Last week, BroadwayRadio critic, Peter Filichia body-shamed performers in his review of Camp Morning Wood on his weekly podcast segment. His comments included repeatedly calling a performer “substantially overweight” and mocking the genitalia of performers who appeared nude in the show. Obviously, there was swift backlash with many calling out Filichia for his comments. But something I found equally surprising and disappointing was not how much support Filichia was receiving, but from where the support was coming from.Read More
When we spoke on the phone, Mr. Cariou was tight-lipped about “Broadway & the Bard,” a show he originated Off-Broadway in 2016. But he calls the concert a “musical memoir” and a chance to review his storied career. It’s clear that at 79, he has many stories to tell and many more songs to sing.Read More
Aquarius - Inspector Javert
Aquarians have a strong sense of social justice and dedicate most of their lives to making the world a better place. Javert’s strong moral compass often gets in his way of his everyday life, as he becomes obsessed with doling out justice to those who openly defy it.Read More
As pride month draws to a close, we’d be remiss if we didn’t call attention to the lack of diversity in telling LGBT+ stories for the stage. The theatre community is comprised of many different types of people, with an especially large number of people who identify as LGBT+. If our community is so largely composed with queer people, why aren’t we doing a better job of telling their stories?Read More
Monday could very well be the most important night of their lives.
After bopping around through an exuberant, five-minute mash of songs from currently running Broadway shows – “Tootsie,” “The Cher Show” and “Be More Chill,” to name a few – the 86 nominees stood grinning and red-faced.
“That was an adrenaline run,” said choreographer Keisha Lalama.Read More
Do you love theatre? Yes. Do you love Broadway? Yes. Do you yearn to be on the Broadway stage? Yes. Do you eat, sleep, live Broadway? Yes. Have you ever seen a Broadway show? …..no… Have you ever been to New York? ….no…. Well, how the hell do you love something that you have never encountered?Read More
For a few weeks now, the Facebook Page “The Broadway Body Positivity Project” is publishing anonymous confessions of body shaming in theatre. Dozens, if not hundreds of heart-wrenching stories of artists being mistreated by teachers, directors, designers are being published.Read More