"That Thing You DO"-song from self titled movie
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
The National tour of Spring Awakening has sadly come to a close. I was honored to see the tour four times (San Diego, Los Angeles, & Costa Mesa). The cast was truly amazing, not only in talent but also just plain nice people. I am soo sad to see the show go but all good things must come to an end. Thank you cast and crew of Spring Awakening Tour you ROCK!!!
"Not Gone"-lyrics from You've Know from Spring Awakening
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
How great was GLEE? It was such a fun and yet heartbreaking episode. I cried my eyes out through out the episode. When Kurt's dad stood up for him and was even willing to risk his relationship with his girlfriend for his son amazing! Then Idina Menzel singing Funny Girl, WOW. Then followed by her and Lea singing Poker Face, even more WOW. Though I did have mix feelings over the lyrics of Poker Face being sung out the why it was. I am very sad that there are only two more episode left before the season ends.
Here is behind the scenes look at Lady Gaga Episode!
Though Kurt is my favorite character in GLEE, Brittnay if fighting for that spot. Played by Heather Morris, Brittany is a DUMB cheerio who has the best one liners next to Sue on the show. Check out the video all about Heather and how she joined the cast of GLEE!
"Funny Girl"-self title song from Funny Girl
"Every day is just another and another and another"-lyrics to Another Day from Next to Normal
ooh, you better stop rappin' you're not ready It's gonna get hot and heavy, and you're already sweaty
But if you are planning to attend to see Lin Manuel Miranda please note that he will NOT appear in the following performances: Sunday Matinee on 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, & 7/25 and Thursday Matinee 7/1.
"ooh, you better stop rappin' you're not ready It's gonna get hot and heavy, and you're already sweaty"- lyrics from 96,000 from In The Heights
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
You must show valid full-time student ID. Rush tickets are available beginning 2 hours prior to each performance. Ticket must be purchased in cash at the box office window only, and there is a limit of 2 tickets per ID. This offer is subject to availability, at box office discretion.
"What I Did For Love"-song from A Chorus Line
The Addams Family
Favorite New Broadway Musical
Favorite Onstage Pair: Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth
Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Musical: Kevin Chamberlin
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Krysta Rodriguez
Favorite New Broadway Play
Favorite Broadway Musical Revival
Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical: Kristin Chenoweth
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Sean Hayes
Favorite Diva Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
Lend Me a Tenor
Favorite Broadway Play Revival
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Favorite New Off-Broadway Musical
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Favorite New Off-Broadway Play
Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Musical: John Gallagher Jr.
Favorite Ensemble Performance
Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play: Jude Law
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Play: Laura Benanti
A Little Night Music
Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Musical: Angela Lansbury
Time Stands Still
Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play: Brian d'Arcy James
A View from the Bridge
Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Play: Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Solo Performance: Carrie Fisher
Favorite New Broadway Song: "Memphis Lives in Me"
Next to Normal
Favorite Replacement (Male): Kyle Dean Massey
Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show
Favorite Replacement (Female): Mandy Gonzalez
Blue Man Group
Favorite Long-Running Off-Broadway Show
"Memphis Lives In Me"-song from Memphis
Ok, so I missed this MTV special when It premiered because I was on an airplane headed to NYC. I finally was able to sit down and watch it in its entirety. I love this documentary so much that I just had to share with you all. If you have not fallen in love with American Idiot yet then this will do the trick! Enjoy :)
"Favorite Son"-song from American Idiot
Monday, May 24, 2010
Addams Family/Million Dollar Quartet
In the Heights
Phantom of the Opera
Rock of Ages
Blue Man Group
Lend Me a Tenor
New World Stages
United Scenic Artists
West Side Story
Atlantic Theater Company
To learn more about the league or see where you favorite cast is currently standing click here! Check out all the fun!
"Take me out to the ball game"-self title track from the show Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Lin Manuel Miranda just posted the following video on his youtube page with this message "With congratulations to the tour cast of Spring Awakening. Please consider us your next time around."-Usnavi
"Word of Your Body"-song from Spring Awakening
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
GLEE LIVE:The show was amazing. They started with Don't Stop Believing; the song that make them stars. Then each cast member got to sing there own solo giving them time to shine. You could tell the cast was having the time of their life. The place was sold out and it truly was full of such positive energy. It truly was one of the best experiences of my life. Here are all my videos from GLEE LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 20th 2010! Enjoy! My favorite is the GAGA video!
GLEE LIVE:The show was amazing. They started with Don't Stop Believing; the song that make them stars. Then each cast member got to sing there own solo giving them time to shine. You could tell the cast was having the time of their life. The place was sold out and it truly was full of such positive energy. It truly was one of the best experiences of my life.
Here are all my videos from GLEE LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 20th 2010! Enjoy! My favorite is the GAGA video!
"Can anybody find me someonebody to love"-song peformed on GLEE
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
GLEE: ON TOUR NOW! Yes the cast of GLEE is currently on tour and I really wish I could go :( but THANK GOD for YOUTUBE: Check this out!
