Friday, May 10, 2024

The Skivvies - Hot Up Herre by Lauren Molina

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) perform a medley of Hot in Herre (Nelly), It's Hot Up Here (Sunday in the Park with George), Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter), and Rock Your Body…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:21AM
Friday, April 26, 2024

Doctor Brown: Beturns review – the original clown prince in total control by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonPhil Burgers made clowning hip after winning the Edinburgh comedy award in 2012. Now older, if not wiser, his new show is a little undercooked, but his skill as a perform…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:02AM
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sarah Keyworth: My Eyes Are Up Here review – top surgery becomes a family affair by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonWith fine one-liners, the crowd-pleasing east Midlander traces their relationship with their parents in a touching show Sarah Keyworth launched their standup career with …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

Monday briefing: Why is Arts Council England clamping down on political statements? by Nimo Omer

In today’s newsletter: Artists reacted with fury to the warning that ‘overtly political or activist’ statements could lead to a withdrawal of funding. But it is just the latest example…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

2024 Oscar hopefuls include Yale grads and CT natives. Here’s a list of nominees with Nutmeg State ties. by Christopher Arnott

At least 10 people who received Oscar nominations Tuesday have connections to Connecticut, whether they grew up here, lived here or worked here.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:35AM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Brooks Ashmanskas, Alex Brightman, Robyn Hurder and More Will Lead Workshop for Broadway-Bound SMASH

SMASH is soon heading to Broadway, but first, it will have a six-week workshop featuring an all-star Broadway cast.  Check out the full line-up here!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:15AM
Friday, December 15, 2023

A Look Back at STEREOPHONIC! by Playwrights Horizons

STEREOPHONIC By David Adjmi Songs by Will Butler Directed by Daniel Aukin Featuring Andrew R. Butler, Will Brill, Juliana Canfield, Eli Gelb, Tom Pecinka, Sarah Pidgeon, and Chris Stack. W…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:15PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Thoughts on 4 CT Shows: First Up, Goodspeed's 'Dreamgirls' by Frank Rizzo

It’s been a busy month or so with much of my attention in New York doing interviews there and catching shows such as “Purlie Victorious” (one of the best productions I’ve seen on st…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 06:53PM
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Gardens, Theater and Social Justice after the Pandemic by Steven Morris

Gardens, Theater and Social Justice after the Pandemic “Let Us Cultivate Our Garden” By Steven Leigh Morris The Best of All Possible Worlds …

SOURCE: stageraw.com at 08:03AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

These Demons review – sisters under siege in a haunted house by Arifa Akbar

Theatre503, LondonRachel Bellman explores Jewish exorcisms and rebellion in this darkly funny, psychological play There is a slow-burn buildup of creepiness in this haunted house story which…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:37AM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, Aaron Tveit & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY FOR BIDEN Concert

On September 18, Broadway will unite for Broadway for Biden- a one-night-only concert fundraiser event for the re-election of President Joe Biden. We have the full concert line-up here!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:04PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs & Scores Still looking at that first decade (August 20, 1983 - August 19, 1993), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:37AM
Friday, July 21, 2023

Here I Fall Up by Ilaria

Here I Fall Up written and produced by Beth Golison is about a young woman with mental illness who meets what we learn mid-way through to be a ghost or simply a figment of the protagonist's …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:12PM
Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Skivvies - I Am What I Am/Hot Up Herre by Lauren Molina

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) perform a medley of I Am What I Am (La Cage Aux Folles), Hot in Herre (Nelly), It's Hot Up Here (Sunday in the Park with George), Hot Hot Hot (B…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:03AM
Friday, June 16, 2023

Ben Schwartz is bringing his improv show to the UK – and he wants your stories by Hannah J Davies

The Parks and Rec star and voice of Sonic tells us about taking the audience-powered Ben Schwartz & Friends to London, and his ideal improv partner Don’t get the Guide delivered to you…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:19AM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Alex Newell Becomes First Nonbinary Acting Tony Winner for ‘Shucked’ by Clayton Davis

