Exploring the pain of Alzheimer’s
The company amasses 25 Broadway musicals in one CD box set
The Follies of 1832
And yet I can smell them coming... Bluesies: A scaled-down version of Newsies starring the Blue Man Group, this show won't have any singing (the guys never make a sound) and zero dancing (they're always carrying large, cumbersome tubes), but oh, those facial expressions!
A Broadway musical gives new cheers for escapism
Silly songs to get you through
Not by a long shot! Leap is the musical about a con man who connects with his faith and makes a disabled kid walk (if not exactly making people run to the box office). It just closed after a mere 44 performances on Broadway (including previews). But it's nominated for the Tony for Best Musical, ma ... More >>
Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, and lots and lots of George
Next Tuesday morning, the Tony nominations will be announced, and people--even some people not on ropes--will be looking to see if Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is one of the four nominees for Best Musical. A year ago, that would have seemed as outlandish a proposition as a musical about a flying a ... More >>
A new Broadway show gives Aristophanes some hoop dreams
A new “musical Commie-dy” could make both Reds and Red-staters feel less blue
When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"
The revival of Sondheim's Follies offers more extravagance than emotional grip
WikipediaEven after eight years, Wicked is still popular. (Sorry about that, we just had to.) HopStop calculated the top 10 Broadway shows New Yorkers have been going to see this summer, based on what theaters were most frequently inserted as HopStop destinations or starting addresses between ... More >>
How do you make a good musical out of lousy music?
The creators of Hairspray go direct to video with their new musical
Bono's Peter Parker isn't the only thing that's crashing and boring
We know that Smash is an upcoming NBC series about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Debra Messing and theater actor Christian Borle star as the composers, Theresa Rebeck is writing the series, Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are the real composers, and some ... More >>
The Broadway composer looks back at the first decades of his career
Three musicals—two of them new, one from the '60s—all sing of crazy worlds
A fantastic new musical will soon find out just how fantastic it has to be to survive
To recall some great theater artists gone this year means looking at why we make theater
It was as inevitable as the new Terminator flick: Nadya Suleman, the illustrious creature who had eight embryos implanted, becoming the world famous Octomom, will be singing and dancing, if not exactly ovulating. Well, someone playing her will be singing and dancing, if not exactly etc, etc. Some gu ... More >>
The dead guy brought all the gifts
Missing Man, Ariel View, Keep Your Eyes Open, and more
They're young, they're funny, and they're telling you they're not going
Parton also reveals her pray-to-play policy. Plus: The revolution doesn't start without me.
Musicals that will make you cringe
Curious productions from unexpected corners revive a once-great form
South Pacific, Gypsy, and Juno show how 1950s Broadway got 'serious'
The Latino life of In the Heights looks rosy; The Seagull's lakeside life looks grim and damp
Silvery tones for a golden age of Broadway singingpast, pleasant, and future
Tim Burton makes Sweeney Todd his gory, grisly, bloodstained own
Alert Julie Andrews! Doug Elkins brings Fraulein Maria back to Joe's Pub
More than half a century after his death, composer Kurt Weill still provokes strong reactions
The Texas plains look plainer when Audra's offstage; Stew tells an old story pleasantly
Expressionist vaudeville meets the musical, via Weill-Lenya letters
In the Heights or Adrift in Macao, new musicals are funbut not too much else
Pop music kick-starts an 1890s drama but fails a record-store musical