Monday, August 1, 2011

Misery

GIRLS pack your bags its official GLEE'S hottie Darren Criss is headed to BROADWAY!!! Criss, who plays every teenage girls favorite character Blaine Anderson on GLEE will make his Broadway debut this January! Criss is set to take over after Daniel Radcliffe leaves the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" for a three week run! I am sure that once tickets go on sale they will sell out. They better have a plan in the works to bring him back for an extended run! click here to read more.

"Misery"-song performed on GLEE

i said today for you tomorrow for me.

RENT IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!
RENT which ended its Broadway run in the fall of 2008 is back for its first-ever revival of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. RENT follows the lives of a group of young New Yorkers as they struggle to fine themselves during the height of the AIDS epidemic. The cast features Annaleigh Ashford (Maureen Johnson), Margot Bingham (Alexi Darling, Roger's Mom, and others), Adam Chanler-Berat (Mark Cohen), Nicholas Christopher (Tom Collins), Arianda Fernandez (Mimi Marquez), Marcus Paul James (Mr. Jefferson, Paul, and others), Tamika Sonuja Lawrence (Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags), Corbin Reid (Joanne Jefferson), Michael Rodriguez(Angel Schunard), Matt Shingledecker (Roger Davis), Ephraim Sykes (Benjamin Coffin III), Ben Thompson (Christmas caroler, Mr. Grey, The Man, and others), Michael Wartella (Steve, Gordon, Waiter, and others), and Morgan Weed (Mark's Mom and others). The off broadway run started previews on July 14th and will open on August 11! If you have never seen this show live it is a must for any Theatre lover! So get your butts to the New World Stages in NYC!



"i said today for you tomorrow for me." -lyrics from Today 4U from RENT

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You want those monkeys fried or broiled hon?

I can not say how much I love love love Susan Blackwell! Especially Side By Side with Susan Blackwell! Check out her latest episode with her former cast members from [Title of Show]!


"You want those Monkeys fried or broiled hon?" -lyrics from Bonus Track from [Title of Show]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good morning, Vanessa! If it isn't the loveliest girl in the place.

A Big CONGRATULATIONS to Karen Olivo!
In The Heights & West Side Story's Karen Olivo is set to guest star on the new season of NBC's 'Harry's Law.' Olivo will play the new "hotshot" lawyer. I can not wait to see her on the tube each week. Here is an example of how talented she is, not like I need to tell you all because you already know. lol


"Good morning, Vanessa! If it isn't the loveliest girl in the place."-lyrics from It Won't Be Long from In The Heights

Monday, July 11, 2011

Highway To Hell

The ever so charming and talented Jonathan Groff is headed back to the Theatre! MCC Theater proudly announced that Jonathan Groff of Spring Awakening and"Glee" fan, will star in the world premiere production of The Submission. The play will be directed by Tony Award-Winner Walter Bobbie. Also starring in the piece is Will Rogers (When the Rain Stops Falling), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, HBO's "How to Make It in America"), and Rutina Wesley ("True Blood," The Vertical Hour). Performances begin this fall at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC. Click here to find out more!

"Highway To Hell"-song performed on GLEE

Saturday, July 9, 2011

You and Me (But Mostly Me)

Here is a perfect example of why I need to live in NYC! On July 1st Broadway's The Book of Mormon (the hottest show in town) hosted a Fan Day! More than 13,000 people entered The Book of Mormon lottery between May 10 and June 14 to WIN TICKETS to a special FREE FAN PERFORMANCE on Fan Day! Check out the video below recapping the days event!


And if that wasn't enough fun The Book Of Mormon has a special contest for all GLEE Fans check it out below:


"You and Me (But Mostly Me)"-song from The Book Of Mormon

Friday, July 8, 2011

Somewhere Only We Know

GLEE LIVE ended with a KISS :)
Sadly the 2011 GLEE LIVE tour has come to an end. But they finally gave the fans what they wanted KLAINE & Britanna. But not only do they lock lips Chris aka Kurt wrote a love poem for Blaine.


Here is the poem:


Blaine Warbler Anderson,
I have never loved another.
Except for last year when I was in love with my stepbrother.
I admire you almost as much as
I admire the late Alexander McQueen
You're exquisite when you sing.

How I've missed our impromptu performances
In the Dalton academy
halls, the rooms, the bleachers.
Where the hell were all the teachers.

We've seen everything eye to eye,
All the pain, all the hurt
At least we did until my last growth spurt

We've shared so many intimate moments
Memories that shine in glitter
Just the two of us,
Facebook, Myspace,Tumbr, and Twitter.

Since we've met it's been absolute heaven:
For your Emmy consideration 2011.

