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Monthly Archives: June 2013

They Deserve a Win: ‘Cinderella’ debuts on Broadway as a reimagined, empowering story for all audiences

They Deserve a Win: ‘Cinderella’ debuts on Broadway as a reimagined, empowering story for all audiences

Every time I have seen Cinderella I have been seated next to a young girl. Most of the time they are dressed in a poofy costume gown, one that they… Read more »

They Deserve a Win: How Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are changing musical theatre

They Deserve a Win: How Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are changing musical theatre

There is something about that magic moment of a performance when the curtain first rises and the lights dim. This split second of anticipation is the stuff that spine tingles… Read more »

They Deserve a Win: How Keala Settle and ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ inspired me to dream

They Deserve a Win: How Keala Settle and ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ inspired me to dream

It is the year 2040. For my son’s 16th birthday, I’ve taken him on a day of car shopping. So far, we’ve been unsuccessful in finding anything. This could be… Read more »

They Deserve a Win: Rob McClure honors Chaplin’s memory and changes the way I view theatre

They Deserve a Win: Rob McClure honors Chaplin’s memory and changes the way I view theatre

It’s not often that I buy a cast recording on a whim. However, after hearing a small sample of a certain cast recording last November, I couldn’t resist. Though the… Read more »

They Deserve a Win: Broadway vets Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase are devilishly entertaining in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

They Deserve a Win: Broadway vets Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase are devilishly entertaining in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

The magic of The Mystery of Edwin Drood didn’t resonate with me until I left the theatre. I will confess that I bought a ticket to support two of my… Read more »

Stage Door Snapshots: Nominees on the eve of the Tony Awards

Stage Door Snapshots: Nominees on the eve of the Tony Awards

Hours before the Tony Awards, and between a two-show day, some of Broadway’s best and brightest attended a cocktail party to celebrate their nominations and to end this year’s whirlwind… Read more »