Often heartbreaking, Armstrong and director Michael Mayer approached this unlikely collaboration with an honesty so extensive, it's impossible not to root for their success, for no other reason than because it is so inspiring.
"Who wants to see a musical about bullying in high school," I asked my theatergoing companion. "Everybody," he replied, and he was right. Carrie, pr...
Let's face it: rail...
I have been walking the streets singing the phrase, "We're Gonna Die!" Trust me, I am not crazy
Dude, I can explain. In the grand tradition of theater, "getting it" is as much of a theme as star-crossed lovers or inevitable fate. I am sorry but, Mr. Brantley, you did not get it, and I don't think you could have. The show was not for you, it was for me.
Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.
It appears to be a sort of Mama Mia-kind of musical, with a story build around already existing pop-rock songs by a popular performer, Udo Lindenberg.
It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.
"Nobody Loves You" is probably not a phrase you want to hear, especially when kicked off a reality dating show in front of millions of people.
I recently attended Celebrating Pride and Building Movements: An Evening Dedicated to LGBTI Rights in Uganda. Before I arrived, I had no impressions of what the night might hold, other than a discussion of the situation in Uganda.
Do Silicon Valley people sing? In part 4 of my interview with her, Randi Zuckerberg talks about her joy of singing and performing with Feedbomb, a band of current and former Facebook employees.
photo by Jim Cox After a long journey from the screen to the musical stage - which included numerous comings-and-goings of composer/lyricist teams ...
Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's version of Venice does not have canals or gondolas. It's not an ancient city in Italy or even a California beach. It's a city in ruins. A terrorist attack has led to a 20-year military occupation, and the citizens are on the brink of revolution.
Professionally known as Lissie, Elisabeth Corrin Maurus identifies with another one-word pop-culture phenomenon not named Madonna, Beyonce or Pink. ...
Set in the year 2156, Jackson's theatrical production fast forwards us into a future where freedom and the power to choose for oneself have been obliterated by cataclysmic world events.
The current trend on Broadway that doesn't seem to be going away is turning popular movies into musicals. All four Best Musical Tony nominees this year were, at one point, popular movies.