AWARDS SEASON 2018: Drama League Award-Winners

The Drama League Awards have been awarded and critical favorites The Band's Visit and My Fair Lady received the coveted Outstanding Production and Revival awards! As previously announced, Idina Menzel was this year's recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, Casey Nicholaw the recipient of Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, and The National Endowment for the Arts of theUnique Contribution…

The Reviews for IF/THEN are In…

The reviews for If/Then are officially out -- if you like Idina Menzel, then you'll probably like this.  On the whole, though, the critics are fussy about this new musical.  Some say the plot is too simple, maybe even unoriginal, while the message is muddy and unclear.  It seems the critics just expect more from…

President Barack Obama on Broadway musicals

Yesterday, the Obama family welcomed Broadway to the White house in an event hosted by Nathan Lane, which featured performances by Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and Brian d'Arcy James, among others. The President opened the event with a reflection on musical theatre's national significance: "Now there's nothing quite like the power and the passion of…

Free Download of American River Suite by Flaherty, as Sung by Audra McDonald and Idina Menzel

The New York Pops are providing a free download of the music from their 4th of July celebration, including "American River Suite," which was composed by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) and performed by Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (110 in the Shade, Dreamgirls, Ragtime) and Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent). Click here to…