Tag Archives: The Wild Party

I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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Single-Song Showstopper: “My New Philosophy”

Today’s single-song showstopper is “My New Philosophy” from YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Come and discuss the song with us on Musical Cyberspace! Continue reading

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May Madness: Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below. Musicals That Didn’t Win Tony Awards What do Gypsy, … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Musicals for Favourite Performers

Post a song from a musical you’d love to see featuring/starring all your favourite performers. This is a tough choice, because there are two shows that I’d really like to nominate here: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies and Michael … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Underrated Musical

Post a song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is. The choice today is an easy one: Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. That this brilliant, devastating show lost the Tony Award for Best Score to Aida is unforgivable. … Continue reading

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iSONDHEIM becomes SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

According to the Roundabout Theatre Blog, the project that was once known as iSondheim will now be produced as Sondheim on Sondheim on Broadway later this season. Conceived and directed by James Lapine, the ‘new original Broadway musical’ will star … Continue reading

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