…Make You Smile

I kind of did a research deep dive on “Kiss Me, Kate.” (As one does) So, before I share my two-cents on the current revival, I’m going to drop some knowledge. (You’ll thank me when you win Broadway Trivia Night)

…make up your own story

Today we enter new territory, crusaders — Best Revival of a Musical. I know there are plenty of people out there who don’t like the “old-school” musicals and I understand their perspective. There are certainly dated aspects in many “classic” shows that need to be handled with care (and aren’t always). But leaving these shows…

…Try Again

“For a moment I forget just how dark and cold it gets.” Eurydice, “Hadestown” Just so there’s no confusion, this is not a review, this is a love letter. Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown” has gone on quite the journey to get where it is today. It’s been a work in progress for over a decade. It’s…

…know what’s gonna happen

I’m just going to come clean. I’ve never seen the movie. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve seen clips. I’ve heard Dustin Hoffman is great in it, but I have never seen “Tootsie,” except on stage. With it’s Broadway makeover, “Tootsie” has transformed Broadway’s favorite kind of show, a show about Broadway. Yes, this time around…

…Play Dead

I’ll give those who are just joining this party a chance to digest the fact that “Beetlejuice” has been musical-ified. Yes, yes it has. Cool, right? Okay, are we all good? So, “Beetlejuice”…Beetlejuice…sorry, I couldn’t resist. With the classic “Day-O” and “Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)” musical numbers it’s easy to see how this…

…love thy neighbor

Today’s best new musical nominee is “The Prom,” a show too fun and optimistic (not to mention history-making) to ignore and all the #MondayMotivation you’ll ever need. The premise of “The Prom” is simple enough, a group of Broadway actors whose show has just flopped is looking for a cause to repair their images. Enter,…