But through all the glory, the
scary, and the hype,
I swear to god I'm going to punch the next person who
calls me a stereotype.
I'm so thankful to have found a partner as talented as me
And forever we shall be, unless the writers change things in season three.
"somewhere only we know"-song performed on GLEE

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Silly Love Songs

GLEE LOVE! I just found this chart via twitter and had to share. In case you could not keep track here are the love triangles of GLEE mapped out.

Complete Glee Relationships Chart (Infographic)
Research and design by Online Dating University
"Silly Love Songs"-song perfromed on GLEE

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Just come on and come on and raise your glass

So Who Is The Mini Warbler?



And if that wasn't enough of this cuteness check out his second video!


Mini Warbler keep on rockin!

"Just Come On and Come On And Raise Your Glass"- lyrics from Raise Your Glass, song performed on GLEE

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poor Baby

COMPANY!!!
I got my popcorn and headed to see the filmed of the 2011 New York Philharmonics Concert of Company lead by Neil Patrick Harris on the Big Screen and it was amazing! My Favorite production is still the 2006 Broadway revival headed by Raul Esparza. If you have never seen Stephen Sondheim's Company you are missing out. The plot revolves around Bobby, a single man who has never been able to commit to a relationship, and his best ,five married couples. The musical is a match up of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, and all linked by a surprise party for Bobby's 35th birthday.
The cast did an outstanding job bringing this timeless story to the stage. NPH did an amazing job as bobby, full of charm, honestly, and hope. His rendition of Marry Me A Little made me cry. Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton played the comical married couple of Harry and Sarah. They stole the show for sure! Anika Noni Rose blew the roof off with her Another Hundred People. Go see this film!!! The run of the film has just been extended, click here for details!!!

"Poor Baby"-song from Company

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Come on, Cap! I've waited all my life to be a Lady!

As if you couldn't fall in love with her more after her heartfelt acceptance speech for winning Best Actress in a Musical this past weekend, Tony winner Sutton Foster just stopped by Sesame Street for a special guest appearance! Foster taught Elmo and friends all about her love of levers. Check it out below:



"Come on, Cap! I've waited all my life to be a Lady!"-lyrics from I Get A Kick Out Of You from Anything Goes

Monday, June 13, 2011

Now go see a ____________ Broadway show.

This year's Tony Awards were amazing. The best Tony's in years! The big highlight for me came when the credits rand and NPH rapped thing up with a rap written by my personal fav. Lin-Manuel Miranda with help from Tommy Kali. Check out the lyric and videos below:


Tomorrow, if anyone asks you what happened at the Tonys, you can say this:

We straightened things out in the opening number, Ellen Barkinand John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious performances in THE NORMAL HEART.

Daniel Radcliffe kicked some butt, and we were so elated

Even Voldemort was sad he wasn't nominated

Norbert Leo Butz sang and danced and tried to catch ya, comin' atcha,

Chasing Trey and Casey ‘cause they nabbed a Tony statue

Commencing in the Chattanooga station

From the grand imagination of the Kander-Ebb collaboration

It takes a lot for a recipient to humble me

But everybody cried for gorgeous Nikki James, the bumblebee

Andrew Rannells sang "I Believe" and he landed it

So well now he's Mitt Romney's V.P. candidate

All across the country, from the north and to the south

They're saying Brooke's a hottie with a crazy potty mouth

John Larroquette brought an eloquent mood to the room

I'm still imagining him at home in his Fruit-of-the-Looms

SPIDER-MAN and Mary-Jane gave us perspective here

They sang a ballad, we didn't need protective gear

Patina Miller's nun sang "Raise Your Voice" with cheer

And MEMPHIS is relentless, they're performing every year

THE NORMAL HEART won, Larry Kramer made us weep

And WAR HORSE dazzled us with a theatrical sweep

Sutton Foster never lost her knack

For talking smack

And tapping a full-on assault attack

I'm awesome, Hugh Jackman, take that

Go ahead and roll the credits if you need to

I'm out of control, I'm on a roll, this is my Tonys speed-through

ANYTHING GOES took the best revival prize in stride

We didn't see it, we were singing "Side By Side By Side."

McDormand loves her job, Sutton Foster won again

Paul Shaffer sang and suddenly it started raining men

Mark Rylance runs at fences, he's won the Tony twice

That guy can do it all, his follow-up is "Fanny Bryce."

Norbert Butz and MORMON swept the floor,

Won even more awards than WAR HORSE

Par for the course,

Someone get a car for the horse

And in the final analysis, what survives tonight?

Theater, because it's what we live, we're changing some lives tonight

And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak

This ain't reality TV, this is eight shows a week

Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin'

Had to make miracles happen

For a chance to see you clappin'

And applauding in the audience. What's next? Who knows?

Anything goes. Now go see a ____________ Broadway show.

Thank you, good night.








"Now Go See A ____________ Broadway Show"-lyric Lin-Manuel Miranda

It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore!

