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Friday, April 20, 2018

BWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway Royalty by Amanda Prahl

Among the Broadway names of the past several decades, producer and director Hal Prince surely stands as one of the greatest. His name has been attached to some of the most iconic musicals of…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Girl Gangs and Backstage Antics with the Backstage Blonde by Amanda Prahl

Teale Dvornik is not easy to categorize. On the one hand, she works in one of the least visible jobs in the theatre industry, as a dresser at Wicked on Broadway. On the other hand, she's qui…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

BWW Album Review: WORKING Hard For Its Money by Amanda Prahl

Joining the ranks of the thoroughly-revised musicals is Working, whose latest cast recording debuted from its recent London cast. The musical, with a score by Stephen Schwartz and book and l…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

BWW Album Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revives A Classic Tale by Amanda Prahl

There's a certain reliability to a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. You can count on elegant orchestrations, tidy and effective lyrics, and a heartfelt yet epic tale. All of this a…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

BWW Album Review: HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Will Make You 'Smile' by Amanda Prahl

In the creative world, there are few names as admired and respected as Marvin Hamlisch. One of only two people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer the other being Richard Rodge…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

BWW Exclusive: At This Performance: The Rise Of The Broadway Understudy by Amanda Prahl

Understudies on Broadway are nothing new. What is new, however or at least newly noticeable is the growing eagerness of fans to see such a performance.

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BWW Album Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Floats In On A Jasmine Wind by Amanda Prahl

Bet Hatikvah, the small town that is the setting for The Band's Visit, is utterly unremarkable. But unremarkable is the last adjective one would use to describe the score for this new musi…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BWW Album Review: COCO Embraces the Power of Music and Tradition by Amanda Prahl

Never underestimate the power of music, sings Ernesto de la Cruz on the soundtrack to the new DisneyPixar film Coco. And that, at its heart, is the overarching theme of this thoroughly de…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BWW Album Review: Mandy Gonzalez Is Fierce and FEARLESS by Amanda Prahl

Mandy Gonzalez has been one of Broadway's favorite divas since she burst onto the scene in In the Heights. But alongside her powerful voice, she's always given off that vibe that she could b…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

BWW Album Review: CAROLS FOR A CURE Makes the Holidays Bright by Amanda Prahl

Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS has a number of traditions that theatre fans look forward to every year. To raise money for numerous causes, the organization sponsors such special events as…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

BWW Album Review: A Celestial Battle In ANGELS Studio Recording by Amanda Prahl

The mythology of heaven and hell is one of the richest stories out there. In the new studio cast recording of Angels, the story is given yet another angle. Writers Ken Lai and Marcus Cheong …

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Monday, October 9, 2017

BWW Album Review: HADESTOWN Journeys To A Lush, Rollicking Underworld by Amanda Prahl

A post-apocalyptic Depression-era retelling of an ancient Greek myth may not seem like obvious subject matter for a musical. But Hadestown, which ran at New York Theatre Workshop in the summ…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

BWW Album Review: LEGALLY BOUND at 54 Below with Andy Karl & Orfeh by Amanda Prahl

For many years, Andy Karl and Orfeh have been fixtures in the Broadway community, as well as one of its favorite showmances. Both have been a considerable presence in the theatre scene. Both…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

BWW Album Review: ABANDONED HEART by Michael Mott by Amanda Prahl

In the wider world of pop culture, there's a bit of a misconception that Broadway performers and writers can only succeed in their own niche. Michael Mott's second album, Abandoned Heart, bl…

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