Monday, September 14, 2020

Anybody Have a Map? Dear Evan Hansen's Jessica Phillips Opens Up About Gains & Lessons by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty theater palaces sitting in repose, waiting fo…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Empty classrooms, studios and stages: In the covid-19 era, an arts education requires an even greater leap of faith by Sarah L. Kaufman,

With performance and training moving online, student dancers, musicians and actors are questioning whether to continue pursuing already highly competitive careers.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Ghost Light review – a feast of dreams from the National Theatre of Scotland by Mark Fisher

Available onlineHope Dickson Leach’s magical, flickering film of past and postponed works is a dazzling theatrical relay race The test of a good production of Peter Pan is the scene where…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

‘In This Life’, starring Robbie Fairchild, to air on WNET ALL ARTS by Admin

Bat-Sheva Guez’s short film, In This Life, will be released for free on TV and online on WNET ALL ARTS beginning on August 5.  In five acts, In This Life explores the language of loss…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Alan Menken & Glenn Slater's Spellbound Movie Musical Gets Release Date by Lindsey Sullivan

Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's animated movie musical Spellbound has a release date. Helmed by Shrek director Vicky Jenson, the feature from Skydance Animation and Paramount is scheduled f…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Aaron Tveit, Jeremy Jordan & More Broadway Faves Tapped for Hallmark Holiday Movies by Lindsey Sullivan

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas—all right, no it's not, but the Hallmark Channel has announced its forthcoming lineup of holiday movies. A few Broadway favorites are set to sta…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Quantum Theatre takes 'leap of faith,' announcing shows in parks and indoors by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“An Odyssey,” “Chimerica” and new musical “The Current War” were announced for in-person audiences. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Watch with Me! Leslie Odom Jr. Revisits His Hamilton Vlog with Fresh Insight by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., whose vlog Aaron Burr, Sir gave fans an inside look at Hamilton's road to triumph at the 2016 Tony Awards, is revisiting that heady time. In the new…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

San Francisco Ballet Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ Into New Season by Ryan McPhee

The 2021 lineup includes a world premiere by Cathy Marston and the West Coast premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Seasons.

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San Francisco Ballet To Go Ahead With 2021 Winter Season, And Maybe Even 2020 ‘Nutcracker’ by Artsjournal1

The company announced plans for a season with the overall title “Leap of Faith,” acknowledging that everything depends on the state of the COVID epidemic and what San Francisco authoriti…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

The week in theatre: On Blueberry Hill; Shoe Lady; Crongton Knights – review by Susannah Clapp

Trafalgar Studios; Royal Court, London; Theatre Royal BrightonSebastian Barry’s tale of two cellmates succeeds despite plausibility issues, while Katherine Parkinson is magnetic in a flims…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Krystal Joy Brown on How Hamilton and Her New Puppy Have Made Her Feel Hopeful Again by Diep Tran

In 2016, like most people, Krystal Joy Brown was feeling down about the election. “At the time I was kinda like, ‘I am really looking into Canada,’” she told’s Beth St…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Shows I'm Surprised I Did See by JK

A couple of weeks ago, The Friday 5 was about 5 shows I'm surprised I've never seen. This week I thought I'd list 5 shows I'm surprised I actually did see! Maybe they were short running sho…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Creative Team by JK

The first Disney show on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, went on to become the 10th longest-running show in history. Sure it was based on a beloved animated classic, but the stage version su…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Especially the Dancers by Mo Brady

by Betsy Struxness Betsy Struxness …

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Monday, December 30, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Faith Prince

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning Broadway star Faith Prince about Liza Minnelli's 1972 live album 'Liza with a Z.' They also discuss Tina Landau, Fanny Brice, Funny Girl,…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Broadway's Hamilton Welcomes Krystal Joy Brown as Eliza by Andy Lefkowitz

Krystal Joy Brown joins the Broadway production of Hamilton on December 10. The strong-voiced stage veteran takes over the leading role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Conference Call: Ty Autry and James Cougar Canfield: "The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia" at Access Theater by Adam Rothenberg

The holiday season is in full swing! I’m fa-la-la-la-laing with glee about the world premiere of The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia, an updated production of the Charles Dickens’ Chri…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Jessica Phillips Reprises Her Touring Turn in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Jessica Phillips steps into the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen beginning on November 26. Phillips repeats her national touring performance as Heidi Hansen, replacing …

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Call Answered: Jacob Hoffman: "Jacob Hoffman's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Spectacular" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

I loved going back in time with Jacob Hoffman as he gets ready to make his New York solo & Green Room 42 debut with his show Jacob Hoffman's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Spectacular. We ha…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Krystal Joy Brown to Join Broadway's Hamilton as Eliza by Andy Lefkowitz

Krystal Joy Brown is headed into the Broadway production of Hamilton. The strong-voiced stage veteran will take over the leading role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical b…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Raul Esparza, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seared by Lindsey Sullivan

Order up! Casting has been announced for the New York premiere of Seared by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck. Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza will …

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez Take Over as Cynthia & Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

New York stage veteran Ann Sanders and Ivan Hernandez join the company of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen as Cynthia and Larry Murphy on August 6. They replace original cast members Jennifer La…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez to Replace Jennifer Laura Thompson & Michael Park in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

A new pair of Murphys are joining the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Ann Sanders and Ivan Hernandez will take over the roles of Cynthia and Larry Murphy beginning on August 6, replacing ori…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part III: The Midwest by JK

With the spring rush and awards season behind us, it's time to get back to our regularly scheduled content! Today, we continue our popular series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals, focusing t…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In Language Rooms, an Egyptian American interrogator struggles to prove his loyalty to the U.S.A. by Kerry Reid

“Unless your being innocent is as interesting to them as being guilty, you will not be believed.” Egyptian American playwright Yussef El Guindi is mostly kno…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

New studio owner Brandi Nichols: Taking a leap of faith by Admin

Brandi Nichols grew up in Newport, Oregon, where she regarded herself as mainly a tap dancer, with a toe dipped into the musical theater world. After high school, Nichols spent a summer in A…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

5 Debut Questions: Mean Girls' Daryl Tofa by Mo Brady

Today on the blog, we welcome Mean Girls ensemblist Daryl Tofa to Broadway and learn about his journey to the Mainstem. …

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Monday, September 24, 2018

WICKED's Jessica Vosk to Be Featured on THE REAL ROOKIES: A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20 by TV News Desk

Stories of late bloomers are not unheard of Andrea Bocelli began his professional opera career at 34, Julia Child published her first cookbook at 49 and Vera Wang didn't become a designer un…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 1) by JK

I'm pretty sure that if you take the time to read theater blogs, you love going to the theater. And you probably keep track of which shows you've seen. Maybe you keep all of your tickets, or…

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