Tag Archives: Ragtime

The Saturday List: “Joseph’s Coat” – or a List of Colourful Songs, Part 1

A list of colourful songs to celebrate the South Africa revival of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Part one of a three-part series. 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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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1990s Musicals

The 1990s. The next decade to be the subject of a Saturday List. Continue reading

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Double Take December: RAGTIME

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Ragtime … 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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Musical Comedy vs. Musical Play

Following my 2010 redux blog on “Genres of Musical Theatre“, I received a message from Hans Anders Elgvang, a regular visitor of this site, asking: ‘What are, in your opinion, the differences between the form categories musical comedy and musical … Continue reading

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2010 Drama Desk Awards

The Drama Desk Awards were presented last night in a ceremony hosted by Patti LuPone. Memphis won 4 awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Montego Glover tied with Catherine Zeta-Jones), Outstanding Music and Orchestrations. La Cage aux … Continue reading

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Musical Notes: 20 May 2010

The Scottsboro Boys Sets Broadway Dates The Scottsboro Boys, the new John Kander-Fred Ebb-David Thompson musical based on the infamous Scottsboro case in the 1930s, will open on Broadway at the Lyceum theatre on 31st October 2010, following a preview … Continue reading

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Listen to that RAGTIME

It seems my post on the new minimalist production of Camelot has caused some folks to get a little hot under the collar. To set the record straight – particularly to those individuals who’ve reacted in a way that perhaps … Continue reading

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New Minimalist Production of CAMELOT

The trend towards pared down productions that somehow supposedly enhance the audience’s insight into the show continues; this time with a new production of Camelot by the Pasadena Playhouse. From Playbill: “David Lee…has a fresh and exciting take on the … Continue reading

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