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Newsies has always been a favorite of mine: I’ve sung along the first version, and then I fell in love with the musical on broadway. Hence, you can understand how very heartbroken I was when the latter was closed down for good. 731 more words


Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam Serenade Ellen Greene In 'Little Shop Of Horrors' -Review

UPDATE Thursday AM with more performance information: Judy Garland at the Palace had nothing on the crowd that roared when Ellen Greene made her entrance Wednesday night on stage at New York’s City Center for the first of just three performances in a staged concert of… 489 more words

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Another Little Mermaid

This doll was my third Ariel, and was a gift for a lovely friend I met at a Stitch and Bitch group in Melbourne. I used DMC cotton embroidery floss for her shell bra and body (DMC 3370, my go-to colour for un-tanned Caucasian skin), and DMC silk/satin thread for her hair and tail. 133 more words


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2014)

The long-awaited American premiere of Disney’s musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame is nothing short of a masterpiece. This is not a transplant of the film onto the stage, nor a forced, drawn-out adaptation of its source material. 394 more words


Theatre review: A big welcome home to Duddy Kravitz

Turning Mordecai Richler’s much-beloved 1959 novel into a big hit musical has been one tough nut to crack. Tougher even than its hero’s bid to transform himself from penniless teenager to filthy rich land baron. 661 more words


Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Talk Composing Original 'Galavant' Songs

A dashing knight takes off on horseback, determined to win back the love of his life, as the opening strains of his anthem set the scene: “Way back in days of old, there was a legend told, about a hero known as Galavant.” 574 more words


Austin Pendleton takes second crack at directing Duddy

Duddy Kravitz, the manically antsy St-Urbain St. hustler, just won’t let a deal go, no matter how many times he gets knocked back.

The same might be said about the musical based on Mordecai Richler’s beloved 1959 novel. 1,031 more words

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