Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On My First Time With Hamilton, or, Shit, You Guys. Shit. by The Mick

So here’s my current dilemma. Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop musical about Alexander Hamilton) was so fucking good — yes, Dad, that f-bomb was extremely necessary &…

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

And Also One More Thing About the James Barbour Situation by The Mick

Which is an addendum to this post: Dear Broadway, Honestly, Why the Fuck Am I Even Here? In the past few days, there’s a lot that I’ve thought and a lot that could be said here a…

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dear Broadway, Honestly, Why the Fuck Am I Even Here? by The Mick

Welp, internet. I’ve hit my limit. It’s finally happened. After five years running The Craptacular, and more years loving theater than I can accurately tally, I just cannot take …

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Galavant on TV, or, This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by The Mick

  It feels like a travesty, every time this happens. Every time we manage to snatch an hour or two of the general public’s time and make them face a thing about musicals, or a mus…

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Look At This Hot Photo of Jonathan Groff, Though by Lucky

Happy holidays, y’all! Just thought you needed a little more merry to put in your, um, stocking. Recently I was leafing through this lovely new coffee table book called The Art of Discover…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#BroadwayatSea: Where Mamma Mia Was Pretty Badass (No, Really) by The Mick

Sometimes you have these moments where you’re just like “What is my life?” Sometimes they happen when you’re in the office, on an average Monday, and you catch your c…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Phantom of the Side Show #ThereIFixedIt by The Mick

Look. Here’s the deal. I really didn’t like Side Show. I didn’t hate it. It didn’t make me hellaciously mad, or want to like… stab everyone in a seven foot radi…

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Welcome (Back) of Sorts by Lucky

So, everyone. You may have noticed that things have been a little… quieter… here at The Craptacular lately. There are lots of reasons for this, some of them personal. For one thing, both…

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I’m Bad at Headlines But This Awesome One Just FOUND Me by The Mick

So this one time, Lucky and I had a chance to interview Alex Timbers for Broadway Radio. And we were both so staggeringly nervous I’m not entirely sure how our racing hearts remained w…

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Saturday Night in the Pouring Rain with George by The Mick

Sometimes, when you’re walking through Georgetown toward the car after dinner, you get caught in a rainstorm so unbelievably torrential that your you cannot see 10 feet in front of you…

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Monday, July 28, 2014

I Feel You Ira Glass, Even Though I Love Shakespeare by The Mick

Whatever man, King Lear is a bullshit play and seeing even good productions of it makes me think that maybe Shakespeare was a hack/want to tweet some incendiary shit about how Shakespeare is…

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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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