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Yep, There Is A Hilary Clinton-Inspired Musical In The Works

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

Janis Joplin got one. Tupac got one. Lyndon B. Johnson, Carole King, and Bob Marley got one, respectively. So why not give Hilary Clinton one? By "...

'It's Always Been a Love Letter to Broadway...'

Candy Spelling | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Theater itself may not have started in the U.S., but forgive me London, like the Hollywood sign is to movies worldwide, or the neon strip of Vegas is to gambling, Broadway is the street in New York that has come to symbolize this aspect of the live theater experience worldwide

James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie From Disney's New Broadway Musical Version of Aladdin, Recalls the Phone Call That Changed His Life

Jim Hill | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

That's why every night -- as James is onstage performing Friend Like Me -- he makes a point of making eye contact with every other cast member who's out there making this eight-minute-long production number stop the show.

Lady Day: A Night to Remember

Danny Groner | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald does such a fantastic job echoing the late Billie Holiday that you at times believe that you're being awarded one last performance from Holiday herself.

'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' On Broadway Is Going To Be Amazing, Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

If you've been waiting on the edge of your seat for just one more glimpse into the upcoming musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" starring Neil Patrick ...

Yup, There's Going To Be An Ayn Rand Musical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

There are a number of reasons people wage criticism against Ayn Rand's 1938 novella, "Anthem." Some take issue with its negative treatment of collecti...

'If You Like The Movie, You're Going To Love The Musical'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If you liked the movie, you're going to love the musical. Woody Allen and Susan Stroman have transformed Bullets Over Broadway into a hit show (pun in...

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

Jim Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Jim Hill

There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.

This Is The Marijuana Musical You've Been Waiting For

Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Marijuana legalization has been dominating headlines as of late, bringing tales of Colorado's edibles and Washington's dispensaries to nationwide news...

This Is What Happens When Disney Princesses Get Tired Of Being Damsels In Distress

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women

What would it look like if Disney's classic princesses stood up and took their lives into their own hands -- with or without a prince in tow? Accordin...

Russia Today: A Short Interview With Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's David Abeles

Danny Groner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's hard to put into words what it's like to witness Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in person. You're sort of crashing the party just by turning up on their set. Don't expect anything you've ever seen before.

It Takes Two: A Short Interview With Murder for Two's Joe Kinosian

Danny Groner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

The people behind Murder for Two don't want you to take the show too seriously. Not only is it light-hearted in nature, the actors roam (and prance) around the stage with a persistent wink and nod to the audience.

Meet The 'Sensational' Star Of The Carole King Musical

Rex Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

Beautiful is the latest in a long string of jukebox musicals devoted to the pop and rock tunes of one person. Unlike the others, this one at least att...

Dancing in the Streets: A Short Interview With Motown's Saycon Sengbloh

Danny Groner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

In addition to offering a host of new songs to go alongside the nostalgia, the show gives a wonderful glimpse into the ups and downs of Berry Gordy's quest to make this "black music" transcend and be accepted by audiences of all races, ages, and locations.

This Man's Marriage Proposal Is Too Cute For Words, So He Sings It Instead

Posted 11.27.2013 | Weddings

Every once in a while, a proposal video comes along that puts others to shame -- and not because it's so over the top, but because it's just so darn s...

Witch Craft: A Short Interview with Big Fish's Ciara Renee

Danny Groner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

Big Fish is playing for another five weeks on Broadway before the story ends once and for all. There's so much richness to see about dreams, love, and...

This 'Little Mermaid' Has Legs: Disney Legend Jodi Benson Looks Back on 25 Years of Voicing the Character of Ariel

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's often been said that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full year after handing in her Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

You Oughta Know That Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Is Going To Be A Musical

Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

Get ready to take one hand out of your pocket and raise it in a fist bump to the almighty music gods. Because Alanis Morissette, the queen of '90s pop...

Stage Door: Murder For Two, Sleeping Beauty

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Let's give it up for two accomplished actors and pianists -- Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback -- who utilize all the conventions of a cozy malice domestic to make Murder For Two hugely farcical and fun.

Tesla Coils Can Play Music

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The tesla coil is transitioning from the lab to the stage. Nikola Tesla's invention was meant to create high voltage, high frequency alternating-c...

Possibility Junkie: Making the Impossible Possible

Andrea Sluchan | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Andrea Sluchan

For Ippolito, a lifelong baseball fan, he understands that hitting a home run may happen on your first at-bat, or you may continually have a single hit that gives you the opportunity to run the bases over and over.

Finally! Here's The First Glimpse Of NPH's New Broadway Role

Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Attention, everyone. Neil Patrick Harris, that musically gifted angel who was put on this planet to make your every Broadway dream come true, has some...

Possibility Junkie: Keeping Hope Alive

Andrea Sluchan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Andrea Sluchan

That Guitar Man's background as told in Possibility Junkie is Ippolito's story. His rise to fame as That Guitar Man from Central Park is unique -- there are no other buskers making a living playing in one place for as long as he has been.

New Details On The 'American Psycho' Musical Emerge

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Matt Smith will jump from the set of Britain's favorite science fiction series to the stage of what just might be the most horrifying musical ever pro...

Musical 1776 Opens ACT Season With a History Lesson That Sparkles

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

A Tony Award winner in its Broadway debut in 1969, the show boasts music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone that transform a story that we might have considered familiar into something magical and new.