Category Archives: Tony Awards

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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2010 Drama Desk Awards

The Drama Desk Awards were presented last night in a ceremony hosted by Patti LuPone. Memphis won 4 awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Montego Glover tied with Catherine Zeta-Jones), Outstanding Music and Orchestrations. La Cage aux … Continue reading

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS on Broadway Next Season

There may be two theatres opening up on Broadway next next week – the Circle in the Square Theater and the Henry Miller’s Theater – but Off-Broadway’s The Scottsboro Boys won’t make the transfer to the Great White Way this … Continue reading

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Lillias White in FELA!

According to just about all of the critics, seasoned musical theatre singer-sctress Lillias White is currently delivering a stunning performance in the role of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s mother, Funmilayo, embracing both the Pan-African performance style and the conventions of a … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek of FELA!

There’s a sneak peek of Fela! at BroadwayWorld, with some footage from the show. The show’s unique feel is clear even here, visibly drawing on pan-African performance traditions that meet head-on with conventions of the Broadway musical over at the … Continue reading

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The Soul of a Young Man

So I’ve been thinking about the first time I encountered RENT. It would have been midway through the year when the Tony Awards were screened on MNET – a ceremony the channel has now abandoned – on which the cast … Continue reading

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West Side Story

West Side Story: I won’t lie. West Side Story was the revival I was most excited about this season. Not only do we get to revisit one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, we get to explore it … Continue reading

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