Entries Categorized as 'Politics of Musicals'

Would you jump through “hoops” for your musical?

Date June 28, 2013

With basketball season coming to an end  (or at least that’s what my sporty friends tell me) I’ve been thinking about teams. I know  little about basketball -  my experience is mostly limited to elementary school and not ever being able to make a single free throw.  But what I do know is that the [...]

Jet or Shark? Where’s Your Musical Theater Gang?

Date June 4, 2013

I was watching West Side Story the other day and was reminded that, as a kid, I thought it would be  cool to be in a gang like the Jets and the Sharks. Of course, I grew up and realized that street gangs are scary and more to the point, they  don’t go around singing [...]

What did you think of the show?

Date April 16, 2013

Tis the season for pre-Tony Spring openings on Broadway. The opening nights are coming fast and furiously and the theater district street corners and watering holes are echoing with that all important question, “So, what did you think of the show?” The default response is usually something like, “I liked it.” Or, “I didn’t like [...]

Risky Business: The Musical

Date January 7, 2013

Making musicals is a risky business. We risk our time, our money, our reputation, and sometimes what feels like our sanity to get a show off the ground. A lot of people have to take a lot of risks to create a show. And not just to create a successful show. A lot of people [...]

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