Here is a look at next week's GAGA episode, which I can not wait for!!!"Piano Man"-song performed on GLEE
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Also do not forget to get GLEE volume 3 came out today in Stores/ itunes!!!
"Bad Romance"-song performed on GLEE
Sunday, May 16, 2010
UPDATE: If WNYC wasn't already cool enough to interview John, they just released John's playlist for his commute each morning to the St. James Theatre. Click Here to hear!
"I walk alone, I walk alone"-lyrics from Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Monday, May 10, 2010
Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Usnavi for the Los Angeles engagement of In the Heights at the Pantages Theatre June 22-July 11! He is also set to play the role in a film version of the musical. "To be honest, I've been itching to play with the tour cast since we began their rehearsals last fall," Miranda said in a May 10 statement. "It has been a joy to watch Kyle Beltran and the rest of this company make this show their own, and to win over audiences all over the country. I'm excited to play at the gorgeous Pantages Theatre, which I had the privilege of visiting two weeks ago. I can't think of a better way to prepare myself for the demands of playing Usnavi in the movie version of Heights. Most of all, I can't wait to get back on that stage, in Usnavi's shoes." - playbill.com!
"You didn't hear this from me! But some little birdie told me..."-lyrics from No Me Digas from In The Heights
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Best Musical: I am so happy about American Idiot and I believe they will win the top prize. Fela! got nominated Really??? I do not like and I think Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet are good but overrated. Best Revival of a Musical: I love all of these nominations! If I had to pick a winner I would choice Finian's Rainbow. Best Book of a Musical: I am sooo happy that Everyday Rapture got nominated!!! Scanlan and Scott deserve it. Best Direction of a Musical: I am really upset that Michael Mayer did not get a nomination! He had American Idiot and Everyday Rapture this season and nothing? Really people? Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: I am so happy to see Robin De Jesus from La Cage aux Folles.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play Author: Sarah Ruhl
Next Fall Author: Geoffrey Nauffts
Red Author: John Logan
Time Stands Still Author: Donald Margulies
Million Dollar Quartet
Best Book of a Musical
Everyday Rapture - Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
Fela! - Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
Memphis -Joe DiPietro
Million Dollar Quartet - Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Addams Family: Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Enron Music: Adam Cork Lyrics: Lucy Prebble
Fences Music: Branford Marsalis
Memphis: Music: David Bryan Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan
Best Revival of a Play
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge
Best Revival of a Musical
La Cage aux Folles
A Little Night Music
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jude Law, Hamlet
Alfred Molina, Red
Liev Schreiber, A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington, Fences
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Viola Davis, Fences
Valerie Harper, Looped
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Kelsey Grammer, La Cage aux Folles
Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
Montego Glover, Memphis
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
David Alan Grier, Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken, Enron
Eddie Redmayne, Red
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesús, La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
Lillias White, Fela!
Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, The Royal Family
Alexander Dodge, Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto, Fences
Christopher Oram, Red
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Christine Jones, American Idiot
Derek McLane, Ragtime
Tim Shortall, La Cage aux Folles
Best Costume Design of a Play
Martin Pakledinaz, Lend Me a Tenor
Constanza Romero, Fences
David Zinn, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Catherine Zuber, The Royal Family
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Santo Loquasto, Ragtime
Paul Tazewell, Memphis
Matthew Wright, La Cage aux Folles
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Hamlet
Neil Austin, Red
Mark Henderson, Enron
Brian MacDevitt, Fences
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, American Idiot
Donald Holder, Ragtime
Nick Richings, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Wierzel, Fela!
Best Sound Design of a Play
Acme Sound Partners, Fences
Adam Cork, Enron
Adam Cork, Red
Scott Lehrer, A View from the Bridge
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Kaplowitz, Fela!
Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen, A Little Night Music
Dan Moses Schreier, Sondheim on Sondheim
Best Direction of a Play
Michael Grandage, Red
Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall
Kenny Leon, Fences
Gregory Mosher, A View from the Bridge
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Bill T. Jones, Fela!
Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
Bill T. Jones, Fela!
Lynne Page, La Cage aux Folles
Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away
Jason Carr, La Cage aux Folles
Aaron Johnson, Fela!
Jonathan Tunick, Promises, Promises
Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis
Tony Nominations by Production
Fela! - 11
La Cage aux Folles - 11
Fences - 10
Memphis - 8
Ragtime - 7
Red - 7
A View from the Bridge - 6
The Royal Family - 5
Enron - 4
A Little Night Music - 4
Promises, Promises - 4
American Idiot - 3
Finian's Rainbow - 3
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play - 3
Lend Me a Tenor - 3
Million Dollar Quartet - 3
The Addams Family - 2
Come Fly Away - 2
Everyday Rapture - 2
Hamlet - 2
Next Fall - 2
Time Stands Still - 2
A Behanding in Spokane - 1
Collected Stories - 1
Looped - 1
Present Laughter - 1
Race - 1
Superior Donuts - 1
I will post my full reactions to hearing the Tony nominations but for now I would like to say that Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt Got ROBBED! No nominations for the masterpiece that is American Idiot nor a nomination for Everyday Rapture which they both worked on? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING???
