The new cast of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has been announced, and -- yes -- the actors are as young, scrappy, and hungry as you'd expect.
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Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along.
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The 2015-2016 Broadway season started with a musical bang, from Lin-Manuel Miranda; thirt...
The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.
That's what The Wild Party is all about. Sex, booze, relationships. And how it's sometimes good to be bad.
Sure enough, by the time the first act finished, I was much more impressed with the adaptation of Joseph Moncure March's engagingly dark Jazz-Age poem than I'd been the first time around -- a seeming improvement I attributed to several elements.
Don't ask Brandon Victor Dixon what sleep is, because he doesn't know the answer. In 2013, Brandon formed WalkRunFly Productions with friend Warren Adams.
Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.
Time was, audiences went to musicals--more often called musical comedies then--to see famous entertainers sing great songs written by first-rate lyric...
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