Category: Musicals
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...
Why Are These Characters Cracking Jokes While Crying?
Wednesday, March 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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Inside the complicated tone of A Letter to Harvey Milk --- While the new musical A Letter to Harvey Milk explores themes of loss, regret, and denial, it leavens the heaviness with Borscht Belt-style jokes. For the creators, this mix of tragedy and humor was integral to the storytelling and the artistic process. After all, it took more than two decades...
Embodying the Empowering Message of 'Escape to Margaritaville'
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Lisa Howard finds romance and self-love in the new Jimmy Buffett musical --- At first, much of Escape to Margaritaville at Broadway's Marquis Theatre is what you would anticipate from a musical inspired by the laid-back, feel-good, country-Caribbean songs of Jimmy Buffett ("Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Come Monday," "Why Don't We Get Drunk"). There...
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