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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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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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WEST SIDE STORY wins the Grammy Award

The Grammy Awards were presented last night and West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, took home the awards for “Best Musical Show Album”, winning over Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5 … Continue reading

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WEST SIDE STORY at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This was definitely my favourite performance from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Yes, we’ve seen “America” countless times before and, sure, it would have been great to see a number like “Cool” instead. But putting that point to one side, … Continue reading

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Bernstein’s MASS gets lyrics by Schwartz

The Northwestern University performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass starts tonight at the Cahn Auditorium and will run until November 15th. In consultation with Jamie Bernstein, new lyrics for Mass have been created by Stephen Schwartz. Featuring an eclectic mix of … Continue reading

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5 Smashing Musicals of the 1940s

This is a list of 5 of my favourite musicals of the 1940s. Anyone who is even vaguely interested in musical theatre should know about these shows and if you don’t… well, there’s no better time than the present to … Continue reading

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