…feel the magic in the air

Today’s the day crusaders. The songs have been sung, the dances danced, the nominated musicals counted down and we are just hours away from the start of the 2019 Tony Awards … and game 6 of the Stanley Cup … Don’t worry, procedures have been put in place. In past years we’ve done a few…

…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…