Kinky Boots is a delightfully entertaining spectacle with a message. With the book by the illustrious Harvey Fierstein, music by Cyndi Lauper, and direction (and choreography by) Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots truly has an all-star creative team.
"I got the horse right here" is the flimflam lyric that opens Frank Loesser's immortal Guys and Dolls, now in previews at London's intimate, yet grand, Savoy Theatre. This production proved a knockout at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Gordon Greenberg.
I'm only 32, relatively young in the full scheme of my life, and while I've done some exciting things with it, I don't exactly have lawyers knocking on my door offering to buy my personal story or my family's life story.
More and more A-list Hollywood celebrities are crossing the country to star in limited-run productions, and film studios are putting more focus on their live entertainment divisions. The thrill of seeing an actor in a live moment is something that only gets more unique as screens get smaller.
Actress Rachel Resheff is, um, amazing. That's the word fits the bill! She already has five Broadway shows under her belt and will now be performing at 54 Below in NYC. For you Orange is the New Black fans, you will recognize Rachel as young Alex Vause!
Ever have a friend who fits so many things into one day that it's impossible to understand where they find the time for everything? Well, that's actress Rachel Resheff. I can't even imagine how she found the time for this interview!
I viewed Annie at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, it was the first time I had seen the production. The national touring company plays in San Francisco now through June 14th. Here are 11Things I learned:
On June 14, Laura Benanti will hit the stage with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Boston's Symphony Hall, offering vestiges of her best-known Broadway roles as well as some tunes that appeared on her 2013 live album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention."
It was particularly disheartening to witness the absence of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron as the historically significant first all-female team to break through and write the Tony winner for Best Musical: the adventuresome, dazzling Fun Home, based on Allison Bechtel's book based on her life.
If musical theater will ever be racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse, this is how it's going to happen, enabled by the organizational machinery, the adaptable repertoire, and the money of the rich corporations that own Broadway.