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How The Sound of Music Revived Live Television

Mika Salmi | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Mika Salmi

The beauty of live TV is that viewers can chatter on Internet platforms while watching, which serves to drive even more viewers to the live program.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.

Actress Sabrina Mayfield of The Vampire Diaries Shares Her Passions

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sabrina Mayfield was born and raised in Florida to Bahamian parents. As a child, she was in her 4th grade school musical and that was that! Sabrina decided to sing and act forever -- and she's been very successful! And oh, she's addicted to the game Candy Crush.

13 of My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Things About Sound of Music Live

Meghan Feeks | Posted 02.08.2014 | TV
Meghan Feeks

Determined to be open to this new take on an old favorite -- after all, "the wool of the black sheep is just as warm" -- I hunkered down with a homemade habit (not kidding), a bottle of Grüner Veltliner and an unlimited texting plan to exchange notes with my family.

Social Media Alive With The Sound of Music on NBC

Eden Lane | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Eden Lane

Not everyone seemed to share my excitement.  At least not in a positive way.  Twitter and Facebook seemed to explode with negative comments before the first commercial break. 

Big Fish: The Broadway Musical Reviewers Threw Back in the Water

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Gregory G. Allen

When I moved to New York City in the late 80s to attend a musical theater school, I could never get over the fact that all across the city, magic was occurring in numerous Broadway theater houses each night.

Sex. Vodka. Opera. You Must See: The Great Comet of 1812

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan D. Lovitz

If you're in New York, you owe it to yourself to see the sexiest, most mind-blowing night of singing and sin you'll ever experience.

Theater: Daniel Kitson Returns; Musical "Oliver!" Needs More

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's a good-natured show brimming with some of the shakiest British accents this side of Dick Van Dyke. But the musical numbers by Lionel Bart couldn't be catchier and it's one of the handsomest productions the Papermill has ever created.

Review: Black Nativity

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The blend of pop, soul and gospel is absolutely enchanting and will make the film's soundtrack a holiday classic.

Movie Review: Frozen

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disney has had such a long winning streak with its animated comedies and musicals that it's almost possible to forgive the problems with Frozen, which opens in Los Angeles today and in wide release on Nov. 27.

Change the World: A Short Interview With Kinky Boots's Annaleigh Ashford

Danny Groner | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Kinky Boots remains one of the most popular and talked about musical on Broadway. One of the standout performers is Annaleigh Ashford, who brings both humor and optimism to the show. Here, Ashford explains what sets this show apart.

Theater: Cloudy Little Miss Sunshine; Digestive Proust

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A curious project falls flat. Sometimes, you hear about a book or movie being turned into a musical and think, of course! Other times you think, really?

Theater: Cotton Club Reborn, Bawdy Burlesque, Magic Acts Refined

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After several years of special engagements, After Midnight has opened on Broadway and it's exactly what you would expect and hope: a glittering revue filled with singing and dancing and beautiful, decorative women.

The Phantom of the Opera Is Here... and Going Strong

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

As I sat down in my seat at the Majestic Theatre to see The Phantom of the Opera in this, its 25th year of performances, I could not help but think of my three-year-old self watching another Andrew Lloyd Webber hit.

Theater: Not a 'Fun Home'; 'Two Boys' Trapped In DarkNet

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Fun Home the book is cool and removed as it analyzes Alison Bechdel's memories and her father from various stages in Bechdel's life. Fun Home the musical is more like her father: remote and hard to like.

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical Opens in San Francisco

Erika Milvy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Premiering in San Francisco before its January New York opening, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, is yet another Juke box musical. But unlike other recent musical biographies about musical careers, the Carole King story is really about music making.

The Plague of 'Miss Saigon'

Naomi Ko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Naomi Ko

Minnesota's Ordway Center of Performing Arts finds itself in a not-so-nice situation by hosting Broadway's popular musical, "Miss Saigon" for the thir...

Carrie, Back from the Dead Again

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

"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...

If You Want A Song-And-Dance Explanation Of Twitter, Here's Your Video

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Technology

Have you heard about this social media platform on the Internet everyone's talking about called Twitter? If not -- and if you're into musicals -- this...

A Theatrical Group Smells Success Beyond Their Years

Danny Groner | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

If the NYU Steinhardt production of Sweet Smell of Success is any indication, the future of New York City theater is bright.

An Accurate Musical Of How You Feel About Grand Theft Auto 5

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Love or hate Grand Theft Auto, you have to admit that it's pretty addictive. This musical by the AVbyte Brothers does a pretty good job singing this g...

Will Rachel Land The 'Funny Girl' Role On 'Glee'?

Posted 09.09.2013 | TV

Last season of "Glee" ended with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) attending a callback audition for the role of Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of "Funn...

Forgotten Sources For New Musicals

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Let's face it: railing against Broadway musicals adapted from movies is a useless exercise. As long as people keep buying tickets for them, and as lon...

Theater: Yank! Kickstarter; Cheaters Club Stopper

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I first saw Yank! in a tiny theater off off (off off) Broadway in Brooklyn back in 2007. It was so good (and its star, future Tony winner-to-be Bobby Steggert so appealing), you just knew it would be staged again.

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

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.