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Stage Door: The Golden Bride

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Indecent at the Vineyard Theater, which told the back story to staging the provocative God of Vengeance, a masterwork by Sholem Asch. Hailed in Europe...

Daveed Diggs Isn't Cutting His Hair, So 'Hamilton' Fans Can Sleep Soundly Tonight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts

If you, like any other fervently dedicated “Hamilton” fan, have been feeling a sense of impending doom ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda left Broadway...

'Hamilton' Fans, Assemble: Here's What You Need To Know About The New Cast

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

The new cast of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has been announced, and -- yes -- the actors are as young, scrappy, and hungry as you'd expect. Here's w...

Friends, Lovers, Legends King And Goffin Classic Duo, Classic Theatre In Biographical Musical 'Beautiful'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

This Los Angeles opening night was the conquering of Hollywood Blvd. and the Pantages Theatre by a musical over six decades in the making: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical now through July 17th at the Hollywood Pantages.

100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See 'Hamilton' Before You Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts

Thousands of public school students across the country are about to realize exactly how lucky they are to be alive right now. History is happening. An...

"Let It Go" gets the LEGO treatment as a whole new Disney Frozen story unfolds across books, TV & digital with "Frozen Northern Lights"

Jim Hill | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What with "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion" opening in late May at Disney California Adventure Park and Epcot's "Frozen Ever After" attraction opening i...

Every. Single. Time. 'Hamilton' Won Or Performed At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Sunday night marked an evening of #Tonys4Ham. The musical may not have broken the record for the most Tony Awards for a single production, but "Hamil...

This 11-Year-Old Ballerina Dancing To 'Hamilton' Is Your New Hero

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts

Ballet + @hamiltonmusical!?! YES PLEASE! #Hamilton #HamiltonMusical #HamiltonBway #HamilKids #RiseUp #yayhamlet #TheRoomWhereItHappens #Hamiltunes #Br...

'Hamilton' Creator's First Musical Is Turning Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

Theater geeks and general lovers of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the certified "Hamilton" genius: assemble. News broke this week that Miranda's first musical,...

Stage Door: Bright Star, Cite

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Sometimes, there is a quiet, more intimate contender that merits attention. That category is owned by Bright Star, a Broadway bluegrass musical at the Cort Theater, headed by a Tony-worthy Carmen Cusack.

For $10, New York City Students See ‘Hamilton’ And Rap For Lin-Manuel Miranda

New York Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices

“Hamilton” has won acclaim for its fresh take on a familiar chapter of American history: the revolutionary era. But what if the musical were told ...

A 'Hamilton' Skeptic On Why The Show Isn’t As Revolutionary As It Seems

Slate | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. For a long time, a stray tweet from writer Jay Caspian Kang seemed to be the only hairline crack in the mon...

What Makes a Theater Tryout City? Not Much.

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Not only has the last decade seen these theaters become consistent tryout houses, but we've also seen other theaters all across the country house shows of great interest to us here in NYC.

Stage Door: She Loves Me, Figaro 90210

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

She Loves Me is not a big, brassy Broadway musical. Based on the play Parfumerie, the revival of the Sixties gem is set in Budapest, 1934. It's a more formal time, and the show champions intimacy and charm.

4 Of The Most Powerful Latino Performances From 'The Passion'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices

The story of Jesus of Nazareth filled the streets of New Orleans Sunday night, as Fox's live musical event "The Passion" gave the biblical tale a mode...

If Parenthood Was a Broadway Show

Jenny Evans | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

Parenthood: The Musical! is coming to a theater near you. Tickets must be purchased 9 months in advance, but even then the exact starting date and time of the show is TBD and completely at the producer's discretion.

'Hamilton' Casting Notice Reveals All The Musical's Original Inspirations

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.02.2016 | Arts

How does one describe the character of George Washington? You could use words like "powerful," "influential," "revolutionary," or "honest." But nothin...

11 Things Every Die-Hard 'Hamilton' Fan Wants You To Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

"Hamilton" is a Broadway musical. More specifically, it is a wildly popular musical about "a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America." Tha...

Forget Valentines, Let's All Send Hamiltines Instead

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts

There's no better way to say, "I heart thee," than by sending a carefully crafted Valentine. Come Feb. 14, few gestures beat a twee card, cut with orn...

An Indian's Guide to What Not to Do at a Broadway Musical

Soumya Nambiar | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Soumya Nambiar

When I was planning my trip to the U.S. from India, the first thing I booked after booking my flight tickets was a ticket to the Broadway musical Phantom of Opera in New York.

Miles & the American Musical

Todd Klick | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Todd Klick

During the past 50 years, Miles Kreuger has amassed the world's largest collection expressly dedicated to the histories of the American Musical theatre and film. I made the 4-minute doc below to introduce you to Miles, founder and president of the Institute of the American Musical.

Interview: Dane Terry Casts a Spell

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Brett Gleason

I first heard of Dane Terry from a mutual friend who photographed the two of us. Dane caught my eye as a fellow long-haired piano player from Brooklyn...

The Color Purple Author Alice Walker: 'Rebellion is Close to Godliness'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Later on in her life, Walker realized that she "had to show what happened to them and why they were like that," she said of her grandparents. She had to tell the story of how people could move forward, break free from their former selves and change for the better.

'The Wiz Live!' Finds a Brand New Day on the Small Screen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices

While the production may have gathered ire from some, for most (and at least Black Twitter), the star-studded cast of NBC's The Wiz Live didn't disappoint.

Annie Remains Optimistic After All These Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Millions out of work; homeless camps filling up in every town and those lucky enough to have a job barely getting by, always worried. Stratification everywhere, either you're a have, or a have not and the gap between seems unbridgeable.