Tag Archives: musical theater

Does This Hillary Banner Evoke Evita?

A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita.  NPR reports: New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according …

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James Corden Joins Phantom Cast [VIDEO]

Last night James Corden aired a hilarious clip which recounts his guest appearance in the Los Angeles production of Phantom Of The Opera. Corden is a 2012 Tony winner for One Man, Two Guvnors – but that doesn’t seem to hold much weight with the Phantom cast.

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Grindr, The Musical

“Come get fisted…right in the heart.”

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How To Make A Musical For The Deaf

Via Buzzfeed: Deaf West Theatre is a premiere deaf theater company based in Los Angeles. Their recent production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Spring Awakening, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English, is headed to Broadway this fall.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Bares 25

Sunday night the 25th anniversary edition of Broadway Bares played to two sellout audiences at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. This year’s show was titled Top Bottoms Of Burlesque and as you’ll see, it was spectacular from the moment the curtain arose to reveal the bouncing bottoms of buff chorus boys. All 25 years of Broadway Bares are available on DVD and …

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2015 Tony Awards: Meet The Nominees

The show is Sunday, June 7th.

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Producers Pull Plug On Duck Dynasty Musical Two Weeks Into Its Run

Via the Randy Report: “Duck Commander Musical, based on the popular reality TV show Duck Dynasty, has announced it will close May 17th. The show had it’s official opening on April 15th at the Rio’s Crown Theater in Las Vegas. According to reports, calls were made to the crew today informing them the show would close. To be fair, the …

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TRAILER: Duck Commander, The Musical

The Duck Dynasty musical has opened in Las Vegas and the reviews aren’t terrible. It’s not a spoof, but it might be satire. When Miss Kay (Mimi Bessette) sings to troubled Robertson family patriarch Phil (Tad Wilson) “Hey redneck, my sweet redneck …” it isn’t a “Saturday Night Live” bit. It is even, gasp, a bit touching. “Duck Commander Musical,” …

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Try To Remember The Fantasticks

Playbill has the news: The Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks, still the longest-running musical in world history and the longest-running play of any kind in American history, has announced that it will close in May. The little musical about a Boy, a Girl and the wall that separates them will close May 3, the 55th anniversary of the opening of …

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Broadway Backwards: Cell Block Tango

Posted in full yesterday: “Highlights from Broadway Backwards 2015 included Chicago‘s ‘six merry murderesses’ represented in a sexy, all-male version of Cell Block Tango featuring Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele.”

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Backwards 2015

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Broadway Backwards Raises Record $466K For Broadway Cares & NYC LGBT Center

Via press release: The 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards capped off an exuberant, exhilarating and emotional evening of performances on Monday, March 9, 2015 with news that this year’s event raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The sold-out show included 20 audience-pleasing numbers and multiple standing ovations for …

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Opening In NYC: Clinton, The Musical

Via press release: If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” (Tom Galantich) the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” (Duke Lafoon) the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton (Kerry Butler) at …

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Invisible Thread From Witness Uganda

Clip description: Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, the award winning team behind the Broadway bound musical WITNESS UGANDA, blur the boundaries of real life and theater with the release of the single, “Invisible Thread.” The song was written for their show, which tells the true story of their experiences as aid workers in Africa. But here, the song takes on …

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High Demand For George Takei Musical

Via the New York Post: Can Twitter followers turn a Broadway show into a hit? “Star Trek” star George Takei has a total 9.5 million followers on social media, and demand for tickets to his upcoming Broadway show has been riding high months before tickets actually go on sale. Takei’s musical, “Allegiance,” opens in October, and the box office isn’t …

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The Ten Hottest Chorus Boys Of 2015

Time Out New York has published their annual listing of the ten hottest chorus boys now appearing on Broadway. Beefcake and scruff at the link as well as the hottest chorus girls of this year. Seen above is Garen Scribner of An American In Paris, which opens next month.

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Broadway Backwards Reveals 2015 Cast

The tenth annual Broadway Backwards is next month and to celebrate the anniversary some of the show’s most noted performers will be returning. The roster of stars joining this year’s Broadway Backwards includes Tony Award winners Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, TV’s “Blue Bloods”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) and Broadway favorites …

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Duck Dynasty, The Musical

Yes, this is going to be a thing. Undertaking one of the more audacious theater projects in recent years, the Robertsons — known for their long beards, duck-hunting merchandise and occasional inflammatory remark — are moving to expand their Louisiana-based multimedia franchise with “The Duck Commander Family Musical.” The 90-minute show, with actors playing the family members from A&E’s “Duck …

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Liza With A Tree

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS has issued this year’s fundraising holiday ornament. The zeventh ornament in our Broadway Legends ornament series—yes, that’s seventh with a “z”—is the beloved Broadway superstar Liza Minnelli! Draped in a sexy red sequined outfit, our Liza conjures up her signature 1970s Halston look when she won her second Tony Award® for The Act. With …

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TOMORROW: Broadway Flea Market

The 28th Annual Broadway Cares / Equality Fights AIDS flea market returns to Shubert Alley tomorrow. Among the priceless lots available through this year’s Grand Auction are private meet-and-greets with stage-and-screen stars Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel, opening night VIP tickets to 17 of this season’s new Broadway shows, walk-on roles at 13 Broadway shows, tribute packages to Elaine Stritch …

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