Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Tonys Are Happening? by Linda

I don't usually update my blog anymore except for my annual Tony nomination post.  I wasn't going to do one this year because it's hard to care about the Tonys this year when we don't even …

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Annual Tony nomination post by Linda

I don't post here very often anymore, except on Tony nomination day (or in this case, the day after). As a Drama Desk nominator, I've become more sensitive to the complexities of nominations…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

RENT Not-So-Live from the Perspective of a Studio Audience Member by Linda

By now, if you're the type of person who cares about theater and/or television (and if you're reading this, I assume you are), you're aware of what happened with what was supposed to be Rent…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 08:24PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Annual Tony Nomination Post - 2018 Version by Linda

Oops. Looks like I haven't posted in this blog since the last Tony nominations. It's been difficult keeping this up since I write for other places, but I'm a sucker for tradition, so I'm goi…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual Tony Nomination Post - Angry Edition by Linda

Every year I look forward to the Tony nomination announcements and writing this blog post. It got off to a rough start this morning when the live stream didn't work on any of the websites I …

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 05:24PM
Monday, March 20, 2017

8 Television Shows That Should Have Musical Episodes by Linda

Tonight and tomorrow, March 20 and 21, Supergirland The Flash will air a two-part musical crossover. With Jeremy Jordan, Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, and Jesse L. Martin in the c…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 09:36PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BroadwayCon Year Two: Less Snow, Bigger Venue by Linda

Last year, a major snowstorm shut down Broadway theaters, but the first ever Broadway fan convention went on as scheduled. And it ended up being a lot of fun. This year brought about some ch…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 03:54AM
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kate Baldwin at 54 Below: We're Not in Glocca Morra Anymore by Linda

Kate Baldwin is upfront right off the bat: She isn't at 54 Below to sing musical theater songs. She grew up loving pop music and her concert, "Extraordinary Machine," directed by Robbie Roze…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 05:36PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Q&A: Fringe Encore Series by Linda

There are so many shows at the New York International Fringe Festival that it can be hard/impossible to see everything. So, one thing I love about the Fringe Encore Series is that you get a …

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 02:39PM
Monday, October 3, 2016

Q&A with The Lion's Benjamin Scheuer by Linda

The album Songs From The Lion, released in June, is the official cast recording for Benjamin Scheuer's autobiographical one-man show. But if you saw the show, which deals with his father's d…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 04:20PM
Friday, September 23, 2016

Q&A with Kit Goldstein Grant by Linda

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a small, private reading of a musical called The Wrong Box. The dark comedy about a race for a family inheritance is continuing its developme…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 07:15PM
Friday, August 26, 2016

FRINGE: Treya's Last Dance by Linda

A quick note before we get into the review. My other Fringe reviews are on Theatre is Easy--American Strippers is here and Colorblind'd is here. Theatre is Easy reviews every single Fringe s…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 11:51PM
Friday, June 24, 2016

Don't Fuck With The Babysitter by Linda

The Disney Channel Original Movie, or DCOM. There have been some hits (Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Brink) and some misses (Dadnapped, Hatching Pete). Tonight, the 100th DCOM, Adventures…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 04:52PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Annual Tony (Or Hamiltony) Nomination Post by Linda

A lot has changed since I started this blog in 2006, but one constant is my annual Tony nomination post. I do this partly for myself, to organize my thoughts after the initial excitement/ang…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 07:10PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Q&A with Grace McLean by Linda

If you're a musical theater fan, you might know Grace McLean from her performances in musicals like Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Bedbugs!!!, and Brooklynite.…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 04:01PM
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Q&A with Rap Artist Baba Brinkman by Linda

Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman creates one-man shows using rap and projections to educate and entertain about scientific or literary topics. His latest is The Rap Guide to Climate Ch…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 03:04PM
Friday, February 26, 2016

Buried Child by Linda

Amy Madigan, Nat Wolff, Taissa Farmiga, and Ed Harris in Buried Child. Photo credit: Monique CarboniTo be honest, the main reason I wanted to see Buried Child was because I was intrigue…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 09:46PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pizza Theater by Linda

Carter Gill as Pulcinella in Commedia dell'Artichoke. Photo credit: Jacob J Goldberg Photo.Commedia dell'Artichoke is based on commedia dell'arte, a form of theater from 16th century Italy c…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 06:44PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Few Thoughts On Why BroadwayCon Was A Success, At Least From This Fan/Journalist's Perspective by Linda

Here are three words I never expected to type when I arrived at the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday afternoon: I loved BroadwayCon. At the first Broadway fan convention, I got to hear Lin-…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 12:02AM
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Harry Potter, This Time With More Hufflepuffs! by Linda

If you love Harry Potter, but think the secondary characters are way more interesting than the whiny Boy Who Lived, get yourself to the P.I.T. for Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Year…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 06:25PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Theater Roundup, Yearbook Style by Linda

A yearbook-style update on some of my recent theatergoing.Best Discovery: MasterVoicesPhoto credit: Erin BaianoI'm kind of late to the party on this one. The Collegiate Chorale was foun…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 07:06AM
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Checking In With Fringe Encores: Part 2 by Linda

As you enter the SoHo Playhouse for Wasted, an Edinburgh Fringe transfer, there is a fun, club-like energy. Loud music plays, lights flash, and the actors, Serena Jennings and Will Merr…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 11:13PM

Q&A with Jenn Kent, currently starring in Rocking Dead: Bedlam by Linda

If you dream of zombie apocalypses, you can soon live out that fantasy in the new interactive show, Rocking Dead: Bedlam. It runs from October 22 through October 31 at the Medicine Show Thea…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 11:00AM
Monday, October 12, 2015

Checking in with Fringe Encores by Linda

This year, I was out of town for most of the New York International Fringe Festival (for those interested, you can read about some of my summer travels here and here), but I'm checking out s…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 08:14PM

Musical Comedy, Politics, and Free Donuts by Linda

When you enter the Actors' Temple Theatre for Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the The Iraq War, you might wonder if you're in the right place. There is a table with free donuts a…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Let's Talk About Sex... And Talk... And Talk by Linda

Threesome might be the least sexy ménage a trois ever. The sex talk is theoretical, not dirty, and  foreplay involves establishing context. But at 59E59 through Aug…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 03:57AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Girls and Boys by Linda

Feminist. Body image. Cougar. Needy. Pushy. Family. Biological clock. These words--which immediately make one think of women--are written on a white panel on the left side of the set on whic…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 04:33PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Drinks and Shakespeare by Linda

I love Shakespeare. I love seeing his plays performed classically. And I'm also always down to see a modern interpretation. Drunk Shakespeare caters to both the Shakespeare buff and the…

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 12:52AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I Saw Entourage And That Doesn't Make Me A Terrible Person by Linda

According to many posts on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, the Entourage movie is the worst thing to happen in the history of cinema. Maybe even in the history of the world. I don't remember …

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 05:36PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The New Group is on A Roll by Linda

To tell you the truth, The New Group has always been pretty hit or miss for me. But this 20th anniversary season has made up for all the misses with Sticks and Bones, Rasheeda Speaking, and …

SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 08:42PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Marathon Theater + Sugary Cereal = A Good Way To Spend a Sunday by Linda

Madeleine Bundy as Kapow-i GoGo, Photo credit: Crystal ArnetteI often joke that the perfect run time is 75–90 minutes with no intermission. But as much as I love getting home at a decent h…

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