The truth in theatre as in life is that some roles are just more important then others.
guys, I’m seeing newsies soon. is it good?
Watching movie musicals does not make you a broadway fan it just makes you subject of angry text posts.
it’s really annoying when people talk about whose getting casted in what show or what show certain programs should do and they know nothing about theatre
i hate when people sing rent and instead of adding that “rock” quality to their voice they just belt everything and use a typical musical theatre tone.
it’s a rock musical. mix the two.
Sunday August 5
After nearly three years, 1,166 performances and four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis will close on Broadway. It currently stars Adam Pascal and original cast member Montego Glover as a white radio DJ and a black soul singer who come together over their shared passion for music and, in turn, fall in love amid the racial tension brewing in the segregated south of the 1950s. Featuring the rock- and blues-infused score of Bon Jovi’s David Bryan (composer) and Joe DiPietro (the lyricist who also wrote the book) and direction by Christopher Ashley. (Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave., info/tickets.) playbill.com
The Tony-winning revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes sails off into the sunset. The current cast stars Stephanie J. Block as the brassy nightclub singer, Reno Sweeny, and Joel Grey as the loveably lawless stowaway, Moonface Martin. Features classic Porter tunes “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely” and “I Get A Kick Out of You” set to the Tony-winning tap-filled moves of director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall. (Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)