musical theater

Can’t Wait for Six by Sondheim

Can’t Wait for Six by Sondheim

When it comes to naming my favorite musical, I find myself torn between Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Stephen Sondheim’s Company. But…when it comes to naming my favorite musical theater composer/lyricist/creator – hands down, it’s Sondheim. Where ALW sometimes ventures into over-dramatic schlock (which I still, admittedly, love), SS takes a subtler approach,(…)

Pippin: Extraordinary as F*ck

Pippin: Extraordinary as F*ck

PA Hillary and I recently had a moment of clarity and knew we immediately had to see Pippin after reading some EMPHATIC endorsements from a fellow musical theater lover. We both grew up listening to the Pippin soundtrack, but had never seen a production, so were our minds ever blown when we were able to(…)

So Many Emotions for Patti Lupone: A YoungArts Masterclass!

So Many Emotions for Patti Lupone: A YoungArts Masterclass!

The fates were on my side on April Fools Day when I got done working out, flipped on the TV and found that something called Patti Lupone: A YoungArts Masterclass was just starting. I can’t really think of anything involving Patti Lupone that I wouldn’t watch. Patti Lupone: Extreme Hoarder? Sure! The O’Reilly + Lupone(…)

Girl Crush: Broadway Goddess Ann Reinking

Girl Crush: Broadway Goddess Ann Reinking

As a child, I basically thought that Grace Farrell was the most beautiful and amazing woman ever to live. Through the years, I’ve grown to learn that Ann Reinking was more than just the trusted advisor/love interest of Daddy Warbucks. Reinking was a musical theater force to be reckoned with – dancing and singing her(…)

Meryl Streep Bugging Out in Wonderland

Meryl Streep Bugging Out in Wonderland

Thank you, Open Culture for bringing this to my attention. Thank G-d that Joseph Papp’s musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, starring Meryl Streep (and her cheekbones), became a made for TV movie in 1982 called Alice at the Palace. Without that, we would never have this magical footage of La Meryl tripping on shrooms(…)

I Love Me an NPH Tony Awards Opening Number

I Love Me an NPH Tony Awards Opening Number

The Tonys are really the only awards show worth watching. Movies, music, TV shows are such consumable commodities in comparison to the living, breathing Broadway show. Not only do you need to find yourself in NYC to see these productions, you also need to shell out major dollars and sometimes even wait months to get(…)

OMG, It’s the Les Miz Trailer

OMG, It’s the Les Miz Trailer

I have so many emotions about this Les Miserables movie musical. On one hand, I’m so excited about it! On the other hand, I’m afraid it will be really cheesy and bad and I will be sad. But on an additional hand, it’s a musical, and damn right it will be cheesy, and you’ll LIKE(…)

Nothing Is Cuter Than Jonathan Groff Performing “Anything Goes”

You may know Jonathan Groff from his role as Jesse St. James from Glee or Melchior Gabor from Spring Awakening, but have you heard of his turn as female nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes? Probably not, because being a handsome dude and all he wouldn’t be cast in that role…UNTIL NOW thanks to MCC(…)