More than 2,000 NY City public school students will be the envy of students around the world (and maybe some adults, too) when they attend a behind-the-scenes look at the new Broadway musical “Be More Chill” on May 30.
Creating the Magic, a NYC arts education nonprofit, partners with Broadway productions offering students
“Be More Chill” has been characterized as a “Cinderella” story. A world premiere at New Jersey’s Two River Theater (2015), cast album drops Oct. 31 earning more than 250 million streams. That caught producers’ interest. It opened off-Broadway in the summer of 2018 and opened on Broadway March 10 (2019). It’s about teens who take a “pill” to be cool.
“Hadestown” is a musical a 2016 adaptation of a 2010 folk opera based on the Greek myth of Orpheus descending to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice.
If you love musical theater, the man who reinvented the Broadway musical and his muse, star in the new limited series “Fosse/Verdon starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams beginning tonight at 10 p.m. on FX TV.
The “Be More Chill” segment that closed today’s NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is great publicity for amusical whose original cast album had 250,000,000 million downloads on social media. Only “Hamilton” had more.
But couldn’t the reporter have thrown a bone to the non-profit Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ, where the show first was produced and created the album. Instead of naming it she said: “When ‘Be More Chill’ closed its first run at a small New Jersey theater, it seemed like that would be it for the musical.”
Ok.Ok. It only has 349 seats. But the Lyceum Theatre is one of the smaller Broadway theatres in terms of capacity, seating only 922. So there.
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Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in “An American in Paris: The Musical” (PHOTO: Johan Persson)
‘Broadway’s Best’ with THIRTEEN’s ‘Great Performances‘ November Fridays
Broadcast premiere/streaming of “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “The Sound of Music” and new documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and Broadway iconHarold Prince
Returning for a second year, this fall’s lineup includes Broadway’s “An American in Paris The Musical” and the U.K. live “The Sound of Music,” as well as documentaries about the making of John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince. Continue reading Broadway comes home (and on electronic devises, of course)→
This weekend’s encore TV presentation of theater lovers’ Theater Talk will be its last. At least it’s going out in style with a repeat of featuring “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” creatives director John Tiffany, movement director Steven Hoggett, playwright Jack Thorne and author J.K. Rowling discussing the blockbuster show.
Long-time host Susan Haskins-Doloff is joined by co-host Gordon Cox of Variety. the half-hour show featured actors, playwrights, designers, directors, lyricists, book writers, choreographers and more talking about putting on a show.
It lasted more than 26 years and there is nothing else like it. Quickie interviews on network talk shows don’t come anywhere near the quality of questions, in-depth discussions and often the crazy things we sometimes heard and saw.
Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent – Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia. The Color Purple runs through October 21, 2018.
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards were held June 10, 2018, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2017–18 season. The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and was broadcast live by CBS.
Bruce Springsteen and John Leguizamo each were awarded a special Tony for their performances on Broadway this season.. Each told a story about their American experiences growing up
The Grammy-winning rock legend’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” according to New York Times critic Jesse Green, “… is a painful if thrilling summing-up at (age) 68: a major statement about a life’s work, but also a major revision of it. As music acts go, it thus has more in common with Lena Horne’s revelatory “The Lady and Her Music” from 1981 than with a greatest-hits concert by the likes of Barry Manilow.
Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” marked his sixth solo venture, following his success on Broadway with “Ghetto Klown,” “Sexaholix…A Love Story” and “Freak (he earned Tony nominations for writing and starring in the latter).
Also, Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber were awarded special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
The winners are noted in bold face.
The Band’s Visit
Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical
Farinelli and the King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two