this trend disheartening, and it seems to get worse every season. As an avid theatregoer, I pay top dollar to hear...
If It Doesn't Rhyme, I Don't Mind
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, August 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Aug 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    4 comments Share This
In defense of musical theatre lyrics with imperfect rhymes I'm a hard-core musical theatre nerd and I don't understand why so many people gripe about lyrics featuring imperfect rhymes. They don't bother me. In fact, I sometimes prefer them since they're more surprising than perfect rhymes such as love and dove (yawn). Imperfect rhymes work especially...
How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, August 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Sandberg opens Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D. Off-Broadway --- Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink -- large quantities of Pepsi Max. "The actors frequently tease me because I am constantly carrying two-liter bottles in my hand," says the director, who's helming the romantic musical comedy Neurosis and the political...
What Does a Show Starring Everyday New Yorkers Look Like?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 16, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Aug 16, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
How the Public Theater's Public Works initiative is creating new artists and new audiences --- Usually a theatre producer's primary worry is how to get butts in the seats. But when the Public Theater launched its Public Works initiative in 2013, the big concern was how to get all those bodies onto the Delacorte stage -- 200 diverse New Yorkers from...
She's the Other 'Pretty Woman' in this Musical and She's Fierce
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, August 14, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 14, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Orfeh returns to Broadway as another sexy sidekick --- When director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell needed to cast the brassy, belting bestie in Broadway's Pretty Woman: The Musical, the two-time Tony winner knew exactly who to call: Orfeh. The last time Mitchell directed the mononymous actress, she earned a Tony nomination as the feisty...
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