Tag Archives: musical theater

ABC News On The Book Of Mormon

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On Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon

The Book Of Mormon is in previews has opened and reviews are coming in. Andrew Sullivan: This is an almost classically traditional musical score, each song unique, but united and woven together in show-stopping finales. Their blend is of subversive material filtered through tradition and sincerity. There is no cynicism here. Yes there is General Butt-Fucking Naked. There is an ...

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MONDAY IN NYC: Ali Forney Center’s Fifth Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant

The Ali Forney Center holds its fifth annual Broadway Beauty Pageant this Monday at Manhattan’s Symphony Space, where Broadway’s hottest and most talented chorus boys compete to win the prized tiara. It’s a fun, sweet show hosted by four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and the house is always packed with the movers and shakers of musical theater. Highly recommended. Judges ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the show’s producers, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the premiere Broadway musical production of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert, which begins previews this week. Get Ready for THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL is the feel-good theatrical experience of the year! Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the ...

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Glee Spoiler: Blame It On The Alcohol

Stay out of the comments if you haven’t yet seen this week’s boozy episode. Otherwise dive in and dish.

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SNEAK PEAK: Priscilla On Broadway

Previews begin February 28th. (Via – Towleroad)

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Terry Lavell – Born This Way

With the same title and a similar theme to yesterday’s release by Lady Gaga, this track was written by R&B legends Ashford & Simpson for a musical based on a novel by openly gay author E. Lynn Harris, who died unexpectedly in 2009. Harris’ untimely death apparently put a hold on the musical, but promoters are recirculating the below clip ...

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NYT Slams Spider-Man Musical

The New York Times’ Ben Brantley has finally reviewed Spider-Man and yeeowtch, it isn’t pretty. The sheer ineptitude of this show, inspired by the Spider-Man comic books, loses its shock value early. After 15 or 20 minutes, the central question you keep asking yourself is likely to change from “How can $65 million look so cheap?” to “How long before ...

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Harvey Fierstein To Join La Cage

Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein will join the Broadway revival cast of La Cage Aux Folles on February 15th for a 12-week limited run. Fierstein won the Tony in 1983 for writing the show, but this will be his first time actually appearing in it. “I’ve loved watching this new production of LA CAGE and think director Terry Johnson and ...

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Everybody Ought To Have A Maid

The BBC celebrated Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday on Sunday with a special tribute edition of their annual BBC Proms series. Here’s their delightfully fruity take on Everybody Ought To Have A Maid. Listen to the entire show here. The second clip is Dame Judi Dench’s take on my most loathed Sondheim tune, Send In The Clowns, but hey, it’s freekin’ ...

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Tales Of The City Musical To Get San Francisco World Premiere

The musical version of Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City will see its world premiere in San Francisco next summer. “Tales of the City,” a new musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s famed stories – created with veterans of “Avenue Q” and members of the rock band Scissor Sisters – will receive its world premiere in the American Conservatory Theater’s 2010-11 ...

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Hairspray Authors On Prop 8

Hairspray coauthors Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman appeared on local NYC show Theater Talk on Friday night to discuss Proposition 8 and the resignation of musical theater artistic director Scott Eckern in Sacramento. (This clip does not cover the Eckern portion of the discussion – if anybody has that, please send it to me.) Eckern left his job of 25 ...

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