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The Saturday List: A Fine, Fine Life for I’D DO ANYTHING’s Nancies

Where are they now? A look at where the 12 musical theatre performers who competed for the role of Nancy in I’D DO ANYTHING, the 2008 BBC talent show cum reality series that searched for performers to play Oliver and Nancy in the 2009 London revival of the show, are today. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’m Over the Closing Night Blues

Some thoughts on closing nights, following the shuttering of THE VISIT. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: Divine Integration

There are three separate elements of divine integration in musical theatre: the book, the music and the lyrics. Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Overrated Musical

Post a song demonstrating how overrated you think a musical is. Wicked has its moments. Sure, the book lacks focus and the second act is a complete mess-up story-wise, but part of the score is on the right track. It’s … 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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NEWSFLASH: ANNIE Remake: Will + Willow + Jay-Z

Will Smith is discussing the possibility of producing a remake of ANNIE with Sony. 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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