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Friday, November 25, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though thei…

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Stage Managers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

It is 704pm on a Thursday. To the average audience member of THE COLOR PURPLE, the most important person waiting backstage is one of the above-the-title stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hollida…

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special Feature: 4 of Broadway's Hottest Musical Directors Sound Off About What They Do, Inspirations and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

Who helps an actor to sing material a certain way If you ask the majority of people outside the theater industry they would say people simply sound the way they sound or maybe credit the com…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

See Tomorrow's Shows, Today by Cara Joy David

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

How Broadway Contributed to Its Own Cell Phone Problem by Cara Joy David

What confuses me is that producers, theater owners, journalists, etc. are all sharing in this outrage without admitting, even to themselves, they helped create the monster.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season's Tony Nominees by Cara Joy David

What makes a good revival? Is it just lovingly recreating an original or a prior revival? Or does it require reinvention?...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition by Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Talking With Broadway's Bright Star Choreographer, Josh Rhodes by Cara Joy David

Sitting in the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass musical Bright Star I knew the show would divide critics, but I also knew that it was impossible to leave and not at least respect the wor…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Going From Show to Show No More by Cara Joy David

Lisa Gajda has appeared in the ensembles of 18 Broadway musicals, including “Tuck Everlasting.” At 46, she says she’s ready to step off the stage.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What Makes a Theater Tryout City? Not Much. by Cara Joy David

Not only has the last decade seen these theaters become consistent tryout houses, but we've also seen other theaters all across the country house shows of great interest to us here in NYC.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring by Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Thinking Through Broadway's New Message Board Controversy by Cara Joy David

As nice as the Broadway community is -- and it is a small close-knit community -- it's not all sunshine and rainbows. It's a competitive place. There is a natural vying for attention, both o…

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Friday, February 19, 2016

A Special Place in Hell, Wellesley & Supporting Hillary by Cara Joy David

I sometimes consider myself a bad feminist. Last year when folks I greatly respect expressed outrage that Manhattan Theatre...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thoughts on Preteen Theater: 'Wimpy Kid' Sans Iconis, 'Akeelah and the Bee', 'Woodsman' and More by Cara Joy David

As of late, I get a lot of questions on what to take a preteen to from adults who want something they see as slightly more...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Aladdin Continues to Introduce Audiences to A Whole New World by Cara Joy David

Every week when the grosses come in, I think: "Wow, look at Aladdin go." I thought this even last winter, the winter not...

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Annie: A Look at Tomorrow and Yesterday by Cara Joy David

For you parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. out there -- please bring a child to the theater.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Get Your Laugh on: Sylvia and Gentleman's Guide by Cara Joy David

Is it going to forever change your life? No. Is it going to make you laugh? Very likely so.

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