How to Give the Gift of Show Tickets Growing up, my favorite Christmas gift to receive was tickets to a Broadway to...
Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.
So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?
Hugh Jackman is a big Broadway draw. Even though his current drama The River at Circle in the Square drowns in insignificance. Ticket prices exceed ...
The cruelty of exploitation, just like the public's prurient interest in oddity, is boundless. Marry the two, and you have the backdrop to the real-life tale of conjoined twins and vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton in Side Show, the Broadway revival at the St. James Theatre.
Ever since Dr. Zhivago was announced last month for a spring Broadway berth, I've been thinking: "What other shows that I never thought would make it will come?"
Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.
As I sat in an early screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 last week, I realized that I was experiencing a first in my career -- which, at my age, is a rare thing.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'phenomenon' as an occurrence, perceived through the senses, the cause or explanation of which is in question. I cannot imagine a more fitting description for The Midtown Men and the exhilaration which both precedes and follows their every public appearance.
Nearly a decade ago, I'd found Trent's ad seeking a summer assistant on Craigslist. The main qualifications: small stature, not afraid of small spaces, able to dance. Not many people are claustrophiles, so I had an advantage.
My experience working on Broadway was a dream come true. I literally would pinch myself some days as I walked in the Stage Door off of Shubert alley eight times a week.
My companion, clearly enthralled by the immediacy of the music and the charm of the story, said at intermission "This is a musical, not just a Broadway musical." I know what he meant.
Sting's new Broadway play The Last Ship opened this past Sunday. Sting is the most recent '80s rocker to indulge in the big bright lights of Broadway. The last folks to delve into it were U2 with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.
I know life is stressful and we all go through rough times, but why not take this day and kick our heels up and let down our own veil between the living and the dead!? Or our hair. We could just let down our hair!
As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.
Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again. It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs.