Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Are There "Hit Songs" in Broadway Misfires? by JK

We love it when we hear from you, especially when you come up with some great ideas that add to the Broadway discourse. Well, following our list of favorite flops of the past decade, and aga…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #20 - 11 by JK

As Casey Kasem used to say, "On with the countdown!" This week our list of the 40 best new songs from the past decade of Broadway shows continues with numbers 20-11. In case you missed any o…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

VIDEO: BROADWAY SESSIONS Hosts A Digital Open Mic Night

Tonight, Broadway Sessions welcomed Broadway favorites Blaine Krauss (Great Comet, Hamilton, The Lion King), Arianna Afsar (Eliza in Hamilton) and Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On, Hands …

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Corey Mach to Host Musical Theater College Audition Discussion on Instagram Live Today

Corey Mach, previously seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots, Godspell, and Hands on a Hardbody, will host an interactive discussion today centered around auditioning for Musical Theater Programs …

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Amanda Green

Growing up, Amanda Green's family holiday party guest list included Sondheim, Bernstein and Feinstein to name a few Broadway legends! Not to mention her father was Adolf Green (of the dynami…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Shabazz Green by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Paul Greco) Shabazz Green - New York Credits: Philosophy for Gangsters (Beckett Theatre); Intruder: The Musical (Hudson Guild).  Regional Credits: Oklahoma (Denver Center for the …

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clinton Greenspan to Make Broadway Debut in Title Role of Aladdin by Andy Lefkowitz

Aladdin tour star Clinton Greenspan will take a magic carpet ride to Broadway next month, reprising his celebrated turn in the musical's title role beginning on September 13. Disney Theatica…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Inspiring Change by Angela Tricarico

by Mara Jill Herman (Graphic by Brittney Keim) In 2018, I was…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part IV: The Southwest by JK

Maybe it's the summer heat and we are feeling like we live in a desert, but it seems like the perfect time to visit the Southwest in our tour of American musicals. Here's the fourth part of …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Jay Armstrong Johnson Interview: "The Phantom of the Opera" by Adam Rothenberg

By the time I got to interview Jay Armstrong Johnson in 2012, I had already been a big fan of his as I had previously seen him in the Broadway revival of Hair & the Off-Broadway producti…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Celebrating Women by Jackson Cline

Project Broadway: Forget About the Boys BY JACKSON CLINE What’s better than celebrating female musical theatre compos…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Billy Crystal Recruits Jason Robert Brown & Amanda Green for Mr. Saturday Night Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning stage-and-screen star Billy Crystal has lined up an A-list pair of creatives to adapt his 1992 comedy flick Mr. Saturday Night into a stage musical. Three-time Tony winner Jason…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hands on a Hardbody – Refuge Theatre by Bob Bullen

Gypsy. Sweeney Todd. Chorus Line. Chicago. Great American musical theatre rallies around a common theme: Desperation – and the great lengths we go to get what we want. Hands on a Hardbody …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Refuge Theatre lifts Hands on a Hardbody out of complete banality by Justin Hayford

"If you want something," they sing, "keep your hands on it." Based on S.R. Bindler's 1997 documentary of the same name, this 2012 Broadway musical focuses on an …

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

#TBT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

Six years ago today, the uplifting musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on a documentary of the same name, opened on Broadway featuring Broadway favorites like Keala Settle, Jay Armstrong John…

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VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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Where Are They Now?: The Original Cast of Broadway’s Hands on a Hardbody by Playbill Staff

In honor of the anniversary of the musical that earned Keala Settle a Tony nomination and made stars of Jon Rua and Jay Armstrong Johnson, we look back at the full company.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

'Hands on a Hardbody' by Refuge Theater has a fine cast but feels lost. Imagine if you staged this at a real Chicago car lot. by Chris Jones

“Hands on a Hardbody” opened on Broadway in a crush of shows in the spring of 2013. I remember thinking (a) that the show would never get the attention it needed to survive (b), that it …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chicago theater openings March 15-21 by Doug George

SATURDAY "Herland": A young high-school grad helps her neighbor create a D.I.Y. retirement home in her garage. Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; 773-728-7529 and www.redtwist.org SU…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review: ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ at the Keegan Theatre by John Stoltenberg

The title of this show, if you have never heard of it, doesn’t mean what you might think. It’s not about fitness. It’s not about sex. It’s a country-western musical about ten hard-up…

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D.C. debut of the musical ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ stalls by Nelson Pressley

The Keegan Theatre show needs more horsepower to drive the Trey Anastasio score.

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Review: Hands on a Hardbody. Gotta have that truck! by Missy Frederick

My sister asked me what play I was going to see as we wrapped up our phone call. “Oh, it’s a musical about one of those contests where people stand around a truck and the last person who…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Keegan Theatre To Offer Regional Premiere of ‘Hands on a Hardbody,’ In Which Only the Strong Survive. by Barbara Mackay

The musical Hands on a Hardbody opens at the Keegan Theatre on March 9. Based on a contest held in small-town Texas in 1995, Hands on a Hardbody chronicles a group of people participating in…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Scott Wakefield by Zack Calhoon

Scott Wakefield-Broadway:  Hands On A Hardbody, Ring Of Fire, and It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues.Off Broadway includes Paint Your Wagon (City Center), …

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Friday, October 19, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Guess what show is immersive now?

Happy Fall Friday and welcome to my 5 Friday Finds of the week! Here is what was on my radar this week, and what I think should be on yours. Immersive Theater Coming to a Car Dealership Ne…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Texas Tech Will Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY in a Parking Lot by BroadwayWorld

The Lubbock Avalanche reports that Texas Tech is staging HANDS ON A HARDBODY in the parking lot of a Nissan Dealership. Playwright Dough Wright and co-composerlyricist Amanda Green are slate…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Corbin Bleu & More Join the Cast of Kiss Me, Kate; Amanda Green to Update the Script by Andy Lefkowitz

Fancy-footed star Corbin Bleu will return to Broadway in 2019 as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun in Roundabout Theatre Company's hotly anticipated revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Additional casting…

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Corbin Bleu & More Complete the Cast of Kiss Me, Kate; Amanda Green to Update the Script by Andy Lefkowitz

Fancy-footed star Corbin Bleu will return to Broadway in 2019 as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun in Roundabout Theatre Company's hotly anticipated revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Full casting has b…

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Corbin Bleu cast in updated ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ revival by Caitlin Huston

Corbin Bleu will star alongside Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase in the revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” which is being updated for the 21st century. Amanda Green, who wrote music and lyrics for…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Emmy Winner Darren Criss, OITNB's Big Boo & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Broadway.com #LiveatFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which Broadway.com editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their …

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Why Some Movies-To-Musicals Work (I Think) by JK

What ingredients made Waitress a hit?If we could define the perfect formula for guaranteeing that a musical will be a smash hit, we'd all be very wealthy, wouldn't we theater fans? I su…

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