Category: Musicals
She Makes the 'Mean Girls' Sound Fetch
Friday, April 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 20, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Broadway musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, one of the show's unsung sheroes --- Much has been written about the girl power of Broadway's Mean Girls. After all, the female-focused musical comedy about a naïve new student learning to navigate the high school hierarchy is the brainchild of feminist funnywoman Tina Fey, based on her hit...
The Triangle at the Heart of 'My Fair Lady'
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 18, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Allan Corduner on playing Pickering in the Broadway revival --- Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his Cockney flower girl protégé Eliza Doolittle may have a will-they-or-won't-they relationship in My Fair Lady, but his pal Colonel Pickering is really his soul mate. Their bromance in on enchanting display in Bartlett Sher's...
WATCH: Chita Rivera Sing "Somewhere" at the Olivier Awards
Thursday, April 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
ICYMI London's annual Olivier Awards, aka the British Tonys, took place last Sunday. The ceremony at Royal Albert Hall featured lots of live performances, including the opening number of the West End incarnation of Hamilton and a tribute to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. But two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera belting out "Somewhere" from...
How Can You Be a Mom When Deportation Looms?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays an undocumented immigrant in the new musical Miss You Like Hell --- Mother-daughter relationships in musicals -- as in life -- are often complex and combative (see Gypsy). But the interactions between the mother and daughter at the center of Miss You Like Hell, currently playing at the Public Theater, are particularly...
Rapping About Smashing the Patriarchy
Monday, April 09, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 9, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Q Brothers give Lysistrata a feminist hip-hop makeover --- Lots of theatre-makers update the classics but only the Chicago-based Q Brothers specialize in "add-rap-tations:" contemporary hip-hop reimaginings of iconic texts. Their playful and inventive takes on The Comedy of Errors, rechristened The Bomb-itty of Errors, and Othello: the Remix both...
Is It Rock? Is It Classical? Forget Labels, It's All Music
Tuesday, April 03, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Rocktopia brings rock, classical, and Broadway musicians together --- Henry Aronson is a keyboardist and musical director with 30 years of Broadway credits. Tony Bruno is a guitarist and songwriter who has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, and Joan Jett. Although they usually inhabit different scenes,...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Sunday, April 01, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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If you're a fan of live TV musicals, you were probably glued to the television for NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar, which starred John Legend, Waitress' Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon, and Jason Tam. Here's a look at some of our favorite clips: ...
Cats and Dogs Incarcerated Together!
Thursday, March 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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How Locked Up Bitches unleashed playwright Catya McMullen's creativity --- "We wanted to throw the best party in town," says Catya McMullen about Locked Up Bitches, the hip-hop musical parody of Orange Is the New Black she wrote with composer Scott Allen Klopfenstein. Currently running at The Flea, the irreverent comedy features 25 members of the...
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