Tonys, Revolutions and Art in the Midst of Tragedy

It’s been a week since Broadway’s biggest night and the theater community is still buzzing about it.  Though tinged with the sorrow of recent tragedy, it was still a night filled with joy, singing, dancing and general theater geekiness.  Oh, and a little bit of Hamilton on the side, but I’ll get to that later….

Beyond the Comfort Zone

     For Broadway fans, this year might be better known as the year of Oak, Mandy and the Great Controversy of 2017.  For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, last month, Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 came under fire for some racial controversy when the current…

Shows I’m Excited About

After the Tony Awards a couple of weeks ago, it’s out with the old and in with the new, Broadway shows, that is.  The new season for Broadway has officially begun!  Here are some of Broadway’s new and upcoming shows that I can’t wait to see. Once On This Island This show should be fun…

Exceeding Expectations: My Tonys Reaction

This year’s show for me was, in some ways, exactly what I expected, and in other ways, not at all what I expected.  This especially had to do with the host.  Kevin Spacey was not the Tonys’ first choice, and he certainly wasn’t my first choice.  However, I was really pleasantly surprised that he did…

The Tony’s are Tomorrow!

The Tony Awards are coming upon us very soon (TOMORROW!), so with that, I would like to give everyone my predictions and preferences (for the musicals anyway).   Best Orchestrations: Bill Eiliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand Larry Hochman, Hello Dolly Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Who I think…

A World of Pure Imagination

If you’re looking for a fun show to satisfy your sweet tooth, DON’T LISTEN TO THE CRITICS and get your Golden Ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway.  I saw this show during previews and it was fantastic.  Christian Borle was wonderful as Willy Wonka because he emulated the portrayals of both Gene Wilder and…

The Time I Went to Broadway Con

Broadway Con is a theater-lover’s dream come true.  If you are theater fan who enjoys being around people who share your passions and who aren’t afraid to geek out and have big dreams, then this is place for you.  Broadway Con is an incredibly inclusive and warm environment where I felt like I could truly…

Sugar, Butter, Birthday: I Finally Saw Waitress

Last week, I treated myself to a showing of Waitress for my 20th birthday.  I’d been dying to see this amazingly sweet show ever since I heard that Sara Bareilles was penning the score.  The entire experience did not disappoint.  The theater smelled of pie as soon as I walked in: warm, inviting, and delicious. Sara Bareilles…

Kissing The Color Purple Goodbye

     Today is the day Broadway bids farewell to one of its most emotional shows and one of my personal favorites, The Color Purple. I was fortunate enough to see this riveting revival twice (Thanks, Adelphi!) and both times were amazing, especially the second time.  The second time was Heather Headley’s last show as Shug…

Theater Geek Gift Guide

Still doing some last minute Christmas shopping for the theater geek in your life? Shame on you for not doing it earlier. Nevertheless, here are some cool gift ideas if you’re shopping for that special thespian. Apparel This snapback is the perfect stocking-stuffer for your Hamil-nerd. Any Phantom of the Opera-loving introvert looking for an…

Teach ‘Em How to Say Goodbye: Shows that Ended way too Early

     Phantom of the Opera has been running on Broadway for 28 years and some months, making it Broadway’s longest running show.  Unfortunately, not every show has this kind of luck.  Here are a few that didn’t last long, but were really great.      1.  Tuck Everlasting– For me, this was one of…

The Cheap Seats: How to Broadway on a Budget

Many people, especially those my age, don’t like going to Broadway shows because of the price.  Honestly, I get it.  Most of my friends are in college, and that means loans, textbooks, housing, all that jazz.  So I get that Broadway shows aren’t always in everyone’s budget.  With that being said, here are some ways…

Support Your Local Theaters

This Saturday I went to Cultural Arts Playhouse to see In the Heights. The whole cast from the main characters down to the ensemble was fantastic. This performance was really special because I had never seen In the Heights live before and because my former classmate Tyler, who I hadn’t seen in 10 years was…