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Basically, bad Broadway can still be good Broadway, because it makes for memories. That is the most disastrous part of Dames at Sea: It is without memorable moments.
Obsession is a dangerous thing. It fills your intestines with knots as you twist and turn trying not to think of someone or something, begging to escape into any other headspace than the one where that someone or something exists.
All Photos courtesy of Sergerstrom Arts The Depression was, well, depressing. That's why so much entertainment of the time, especially the full-blo...
This version has a strong cast, but the direction fails to do the tale justice. Oddly, it keeps the action, and the guilt-ridden madness, at a distance. The audience is not engaged in the fierce battle between conscience and desire.
There are no lies here: just honest reflection and heartfelt truth. Even if you don't know Martin well as an actress you'll enjoy this flowing account of one of our best actress's colorful life.
Everyone knows and accepts the power of Gloria Estefan's voice, but now, thanks to Broadway's new musical On Your Feet!, you can experience the power of Estefan's story, too.
Tyler Lea is currently playing the lead role of Christopher, a teenager on the autism spectrum, in the Tony-Award Winning Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I caught up with Tyler on a Saturday morning to discuss taking on such a powerful role.
The rhythm is going to get you. Broadway jukebox musicals, like Jersey Boys and Beautiful, have targeted loyal fans with great success. This fall's big entry in the category is On Your Feet!, the lively Latin-infused story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan now at the Marquis Theater.
The result is a live performance that defines itself as it goes, taking the raw talent of the performers and the energy of the audience to mold the backbone. The freedom and fluidity that ensues is contagious.
Is there anything Broadway shows love more than to make a show within a show? Before you roll your eyes at yet another in this genre, know that Dames at Sea was ahead of its time in identifying this culture phenomenon. This is the refreshing reminder that not every show has to grapple with extreme circumstances and everything on the line.
Stephen Karam's new play is one cliché after another. I have a friend - a smart, savvy theater-goer - who didn't buy tickets for it because the mere description of The Humans bored him. Somehow Karam's play brings these terribly familiar events to specific and engrossing life.
Sara Bareilles became known to millions in 2007 when her ironic "Love Song" cemented her a place among timeless pop classics and ultimately went platinum three times over.
I know a few people who don't like dogs and I've also met some who don't like chocolate, rainbows or red wine so perhaps Sylvia, which opened tonight at the Cort Theatre isn't for everyone but it most certainly is a crowd pleaser.
Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.
Ripcord is rife with refreshing contradictions. Most notably, it's a comedy set in an assisted-living facility. That might not sound like the recipe for success, but leave it to Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor to run absolutely wild with such a healthy and limber David Lindsay-Abaire screenplay.