In case you missed the 2011 Tony Awards here is the full winner list!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Best Play : War Horse Author: Nick Stafford
Best Musical:The Book of Mormon
Best Book of a Musical: The Book of Mormon Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:The Book of Mormon
Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Revival of a Play: The Normal Heart
Best Revival of a Musical: Anything Goes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Frances McDormand, Good People
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rae Smith, War Horse
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Best Costume Design of a Play: Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, War Horse
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon
Best Sound Design of a Play: Christopher Shutt, War Horse
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon
Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:Athol Fugard & Philip J. Smith
Regional Theatre Tony Award: Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Eve Ensler
Special Tony Award: Handspring Puppet Company
Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre: William Berloni, The Drama Book Shop & Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts


"It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore!"-song performed on the 2011 Tony Awards

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teenage Dream

Darren Criss watch out there is a new Warbler that just hit the scene! Presenting the Mini Warbler! He might be small but he is too cute for words. He has the moves, the outfit, and the voice to be a star! He is sure to steal the hearts of GLEE fans everywhere. Checkout the video below:


"Teenage Dream"-song performed on GLEE

And will fame get us a paycheck

Theatre Mania just ran a great interview with Hunter Bell of [title of show] fame. Since Bell's run on Broadway he has been hard at work on a ton of new projects. He has reunited with his [title of show] pals Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, Larry Pressgrove, and Michael Berresse on a new show titled Now.Here.This. The new musical is set to begin a three-week run at the Vineyard Theatre starting June 4. He also wrote the book for SILENCE! a musical based on The Silence of the Lambs which will begin an Off-Broadway run on June 24 at Theater 80 in NYC. To read the full article click here!
"And will fame get us a paycheck"-lyrics from Two Nobodies In New York from [title of Show]

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Don't You Want Me Baby?

GLEE FANS ARE YOU SAD THAT SEASON TWO IS OVER? Do not fear Oxygen's The Glee Project will start on Sunday June 12th. The show is about 12 contenders who will compete for a guest staring role on GLEE! Check out the videos below to meet The contenders. Who do you want to win? My Pick... kinda feeling Cameron right now.




"Don't You Want Me Baby"-song performed on GLEE

Anything Goes

TKTS Apps: Are now available for your iphone, Android, and Windows Phone 7. The TKTS Apps allow users to view in what shows are available at all three TKTS Discount Booths - Times Square, South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn in real-time. The best part is that the Official TKTS app is available for download FREE of charge for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 at www.tdf.org/tktsapp.

What is TKTS? It is a service provide by the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), that offers three TKTS Discount Booths for same-day tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows at up to 50% off the full ticket price. TKTS 1st started in 1973 and has since sold over 54 million tickets allowing millions of people, who may not have been able to afford to see live theatre, the chance to do so. Click here to learn more!


"Anything Goes"- self-titled song from Anything Goes

Kiss today goodbye, The sweetness and the sorrow.

I really want to be in NYC to see this play before it ends!


"Kiss today goodbye, The sweetness and the sorrow."-lyrics from What I Did For Love from A Chorus Line

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Colour My World

The Tony Awards broadcast is coming up soon! How are you celebrating the big day? Are you throwing a party? Are you watching it alone? Are you dressing up?
Well one thing you just have to do is get the official Tony Awards Playbill! I collect all the playbills/programs to all the shows I see but this years I will start a new tradition, and get the 2011 Tony Awards Playbill! It is a great souvenir of the 65th annual Tony Awards and a must-have for Playbill collectors. You can pre-order the 2011 Tony Awards Playbill by Thursday, June 2, on Playbill.com and they will guarantee it will arrive before Awards night!
Click here to get yours today!

"Color My World"-Song from Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sing

GLEE LIVE!!!
Just go back for GLEE LIVE!!! It was truly amazing! I love watching GLEE each week but seeing them live is 100X better. This cast is truly the most talented artists of my generation. They can Act, they can Sing, and they can Dance! From the opening number, their now iconic rendition of Don't Stop Believing, to Born This Way, to the Warblers rocking they hell out of Teenage Dream, every number was even more kick ass then the one before. One of my favorite part's of the show was when Brittany tried to come on to Blaine and Kurt quickly came up to claim his man. Then Kurt asked Blaine to join the McKinley High School GLEE club to which Blaine said YES and then joined them on stage for all the group numbers to follow! Does this mean the rumors are true? Is Blaine changing schools? I sure hope so!

If you can not make it to see GLEE live in concert do not fear, they are taping the tour, backstage craziness, and more for release on the big screen later this summer!!! and in 3D! For now check out the Set List below!

