Monday, July 14, 2014

Holler, I Totes Hear You by The Mick

I keep wanting to make Challah jokes. Because this is Broadway. But honestly, that’s totally unfair to Holler If Ya Hear Me. Which is so not like anything you’ve ever seen on Bro…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Partying on Tony Night: When We’re All Just Big Fans by The Mick

So. After Sunday night, a new item has taken the top spot on my “Biggest Regrets of Life” list. And no, it’s not ‘Shouting “CHARLIE!” in Dule Hill’s…

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

11 Shirtless Photos of Your Tony Host Hugh Jackman You’re Welcome by Lucky

Just in case the Tonys don’t have enough toptless scenes. Also, because we just figured out that the best thing about Australia is the beach. Definitely… the beach. Hugh’s …

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Friday, June 6, 2014

An Insider Look at Tonys Prep (aka It’s All About the Dress) by The Mick

  By now, we’d like to think the whole entire planet knows that in The Theater, the characters aren’t just on stage. They’re everywhere. Because… duh, that’…

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On Tony Night, The Official Party Isn’t the Only Party by Lucky

You guys know that there are a bunch of organized Tony Awards viewing parties in New York City this weekend. The ceremony is being broadcast in Times Square. 54 Below is doing a thing. But t…

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hedwig and the Allure of the Un-Tainted Show by The Mick

The end of a very long story is this: I did not see Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the late 90s or early ‘aughts. Despite ample opportunity, and friends urging me to do so, I opted out o…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The Craptacular Presents: The 2014 Fauxny Awards by The Mick

Last night some of theater’s most elite were given some of theater’s most elite fictional awards. As tradition dictates, these awards are voted on by a committee of two, and dole…

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Jarrod Spector, You Win the Tony of My Heart by Lucky

Hey cutie, Playing a real person in a Broadway musical is hard. You have to do somewhat contradictory things — convince an audience that you really are this person, but also make the r…

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bryce Pinkham, You Win the Tony of My Heart by Lucky

Oh, Bryce Pinkham. How far we’ve come from the days where you were clutching a creepy fox fur in the sort-of ensemble. And the days where you were the handsome bad guy in Ghost, the show t…

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paul Chahidi, You Win the Tony of My Heart by The Mick

Here’s the thing, Paul, I almost forgot you were a Paul and not, say, a Paula. Which, I’m guessing, just looking at how purely manly you actually are, is not a thing you heard ve…

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kelli O’Hara, You Win the Tony of My Heart by Lucky

Dear Kelli O’Hara–We’re crying. We’re crying over Bridges of Madison County‘s untimely closing. We’re crying over the snubbing of your handsome costa…

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lauren Worsham, You Win the Tony of My Heart by The Mick

I mean. It helps that you’re in one of the best musicals we’ve seen in a long time. Gentleman’s Guide is a marvel of technical excellence on basically every level of existe…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

The Biggest Lucille Lortel Awards Wrap-Up Post You’ve Probably Ever Seen by The Mick

Sunday night Jeremy Shamos danced across the Kimmel Center stage before taking off into a sudden run and leaping  into Steven Pasquale’s strong arms (where, truth be told, he was caug…

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tony Nominees 2014: The Shafted by Lucky and The Mick

Spoiler alert, love does not win in awards season… Sure we may not have loved everything about this multi-million dollar tuner but this is shocking. Rocky was not nominated for Best Mu…

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Tony Nominees 2014: The Bad by Lucky and The Mick

Let’s give Woody Allen some things because Woody Allen doesn’t have enough things… Rightfully ignored in most of the major musical categories (Best Musical, directing, the …

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Tony Nominees 2014: The Good by Lucky and The Mick

Welp. Here we go. The nominations have been announced, the feteeing and campaigning and dress shopping is about to begin, and basically everyone in the Theater District just went on an even …

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Un-Nominated React: Updating Throughout the Day by Lucky and The Mick

Well. The nominations are out. So, it’s like… time for Tony Fever and stuff. We here at The Craptacular are getting into the spirit by asking today’s most burning question …

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Friday, April 25, 2014

17 Things That No One Believes About The Bridges of Madison County by Lucky

The thing about The Bridges of Madison County, that swoony romantic dreamboat of a show, is that its action exists in this wonderful, only-in-theater universe where nothing makes sense, yet …

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Who Gives a Shit When Sutton Is Here, and Other Things I Loved About Violet by The Mick

I dunno, guys. Sometimes you see a kind of wonky musical and you just love it anyway. A recent example of this? Violet – the story of a disfigured young woman on a pilgrimage for a cure, w…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Remedial Queens: More Loesser Than You Can Handle by Itsdlevy

With two of Frank Loesser’s biggest hits returning in the form of simultaneous all-star concerts,  last week New York experienced a rare treat for Classic Broadway lovers and the ClaB…

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Steven Pasquale’s Hair is Glorious, and Other Things We Learned at MCC’s Miscast Benefit by The Mick

Up close – and I mean very close, like, if I coughed too hard we’d be touching – Steven Pasquale’s hair falls in waves that look so soft it’s near impossible to resist …

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Q&A: Caught in the Act with… Max Crumm by Lovely Linda

The first thing Max Crumm does when meeting me at Physical Graffitea in the East Village is apologize for being late (it was only by a few minutes) and tell me about how he had to clean up a…

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drinking with Talented People: Jasper in Deadland Opens on the Upper West Side by The Mick

In a the basement party-room below an Irish pub on the Upper West Side – our own little underworld, where no one is dead – there is a hubub, followed by silence. A voice rises over the…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There Is a New Song in Les Miserables, and It Is Called “The Shirtless Contfrontation” by Lucky

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d get to a place in my life where I thought Jean Valjean was hot. I was weaned, after all, on bearded Colm Wilkenson, who was and re…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

David Levy on Being Sondheim’s Penpal, Hanging Out in James Lapine’s Office, and Other Stuff (Plus, Win Tickets…) by Lucky

So, our friend and excellent Craptacular columnist, David Levy, is putting on a 54 Below show on Saturday night in honor of the venerable Stephen Sondheim. Exciting, yeah? First thing’…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

The Cast of Jasper in Deadland Brings Back the Dead by The Mick

…Or at least, they tell us who they’d try to bring back. If they had a shot. So. Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster’s new musical Jasper in Deadland started previews last …

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Friday, March 14, 2014

A Letter to Alex Timbers Upon the Opening of Rocky on Broadway by The Mick

My Dearest Alex, I’m sorry. It pains me to say this, it does, but I have to be honest. And I feel like just getting this out of the way might make it hurt less? I dunno, I guess I̵…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Jesus H Christ, Steven Pasquale, If You Ever Leave Broadway Again I Will Kill You Dead by The Mick

Like. I will end your soul. Because last night in The Bridges of Madison County you got up on that stage and sang a song so beautifully that I cried until snot ran down my face in public. IN…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Adrian in Rocky Dresses Like Your New Hipster Girlfriend and Also Me by Lucky

We love it when Broadway show costumes send our minds spinning. Wouldn’t we all love to have those high-waisted pants that Sutton Foster rocked in the title number of Anything Goes …

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ticket Giveaway — The Realistic Joneses by The Mick

Is the new Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses – starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Marisa Tomei & Michael C Hall – going to unpack the emotional and psychological impact of attem…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

So You Want to Produce a Concert for the First Time, Huh? by The Mick

The Mick (l) and Lucky (r) say some things on stage at LPR. They say it takes a village to raise a child. You know what else takes a village? Producing a concert. Which is kind of an appropr…

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