"That lucky star I talk about is due!"-lyrics from Everything's Coming Up Roses from Gypsy
Sunday, May 2, 2010
REASONS TO LOVE:
- CAST: -Kristin Chenoweth need I say more? Krisitin plays Fran Kubelik, a cafeteria worker mixed up with a married man. She falls into depression before she wakes up to find love underneath her nose. Kristin has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. I cried my eyes our during her rendition of A House Is Not A Home. She is truly amazing! When she came on stage there was a round of applause that stopped the show. -Sean Hayes carries the shows as Chuck Baxter, a lonely bachelor trying to move up in the company. He decides to start to lend out his apartment management executives for them to have somewhere to go with their mistresses. I was really taken at his vocal ability. I had never seen him sing before (well besides on Will & Grace), so I was pleasantly surprised. Hayes has comedy in his bones and add much needed comic relief. -Katie Finneran steals the spotlight in act two with her portrayal of Marge MacDougall. Marge is a drunk that Chuck picks up at bar. Their song and dance number had me on the floor laughing. She needs to be nominated for a Tony award.
- Costumes & Makeup: I loved the costumes! They were sooo sixties and they made me want to blow out my hair like Jacki-O and throw on a pencil skirt. I also must admit I have a soft spot for men in suits, so a whole play where all the men where in suits was Heaven.
- The storyline between Chuck and Dr. Dreyfuss. Ventren actor Dick Latessa played Dr. Dreyfuss was Chuck's next store neighbor trying to figure out how why so many girls are coming in and out of the apartment everyday of the week. Dr. Dreyfuss had the best one liners and kept the story light.
- Music: Though I LOVE Burt Bacharach it is not the most upbeat music. So I found myself falling asleep at times. There where too many slow placed songs and not a good balance of tempo to keep the show a float.
- Set: I am so sick and tired of these bare sets with just hints of objects they are meant to represent for period pieces. GIVE ME A REAL SET PLEASE. I would have loved to see more of the sixties look and feel in a more elaborate set. I know more detailed a set is the more money it costs but if it helps the story why not?
- No offense to Hayes and Chenoweth but they are not twenty something year olds so why are they playing ones? I think the both look amazing for their age but I seemed far fetched that they were two young adults trying to make it in corporate America.
- The theme of cheating is not one I would want to sing and dance about too. There is a whole song about how the men are going to pull off cheating on their wife. They pretty much start to lose it at the thought that they can not cheat. Now I might not be the most conservative person out there but I found it kinda offensive that they never got really punished for their actions (ok it was hinted at but still).
Overall I truly enjoyed Promises, Promises I just can not give it a full 10 out of 10. It was like a 8 1/2. If you are a Chenoweth or Hayes fan then, yes it is a must see. But if you are headed to NYC to blown away by a big Broadway production value then go see a WICKED or a Mary Poppins. Now if you are looking to be wowed on all levels (from production value to music to meaning) go see Next to Normal or American Idiot. Promises, Promises just missed the mark for me.
For more information about John Tartaglia’s IMAGINOCEAN CLICK HERE.
"One Our Way" -song from ImaginOcean
-A Beatles Celebration will play July 9-11. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special guests will perform songs in honor of the Fab Four.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Congratulations LEA MICHELE! Lea was named one of TIME magazine's 100 people who most affect our world. Also names was soon to be GLEE guest star Neil Patrick Harris. Click Here to read the article!
Twitter Contest: win a pair of tickets to a viewing of the hit film "Funny Girl" with GLEE star Lea Michele and producers Ryan Murphy and Dante di Loreto on May 8th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
The rules for the contest are as follows:
1. This is a Twitter contest, so tweet to enter! Entries are unlimited. Make sure you include @GleekShelly, @gleeks and this link: http://bit.ly/bcbeFV in your tweets. It would also be nice if you mentioned some info about the event. Here's an example of an ideal tweet:
Win 2 tix to see Funny Girl @ the Egyptian Theatre w/ Lea Michele & Glee producers! @GleekShelly @gleeks http://bit.ly/bcbeFV
2. Any tweets from now until 11:59 pm (PST) on Monday, May 3rd will be accepted.
3. You must be following both @GleekShelly and @gleeks to be eligible.
4. Only enter if you're SURE you can make it to the event. Please be considerate of other fans; if you don't think you can make it, don't take away tickets from someone who can.
5. Winners will be chosen and announced by Tuesday (May 4th) evening.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT Lea's and John's road from Spring Awakening to GLEE!
"One Less Bell To Answer"-song performed on GLEE