Musical Monday

Imagine my surprise when I realized that the very first musical I EVER DID has yet to be highlighted in a Musical Monday spot. I mean, this is the musical that began all musicals for me! I mean, sure, I had seen a couple of musicals prior to performing, but this was the musical that gave me the “acting” bug as they call it. So this I week I will pay tribute to the musical that is first on my performance resume history of musicals.

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Musical Monday…err…..Wednesday

Ohhhhhhh we got trouble this week! I have finished the Broadway Playbill Yearbook for the most recent season in New York. Tony Award nominations are nearing us, so for the next few weeks I will be highlighting some classic Broadway titles that have blessed audiences for decades. Enjoy!

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Musical Monday (Play Edition)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day/Musical Monday (play edition). This week’s show brings us a “T” highlight. I can’t believe the alphabet of Broadway’s 2012/2013 season is almost done! This show got a lot of buzz; both negative and positive. I did not see this particular show in New York but I have seen a staging of it before. It is a powerful piece that Horton Foote has written. So enjoy the shout out to it this week!

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Musical Monday: Play Edition

This week’s highlight goes to multi-nominated show that possibly had more drama off-stage, before opening night than it ever did during its short run. However, there was much more to the production of this play rather than media gossip and angry actors. So here’s a little bit of a show that did not win a Tony but still made its Broadway impact.

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Season Announcement Wednesday…errr…Thursday

This week’s (delayed) highlight is one that has won Tony Awards, has been a film, and is, in general, a cult classic. Not only that, but with the venue that this musical will be presented in, I can only imagine how much of a rock concert it will be like for those in attendance. It excites me to highlight the 2014 musical for the Hollywood Bowl!

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Musical Monday…errr…Wednesday

This week’s delayed Musical Monday tribute actually was part of the 2012 season of Broadway’s musicals. However, the only other two “N” shows that were around in 2013 were Newsies, and The Nance; both of which I have highlighted in the past. Therefore, we shall settle back and enjoy yet another Gershwin musical classic. Happy (delayed) Musical Monday!

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Musical Monday

This week’s “M” letter provides many shows on Broadway from this year; many of which I was fortunate enough to see on my past trips. However, this week I am highlighting one that I did not see while in New York. The music is fantastic, classic, and from those I know that did see it, this show is a fun time hit. So happy Musical Monday for the “M” section.

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Musical Monday…errr….Tuesday: Play Edition

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Last week was a nice Christmas break; however, we are back to the theatre love being spread. This week also coincides with me opening my next show,. Therefore, we are taking a one week break from last year’s Broadway season highlight to focus on a classic work, adapted into a play. Welcome to a “dusty” version of this week’s Musical Monday: Play edition.

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"Porgy and Bess" show #389

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In 2013, I saw the Broadway production of Once. I saw Cristin Milioti in her Tony-nominated role as Girl. The reason “nominated” is written instead of “winner” is because Audra McDonald won the award that 2012 season. Since I had not seen Porgy and Bess I could not comprehend how the role of Bess could be more dramatic or intense than Girl. After seeing the national tour this past Sunday in San Francisco, I am a converted fan of Porgy and Bess. This is not to demean the work of Miss Milioti, but the role of Bess is an intensely written part that is accompanied well against a determined Porgy; and this touring company has created a dashing world in Catfish Row.

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