Category Archives: Arthur Laurents

A Chain of Musicals: WEST SIDE STORY

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: GYPSY

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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Double Take December: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Anyone … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: GYPSY

Gypsy Want to be a star? Live through, not for, your daughters – Get your gimmick here! Want to write your own Gypsy haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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NEWSFLASH: Lin-Manuel Miranda in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Pilot

Playbill is reporting that a pilot based on the Freestyle Love Supreme stage show (described as ‘a non-stop, hip hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical number’) will be produced, starring Lin-Manuel … Continue reading

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May Madness: Was Arthur Laurents a Genius?

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. Was Arthur Laurents a Genius? Since Arthur Laurents died … Continue reading

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RIP Arthur Laurents

Playwright, director and screenwriter Arthur Laurents passed away today. Musical theatre fans will  remember him for writing the books of West Side Story, Gypsy, Hallelujah Baby! and La Cage aux Folles and for directing, in particular, the most recent revivals … Continue reading

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