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In writing about these the Tony-nominated Best Musicals of various seasons
and making a judgment as to which nominee deserved to win, I take full
ownership of my opinion and realize that m…
This week’s debate takes us back to 1973, a year were anything was likely
to happen and where two musicals (out of four nominees) were really the
chief contenders for Best Musical, and t…
The annual gala casts Broadway stars against type
I find this particular Tony year the most oft-debated on social media. Of
course, it was a year with incredibly diverse offerings, and the four
nominated Best Musicals each had a great dea…
From Tin Pan Alley to Lincoln Center, here are the non-theater-district sites every Broadway fan needs to see.
1966 was an interesting year in Tony Award history. Three of the four
nominated Best Musicals, Man of La Mancha, Mame, and Sweet Charity,
ultimately achieved iconic status and could hav…
From classic sitcom sets to historic studios.
Going into the 1992-1993 theatre Season, most theatergoers were
anticipating the forthcoming musical The Goodbye Girl to be the big hit and
Best Musical victor at the Tony Awards. By Jun…
With the TV miniseries Fosse/Verdon on is way to the small screen this
April, I thought I would take some time to look back on one of Broadway’s
most captivating triple-threats and honor…
These actresses are theatrical forces to be reckoned with.
Oh, you knew that sooner or later I was going to have to address this one,
easily the most debated Tony Awards Best Musical outcome in history. Many
people feel that West Side Story shou…
A while back, I wrote a piece about flop musicals that deserved a second
chance on Broadway. Many of you wrote to me and wondered why I hadn’t
mentioned any recent shows. When I write ab…
Break out the marching band uniforms, the brass instruments, the banners
and batons! The Music Man is headed back to Broadway and it is time for a
parade. Producer Scott Rudin has announce…
In anticipation of FX’s limited bio-series, ‘Fosse/Verdon,’ we look back at the ‘Chicago’ choreographer’s achievements.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these showtunes.
For “The Best Musical Tony Award Debate”, my new weekly series, I will take
a look at the musicals nominated for Best Musical in one Tony Season,
discuss and debate the contenders, the…
Jerry Herman is best remembered for his splashy musical comedies,
including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. In fact, Herman
often is unfairly criticized (in some circles) fo…
‘Be More Chill’ and ‘Hadestown’ aren’t the only Off-Broadway hits to do it.
See the best of New York through the eyes of the theater.
After taking a short hiatus and some much needed rest and relaxation,
Theatreguy is back to continue write about Broadway musicals of the past,
present, and the future. One of the new addi…
The Grammy Awards are set to air this Sunday, February 10th, and with all
the pop superstars about to take center stage to receive accolades on
national television, I thought it might be n…
With 'Bombshell' set to arrive on Broadway sooner or later, here are a few ideas of who we think would sparkle in the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe.
If you're headed to New York to see a Broadway show this winter, here are some important things to consider.
Brush up your Cole Porter with this de-lovely playlist before 'Kiss Me, Kate!' begins previews on Valentine's Day.
The lore behind why it's bad luck to whistle in a theatre and seven other theatrical superstitions.
When we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, we as a nation reflect upon our history and the struggle to overcome racial oppression that African Americans have experienc…
The other night I was making my way through Amazon Prime video, looking for
something to watch. After sorting through hundreds of movies and television
shows that I just knew wouldn’t ho…
Shirley Jones proved her mettle as a star of musicals, albeit predominantly
in film musicals. She found her early start when the casting director for
Rodgers and Hammerstein, John Fearnley…
In 1964, a musical opened on Broadway that neither a runway hit, nor was it
a calamitous flop. The musical drew its inspiration from two Joseph
Mitchell New Yorker short stories: “The G…
Hardly anyone ever speaks of this long-running musical of the 1970s, and a
revival of the show most certainly will never happen, but it is hard to
dismiss the Broadway success of The Magi…
As the Broadway musical Waitress enters its third-year on the Great White
Way, producers have a bit of exciting news to go with the anniversary. Sara
Bareilles, the singer-songwriter who …