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BroadwayCon 2019—It's A Wrap!

(January 23, 2019) - It was with great excitement that I looked forward to my fourth BroadwayCon, organized by Anthony Rapp and Melissa Anelli, in New York City. For the 2019 version of this mammoth undertaking, BroadwayCon returned to their original home, the Midtown Hilton, where in 2016 a massive blizzard had nearly shut down the prepubescent conference. (read the story...)

Oh Pretty Woman: Andy Karl Gives New Life to a Classic Role

(January 22, 2019) - Andy Karl is back on the Great White Way, this time channeling Edward Lewis, a character made famous on celluloid by Richard Gere nearly 30 years ago in Pretty Woman. (read the story...)

Caissie Levy Sparkles as Frozen’s Elsa

(August 13, 2018) - When you step into Broadway’s St. James Theatre for Frozen, Disney’s latest stage adaptation of an animated feature, don’t think for a moment its appeal is limited to kids. (read the story...)

Summer in the City: Ariana DeBose in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

(June 13, 2018) - Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with its winning parade of Summer’s songs, is lighting up the stage of Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with its savvy portrait of the Queen of Disco. (read the story...)

The Play That Goes Wrong Gets It Exactly Right

(May 09, 2018) - I suspect the writers of The Play That Goes Wrong had a bit of trouble coming up with a name for their fabulously frenetic show. I mean, it could’ve easily been called “The Script That Goes Wrong,” “The Set That Runs Amok,” or “The Cast That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” Still, in terms of comic genius, everything about the production is very, very right. (read the story...)

Confessions of a Theatre Geek: BroadwayCon 2018

(February 07, 2018) - Over the last weekend this January, the third BroadwayCon conference convened at The Jacob Javits Center. Three days of panels, performances, workshops, meetups, singalongs, autographs, selfies, cosplay, star and show reunions, plus an expansive marketplace comprise the already iconic event. (read the story...)

Ali Ewoldt, Phantom’s First Asian-American Leading Lady

(May 19, 2017) - The half-mask, the chandelier, the powerful organ refrain—“Phans” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stirring classic, The Phantom of the Opera, know these iconic elements well. And as the musical approaches its 30th anniversary next January, it remains as vibrant as ever for Broadway cognoscenti…and those who want to be. (Just listen to the murmurs from the audience at the first strains of “Think of Me” and “Angel of Music.”) (read the story...)

Cats on Broadway: One for the “Memory” Book

(December 07, 2016) - The musical Cats is back and all kinds of iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber mastery has once again pounced onto Broadway. This time it’s at the Neil Simon Theatre, where a vibrant revival has introduced a new generation (or two) to T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” (read the story...)

Carrie St. Louis Is Having a Wicked Good Time on Broadway

(July 08, 2016) - The story that inspired all things Wicked strikes a sentimental chord with audiences, regardless of age. Who doesn’t have a soft spot for Dorothy, Toto, and her traveling trio of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion? But forget what you’ve read in L. Frank Baum’s classic book, or observed in countless viewings of the 1939 film version—Broadway’s emerald green hit Wicked is not The Wizard of Oz. (read the story...)

Richard H. Blake and Jersey Boys on Broadway—Oh, What a Night!

(June 24, 2016) - Richard H. Blake plays the polarizing force in the Four Seasons, Tommy DeVito, who can claim responsibility for bringing the group together, as well as for its ultimate dissolution. Catch all the music and the drama in Jersey Boys, the Tony-winning musical that brings audiences to their feet at every performance. (read the story...)


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