Tag Archives: Leonard Bernstein

The Saturday List: 10 Times the Musical Challenged Its Dismissal as a Relevant Art Form

Although many people dismiss the musical as a relevant form of artistic expression, the musical can easily hold its own alongside any form of theatre you might care to mention. So I thought that today, I might put together a Saturday list of just ten times musicals have been completely in step with the world around them. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: ALL AMERICAN

It’s not often that you look back at a forgotten musical, even when it comes to many of the most notorious flops, and can see very clearly why it is has been forgotten, why it flopped – or both. ALL AMERICAN is precisely such a musical. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Great Musical Theatre Dates

Nobody I know enjoys dating. But experience tells us that there are good dates to be had. And so do musicals. So let’s take a look at ten great musical theatre dates. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 5 Cookin’ Musicals of the 1950s

What’s buzzin, cuzzins? This is a list of 5 of my favourite musicals of the 1950s.
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March Monikers: “Gee, Officer Krupke”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. “Gee, Officer Krupke” is an absolutely brilliant piece of social satire the classic musical, West Side Story. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Maria”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. It’s not often that Stephen Sondheim writes a song that is unabashedly romantic, but “Maria”, written with Leonard Bernstein, is such a song. A glorious … Continue reading

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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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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: ON THE TOWN

On the Town Uptown or downtown, But where’s my lady’s chamber? Sailors take their leave. Want to write your own On the Town 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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National Tour for WEST SIDE STORY

There will be a tour of Broadway’s current incarnation of West Side Story starting in October this year. This production, which features the classic score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, was directed by its librettist, Arthur Laurents. Much of … Continue reading

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