Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tootsie Star Santino Fontana on How Backstage Is Like a War Movie, His Costume Is Like Shawshank & More on Show People by

Santino Fontana is known and loved for performances in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Cinderella, Act One, Hello, Dolly! and many more. Now the 2019 Tony nominee is wowing audiences as Michael Dors…

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Show Them A Reason And They’ll Soon Show You A Rhyme: The Kentwood Players ‘Spread A Little Sunshine’ With Their ‘Glory! Glori-ous!’ Stagin by Leo Buck

Schwartz’s cutting-edge score (his first for a major Broadway show) adeptly combines the best elements of ‘old school’ classic musicals from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with the more…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Why NBC Backed Out Of Airing ‘Hair Live!’ by Artsjournal1

Turns out it wasn’t because of the ratings for Rent [kinda] Live! (the worst ever for a live TV musical) or even the naked hippies at the end of Act I (well, maybe a little). No, what kill…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing review – terrific triplets by Mark Fisher

Tron, GlasgowJemima Levick revives this tale about three sisters coming of age with wit and charm The clue is in the socks. We’re faced by three girls, identical in their yellow coats, red…

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Game of Thrones vs Hair Live. Sondheim at Town Hall. David Byrne On Broadway, Bat Out of Hell Off. More Awards! #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Fans can add another reason to be disappointed with Game of Thrones. NBC executives are now claiming they killed Hair Live, which they had planned to broadcast yesterday, when HBO announced …

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The Rite of Spring review – dreamy and divine by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonBased on classical Indian dance forms, Seeta Patel’s interesting chamber version uncovers the lyricism in Stravinsky’s score The Rite of Spring is a totemic work in the …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

NBC Shares the Reason They Pulled HAIR LIVE From the Schedule by TV News Desk

Last year, NBC announced that its next live musical would be Hair, airing in spring 2019. In July, the network scheduled the event for Sunday, May 19. When Sunday rolls around, however, Hair…

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Dorothy Gibson: Movie Star on The Titanic; Fascist Sympathizer by Trav S.D.

The career of Dorothy Gibson (Dorothy Winifred Brown, 1889-1946), is full of hair raising twists and turns, and not just the one that took place on April 15, 1912. A Hoboken native, she sang…

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Call Redialed: NEW Jay Armstrong Johnson Interview: "The Phantom of the Opera" by Adam Rothenberg

By the time I got to interview Jay Armstrong Johnson in 2012, I had already been a big fan of his as I had previously seen him in the Broadway revival of Hair & the Off-Broadway producti…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘One thing that can’t be denied is the quality of the performances’: HAIR – Touring by Liz Dyer

Maybe what’s most shocking about Hair isn’t the nudity or the drugs, but the fact that 50 years have passed and nothing’s really changed.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

REVIEW: Grand Hotel: The Musical by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 12, 2019 matinee at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Book by Luther Davis. Music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest. Additional music and lyric…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

A Hair Salon Traded Its Mirrors For Contemporary Art, And Then Won Some Gallery Funding [VIDEO] by Artsjournal2

Truly not an exhibition space you see every day. – BBC

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Broadway Theater Review: Beetljuice by Laurenyarger

Commentary here: by Eddie PerfectBook by Scott Browan and Anthony KingChoreography by Connor GallagherDirected by Alex …

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Mary Kate Morrissey to Play Janis in Mean Girls National Tour by Andy Lefkowitz

This talented star is throwing a Revenge Party across the country! Mary Kate Morrissey, a former Elphaba of the Wicked tour, has been cast as Janis Sarkisian in the upcoming national touring…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dave Bova Dies: Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’ Hair, Wig & Makeup Designer Was 41 by Greg Evans

Dave Bova, whose hair, wig and makeup designs for productions including Be More Chill and 2017’s Sunset Boulevard and M. Butterfly brought a distinctive visual panache to Broadway over the…

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Hair, Wig, And Makeup Designer Dave Bova Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

Dave Bova, a veteran wig, hair, and makeup designer, whose work can currently be seen in Be More Chill on Broadway, passed away unexpectedly this week.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Odds & Ends: Gavin Creel to Sing Out in Solo Concert at the Kennedy Center & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Gavin Creel to Sing Out in Solo Concert at the Kennedy Center Gavin Creel, the silk-voiced Tony winner most recently seen on Br…

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Dog Without Feathers review – a mud-caked wild ride through Brazil by Sanjoy Roy

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Performers scurry across the stage in Deborah Colker’s inventive but scattershot show about the people of the Capibaribe River Brazilian choreographer Deborah…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Tootsie by Laurenyarger

Commentary here: TootsieMusic and Lyrics by David YazbekBook by Robert HornChoreographed by Denis JonesDirected by Scott EllisTOOTSIE …

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Let the Sun Shine On! Caroline Bowman & Caroline Innerbichler Will Lead the National Tour of Disney's Frozen by Ryan Gilbert

There'll be magic, there'll be fun! Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler will star as Princess Elsa of Arendelle and her sister, Princess Anna, respectively, in the upcoming national to…

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New production of HAIR comes to Sydney Opera House by Arts Review

A brand new Australian production of the much-loved rock musical HAIR will come alive in the Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House from 3 – 6 October as part of a national tour to celebrate …

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Human Jam: the hair-raising stories from HS2's exhumation of Euston's dead by Brian Logan

Haunted by the 60,000 bodies being disinterred to make way for High Speed Rail 2, Guardian comedy critic Brian Logan set out to connect Euston’s past and present ‘We’ve found four time…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lady in the Dark - An Enlightening Journey by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The one thing most people will tell you when it comes to dreams is that they often don't make sense. Either literally or chronologically. Different people from v…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Hairspray the Musical returns to the West End in April 2020 with Michael Ball reprising the role of Edna Turnblad

It was the role that won Michael Ball an Olivier Award… No, we don’t mean Sweeney Todd! The actor and singer will be back as Edna Turnblad when Hairspray the Musical arrives at the Londo…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Why Rock & Roll on Broadway is here to stay.

Rock musicals ain’t no new thing. They came onto the scene in the late ’60s with Hair and then came into their own with Superstar and more in the ’70s. They didn’t dominate our i…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

‘Sure to bring a bounce to your step’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A whirlwind of big hair, 80s hits, innuendos and humour, Nick Winston’s Club Tropicana isn’t a musical masterpiece but it is a whole lot of fun and a harmless piece of entertainment.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Hair by Hannah Vine

The show opened April 29, 1968, on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre.

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice comes to Broadway with a fun jaunt through the Netherworld: EW review by Nick Romano

There was a slight air of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Broadway last week, only the show was Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the Tim Burton cult classic. Patrons, some with orange hair, …

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MUSICALITY - STARS FROM THE WEST END Live At The Pheasantry, Chelsea by BroadwayWorld

West End star, Harry Kit Lee Little Shop of Horrors. Hair - The Musical, Wales Millennium Centre and a host of Musical Theatre amp recording artistes join forces for an unforgettable night o…

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Photo Flash: CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL Opens At London's New Wimbledon Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Club Tropicana The Musicalby Michael Gyngell, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics all performed live on stage. It takes a fun-packed trip back …

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