Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part I: Northeast by JK

With the success of last year's Around the World in 80 Musicals (and thank you for your support on that!), we are happy to bring you a new series: Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! Over the…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

‘Nashville’ Begins Road To Broadway: Lionsgate Announces Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Broadway producer Scott Delman has acquired live theatrical rights to Nashville, the country music-themed series that spanned six seasons on ABC, CMT and Hulu, and will team with Lionsgate t…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2019 by JK

2019 is in full swing, and now we are approaching the crunch of spring openings, with shows trying to get in under the wire for all of the awards. Exciting times for sure! This spring, we ar…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Daniel Craig To Star In One-Night-Only Stage Reading For Off Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop by Greg Evans

Daniel Craig, the once and future James Bond, will star in a one-night-only benefit reading next month of Caryl Churchill's A Number as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 40th anniversary…

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Daniel Craig To Lead NYTW's One-Night-Only Reading Of Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER by BroadwayWorld

New York Theatre Workshop NYTW has announced that they will present a special one-night-only reading of A Number, by NYTW Usual Suspect and five-time Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill Love a…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

REVIEW: Fun Home @ Baltimore's Center Stage by JK

Review of the Sunday, February 17, 2019 matinee performance at Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland. Starring Laura Darrell, Michelle Dawson, Jeffry Denman, Liam Hamilton, Justin Gregory Lope…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kansas City Rep Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The first season under interim a.d. Jason Chanos features Williams, Shange, 'Fun Home,' and more.

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Redhouse Arts Center to Present Rent, Fences, Fun Home, and More by Olivia Clement

The theatre unveils its inaugural season under the leadership of new Artistic Director Hunter Foster.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

How ‘The Prom’ Is a Milestone for Queer Girls by American Theatre Editors

The new musical on Broadway follows on the heels of 'Fun Home' and 'Indecent' to show that bi/pan/queer/lesbian women have stories that are worth telling.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tony Yazbeck to Star in Marc Blitzstein's Folk Opera The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck has signed on to headline the upcoming new off-Broadway staging of Marc Blitzstein's folk opera The Cradle Will Rock. The previously announced production of Cla…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: Fun Home, well worth the trip to Baltimore Center Stage by Jill Kyle-Keith

A nonlinear remembrance of family and self, Fun Home was lauded as a groundbreaking piece when it opened on Broadway in 2015, winning the Tony for Best Musical that year. Based on Alison Bec…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jeanine Tesori & David Henry Hwang's World Premiere Soft Power Wins Big at L.A. Ovation Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated world premiere production of Soft Power, a new musical by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), was honored with six L.A. Ovation Awards on January 2…

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#MyBroadwayThing - Souvenir Programs by JK

They say confession is good for the soul. Sharing my struggles with collecting all things Broadway with you has, in fact, been very cathartic. Today, I bring you #MyBroadwayThing for so…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

“Fun Home” at Baltimore Center Stage by Jv Torres

Caption: “There are some qualities –some incorporate things, that have a double life, which thus is made. A type of that twin entity that springs from matter and light, evinced in so…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Review: ‘Fun Home’ at the Baltimore Center Stage by Kristopher Zgorski

“Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue.” With this lyric, the Bechdel family invites the Baltimore Center Stage audience into their home – free of judgment and with all their family dys…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tiler Peck to Reprise Turn in 5th Avenue Theatre's Marie, Formerly Little Dancer; Terrence Mann, Karen Ziemba Join Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck has signed on to repeat her celebrated performance in the title role of Marie, a new musical set to appear at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatr…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Violet review – Fun Home duo's road trip gets lost in music by Michael Billington

Charing Cross theatre, LondonKaisa Hammarlund impresses but Jeanine Tesori’s musical has a trite message and gets an over-amplified productionJeanine Tesori, who wrote the scores for Carol…

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Violet, Charing Cross Theatre review - Jeanine Tesori's faith musical is a gentle pleasure by Marianka Swain

This intimate work unveils the miracle of acceptanceFollowing Caroline, or Change and Fun Home, the UK is blessed with another work from American composer Jeanine Tesori – this the British…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at Kaisa Hammarlund and the UK Cast of VIOLET by BroadwayWorld

VIOLET, a multi award-winning musical with Music by Jeanine Tesori Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for Fun Home, and Tony-nominated for Caroline, or Change and Shrek…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1021: Dean O'Carroll by Adam Szymkowicz

Dean O'CarrollHometown: Amherst, MA. I went to the same high school as Madeline George and Annie Baker. In 2014, Annie won the Pulitzer for Drama (for THE FLICK) and other finalists were Ma…

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Melissa Gilbert, Michael Cerveris & More to Make Guest Appearances in Off-Broadway's Nassim by Andy Lefkowitz

Barrow Street Theatricals has announced the newest round of rotating guest actors for the American premiere of Nassim by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red R…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 2 - Happy Birthday, Beth Malone! by Alexa Criscitiello

Beth Malonewas nominated for a 2015 Tony Award and Grammy for her game-changing role of 'Alison' in Fun Home. She was last seen on Broadway as The Angel in the Tony Award-winning revival of …

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Susannah Clapp’s best theatre of 2018 by Susannah Clapp

People of colour finally moved centre stage, young performers shone, and two veterans gave an acting masterclass. See our top 10 list below• Read the Observer critics’ reviews of the yea…

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

The best theatre of 2018: From Fun Home to Summer and Smoke by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

Tennessee Williams, revamped musicals, and challenging dramas – here are The Independent's 10 favourite works of theatre in 2018

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

BroadwayRadio Special: Interview with Philip Chaffin by James Marino

James Marino and talks with Philip Chaffin about his new album, “Will He Like Me” on the PS Classics label. Guest: Philip Chaffin   Bio: PHILIP CHAFFIN has received three Gr…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

0597: 2018 in Review - A Big Leap Forward by MusicalTalk

2018 saw lots of musicals open in London that explored very modern themes - so, in no order, join Antonia and Nick as they discuss Chess, Hamilton, Bring it On, Chicago, The Band, Bat out of…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Most Underrated Performances of 2018 by JK

Today's Friday 5 continues our celebration of the Best of 2018 with a look at 5 male performers and 5 female performers whose work this season we feel has been underappreciated. They, o…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Best of 2018 JKTS Awards: Fun, Fun, Fun! by JK

THE 2018 JKTS AWARDSGood Clean Fun(9 Awards)After taking a couple of seasons off, we are super excited to re-start our annual tradition! Up first, our awards for the media and technical aspe…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul' by Alexis Soloski

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – …

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

On her way: @KaisaHammarlund will play the title role in #Violet’s UK premiere at @CharingCrossThr alongside @MHarveyMusic & Jay Marsh

Kaisa Hammarlund must have enjoyed performing the work of Jeanine Tesori because she stars in Violet, having only recently appeared in the American composer’s Fun Home at the Young Vic. Th…

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On her way: Kaisa Hammarlund takes the title role in Violet’s UK premiere

Kaisa Hammarlund must have enjoyed performing the work of Jeanine Tesori because she stars in Violet, having only recently appeared in the American composer’s Fun Home at the Young Vic. Th…

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