Main set
1."Don't Stop Believin'" - Full cast: Lea Michele and Cory Monteith soloists
2."Dog Days Are Over" - Full cast: Jenna Ushkowitz and Amber Riley soloists
3."Sing" - Full cast: Lea Michele and Cory Monteith soloists
4."I'm a Slave 4 U" - Heather Morris
5."Fat Bottomed Girls" - Mark Salling
6."I Want to Hold Your Hand" - Chris Colfer
7."Ain't No Way" - Amber Riley
8."P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - Kevin McHale
9."Born This Way" - Full cast: Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Amber Riley soloists
10."Firework" - (Lea Michele
11."Teenage Dream" - Darren Criss
12."Silly Love Songs" - Darren Criss
13."Raise Your Glass" - Darren Criss
14."Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" - Lea Michele and Chris Colfer
15."Lucky" - Dianna Agron and Chord Overstreet
16."River Deep, Mountain High" - Amber Riley and Naya Rivera
17."Don't Rain on My Parade" - Lea Michele
18."Jessie's Girl" - Cory Monteith
19."Valerie" - Naya Rivera
20."Loser Like Me" - Full cast: Lea Michele and Cory Monteith soloists
Encore
21."Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris
22."Friday" - Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, and Harry Shum, Jr.
23."Safety Dance" - Kevin McHale
24."Empire State of Mind" - Full cast: Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Amber Riley soloists
25."Somebody to Love" - Full cast: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Amber Riley soloists




"Sing"-song performed on GLEE

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It Takes Two

Hairspray is coming to the Hollywood Bowl this summer (August 5th ,6th &7th) and the cast was just announced this morning. Let me tell you this cast sounds amazing! To start Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who orginalted the roles on Broadway as Edna Turnblad andTracy Turnblad will star in the Hollywood Bowl production. In supporting roles are: Corbin Bleu (Seaweed), Drew Carey (Wilbur Turnblad), Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), Mo Gaffney (Prudy Pingleton, the Gym Teacher, the Matron), Nick Jonas (Link Larkin), Darlene Love (Motormouth Maybelle), Tara Macri (Amber) and John Stamos (Corny Collins).
Tickets are on sale now, click here for more info!

"It Takes Two"-song from Hairspray

Monday, May 16, 2011

Phone rings, Door chimes, In comes Company! No strings, Good times, Room hums, Company!

Mark Your Calendars!!! Starting June 15th the New York Philharmonic 2011 production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning musical, Company, will play at select movie theater nationwide! The production includes an all-star cast of TV & Stage actors, features Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Craig Bierko, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Jim Walton, Katie Finneran, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Aaron Lazar, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Anika Noni Rose , and Chryssie Whitehead. To find the nearest theatre in your city click here!
"Phone rings, Door chimes, In comes Company! No strings, Good times, Room hums, Company!"-lyrics from self-titled song from Company

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Turning Tables

So we all know how big fans the GLEE cast members are of recording artist Adele and were thrilled to perform her hits but who sang it best? (side note Adele is a huge Gleek herself)

Option 1: Amber Riley covers "Someone Like You" on Youtube while on GLEE set.


Option 2: Gwyneth Paltrow's cover of Turning Tables


Option 3: Jonathan Groff and Lea Michelle singing Rolling In the Deep


"Turning Tables"-song pefromed on GLEE

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Man's Gotta Do

HE IS BACK!!! I first broke this news via twitter earlier this week but now it is OFFICIAL... Neil Patrick Harris will return as the host of the Tony Awards!!! YAY. The Emmy Award-winning actor will return as host of the 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® on Sunday, June 12th on CBS, taking place this years at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Harris was the host of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards two years ago and knocked it out of the park. I can not wait to see what surprises he comes up with this time around. It should be Legen...wait for it...Dary
"A Man's Gotta Do"-song from Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog

I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

So last night was PROM on GLEE! I loved this episode so much. I would not have pictured a better way for the kids at Mckinley High, there was drama, there were flights, there was great dance songs, people from the past, and a lot of tears. Quinn said it best "You can get married as many times as you want. You only get one shot at your junior prom".

So who went with who? Finn went with Quinn of course. Yet Finn kept a eye on Rachel as she went to prom with her ex-boyfriend Jesse St. James. He is back in town after he flunked out of college and with the goal of being a show-choir consultant. Rachel and Jesse did not go alone but joined Mercedes and Sam as they did "prom on a budget". Puck went with Lauren Artie's tried to win Brittany back as his prom date but she refused. Brittany instead went by herself but planed on dancing with other people's dates, so really she went with everyone. Karofsay and Santana went together as they continued to use each other “beards”. Kurt went with Blaine even though Blaine admitted he went to a high school dance before only to be beaten up for doing so.

There were three top moments of the Prom that shined bright: 1st Karofsky apologizing for bullying Kurt and Kurt forgiving him becuase he could see the pain Karofsky is in as he struggles to come to terms with his sexuality. 2nd Kurt accepting the Prom Queen crown even though he was upset by it at 1st and his now famous line
"Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton,". And lastly the slap heard around the world between Quinn and Rachel. That slap had been coming for two years now. I loved that how even though Rachel had just been slapped by her biggest rival Quinn she still calmed Quinn down and help her fix her make up so she could return to the Prom. It just showed how much they care about each other even they cannot stand each other.

