musicals

The Four Biggest Tony Awards Went To Actors Of Color For The First Time Ever

Sadly, attempts to foreground people of color on stage are still met with resistance in the year of our Lord 2k16. That’s what makes these wins so significant. More »


Let Stephen Colbert and Rachel Bloom Show You The Most Charming Way To Promote a TV Show

It includes singing about your 13-pound weight gain More »


If You’re In Love With A Hamilton Stan, Get Them This For Valentine’s Day

Nothing says, “I love you,” like tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical, but not everyone can afford Hamilton tickets. But now you can still tell Bae that you’ll send a battalion to remind them of your love, thanks to these Hamilton Valentines.

The watercolor cards were created by artist and food writer Casey Barber and… More »


What TV Can Learn About Diversity From The Success Of ‘The Wiz Live!’

Musical theater is having a moment. Following NBC’s successful broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! in 2013—which pulled in a massive 18.6 million viewers—networks have been scrambling to get their own productions off the ground. In addition to the recently announced Grease musical, starring Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough, Tyler Perry is planningMore »


“The Wiz” Proves That Live Television Events Don’t Have To Be Hate-Watched

If you tuned in last night to watch the live TV production of “The Wiz with your Twitter fingers ready to take down a disaster, I’m sorry you were disappointed. Unlike the disastrous “Sound Of Music Live” and last year’s hilariously awful “Peter Pan,” “The Wiz” was a revelation.

Look what happens when someone… More »


Fresh Out The Box: What A Time To Be Alive, Says Drake and Future’s Mixtape, And We Agree

Plus, Ryan Adams tries to make Taylor Swift palatable and some other stuff!!! More »


Get Excited: The O.C. Is Becoming A Musical!

Wait what?? Yay!

The creators of Cruel Intentions: The Musical in LA, are developing a musical based on Fox’s early oughts hit teen drama The O.C. and we are so very happy.

A Twitter account has been created by producer Jordan Ross and director Lindsey Rosin. Here is a tweet of… More »


Watch Meryl Streep’s Cut Original Song From “Into The Woods”

An original song was written for Meryl Streep to sing in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods” about her love-hate feelings toward Rapunzel, but it was cut before the film reached its final version. In this clip, director Rob Marshall explains why the song was ditched – a move that Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and Meryl all… More »


Courtney Love Will Star In An Experimental Opera

Courtney Love will star in an experimental opera called “Kansas City Choir Boy” as part of this January’s Protoype festival in NYC. The show, directed by Kevin New bury and composed by Todd Almond, is described as a “theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate.” The story is told through flashbacks, following a… More »


Sarah Silverman Is Working On A Musical Version Of Her Memoir

Sarah Silverman is working on a Broadway musical based on her memoir The Bedwetter about, you guessed it, her childhood bedwetting problem. [BroadwayWorld]
Thirty actors who have appeared in Shonda Rhimes’ TV shows choose three words to describe her that are more accurate than “angry black woman.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
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You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

I love musicals.

Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.

First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus… More »


“Heathers” Is Now An Off-Broadway Musical

The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show is… More »


Fox To Air Live Performance Of “Grease”

Maria who? Fox is producing a three-hour live performance of the 1978 hit film “Grease” (which is also based on a 1971 Broadway musical, but let’s not act like we knew the play existed before the movie). “Grease Live” will air sometime next year, so you have plenty of time to buy your Pink… More »


Grown Up Annie Visits “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

Somehow I missed this last week, but it’s never too late to get to know Grown Up Annie! Musical theaters favorite redheaded orphan stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” still a little drunk after a long night out at the club. So what has Annie been up to since Daddy Warbucks adopted her and… More »


Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
The… More »


Is A Movie Version Of “Wicked” Finally Headed Our Way?

Fellow Broadway fanatics, prick up your ears: a long-awaited film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” might finally be picking up speed. Stephen Schwartz, the musical’s composer, hinted to New York magazine the people who make such dreams come true are “starting to do some work on it.” Okay, so that’s pretty vague, but… More »


Steven Spielberg Wants To Remake “West Side Story”

Steven Spielberg — yeah, the guy who made “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” — wants to remake the legendary 1961 musical “West Side Story.” How could you possibly improve on Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno? You remade “The Sound Of Music” and “Annie,” Hollywood. Is nothing sacred?!  Can’t we leave well enough alone? [Entertainment Weekly]
Miley… More »


Alanis Morrisette Is Developing “Jagged Little Pill” Musical For Broadway

Cue the “‘you oughta know’ I’ll be getting tickets” jokes! Alanis Morrisette is developing her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. NYmag.com reports that workshopping the show will begin in 2014 and the songstress is working on new arrangements for songs on the album, as well as new songs for the show. No… More »


Zut Alors, “Amelie” To Become A Musical

“Amelie,” the twee 2001 film starring Audrey Tatou, is set to become a stage musical. Mais non! I don’t approve of this. Did that movie even have songs in it? [Los Angeles Times]
All charges in the racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen have now been thoroughly dismissed. I’m still not… More »


Spice Girls Reunite (Again!) For Premiere Of “Viva Forever”

I know it’s only been a few months since the last Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to see them gathered on stage at the London premiere of their new musical, “Viva Forever.” The show is getting terrible reviews (which only makes me want to see it more),… More »


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