Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PEARLS FROM PLAYWRIGHT MARTIN CASELLA by Yasmine Lever

This week I interview the prolific writer Martin Casella about his fascinating show THE REPORT.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by Michael Kras

My latest obsession. And here's why. By Michael Kras (Actor/Playwright/Director) I was first made aware of a little Off-Broadway show titled Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 when …

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Friday, November 1, 2013

THE CO/LAB THEATER GROUP by Gkidwell

Theater: It's about more than just your headshot and resume. By Geoffrey Kidwell (actor) Last Sunday night, I had the great honor of singing in a concert at the incredible Rockwood Music Hal…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PUTIN'S ANTIGAY CABARET by Joanna Syiek (director/producer/blogger)

When a modern day setting rings a little too close to an era gone by, show off the parallels in a musical By Joanna Syiek (Director/Producer/Blogger) A production of the musical Cabaret is s…

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A VERY MUSICAL THEATER-Y HALLOWEEN (PART II) by Annissa Omran

By Annissa Omran (Writer/College Student) Next Thursday is Halloween, the one night of the year when putting on another person's face doesn't have the same meaning as something right out of …

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Monday, October 21, 2013

THE 6 RULES OF WRITING DIALOGUE by David Davila

Has your playwriting professor been telling you that your play sounds too much like prose? Fear not, here are 6 easy ways to fix it. Remember these rules while you're writing or rewriting yo…

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A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SHOW by Keurim Hur (writer/other)

Wouldn't it be awesome if all your family reunions could be whiskey-fueled rock jams at 54 Below? by Keurim Hur (Writer/Other) (Grab a drink, settle in. Give advice. Take it slowly.) I can't…

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Friday, October 18, 2013

HOW ANNIE TAUGHT ME A VALUABLE LIFE LESSON by Gkidwell

Settle in and listen to the story of how a little redheaded orphan taught me the value of playing pretend. By Geoffrey Kidwell (actor) Let me tell you something. I was never very good at spo…

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A VERY MUSICAL THEATER-Y HALLOWEEN (PART I) by Annissa Omran

Tired of the same old costumes? This writer sure is. By Annissa Omran (Writer/College Student) Last year I was unable to participate in the festivities of All Hollows' Eve because it happene…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

THEATRE OF MEMORY by Alisha Giampola

Mickey and Ariel and me, oh my. By Alisha Giampola (Actor) Visiting one's family is always an experience that quite literally transports you back to your childhood. Were you the nerdy one? T…

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

THIS PLAY IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING by Miles Mandwelle

"I've always admired you for coping so well with the fact that you're unspeakably ugly." Miles Mandwelle (Raconteur, Bon vivant) My love affair with this play began from the moment I read it…

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Friday, October 4, 2013

SCENES FROM A BOX OFFICE: EPISODE 2 - HOW TO BUY TICKETS by Rachel James (treasurer/writer)

A PSA from your friendly, neighborhood treasurer. By Rachel James (Treasurer/Writer) This is my first week back at work. It’s been really great getting back in the flow of things, and our …

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

THE TIM CURRY EFFECT by Annissa Omran

Why Tim Curry can make literally anything - ANYTHING - watchable. By Annissa Omran (Writer/College Student) I have made no secret here on Crazytown of my previous distaste for the musical An…

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Friday, September 27, 2013

INTO THE PHOTOS by Gregory Jacobs-Roseman (composer-Lyricist)

Liking What I'm Seeing By Gregory Jacobs-Roseman (Composer-Lyricist) So I’ll be honest, I was skeptical about the upcoming Into The Woods movie. Stage-to-screen adaptations are often diffi…

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'M SO EXCITED MARK RYLANCE IS COMING BACK TO NEW YORK by Miles Mandwelle

If you don't know who Mark Rylance is, shame on you. Miles Mandwelle (President of the Mark Rylance Appreciation Society) In spite of Mark Rylance's astonishing career and two Tony awards, I…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NOT JUST CAST ALBUMS by Michael Kras

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Normal Music. By Michael Kras (Actor/Playwright/Director) With my insane love of musical theatre and my collection of over 200 cast albums and oth…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, PASADENA PLAYHOUSE by Loren A. Roberts (guru Of Multi-Hyphenate Media)