Last but not least best song of the night went to.... Darren Criss as Blaine singing I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You.


"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You"-song performed on GLEE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello!

What is my Best Musical Pick for this year's Tony awards? The Book of Mormon!!! The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical created and written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It tells the story of two Mormon missionaries in Uganda. Why is it my pick... 1st of all the music will get stuck in your head for days, 2nd its ground breaking fun filled musical, and 3rd its from the creators of Avenue Q and South Park its like a match made in heaven. If you don't trust me then check out the clips below and see for your self. This show is amazing!




The original cast recording will be released on May 17th! Pre-order your copy today on itunes!
"Hello!"-song from The Book Of Mormon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Want To Be A Producer

Its that time again... TONY SEASON!!!Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees today for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual "Tony" Awards! The awards is set to air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM!

Best Play

Good People
Author: David Lindsay-Abaire
Jerusalem
Author: Jez Butterworth
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
War Horse
Author: Nick Stafford

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Alex Timbers
The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys
David Thompson
Sister Act
Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Book of Mormon
Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys
Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sister Act
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play
Arcadia
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Rae Smith, War Horse
Ultz, Jerusalem
Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt, The Scottsboro Boys
Derek McLane, Anything Goes
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Mark Thompson, La Bête
Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Martin Pakledinaz, Anything Goes
Ann Roth, The Book of Mormon
Catherine Zuber, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, War Horse
David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Kenneth Posner, The Merchant of Venice
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Jerusalem

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Ken Billington, The Scottsboro Boys
Howell Binkley, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Peter Kaczorowski, Anything Goes
Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

For Informaton on the Tony Awards click here!
"I Want To Be A Producer"-song from The Producers

I've Gotta Be Me

It Gets Better :)


"I've Gotta Be Me"-song performed on GLEE

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate is coming to Reprise theatre company. The structured play within a play, combines the classic William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with a original play and music about a group of actors putting on the play. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.
The production runs May 10th-the 22nd at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA.
Click here to get you tickets today! SAVE $10 TODAY WITH CODE: COLE!

"Brush Up Your Shakespeare"-song from Kiss Me Kate

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Wanna Be

WHO IS STARKID? If you do not know who they are you must be living under a ROCK! They currently the number 5 selling Album on itunes right now and their download was released less than 48 hours ago (even beating the Warbler's GLEE album sales)! StarKid Productions is production company started by a group of college friends from the University of Michigan's School Of Music. They broke out after their A Very Potter Musical went viral on youtube within days of it's release. With a budget of less than $150 for the project and a kick ass original script and score they were unstoppable. In just two short years, StarKid productions has garnered millions of views on YouTube, a devoted fan-base and tons of media attention! They have taken base in Chicago with the goal of using the Internet as a new outlet for theatre distribution for their original works. Their last production, Starship just had this debut both on the big screen at theatre coast to coast this weekend but has also been posted on youtube for all to see.

So who is behind the scenes at Starkid productions? Well most GLEEKS will be the 1st to tell you that GLEE's own Darren Criss is one of the leading members of the company. He has used his fame gained on GLEE to help get the word out about Starkid to even more. In every interviews he does he makes sure to plug Starkid and you can truly tell this that it is his 1st love. But he is not alone, there are over 35 other actors, writers, directors, producers, and more that make up the team. They are: Julia Albain, Chris Allen, Jaime Lyn Beatty , Tyler Brunsman , Richard Campbell , Britney Coleman, Brant Cox, Denise Donovan, Corey Dorris, Eric Kahn Gale, Arielle Goldman, Ali Gordon, Lisa Griebel, Bonnie Gruesen, Brian Holden, A.J. Holmes, Bruce Kiesling , Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Corey Lubowich, Sarah Petty, Rachael Albert, Lauren Lopez , Devin Lytle, Lily Marks, Nicholas Joseph Strauss-Matathia, Alle-Faye Monka, Joe Moses, Jim Povolo, Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, Meredith Stepien, Dylan Saunders, Sango Tajima, James Tolbert, Carlos Valdes and Joe Walker.

