There’s a groundbreaking new musical at Ma-Yi Theatre Company featuring an all-Filipino cast and creative team. Felix Starro by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo, based on the short story by Lysley Tenorio, is the first time a musical by and with Filipino Americans is being performed Off-Broadway.Read More
Hamlet 90 epitomizes what theater and art should look like, and what an inclusive world does look like. Sheila explains her personal mission as an artist when presenting new work, “a diverse group of actors from all over the world working together in a seamless ensemble. We can do that as a world too, so for me it is a way of making a political statement without being a politician.”Read More
Audiences have spoken, and the 10th Anniversary New York return of Rock of Ages is a hit! The guitar-smashing, face-melting, audience-rocking ode to the 1980s has extended its limited run through January 12 of next year. We took the opportunity to chat with a few veterans of the Sunset Strip to discuss just what it is that makes the show such a blast and keeps them (and the crowds) coming back for more.Read More
If you have yet to hear of Oceanborn, chances are you know someone who has liked their Instagram page or has come across them on YouTube. This new musical, showcased at 54 Below, has a huge fan base online, and will be performed in the upcoming new Off-Broadway Rave Theater Festival. The writers of Oceanborn, Mhairi Cameron and Morgan Smith, are changing the ways of how musical theatre is done.Read More
With two U.S. national tours, a Chicago company, a West End company, a U.K. tour, an Australian national tour and productions in Sweden, Norway, Germany and more, The Book of Mormon now goes far beyond a young and green Marks in that small office reading the secret script in 2010.
As long as the musical is playing on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, rest assured that Matthew Marks will be there covering the Mormon boys. Despite the challenges, it is still his dream job.Read More
Playwright Craig Donnelly will be featured in two New York City Summer Theatre Festivals. His new play “The Pointe” will run for three performances in August at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival on Theatre Row.Read More
“As actors, we are continually trying to excavate human emotion and condition, which requires immense curiosity about life and the human experience. Staying curious about everything, especially that which doesn’t genuinely interest you, can add so much to your artist’s toolbox.”Read More
I would like you to meet Troy Iwata! Troy is currently an understudy in Be More Chill for the roles of Jeremy, Michael, Rich, and as Cast. I have always been fascinated and inspired by swings and understudies on Broadway because their number can be called at any time. It takes a special type of performer in my eyes to do that. It was such a privilege to interview Troy!Read More
Get ready Broadway for Renee Rapp.
On Monday, the 19-year-old gave a special preview performance ahead of her Broadway debut as Regina George on Friday, June 7.
Rapp will play the role of Regina from June 7 to June 26 during a leave of absence for current powerhouse Taylor Louderman. Rapp officially takes over the role beginning Sept. 10.Read More
Watching the dancers of “Beetlejuice” energetically bop around the neon stage and hop on the black and white-striped couch – which is actually just a trampoline – is a complete juxtaposition from its somewhat humble beginnings.
Beginnings, in fact, that started on Spotify.Read More
At only 14 years old, Emerson Steele had accomplished what most musical theatre actors only dream of: she made her Broadway debut in an award-winning musical, shared the stage with her idol, recorded a cast album, performed at the Tony Awards, and even won a 2014 Theatre World Award playing the younger version of Sutton Foster’s character in the acclaimed Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley musical Violet. She hit the jackpot of show biz success, but this ambitious Georgia native was just getting started.Read More
Hey, people! Put down the video games, log off Tinder for a minute and pay some attention to what I’m about to tell you. I’m here to publicly declare that something truly remarkable was recently gifted to the canon of the modern musical, and I need to talk to you about it. On This Side of the World is, to my mind, the quintessential musical for the Asian American. Don’t give me any nonsense about Flower Drum Song, please. You sound foolish when you do that.Read More