Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekend Agenda: Sponsored by Spider-Man Edition by The Mick

We're so tired of talking about Spider-Man it's beyond ridiculous. And yet, here we are. It's like we're drugged. Which…come to think of it, doesn't seem that impossible. Maybe the…

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First Glimpse: Catch Me If You Meh… by Lucky

OK, don’t be shocked by this. But there are new shows opening in 2011 that are not Spider-Man. One of them is Catch Me If You Can, a musicalization of the 2002 film that starred Leo Di…

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Remembering Jonathan Larson by The Mick

15 years ago today most of Broadway's hot new stars were still living in the suburbs, or the country, or a city far away from New York. Spring Awakening wasn't even a glimmer in Duncan Shei…

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Just Barely SFW Friday: Gavin Creel in Prometheus Bound by The Mick

Remember that time Gavin Creel was the only person who didn't get naked in Hair? And you were really upset because you know he's a hottie with a body? Well, in his new gig up at ART, Prometh…

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A Star is Born, Baby: Damon McToy Takes the New York Stage by The Mick

See that guy up there? His name is Damon McToy, and he's going to be a big star. We're calling it here first, y'all (you know how we like to be the first ones to do that). McToy won a YouTub…

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Q&A: Caught in the Act With… Tony Vincent by Lucky

Tony Vincent made a splash in 2010, originating the role of the sinister-yet-seductive St. Jimmy in American Idiot. But long before that, he was a chart-topping solo artist . We recently cha…

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Spoiler Alert: Benjamin Walker has Found the Funny by The Mick on BroadwayStars">The Mick

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has closed and a girl needs to get her fix when and where she can. So, on a frigid Tuesday night in early January, I left my Snuggie behind and checked out Benja…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Craptacular (And Lea Michele) by Lucky

Love it or loathe it, everyone’s got something to say about Valentine’s Day. Even Lea Michele. Broadway.com recently unearthed this Spring Awakening-era video of her waxing on ab…

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Poll: Fill in the Blank “Matt Morrison’s New Single is…” by Lucky and The Mick

Broadway expat Matthew Morrison released the first single off his debut album this week. We could say lots of things about it, but frankly, we’re more curious about what you have to s…

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Q&A: Caught in the Act with… Steel Burkhardt by The Mick

Hair pulled up its roots and set off on a US tour this past fall. Leading the way is actor Steel Burkhardt, who plays Berger, the loin cloth wearing third of the show's central love triangl…

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So Here’s What We Think About Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Lucky

It sucks. It sucked after the first preview and after the 30th. It will suck after its first official performance, and after its last, and on its 4,000th, which I’m sure it will play, …

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Weekend Agenda: Short and Sweet Edition by The Mick

Lucky is in Barcelona. I have a migraine. The weather in NYC is still unseasonably beautiful and you should be outside enjoying it and not inside near a computer. We’ll keep this sh…

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Weekend Agenda: Spring is… Springing Edition by Lucky and The Mick

Most of the new shows are finally going to enter previews in the next couple days. We’re getting more rain and less snow. And there’s suddenly a truckload of new stuff to talk …

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I've Never Seen Wicked (And My Father is Concerned) by The Mick

While the spring shows get ready to open, and we get psyched about seeing some faves on stage again, it seemed high time for me to purge some of my theater demons. To confess, as it were, to…

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Hair on Tour is Great and Other Important Things of Note by The Mick

I thought I was done with Hair. I'd seen it in several productions, with several casts, on more than one continent, and I'd bid it farewell. Packed the Playbills into the memory box beneat…

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A Few of Our Favorite Things: Lucky and The Mick’s Picks, 2010

Of all the theatrical happenings in 2010, these moments remain near and dear to our Broadway-obsessed hearts: LUCKY Favorite Audience: First Preview of American Idiot Riding a wave of positi…

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Poll: Double Take—How Did Fiyero Get so Fly? by The Mick

Last week Kyle Dean Massey posted a Twitpic of himself in his Fiyero costume and, to quote the state of Massachusetts, he looked wicked sexy. But we here at The Craptacular remember when Shi…

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GTFO, 2010: The Best and Worst Theater Things of the Year

Yeah, we said it. You were great and all, 2010–chock full of hotties, show after show after show, and lots of big performances–but seriously, we’re done with you. We̵…

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Poll: Hold On, Before Women on the Verge Closes: Is Laura Benanti’s Tramp Stamp Real?

How much do we love Laura Benanti? She sings like a bird, she’s cute as hell, she can do the acting thing real well, and she’s married to basically the hottest person on earth. B…

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8 Effing Awesome, Must-Endlessly-Rewatch Theater-Related Videos

It's counter intuitive: Some of the most exciting moments in live theater are on video, poorly-edited and grainy and with tinny sound. But for a theater fan, YouTube is a treasure trove of o…

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Weekend Agenda: Blizzardly Edition by Lucky and The Mick

19 inches of snow may or may not be enough to keep us inside—seriously, Billie Joe Armstrong is still on the Broadway stage, its mighty tempting to brave the elements. But. If we man…

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The Craptacular’s Obligatory Looking-Forward-to-2011 Post, Sort Of by lucky and the mick

Don’t get us wrong. We’re looking forward to the coming year in theater. If all goes as planned, we’re slated to see Dan Radcliffe singing, Aaron Tveit with his shirt off (…

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In Which John Arthur Greene’s Hotness Fails to Distract Me From His Talent by The Mick

Saturday night my roommate and I caught John Arthur Greene's acoustic gig at The Metropolitan Room and I had two jobs: 1. Keep mind out of gutter 2. Come back with something to write JAG did…

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Happy Birthday Billie Joe Armstrong, Because You Are a God of Rock and Broadway by Lucky

Green Day does this thing during their live shows. They pull someone up out of the audience and make them play the guitar, or sing, or playact some other type of rock n’ roll posturing…

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Some Shows We're Trying to Be Excited About, Really, We Swear by Lucky and The Mick

After a few long, quiet months in which half our favorite shows closed and Spider-Man was the only new thing to talk about—if you were willing to break the embargo, that is—The C…

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When First I Met… Reeve Carney by Lucky

Secret: Reeve Carney is not a Broadway actor. Or he didn’t start out as one, at least. The first time I saw him, though, he was indeed playing on a New York stage. And at the time, you…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This is a Lortel Awards Piece That Is Not About Hamilton by The Mick

I mean, I guess there’s no real way to NOT mention Hamilton, because there was no real way that Hamilton was not going to win every damn thing at the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards …

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Monday, April 27, 2015

UGH The Heidi Chronicles, or, What Are You Even Trying to Say, Wendy Wasserstein? by The Mick

Much though I often wish otherwise, going to the theater is never a completely pure experience. Even when you don’t know anything about the show when you walk through those doors. Even…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So Here We Are: The Langauge of Talking About Abuse in the Theater by The Mick

You guys, I’m still really struggling with this New York Times article by Patrick Healy about Marin Ireland, and the proposals in front of Actor’s Equity for improving “pro…

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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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