I would like to personally like thank Starkid for taking musical theatre and reinventing it for my generation and generations to come! I really feel that the Internet is the new extension of live theatre and is such a great outlet for artists to get their work seen so it can get picked up and produced. I look forward to hearing about all your new work for years to come! Click here to go to the official Starship website. Check out Part One of Starship below:




"I Wanna Be"-song from Starship

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Born This Way

WAIT... WHEN DID KURT GET HOT? So I was having breakfast today with an old friend and we got on the subject of last week's episode of GLEE entitled Born This Way. She had not been watching in a while but told me how impressed she was with the show. Then we both said at the same time "Didn't Kurt Look HOT!" We started to laugh but we were serious. Not only was he amazing in the episode, blew me away with As If We Never Said Goodbye, but he looked better than ever. That boyish and adorable Chris Colfer has really changed over night into a handsome young man. Check out the photo below that Chris himself retweeted on his twitter account; you can really see how he has bloomed over the last three years: For starters he taller now, growing 4 inches in height between season one and season two. He has said in interviews that he has lost around 40 pounds in weight since high school. And I swear that young man has him some muscles now. Don't believe me, just check out his arms during the Born This Way performance (amazing). Lastly his hair has been fantastic this season! He can really pull off the big poofy hairstyle (so chic). A+ Chris you are a gem and don't ever change! Let me even say that you are quicky becoming every girl's and boy's teenage dream.



"Born This Way"-Peformed on GLEE

Don't Break The Rules

Did you miss the Cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN perform on David Letterman's show? Do not fear here it is for your viewing pleasure:




"Don't Break The Rules"-song from Catch Me If You Can

Loser Like Me

MEET THE CONTENDERS OF THE GLEE PROJECT:Starting Sundays 9/8c June 12 The GLEE Project competition series kicks off on Oxygen . Twleve extraordinarily top performers selected from the web, auditions, and casting calls will vie for a seven episode guest starring role on GLEE! Here they are:

Alex

Age: 18 Hometown: Lynn, MA
Submit an audition video via MySpace.

Bryce
Age: 22 Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Submit an audition video via MySpace.

Cameron
Age: 21 Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Auditioned at the Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call.

Damian
Age: 18 Hometown: Derry City, Northern Ireland
Industry channels to audition


Matheus
Age: 20 Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Audition at the Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call.

Samuel
Age: 19 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Audition video via MySpace.

Ellis
Age: 19 Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Auditioned at the Chicago open casting call.

Emily
Age: 22 Hometown: New York, NY
Industry channels to audition


Hannah
Age: 20 Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Auditioned at the Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call.

Lindsay
Age: 19 Hometown: Modesto, CA

Industry channels to audition

Marissa
Age: 19 Hometown: New York, NY
Audition video via MySpace.

McKynleigh
Age: 19 Hometown: Paducah, KY
Auditioned at the Chicago open casting call.

I can not wait for this show to begain! Want more info about "The Glee Project" check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thegleeproject or follow them on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/thegleeproject.

"Loser Like Me"-song performed on GLEE

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Seasons of Love

Tonight TV fans everywhere say goodbye to a friend, an inspiration, a boss, Michael Scott of The Office. Thought we are sad to see him go at least we have the memories. Here are my favorite musical moments from The Office. Enjoy!
















"Season's Of Love"- Song from RENT


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As If We Never Said Goodbye

GLEE-CAP: So today a fellow GLEEK & co-worker walked into my office at work to make a confession... she no longer was a GLEEK (WHAT!). I was shocked and could not believe that she had lost faith in the show. She explained that she upset at the lack of story from last week's episode and was over some of the characters. I tried to tell her that tonight episode was gonna be AMAZING and win. her back but then she handed over her GLEEK merch (magnets, buttons, etc). Though I was sad to hear she no longer was a fan I was over joyed to inherit her GLEE merch. The rest of the day I could not shake what my co-worker said. I went over to the Gannons to watch GLEE like I do so often and sat down hoping she was wrong. And she was!
This episode reminded me why I love GLEE that it is a show about people like me. Born This Way might come in top 5 episodes of GLEE all time. GLEE has always been a story about the underdog from day one and tonight really came back to these core theme of the show. Born This Way was the perfect anthem for GLEE because is about letting your unique features shine and stand out instead of hiding them.
The stand out star was Chris Colfer who plays Kurt. Kurt made his big return to McKinley High and boy did he come back with the best song he has done on the series to this date! He sang As If We Never Said Goodbye from the Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Blvd. I give big props to the writers of the show (Ian, Ryan, Brad) and GLEE's musical director Adam Anders for picking a song with lyrics that perfectly illustrated the emotions of Kurt returning home. I cried my eyes out watching him own that song in his performance. Also how great was it to see the Warblers and Blaine sing Kurt off with their rendition of Somewhere Only We Know. Blaine looked as if he wanted to cry out "DON'T GO" but he held it together for Kurt's sake. I can not wait to see their relationship grow and see the romance bloom! TOO CUTE





Another highlight of the night was the Barbra Streisand flash-mob to SAVE Rachel's noise. I am not gonna lie that song might end up being my new ringtone! I think Lea Michelle is a true beauty and to see her and Dianna Agron sing I Feel Pretty/Unpretty was such a powerful message to young girls everywhere. Overall 5 stars to this episode, I could watch it over and over again!


