Home Tags Musical theater
Tag: musical theater
If Stalin Had a Least-Favorite Musical, Would This Be It?
"The Glorious Death of Comrade What's-His-Name" is based on a 1928 play, "The Suicide," by Nikolai Erdman, who was later exiled to Siberia.
Weighty Matters, Light Verse: John Lithgow Inks ‘Dumpty’
One day, reaching for this book will be a good way to revisit the escapades of the Trump presidency -- and to be glad that they're over.
How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical
Composer Michael Kooman and book writer/lyricist Christopher Dimond celebrate their "average" world-premiere CD.
Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score?
The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless...
Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates
Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative?
Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand
Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star."
How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’
An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know.
Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles
They don’t just nurture plays. They nurture the Native artists who flock to the refuge on the hill.
Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister
How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists.
Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’
An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds.
Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock
Dance "from character and situation and circumstance and plot and theme."
‘Chick Flick: The Musical’ Should Be Your Quick Pick
We should all celebrate voices -- even those not necessarily our own.
‘Transit’ Strike: An Interview with Franz Rogowski
The 33-year-old German actor is about to take the movie world by storm.
Lear deBessonet Makes Theater as a Hopeful Public Proposal
This community organizer/director also aspires one day to recreate the Federal Theatre Project.
In ‘Lab’ Strike Against B’way, Is Actors’ Equity Overreaching?
Writers disrespected...non-union actors bullied...Broadway pros offer a sharp critique.
Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater
Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."
Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?
Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?
We Need a Little Yiddish, Right This Very Minute
As a smash hit, all-Yiddish "Fiddler" preps to move Off-Broadway, the American theater's most unlikely CEO seizes a new tradition.
Big, Black and On Broadway
But "King Kong," the musical, doesn't quite confront its disturbing history as a metaphor for racism.
Mike Hot-Pence by Day, VP Mike Pence by Night
After creating a satirical character, actor Glen Pannell never expected to play the real VP.