Energetic from start to finish. by Loren A. Roberts (guru of multi-hyphenate media) Photo by Kevin Berne. I have no interest in giving you a straightforward review of a show that you have pr…

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Monday, September 23, 2013

GETTING INSPIRED by Keurim Hur (writer/other)

How do you get yours? by Keurim Hur I spent Sunday evening at Stage 72 for the inaugural run of Bobby Cronin's new concert series, INSPIRED, which brings together different musical theatre c…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT MUSICAL THEATRE SEXYTIME SOUNDTRACK? by Joanna Syiek (director/producer/blogger)

Brought to you by a Musical Theatre composer near you By Joanna Syiek (Director/Producer/Blogger) The Romantic "Say It Somehow" from Light in The Piazza: ideal for those idealists who imagin…

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Monday, September 9, 2013

DISCOVERING SONDHEIM by Julien Lecanu (french Writer)

In every musical lover's life, there is this one moment when you enter this unique, mesmerizing, and truthful art, that is Sondheim's. By Julien Lecanu. I'm pretty sure any introduction is u…

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Monday, September 2, 2013

NEW MUSICAL MANIA!!!! by David Davila

The new Broadway season is packed, packed, packed with brand spanking new musicals and reviews... let's make our early judgements... by David Davila (playwright / songwriter) It's the first …

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TRY TO REMEMBER TO NOT HATE SEPTEMBER by Keurim Hur (writer/other)

Even though it kind of sucks, just saying. By Keurim Hur (Writer/Other) (Did you know 97% of the Fantasticks tag on Tumblr is either Aaron Carter or selfies of girls who've just been cast in…

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Monday, August 26, 2013

7 REASONS JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS IS THE LUCILLE BALL OF OUR TIME by David Davila

The comedic genius has cemented her status in show biz history by starring in the biggest sitcom since I LOVE LUCY, then following it up with a bunch of other awesome shows. By David Davila …

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THE PUBLIC IN THE PRIVATE by David Davila

Hey look, I kind of made a pun. by Keurim Hur So I finally went to see LOVE'S LABOUR LOST last weekend, which was well worth the wait -- all the good things you've heard about it and more. I…

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN by Annissa Omran

By Annissa Omran (Writer/College Student) "You're not passionate now, you're just hungry." That was the line in the 1953 film "The Moon is Blue" that caught my attention as I went from vague…

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

PACE THEATRE DUO MAKING STRIDES IN THE REAL WORLD by Cathryn Salamone

Cathryn sits down with the up-and-coming creative team Joshua W. Kelley and Addison O'Donnell By Cathryn Salamone (Actor/Singer) On Monday, I chatted with New York theatre director Joshua W.…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MEETING ADAM GUETTEL by Michael Kras

Or, The Best Day of My Life (So Far) By Michael Kras (Actor/Playwright/Director) I need to start this off by explaining what a huge Adam Guettel fan I am. He's an idol of mine and my favouri…

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Monday, August 12, 2013

WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THAT INTO A MUSICAL? by Raine (playwright/actor)

There's nothing Broadway won't sing about, so sit back, relax, and...ASK WHY!? by Raine (playwright/actor/partaker of strange musical theatre) Last week I shared with you all some of my favo…

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Friday, August 9, 2013

HAPPY OPENING TO THE 17TH ANNUAL NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL by Gregory Jacobs-Roseman (composer-Lyricist)

Bring on the Fringe... By Gregory Jacobs-Roseman (Composer-Lyricist) Today marks the official opening of the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. As you are probably well aware, Save…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

THE EXPENSES OF BEING A PLAYWRIGHT by Kimberly Lew (playwright/blogger)

There's no such thing as a free play. By Kimberly Lew (Playwright/Blogger) The beauty of being a writer is that it doesn't take much. Just a pen and some paper-- or for the more technologica…

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SHOW WITHDRAWAL by Michael Kras

What I've been doing since my show closed. By Michael Kras (Actor/Playwright/Director) My original play, Jamie's Gone, just enjoyed a very successful run at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Aft…

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