BOMBSHELL: A SMASH?

By Eric Gelb SMASH – was a SMASH, if you can remember. SMASH, conceived by Theresa Rebeck, followed the trials and tribulations of the Broadway community. Within the four walls Rebeck constructed for the show to live within, there was HIT LIST, the Off-Broadway smash. There was HEAVEN ON EARTH, a long-running hit that represented […]

My Time at Camp Broadway

My Time at Camp Broadway By Sami DeSocio My name is Sami. If you’ve been here for a while, you’ve probably read my pieces and we may have even spoken through comments on what I’ve written. I love writing for Camp Broadway, and have made some wonderful friends and connections here over the past four […]

Grounded with Anne Hathaway

By Jenna Bawer When I first learned that the play Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway (whom I recognized from the Les Miserables movie) was about war, I was reluctant. I associated media regarding war with propaganda designed to have the audience sympathize with one side and demonize the other. When I saw the performance, I was taken aback […]

Vanessa Hudgens is Gigi

By Shannon In recent years, Broadway Producers have looked to stronger strategies to bring shows to Broadway – a formula that is safer than bringing a musical to Broadway cold. With a big, Broadway name, a show may fare better or have a longer period to warm itself to the city’s audience and for word […]

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Camp Broadway Announces 2015 Family Favorite Awards

The Drama Desk members and the Outer Circle Critics have made their selection and the Tony® Award-voters are busy casting their ballots in anticipation of Broadway’s biggest ballyhoo on Sunday, June 7 on CBS. Camp Broadway’s staff, our theater-loving kids, and their parents, want to thank everyone on Broadway for another great year of entertainment […]

Tools For Every Actor

By Sami DeSocio Being an actor is hard. It’s a lot of work, both emotionally and physically on a day to day basis – whether you’re  in a show or not. Having a ‘toolbox’ of tips, tricks, and other things that can make any actor’s life easier. First and foremost, every actor should know enough […]

What’s So Cool About Black Boxes?

By Hallie Black Box theaters are simply another form of presenting theatre for audiences. But what exactly is a Black Box? A Black Box theatre (which can also be a Theatre in the Round) is typically a large, flat, black working space, with seating on all four walls of the room. This style of theatre requires […]

Here’s How It Ends: If/Then’s Final Performance on Broadway

By Jenna I had loved the show If/Then since it first opened at the Richard Rodgers Theater about a year ago. The show captivated me with the realism in the plot and characters, and how it explored the limits of what we know about the future. Idina Menzel headlines the show with her performance as […]

Method Acting – Why and How?

By Emma Filosa We’ve all heard directors request that actors “get into character”. For a number of actors and actresses, a character begins on stage and ends off stage. However, some performers use the technique commonly known as “method acting” to not only get into character, but to literally become a character. Method acting was […]

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Book of Mormon Master Class

By Harley Ann Kulp Who hasn’t heard of Book of Mormon? It won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical (and eight other Tony’s) and it truly deserved it! Book of Mormon is a hilarious musical with the most clever – and inappropriate – lyrics possibly ever written. Though that’s some of the charm. Not […]

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