In order to explain what’s good about Bandstand, a serious-minded original musical opening on Broadway tonight, it helps to know what’s bad about some of its predecessors on the Boulevard of Broken Ideas. Just the other night, Anastasia showed us how the attempt to squeeze light romantic entertainment out of ... More »
Laura Osnes and Corey Cott star in a new Broadway musical, set in 1945, about a musician, a singer, trauma and healing.
Music soothes the savage beast and — apparently — shellshocked servicemen.
Don’t expect to be challenged by ‘Bandstand’ on Broadway. The soft-focus nostalgia on display is unapologetic and relentless.
Most works of art dealing with the post-traumatic stress suffered by those who served and saw action overseas have dealt with the war in Vietnam or the wars in Iraq. The so-called Greatest Generation, meanwhile, has usually been assumed by Hollywood and the TV networks to have come back home, got...
The final musical of the 2016-2017 Broadway season, Bandstand opened tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with a swinging look back at 1946. It’s about the post-WWII era and the conflicted welcome rolled out for returning veterans (think William Wyler’s The Best Years of Their Lives) and the music that swept across the U.S. Show More Summary
On Thursday, May 18, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series will make its long-awaited return to New York for the … The post Broadway Boxing returns to NYC appeared first on Boxing News.
On Thursday, May 18, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series will make its long-awaited return to New York for the first time in almost a year with a special edition, one-time-only event, held at Brooklyn’s historic Paramount Theater at Long Island University. Show More Summary
``Justin Trudeau has always played nice with Donald Trump. The refugee-hugging liberal bit his tongue, flooded Washington with envoys, feted Ivanka Trump on Broadway and relentlessly talked up Canada-U.S. ties. It hasn't worked.''
The new space is at 1186 Broadway in Bushwick, a couple blocks from the Kosciuszko St J stop, and there's a grand re-opening party next week. Continue reading…
And the phenomenal Rosie O’Donnell is kicking off the show.
On this day in 1970 Stephen Sondheim's musical Company opened on Broadway.
Derek Klena and Christy Altomare pose on the red carpet at the Anastasia Broadway opening night party held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on Monday (April 24) in New York City. Earlier that night, the entire cast took their opening night bows on stage at the Broadhurst Theater. Ramin Karimloo, John Bolton, Mary Beth [...]
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Just who is Paul, the mysterious guest in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’? A new revival of John Guare’s classic comedy drama explores the play’s many fault lines of race and sexuality.
Royal Ballet artistic director Christopher Wheeldon has been a fan of Gene Kelly’s “An American in Paris” since he saw it as a child, but avoided revisiting the movie until after his stage adaptation opened on Broadway. In prepping the 2015 Tony-winner, he paid a visit to the home of Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, […]
When Six Degrees of Separation opened off-Broadway, and then on, late in 1990, we thought the genius of John Guare’s excoriating comedy lay in the perfect way it captured a moment in a particular subset of American culture. We were wrong. On...Show More Summary
What’s sweeter than a rags-to-riches story? Cinderella, Little Orphan Annie, Eliza Doolittle—all made the journey from poverty to the palace, and all have been the subjects of Broadway musicals. To those, add two more tales of extreme...Show More Summary