AWARDS SEASON 2016: Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Exciting news for musical lovers! For only the 9th time in the history of the awards, the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded to a musical — this year’s highly lauded Hamilton! The other finalists were two plays: Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Humans by Stephen Karam. Wondering what the other Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Outer Critics Circle Awards

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Awards season for 2016 has officially begun and the first set of nominees are in: those for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards. You’ll see lots of repeats on this list, with American Psycho, She Loves Me, Bright Star and On Your Feet! getting the most nominations. You might notice there’s one big show from this season, Hamilton, missing [...]

The Reviews for BRIGHT STAR Are In…

March 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Bright Star are in, and this new Broadway musical feels remarkably un-Broadway. Featuring bluegrass music, relatively relaxed choreography, and storytelling that feels distinctly Southern (and old fashioned, some say), the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is unlike other Great White Way options.  The standout is Carmen [...]

The Reviews for SHE LOVES ME Are In…

March 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

She Loves Me opened and the critics couldn’t love it more. This unassuming 1963 musical comedy about the most epic of pursuits for ordinary folks – the search for true love – is musical theatre at its finest. First of all, the Roundabout production has a masterpiece to work from, with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and [...]

The Reviews for DISASTER are In…

March 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Disaster! are in, and while this jukebox-style goofy spoof musical likely isn’t for everyone, it’s certainly a more promising bet than the title implies. The musical, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, features a ridiculous storyline overflowing with the cleverest, campiest humor they could think of – and it can be [...]

The First Annual BroadwayCon

January 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

Phew! What an incredible few days! The first BroadwayCon just wrapped, and if you followed any of our coverage, you’ll know, it was an absolutely incredible weekend! Attendees met artists like Anthony Rapp, Lisa Kron, Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Faith Prince, Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita, Alice Ripley, Lea Salonga, [...]

A Buzzworthy on Broadway News Roundup

January 21, 2016 // 2 Comments

It’s been an exciting couple of months on Broadway with more excitement on the way — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder closed after a hugely successful run and Dames at Sea closed after a very paltry run, plus lots of fantastic shows opened on broadway to rave reviews! There have also been lots of announcements about shows that [...]

The Reviews for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are In…

December 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Fiddler on the Roof are in, and this revival may not have audience members dancing with joy – on purpose.  Director Bartlett Sher walks a fine (and somewhat dangerous) line, attempting to honor the beloved 1964 musical while connecting it to modern themes and events.  In fact, he faces a daunting task not unlike the one central to [...]

The Reviews for THE COLOR PURPLE are In…

December 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for The Color Purple are in and the critics universally admire this new production based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.  This powerful musical, unlike its 2005 predecessor, feels stripped bare, leaving the raw heart of the story in clear focus.  The design, the direction, and the performances – most notably from the soon-to-be-star [...]

The Reviews for SCHOOL OF ROCK are In…

December 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for School of Rock are in, and this new musical pumps out infectious fun like a Fender amp pumps out high-flying guitar solos.  Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the musical features Alex Brightman in the leading role of Dewey – and he nails every note.  The school kids with whom Dewey starts his new band also impress, playing [...]
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