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Dear Evan Hansen…

…it turns out it’s going to be a pretty damn good show! In this era of, “take a moderately successful movie, throw in some stunt casting and turn it into a musical,” I search for those ever more rare gems that are original works for the stage. Friday night, in Dear Evan Hansen at Arena … Continue reading »

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Galavant – A Fairy Tale Musical

Obviously ABC is attempting to cash in on the relative success of the “Once” franchise and the “Glee” trend of making musicality on TV acceptable. The more I watch this clip the more I want to see the show. It helps that they’re not taking themselves seriously at all, and that there’s a distinct touch … Continue reading »

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The River – Broadway Fall 2014

Not that I ever need a reason to go to NYC to see a show but there are a few sure fire ways triggering the ticket hunt and trip planning. One of those triggers is Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway! He’s starring in a new play called The River, click here for the article in … Continue reading »

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15 Shows Not to Miss – D.C. ’14-15 Season

The majority of the local theaters have released their 2014-15 line up and after careful perusal I’ve come up with a list of, I won’t call it “must see” shows, let’s call them “shows of interest”. Don’t be fooled into thinking these 15 shows are the only ones I’m going to see, oh no, there … Continue reading »

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Cabaret – Opens Tonight!

It was totally unplanned but it turns out the tickets I have to see Cabaret are exactly 30 days from the opening night! I know it’s a meaningless coincidence but I like those types of happy accidents. I will in the interim pay absolutely no attention to any reviews, it is my habit once I’ve … Continue reading »

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Cabaret Sneak Peek!

Tonight on the Tonight Show Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret are going to be performing the opening number from Cabaret! If you want a sneak peek tune in! I myself am a bit torn, I am staying away reviews and opinions on the show which is in previews now and will be opening … Continue reading »

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Musical to Movie Trend Continues

So I see this article in Playbill.com today bout Broadway musicals being translated to film and well…I’m simultaneously excited and dismayed. Some I knew about, some are news to me but here are some highlights and more importantly my opinion on them. Opening this year: Jersey Boys – Won’t go see, I’m still holding a … Continue reading »

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52 Weeks…52 Shows

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions but this year I hit on one that I really think I can keep and one that I’m willing to invest time and energy to achieve. I was organizing/cataloging my playbills (yes, I’m a geek) and I realized that last year I had seen 39 shows and … Continue reading »

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Sound of Music – Live!

Don’t forget to tune into this to night on NBC! I plan to watch while enjoying a nice Cabernet, because I like wine with my cheese. I will admit that ever since I heard they had cast Carrie Underwood as Maria I have been dubious about the production and then casting Stephen Moyer as Capt. … Continue reading »

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If/Then – New Musical

UPDATE: You can also get tickets from Goldstar.com; the prices aren’t much better but the handling charges are less. http://www.goldstar.com/events/washington-dc/ifthen-1 So this is exciting! The pre-Broadway world premier of a new musical by the same team that created “Next to Normal”  (the show that is firmly ensconced in the number 2 position of my all … Continue reading »

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