Category Archives: Alan Ash

“Once On This Island” : When Emotions Soar

“I look for a great story with great characters and moments for emotions to soar,” Lynn Ahrens, writer/lyricist of “Once On This Island”, explained.  “When emotions can’t be contained anymore, somebody has to burst into song whether joyous or tragic or angry.”  Like Ti Moune or the Island gods?

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Predictor of this year’s Tony Awards?

Last year, the winners of the Drama League Awards also won the the Tony Awards for Best Musical (New & Revival) and Best Play (New & Revival.) This week (May 19), the Drama League Awards went to DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Best Musical), HELLO DOLLY (Best Musical-Revival), OSLO (Best New Play) and JITNEY (Best Play-Revival.)

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