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5 Facts About Broadway Costumes You Didn’t Know

Costumes are one of the best things about Broadway shows. While they may seem insignificant, they are actually a huge part of setting the scene. The colors, styles, and shape can describe a character in a second. When your eyes scan over Elle Woods in that super girly, white-with-pink-accent designer dress you know immediately just […]

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Singing Girls: The importance of female duets

Everyone loves that part in a musical where the couple finally sings a duet, stares at each other for a dramatic second and then proceeds to kiss, possibly to the sound of some dramatic, happy music in the background. Of course, there are always small differences, but it’s safe to say that a similar scene […]

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Peter Pan on NBC: Keeping Tradition Alive

After the success of The Sound of Music last December, with over 18.5 million viewers, NBC has signed on to do a musical again for the 2014 holiday season.  This time around producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (produced films Chicago, Hairspray) will be traveling to Never Never Land with the musical Peter Pan. This […]

Underappreciated Broadway Actors

We’ve all worshipped the stars of Broadway at some point, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Idina Menzel, and for good reason. Some of these people paved the way for what Broadway as a community has change into today. For many of us theater nerds, Wicked was our first experience in the world of musical theater and Broadway and it […]

The Broadway Attendance Dilemma…Ticket Prices.

Houston, we have a problem. For the second year in a row, the attendance on Broadway- meaning the total number of patrons that purchased tickets in any given season- has fallen. Badly. First, the 2011-2012 Season fell a, mind you, minimal 2% from the previous year. However, when the Broadway League posted the data from […]

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The Voices Behind Frozen

One of the most anticipated films of this month is Disney’s Frozen. This animated feature follows fearless optimist Anna who sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Along the way, Anna teams up with mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer […]

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British Invasion – From West End to Broadway

This year at the Tony Awards, the two shows going neck and neck for the Best Musical prize both had roots across the pond. Kinky Boots originated from a British movie, while Matilda the Musical, a product of the Royal Shakespeare Company, was labeled as “The British Invasion.” This phenomenon is not uncommon, as Broadway […]

Broadway Pumpkin Ideas

Broadway Pumpkin Designs

Halloween is quickly approaching, bringing about the traditions of costumes, candy corn, haunted houses, and PUMKINS! One of my favorite Halloween traditions is pumpkin carving. It started out with a traditional jack-o-lantern featuring triangle eyes, nose and a buck-toothed smile. These days, people are getting very creative with producing their art on a pumpkin canvas. […]

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Wicked Witches – Where Are They Now?

With Wicked celebrating its tenth anniversary on Broadway this month, I sought to look back at all of the leading ladies that have taken on the roles of Elphaba and Glinda to see what they’re doing now. The results cover a wide range of projects including originating other roles on Broadway, winning awards, building fantastic […]

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The Best Broadway Replacements

OBC. What does is it mean to you? After a quick Google search, I found that OBC means a lot of things to the rest of the world… “Oriental Bank of Commerce”… “Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry”… “Ohio Basketball Club”… and a bunch of other things that would probably put theater people to sleep. Nope, in […]

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