Tag Archives: Michael John LaChiusa

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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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Musicals for Favourite Performers

Post a song from a musical you’d love to see featuring/starring all your favourite performers. This is a tough choice, because there are two shows that I’d really like to nominate here: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies and Michael … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Underrated Musical

Post a song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is. The choice today is an easy one: Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. That this brilliant, devastating show lost the Tony Award for Best Score to Aida is unforgivable. … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Advent Calendar: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

Today’s musical is something of a Christmas event. It is playing on Broadway now and it will be gone in January. Nope, it’s not Elf. It is The Scottsboro Boys, the new John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, that transferred … Continue reading

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A tiny blurb appeared on the Matt Murphy Productions website, announcing that the production company (which is also responsible for bringing this seasons Memphis to the Broadway stage) has acquired the stage rights the best-selling 1986 novel Dances with Wolves … Continue reading

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5 Great Musicals of the 1990s

This is a list of 5 of my favourite musicals of the 1990s. If you don’t know them – head straight to Amazon and pick up a cast recording! These are definitely shows that should be on your radar. 1. … Continue reading

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