Category Archives: musicals

“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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From the Big Screen to Broadway: Musical Adaptations are here to stay! (Part 1)

With iconic names like Groundhog Day and Willy Wonka and with built-in audiences (such as loyal fans of Chazz Palminteri /A Bronx Tale and Anastasia), you can see why producers are encouraged to present more musical adaptations and why the Broadway community is banking on these shows attracting a wider audience.

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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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