Tag Archives: Michael John LaChiusa

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: 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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THE SATURDAY LIST: My 5 Current Musical Theatre Obsessions

For today’s edition of the “Saturday List” on Musical Cyberspace, I thought I would share my 5 current musical theatre obsessions, the things that I am finding most fascinating in the world of musical theatre – right here, right now. 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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Dumbed Down Discourse: Challenges Facing Artists, Audiences and the Arts

Something’s been bubbling under for a long time. And IT has starting to erupt. IT started brewing a long time ago, and I’m only now realising what IT is… Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: MARIE CHRISTINE

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: MARIE CHRISTINE

Marie Christine Woman from the sun Beautiful not arrogant Kills beyond our sight Want to write your own Marie Christine haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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Lesser Known Musicals Month: FIRST LADY SUITE

First Lady Suite First Lady Suite: This musical by the brilliant Michael John LaChiusa first opened Off-Broadway in 1993. It deals with four of the USA’s Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman and Jacqueline Kennedy and features a great … Continue reading

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