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…Go On With the Show

Happy Monday! Sorry, if that’s too much enthusiasm. I’m still coming down off of a Tony Awards high.

For those of you who chose the Stanley Cup (congrats, Penguins!) or other Sunday evening entertainment over the step-ball-change of Broadway, you missed some great performances but very few upsets. As expected, “Dear Evan Hansen,” did quite well. While not everyone got to use their acceptance speech, the night as a whole served as a reminder that the creative spirit is alive and well on Broadway.

Whether last night’s results have put some pep in your step, or you’re singing the Broadway blues this Monday, I’ve got the perfect Musical Monday Motivation cure. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some toe-tapping Tony Awards’ inspiration. Read the rest of this entry

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…take the stage

Happy Tony Sunday! Before we get into the predictions of the day, we wanted to take just a moment to echo a sentiment shared earlier this week. As lifelong fans of the theater, we’ve heard more than a few people express, in a variety of ways, the belief that once you see a Broadway show, other theater feels smaller.

While there’s definitely something special about a Broadway show, Tony Sunday feels like a good day to remember, the Great White Way does not have a monopoly on excellent theater. Great theater is closer than you think, so get out there and see a show!

That being said, it’s Tony Sunday which means today is all about Broadway. So, without further ado here are our picks for this year’s Tony Awards. Read the rest of this entry

…encore

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As we head into Tony’s weekend, it’s time to take a serious look at this year’s nominees.

So today we’re diving into the details with a Tony Awards #FlashbackFriday, featuring the 2017 nominated revivals.

There’s never any shortage of nostalgia on Broadway (the Phantom knows what I’m talking about), and that sentiment soars as beloved classics return (sometimes over and over again) to the Great White Way. So, without further ado, let’s step back into some old favorites with this year’s musical and play revivals. Read the rest of this entry

…Raise the Curtain

It’s day two of our week at the theater, and I thought I’d take a moment to discuss theater’s accessibility. The theater has acquired a reputation for being a pastime for the elite. While some of the top ticket prices on Broadway don’t help with that reputation, the truth is that theater is for everyone, not just those who can afford to sit front and center at a Broadway show.

As any theater fan who has sat in the dark on a folding chair crammed into a space with 30 (or fewer) of their new best (or at least closest) friends can tell you, most theater performances aren’t that glamorous.

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…find magic to do

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Can you feel it? An extra spark of something in the air.

Can you hear it? The faint, distant hum of orchestral accompaniment.

Can you see it? The oncoming parade of jazz squares, jazz hands, and maybe a monologue or two.

It’s Tonys Week, crusaders!

Which if you’re as big of a theater dork as we are here at 2WC, is all the #MondayMotivation you need to get through to Friday, but just in case, here’s a bit more…

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