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'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Astoria Characters: The Charity Stager

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The door opens and Roscoe, a kitten who looks like a black and white cookie, sticks his head out and watches Tiffany Schleigh pad down the hallway. ...

Hot Summer Shows

Christy Ferer | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Christy Ferer

Chill from the summer heat and take refuge inside a theatre at two of my all time faves. Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway show, is super entertaining a...

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC This Season: Part One

Jane Seo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Jane Seo

While Broadway shows and musicals often top the list of must-do activities for visitors and New Yorkers alike, smaller scale and sometimes underrated Off-Broadway shows are making a heat wave this summer.

This A Cappella Medley Is Truly 'Wicked'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment

It doesn't matter whether or not you're a fan of the musical "Wicked" -- after listening to this medley, you'll feel like you can ... defy gravity. ...

Curtis M. Wong

A Musical Celebration Of Women, As Told By Gay Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Having left his mark on Broadway and New York’s cabaret scene, Marty Thomas sees his latest role as a full-circle moment. The 34-year-old actor ...

Jersey Boys: Forget The Film, See It On Stage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

OK, I didn't want to see Jersey Boys, the play or movie. It just seemed like something my mom would have loved, and since I don't have one Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song in my music library, I thought, meh. Well, smack me on the forehead and call me an idiot.

INTERVIEW: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, and Michael Lomenda on Jersey Boys

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For his new film Jersey Boys, legendary director Clint Eastwood translates the blockbuster jukebox musical about the rise and fall (and rise) of singe...

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

Celebrate #BroncoDay With an Exclusive Clip From OJ The Musical

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Kristin McCracken

What were you doing 20 years ago this week? Well, if you were in the U.S. (and at least, let's say, 10 years old at the time), you were probably glued to the television, watching the most infamous car chase in history.

A Complete List Of The 2014 Tony Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

The 2014 Tony Awards have officially arrived, bringing Broadway darlings to the seats of New York's Radio City Music Hall. Hugh Jackman is reprising h...

Why Movie Musical Characters Make Great Role Models

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Ready for your kids to start belting out something besides "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever"? Try introducing them to a classic musical.

Joan Ryan Makes Musical Magic at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in a year and half, Joan Ryan, and her four octave range, comes home to Los Angeles in a cabaret show that earned her the honor of Broadway World's Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013.

Donna Summer + Slasher Flicks = Killer of a Good Time at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

What do Donna Summer classics like Bad Girls, I Feel Love and MacArthur Park have to do with 90s horror movies like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer?

Stage Door: Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Since 1982, Gerald Alessandrini has been on a mission: to send-up Broadway musicals. His weapon of choice is the brilliantly satiric, expertly rendered Forbidden Broadway franchise, which has spawned 25 editions.

Stage Door: Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Is art worth killing for? Woody Allen's new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway, an entertaining romp, thinks so.

An Interview With Ben Rimalower: 'The Lady's Got Potential'

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"They are all women that I've seen on stage in musicals or cabarets, but they also all have this quality -- you can call it the 'it factor' if you want."

Stage Door: Aladdin, If/Then

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Currently at the New Amsterdam Theater, Aladdin is a big, campy Las Vegas-style show. This isn't the Julie Taymor artistry of Lion King. This is a big-budget blowout of skimpy Arabian Nights costumes meets Victoria's Secrets. Yet it's such high-spirited kitsch that given the audience reaction, it's clearly hit its target demo.

In the Age of #CancelColbert, The Show Must Go On

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Rinkus

Nothing says Americana quite like musical theater. Despite rampant stereotypes, it's still one of the most popular entertainment venues in the country. (Just ask anyone who has stood in line at the TKTS booth in Times Square.)

Funny Girl Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee: A Russian Girl's Love Letter

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

I knew that over those past two hours, I had experienced a certain, je-ne-sais-quoi, "lightbulb" moment that would impact my life in more ways than one.

Everything You Love About The Sound of Music Is a Lie

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Beauchamp

Here are 6 not-so-fun facts about the reality behind the von Trapp family.

Stage Door: 'The Bridges of Madison County' and 'Nothing On Earth Can Hold Houdini'

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Now at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, Broadway darling Kelly O'Hara and hunka hunka burning love Steven Pasquale play star-crossed lovers who, for four glorious days in 1965, find their soul mate.

Review: David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah

Ilene Angel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Ilene Angel

This immersive musical by the talented Fabisch, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for this, provides the audience a ringside seat for an evening of unabashed hilarity. And to top it all off, there is free dessert served to complete the delicious experience.

Review: How many BOTs Does ButchOnTap Award to Girltrash: All Night Long?

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

We have lesbian drama, car chases, violence and hot girls -- all set to music.

Making Sondheim Sing: Interview with Michael Mahler, Music Director of Chicago Shakespeare's Road Show

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The show returns, in yet another revised format, to Chicago, and I had the chance to speak with the production's Music Director, Michael Mahler, about the show's evolution and musical language.