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THE SATURDAY LIST: Open a New Window on MAME!

The legendary Jerry Herman, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee musical Mame opened for the first time on Broadway in May 1966. Who could lead a revival as the show heads towards its diamond anniversary? Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Musical Theatre Related Things that Get Me Excited

It’s time for another “Saturday List” and today I thought I would share some musical theatre related things that get me excited. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Continue reading

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TITANIC vs RAGTIME…

Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s TITANIC features one of the best musical theatre scores of the 1990s – but so does Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s RAGTIME. Continue reading

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Life of a Song: “Love Changes Everything”

“Love Changes Everything” is the most famous song from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Charles Hart’s 1989 musical, Aspects of Love. What is your favourite version of this song? Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I Am Over Fear Taught in the Name of Sondheim

Don’t get me wrong. I love Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Follies, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Company are shows that can be ranked among the absolute best achievements in musical theatre and most his other shows aren’t far … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Favourite Male Singer

Post a song sung by your favourite male singer in a musical. This was much tougher than yesterday’s challenge. I can think of so many male singers: John Barrowman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Raitt, for starters. But there is not … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Favourite Female Singer

Post a song sung by your favourite female singer in a musical. The name that immediately springs to mind is Audra McDonald. Bernadette Peters arrives next, but McDonald was here first and she really is, at this point in time, … Continue reading

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New PORGY AND BESS Musical Adaptation (with Audra!)

Which part is the real news here? That Diane Paulus, Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray are adapting the classic George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess, as a contemporary-styled musical theatre piece? That the producers are Hair alumni … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: ANNIE Remake: Will + Willow + Jay-Z

Will Smith is discussing the possibility of producing a remake of ANNIE with Sony. Continue reading

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