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Alysha Umphress

Women on Top: On the Town, New York City Ballet Classic I and American Ballet Theatre's Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Broadway and ballet stages are not the usual first stop for those seeking images of female empowerment. But Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center and ...

LISTEN: Broadway's Scene-Stealing Ace Teams Up With Composer For Jazzy Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

Broadway scene-stealing ace Alysha Umphress turns jazz chanteuse for a new collaboration with actor-composer Jeff Blumenkrantz. The star of “On ...

Old New York in 'On the Town'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The sights and sounds of old New York are just a few of the marvels of the musical On the Town, newly revived at the Lyric Theater. If you see a subway sign marked IRT, you know you are in the right place.

Once More, Back On The Town

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Playgoers who haven't walked away from a Broadway musical beaming since before they can remember should head over to Times Square for On The Town, the 1944 musical which introduced Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jerome Robbins.

WATCH: 'Sh*t I Love' Video Offers Advice On What To Do When The Going Gets Tough

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A hilarious new musical short, "Sh*t I Love," which recently popped up on YouTube, pokes fun at Instagram trends, mobile advocacy groups and daily agg...

'American Idiot' Singer, Songwriter Team Up Again

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

There's a "sweet spot" in a singers voice where, as a composer, you want your song to sit. It is where they will be able to hit their highest, strongest note (the "money note") and thrill the audience, and still not have their lower notes compromised.