So what's next for GLEE: The cast and crew are currently filming in NYC, check out this fan video of some scenes at famous NY landmarks!





"As If We Never Said Goodbye"-song peformed on GLEE

Monday, April 25, 2011

Candles

CHRIS COLFER is honored with TIME'S Magazine's most influential people in the world! Triple Threat (actor, singer, writer) Chris Colfer better known as Kurt on GLEE was selected for his work GLEE. Ealier this year he won an Golden Globe for his role on the hit Fox show. And if that wasn't enough he also just sold Disney the rights to The Leftover Witch. The series pilot was written by Colfer and inspired by the popular children’s book by Florence Laughlin. This is not his first scrip, his screenplay of Struck by Lightening, is also being filmed as an independent feature later this year. What's next for Colfer? A World Tour GLEE LIVE along side his castmates :)




"Candles"-song performed on GLEE

THE NORMAL HEART

The Pie Maker returns to New York Theatre!
Hey Pushing Daisies fans hurry to NYC's Golden Theatre where Lee Pace is currently in the Broadway production of THE NORMAL HEART. Pace won critical acclaimed for his staring role in the Off-Broadway play, The Credeaux Canvas, directed by Michael Mayer. He was nominated for the 2004 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor for his performance Off-Broadway in Small Tragedy, written by Craig Lucas. He stared as Ned the Pie Maker in the short lived ABC show Pushing Daisies alongside Kristen Chenoweth!

Larry Kramer’s THE NORMAL HEART will play on Broadway for only 96 performances only. This piece of theatre is truly an unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis. The production also stars: Ellen Barkin (Ocean's Thirteen), Patrick Breen (Next Fall), Mark Harelik (Mrs. Warren's Profession), John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C), Joe Mantello (Angels in America), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Richard Topol (The Merchant of Venice) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Coram Boy). "The Normal Heart"-title of show

Know Your Enemy

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of American Idiot who just finished their one year run on Broadway this past Sunday night. I absolutely LOVE this show and saw it both on Broadway and at its world premiere run in Berkeley. The show is now ready to hit the road on a national tour with its 1st stop in LA at the Ahmanson theatre next spring! Check out the videos below from its final performance and surprise Green Day concert!








"Know your enemy"-song from American Idiot

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Believe in You

Anderson Cooper on BROADWAY? Yes, its true! He plays the narrator in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying currently running at the Al Hirschefeld Theatre. He is not on stage every night, as his part is pre-recorded, but he is still really involved in the project. Check out the behind the scenes video of his recording sessions, thanks to Broadway.com.





"I Believe in You"-song from How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mix Tape

It's Finally Here!!!
The 1st Promo Video for BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL!!! I personally can not wait to see this show. It is either going to be AMAZINGLY MIND BLOWING or just suck! The creative team behind the show is just the who's who's of young theatre professionals of today (Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Amanda Green). The show will kick off its national tour run in LA at the Ahmanson Theatre this fall, after its world premier in Atlanta ending this past February! Check it out the promo as well as some other views from the creative team and let me know your thoughts!









To learn more about the show click here to go to their official website!

"Mix Tape"-song from Avenue Q

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Of Course Benjamin Isn't A Savage...Yes He Is

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I would highly suggest that you make plans to attend the Opening Night Standby Line for God of Carnage next Wednesday, April 13th. The performance is at 8pm at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles and trust me when I say this an all-star production you do not want to miss! To participate in the standby line for God of Carnage, plan to arrive at the Ahmanson Theatre two hour before show time and join the line to the left of the box office (line gets long so the ealier you get there the better chance you have to get in). The Ahmanson is located at the Music Center at 135 N Grand Avenue. Tickets become available due to cancellations and no-shows (FOR FREE). Seating is not guaranteed, but chances are very good; I have done the line many times and have always gotten in. Remember it is opening night so dress up (there is a dress code). Go to the centertheatregroup.org for more info!

"Of Course Benjamin Isn't A Savage.... Yes He Is"-lines from God Of Carnage

Kiss

Matthew Morrison of Broadway and GLEE fame, is in full promo force all to promote his upcoming CD release and U.S./UK Tour! One of my favorite things he is doing in order to connect with his fans is his behind the scenes video's he calls Matthew Monday. These videos are released on his website, youtube, and facebook. If you have yet to catch any of them here are a few a well a the full list of his U.S. tour dates:





  • June 18 in Minneapolis, MN at Orpheum Theatre

  • June 19 in St. Louis, MO at Fabulous Fox Theatre

  • June 21 in Rosemont, IL at Rosemont Theatre

  • June 22 in Columbus, OH at Palace Theatre

  • June 23 in Detroit, MI at Detroit Opera House

  • June 27 in Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for the Performing Arts

