Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?
This is the second to last entry in my series, Women In The Performing Arts. Cathy McNeela is the director of the musical theatre degree on the beautiful campus of Elon University. She has built a dynamic performing arts program "with a heart." Another example of a power house female college theatre educator.
As I enter the home stretch of my series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am struck by the enormous and diverse talents of these remarkable women and the difference they are making in the lives of young artists.
This year, Brad Oscar--up for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for "Something Rotten"--is not only center-stage in a showstopper; he drives it from start to finish.
Broadway and ballet stages are not the usual first stop for those seeking images of female empowerment. But Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center and ...
Known for his phenomenal collaborations, Josh's new album boasts duets with the likes of Audra McDonald and Kelly Clarkson. In this clip, he opens up about the "intimidation factor" he still feels when working with some of music's biggest names.
Courtney Cole's first time singing in front of an audience was almost her last. The wide-eyed eleven-year-old spent weeks preparing to sing in front of her Louisiana church for the first time.
In Fun Home, what opened so perilously between my grandparents and me opens again between those standing across the same mortuary table or pressing their bodies against each other in the same narrow dorm bed.
The other night in Louisville, in rehearsal at Kentucky Opera, staging my new verismo opera, "A Woman in Morocco," just before the running of the Kentucky Derby, I realized just how much opera singers and thoroughbred racehorses have in common.
Whenever I feel a darkness creep into my soul, I sing, dance and play music on the adungu, a traditional hand-held harp of northern Uganda. It always works, the darkness recedes. Art is my detox.
In my continuing series, Women in the Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S. They discuss the development of their programs, and the impact their teaching is having on young artists.
The audience is expected to act, too. Their role is to pretend like they are in charge of the show, but everyone will know they are just acting.
In my continuing series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S.
Six months ago, I was finishing up a musical in North Carolina when all of my hair started falling out due to Alopecia. By September, I was completely bald.
I waited for Drew Gasparini at a table in the back of a to-go deli on a Wednesday night in the middle of bustling Times Square; so bustling that we changed our meeting location a few times before deciding on the empty, though lackluster, locale for our interview.
At its best, Late with Lance goes beyond parody, in small moments where Lance is trying so hard to be loved it can break your heart a little.