Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Spoonful of Sherman, St James Studio, London by Mark Shenton

St James Studio, London: It's a slight paradox to put a pair of songwriters who didn't write for the theatre at the centre of a theatrical entertainment, even if two of the biggest…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Beyond PG-13: Theaters divided on applying movie-style ratings on productions

When the Paramount Theater in Aurora announces the musicals in its Broadway Series, it appends movie-style ratings to each show. For example, for its 2014-15 season, “Cats” and “Mary P…

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Review: A Spoonful of Sherman, St James Theatre by Jemma Anderson

The Sherman Brothers are the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood. They have written some of the most best-loved songs of all time including the Mary Poppins s…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eddie Redmayne's edgy Mary Poppins and other spoof musicals by Nancy Groves

Rory Kinnear wants to bend it like Beckham and Hattie Morahan pitches a Hackney version of A Doll's House Which of the Young Vic's make-believe musicals gets your vote? Watch the Young Vic'…

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Broadway Favorite Gavin Creel Wins 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Book of Mormon by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony nominee Gavin Creel has won the 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Award at London’s Oliver Awards for his role of Elder Price in the West End production of The Book of Mormon. The cate…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Sara Jean Ford Joins Lineup of DCINY's DEFYING GRAVITY, Set for this Weekend by BroadwayWorld

Broadway star Sara Jean Ford, currently starring as Christine in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, joins the already stellar line up for this Sunday afternoon's concert, presented by Dist…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Disney's Aladdin Comes to Broadway

The people at Disney Theatrical Group, who produce the company’s live shows, have certainly had a genie in a bottle for the past 20 years, coming up with hit stage musicals based on the fi…

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Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Brown & Rebecca Naomi Jones Set for Children of Eden at the Kennedy Center by Ryan McPhee

Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Ron Bohmer will star in a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Scwartz’s Children of Eden at The Kennedy C…

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Emma Thompson: the A-lister who sets her own rules | the Observer profile by Vanessa Thorpe

Fresh from a triumph in New York, one of our most extravagantly talented stars will soon unveil one of her most cherished projects to date, Effie, a film about John Ruskin – lawyers permit…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Aladdin by Frank Scheck

Courtney Reed and Adam Jacobs in Aladdin (©Deen van Meer) When James Monroe Iglehart sings “Friend Like Me” in Disney’s new Broadway musical adaptation of its classi…

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REVIEW: Aladdin by JK

Review of the evening preview performance on Saturday, March 15 at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.  Starring Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed and Jonathan F…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SAVING MR. BANKS Blu-ray & DVD Now Available by Pat Cerasaro

Disney's dramatic retelling of its own history byway of the MARY POPPINS-themed feature film SAVING MR. BANKS, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, is now available to order on Blu-ray and …

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Water by the Spoonful’ at Studio Theatre by Roger Catlin

The “spoonful” symbolizes both the innocence of childhood and the sinister swirl of drug addictions. Think Mary Poppins’ merry “Spoonful of Sugar,” or Willie Di…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Star-Gazing: The Power Behind the Broadway Scene This Spring (A - L) by JK

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about all of the star power coming to Broadway this spring.  Several of you wrote to express that I was leaving out the other half of the equation by no…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Emma Thompson makes acclaimed New York debut in Sweeney Todd by Mark Brown

She plays Mrs Lovett alongside Bryn Terfel for just five performances at the Avery Fisher HallEmma Thompson has made her New York stage debut to critical acclaim but it will be over in a fla…

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Emma Thompson Sheds Mary Poppins for Mrs. Lovett in Magnificent “Sweeney Todd” by Roger Friedman

I’d have paid double last night and would pay it again to see Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in “Sweeney Todd” at Categories: Featured Music Theater(Read more...)

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How do I become … a set designer

Good communication skills, an ability to network and willingness to start out making the tea have got Colin Richmond a long wayColin Richmond conjured up fantastical uses for pegs when he wa…

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Paramount Aurora releases 2014-15 season by Chris Jones

The Paramount Theatre will stage a season of big-name musicals during its 2014-15 season, the historic venue announced Friday, including "Cats" (Sept. 10-Oct. 12), "Mary Poppins" (Nov. 26-Ja…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: The Sherman Brothers Win Oscars for Disney's Mary Poppins

Step in time and watch this video from 1965.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Glee's Matthew Morrison Eyeing Finding Neverland Opposite Laura Michelle Kelly at A.R.T. by Broadway.com

Tony nominee and Glee star Matthew Morrison is to star opposite Main Stem vet Laura Michelle Kelly in an industry-only workshop of Finding Neverland in New York in late March.…

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Contest: Win Tickets to Defying Gravity by Linda

Time for another contest! I'm giving away a pair of tickets to Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Accom…

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Tony Winner Christian Borle to Headline NBC Comedy Pilot Lifesaver by Broadway.com

Tony winner and Smash alum Christian Borle is returning to the Peacock Network. According to Deadline, Borle will star in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Lifesaver. Penned by Wil Ca…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Musicals set to take flight by Peter D. Kramer

From now till May, 62 high-school musicals will open and close across the Lower Hudson Valley. At the very end of that calendar is the regional premiere of “Mary Poppins” at Arch…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SAVING MR. BANKS Blu-ray & DVD Now Available For Pre-Order by Pat Cerasaro

Disney's dramatic retelling of its own history byway of the MARY POPPINS-themed feature film SAVING MR. BANKS, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, is now available for pre-order on Blu-ray…

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines by Lily Lim

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera starring as Professor Harold Hill and …

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valerie Harper & Dick Van Dyke are Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Hallmark TV Series by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway vets and screen icons Valerie Harper and Dick Van Dyke have both signed on to guest star in Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered. According to Deadline, Harper will appear in …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Extreme Overture: Can’t wait for your showtunes? Try this playlist. by Peter D. Kramer

From “Legally Blonde” to “Hairspray” to “Mary Poppins,” theatergoers and fans of high-school musicals will have plenty of showtunes to sing from now throu…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Ashley Brown to Join DCINY for DEFYING GRAVITY Concert at Lincoln Center, 3/30 by BroadwayWorld

Distinguished Concerts International New York DCINY has announced that Ashley Brown, a multi-award winner for the title role in Mary Poppins, which she originated on Broadway, will be a gues…

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Analysis & Opinion: Letters of the week by The Stage

Ticket sales, professional associates, The Stage 100, and Mary Poppins

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Whole New World! Aladdin Star Adam Jacobs & Wife Kelly Welcome Twin Boys by Damian Bellino

Shining, shimmering, splendid! Adam Jacobs, star of Disney's Broadway-bound musical Aladdin, has some new additions to his real-life family. Jacobs and his wife, actress Kelly Jacob…

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