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Think of Me: Phantom and the Importance of Casting

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

When it was announced last week that Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis would step into The Phantom of the Opera this May, most of the press was about the fact that Lewis was to become the first black Phantom on Broadway. I didn't care about that.

The Return Of 'Miss Saigon'

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

LONDON — "Miss Saigon," the musical that brought a real helicopter onto the West End stage, is descending on London again. Producer Cameron Mac...

Can You Hear Me Now?

George Heymont | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-08-05-Heymont.jpg During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.

Jessica Sanchez, Movie Star?

Just Jared Jr. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen

Jessica Sanchez is on a roll! The "American Idol" sweetheart is reportedly in talks to star in the film adaptation of the legendary Broadway musical M...

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

The Mikado Project (Trouble In Titipu)

George Heymont | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In all those many years of loving Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, I never once thought about how Asian Americans might react to The Mikado.

London Theater on my Mind

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Isenberg

Every year, I go to London to get my theater fix. My small group of fellow theater lovers in tow, I hit six shows in eight days, and it never seems too much.