Actor Alex Newell made history at this year’s Tony Awards, becoming the first openly nonbinary performer to win an acting prize for their performance as Lulu in Jack O’Brien’s “Shuck…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:42PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Skivvies - Baby Come Back/Hot Up Herre by Lauren Molina

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) perform a medley of Baby Come Back (Player), Hot in Herre (Nelly), It's Hot Up Here (Sunday in the Park with George), Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poinde…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:01PM
Monday, May 1, 2023

‘You’re very fat up here’: was dance god George Balanchine a controlling monster? by Lyndsey Winship

He was a trail-blazing genius who electrified US ballet. But he was also a dictatorial grudge-bearer who married four of his dancers. How should we remember the Russian-American choreographe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:54PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Skivvies - We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off/Hot Up Herre by Lauren Molina

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) perform We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Jermaine Stewart), Hot in Herre (Nelly), It's Hot Up Here (Sunday in the Park with George), Hot H…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:58PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Tuesday briefing: Is there really a crisis in theatre audience behaviour – or is this all overdramatic? by Archie Bland

In today’s newsletter: With reported attacks on ushers and police called to handle overzealous audience participation, some argue the sanctity of the stage is under threat Sign up here for…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
Friday, March 24, 2023

Is Hulu's Musical Series 'Up Here' Based on a Book? - Distractify

I'm gonna marry him,'" Kristen told Playbill. And she did! Known for their songwriting work on Disney films Frozen, Coco, and Frozen II, ...

SOURCE: Google at 07:15PM

Videos: Watch Norm Lewis, Micaela Diamond & More in UP HERE Musical Numbers

Up Here features an impressive lineup of Broadway stars, including Andréa Burns, Katie Finneran, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Aisha Jackson, Micaela Diamond, and more, performing new …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:48PM

In ‘Up Here,’ the Song Stuck in Your Head Might Be Your Mean Ex-Crush by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Developed by a team of Broadway and Hollywood all-stars, the new Hulu series sets a chorus of inner critics to song.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:32AM

Review: Hulu's UP HERE Stays Up There But Forgets To Come Down Here

In the final analysis, while it's true that we find it all a little too twee, Bobby's prediction is that the audience it finds will love it enough to get it to a second season...

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:18AM
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Review Roundup: New Musical Series UP HERE Comes to Hulu

'Up Here,' the new musical series hailing from Steven Levenson (“tick, tick...BOOM!'), Thomas Kail (“Hamilton”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), will premiere o…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:36PM

Video: Steven Levenson & Danielle Sanchez-Witzel on Writing UP HERE

Steven Levenson ('tick, tick...BOOM!,' 'Dear Evan Hansen') and Danielle Sanchez-Witzelare the writers of Hulu's new musical series, Up Here. Watch a video of the writers discussing collabora…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:18PM

Video: Andréa Burns & Katie Finneran Talk Working Together in UP HERE

Broadway favorites Andréa Burns and Katie Finneran have been best friends since they were 14-years-old. Now, they're appearing on screen together in Up Here, the new musical series on Hulu.…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM

In Up Here, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Were Inspired By Their Own Love Story by Talaura Harms

The new television musical series from Hulu follows two young people falling in love in New York City in 1999.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2023 - How to Watch UP HERE & More New Releases

This March, Broadway fans will be keeping themselves busy with several new albums, movies, and television shows to binge. From the new musical series Up Here to Some Like It Hot and Almost F…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:40PM

Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara in Concert; UP HERE Trailer; More Headlines From the Past 24 Hours

The Drama League will honor André De Shields, the Drama Book Shop, and more. 

SOURCE: Theatrely at 03:02PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes Fall in Love (Despite Their Inner Voices) in New Trailer for Musical Rom-Com Up Here by Talaura Harms

The new Hulu series features songs from co-creators Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:40PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards