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Our Podcast on 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch!'

Sara, a ‘Hedwig’ novice, and Norma, an obsessed fan, finally see ‘Hedwig’ together and discuss their thoughts about the show. We talk about Taye Diggs’ performance and the significance of the first black Hedwig, the press’s awkward and insensitive coverage of the show, and the show’s gender and romantic themes. 41 more words

Theatre

Michael Mayer’s ‘The Seagull’ Takes Wing In New York

Director Michael Mayer is finally getting underway with his movie adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull. The Tony-winning director of Spring Awakening, American Idiot and… 204 more words

News

Melodic Randomiser: Transition...

So, the first phase is complete. The mission: to listen to all my CDs in order, as they came out of my totally uncatalogued collection, just to see what sort of interesting combinations would turn up. 151 more words

Personal Anecdote

Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls

Stomping around the stage like Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo, the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig (Darren Criss) spends nearly two hours performing what is less a traditional musical and more an almost one-man drag/cabaret show.   381 more words

Reviews

Idolatry Vol. 5 : Celestial Beings

Idolatry Vol. 5 : Celestial Beings
01 Barker & Baumecker – Spur
02 Fran Seven – Bending Fabric
03 Ryan Davis – Break The Night With Colors… 79 more words

Idolatry

Off Broadway Review: Superhero Musical 'Brooklynite'

There’s not much to “Brooklynite,” the new musical about a hardware store clerk named Trey Swieskowski (Matt Doyle) who wants to be a superhero in a world in which the titular New York City borough is protected by a caped team called the Legion of Victory. 363 more words

Reviews

Spotlight: Spring Awakening

Okay, so here’s a bit of a genre mashup – I sure don’t see a lot of plays being reviewed on book blogs, but here’s one to start the ball rolling. 481 more words

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