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Cheering for The Last Ship Setting Ashore

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again. It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs.

First Nighter: "Love's Labour's Lost" Loses More Than Wins in the Park; Downtown's "Under the Greenwood Tree" As You'll Like It

David Finkle | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be a pleasant chore to report that Shakespeare in the Park's Love's Labour's Lost is an amusingly silly musical tribute to the Bard, as it's ...

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Putting the Pop Back in Populism

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson is a hard-rock musical that tells the life story of this nation's seventh president in modern lingo to make the 19th century relevant to youth culture. Lets just say, been there, done that, hella better.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Rocks out Chicago With Swagger and Style

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.15.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

If history class were like the rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, I might have fared better in school. It examines the life of Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president, through the lens of a wry, high-octane rock concert.

First Nighter: Tony Nominees Attend Press Meet-and-Greet

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Off the Past

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Spider-Man exemplifies a larger story -- the transformation of the Great White Way from a collection of buildings dedicated to advancing the art of theater to nothing less than a Broadway theme park.

WATCH: The 10 Funniest Presidential Impressions

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

In honor of Presidents' Day, here are some of the best impressions of the 44 men who have led this country over the last two hundred and twenty two years.

BROADWAY: Shows You Can't Miss This Holiday Season (Catch Them Before They Close!)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With the holiday season securely upon us, it is basically a universal truth that throngs of visitors will enter New York City for a glamorous white Ch...

He's "That Guy": A Fireside Chat With Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Benjamin Walker

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

This isn't your grandparents' Broadway. That's probably the best way of describing Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a wicked, wacky and rocking new musical.

The Tea Party & 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Collide In Musical Mash-Up (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When it comes to the hit new musical about the rise of the modern Democratic party "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" journalists and bloggers have alread...

First Nighter: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Is Bloody Awful

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

To call Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson "sophomoric" is to flatter it. "Freshmanic" might be closer to describing its juvenile quality. Or maybe just plain "manic."