  • June 28 in Newark, NJ at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

  • June 29 in Boston, MA at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

  • July 1 in New York, NY at Beacon Theatre

  • July 2 in Atlantic City, NJ at Caesar's - Circus Maximus

  • July 6 in Washington DC at DAR Constitution Hall

  • July 7 in Greensboro, NC at War Memorial Auditorium

  • July 8 in Duluth, GA at The Arena at Gwinnett Center

  • July 10 in Tampa, FL at David A. Straz Jr Center for the Performing Arts

  • July 11 in Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

  • July 13 in Boca Raton, FL at Mizner Park Amphitheatre

  • July 14 in Jacksonville, FL at Moran Theater

  • July 16 in Grand Prairie, TX at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

  • July 17 in Austin, TX at Bass Concert Hall

  • July 19 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre

  • July 20 in San Diego, CA at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

  • July 23 in Los Angeles, CA at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE


"Kiss"-song performed on GLEE

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Raise Your Glass

WARBLERS GET THERE OWN CD (AKA DARREN CRISS CD) Thats Right GLEEKS, Fox's hit TV Show GLEE will release an all Warblers CD on April 19th. This is also the date that GLEE will make its return to TV from a month hiatus. (GLEE HOW I MISS U!). Here is a list of the tracks: “Teenage Dream”, “Hey Soul Sister”, “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Silly Love Songs”, “When I Get You Alone”, “Animal”, “Misery”, “Blackbird”, “Candles” , “Raise Your Glass”, “Somewhere Only We Know”, “What Kind Of Fool”, and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"


"Raise Your Glass"-song featured on GLEE

Monday, March 28, 2011

Go West

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the latest stage musical to hit the stage! While I was in NYC last week, I kept running into advertisements for this musical all over town. I must admit had no idea what the show was about but it looked like a blast of fun. Another thing I could tell from all the ads was that it was filled with well-known dance pop songs as the score! The book was written by Australian film director & writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and is a stage adaptation of Elliott's 1994 cult film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The story centers around a drag queen named Mitzi Mitosis who's "real" life named Anthony "Tick" Belrose. He who lives in small town in Australia an wants an road trip adventure. He convinces his two friends and fellow drag queens (Bernadette Bassenger and Felicia Jollygoodfellow), to join him for that journey on a large tour bus, they called "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". I am very interested of hearing from you all on your impression of the new musical. Does it look like a good time or an over the top drag show? Check out the videos below of the cast of the Broadway musical "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams.



"Go West"-song from Pricilla Queen of the Desert

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Make Me Stronger

Memphis= so/so So I just got back from a week in New York City! I was a chaperon for my niece's dance team while they traveled to NYC for a dance competition. Usually I head into the town to see as many shows as I can squeeze in but this trip someone else picked the show, Memphis. The dance teams coach chose Memphis for two reasons: 1 it just won the Tony for Best Musical and 2nd one of the dance teams alumni who know lives in NYC suggested it a a must see for the dance numbers alone. I must admit that seeing Memphis was at the bottom of my list of shows to see but I put my feelings aside and went in with as open a mind as I could.

What is Memphis you ask? Memphis is a musical with music and lyrics by David Bryan, additionally lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro. The story is loosely based on a real life Memphis disc jockey named Dewey Phillips, who was one of the first white DJs to play black music back in the 1950s. Mr. Phillips falls in love with Felicia Farrell an African American Rock and Roll singer and the story falls their roller coaster relationship. It has big dance numbers, soulful gospel numbers, and marvelous costumes and set's that make you feel like your are really in the hear of Memphis.

Overall I would have to say "I liked it but I did not LOVE it". The dancing and talent of all the actors on stage was nothing a showcase of Broadway's best and featured name of the original cast members such as Chad Kimball as Huey Calhoun, Montego Glover as Felicia Farrell and Derrick Baskin as Gator. But I had a problem the overall story lacking an connect with the audience. I felt the book was Hairspray for adults but without the happy ending. Don't get me wrong not every story does not have to have a happy ending, come on two of my favorite musicals are Next to Normal, and Spring Awakening (not happy endings). But I left seeing Memphis feeling nothing, no emotional change or enlightenment. I feel a musical happy or sad should leave you with an understanding yourself or new view of the world (whether big or small). When looking back at the 2010 season I do not understand how this show could win Best Musical over the mind-blowing American Idiot (talk about a show that makes you re-think what Broadway is). In the end is Memphis a good night of theatre, yes. Is it a must see of the Great White Way, no.


"Make Me Stronger"-song from Memphis

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Take Me To Heaven

It's about time that Sister Acts the musical comes to the Great White Way!
Sister Act the musical is written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with fantastic lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. The hit 1992 film was turned into a staged musical for the West End production in 2009 and ran until October 2010. The show actually has roots in So Cal as the 1st production of the piece was performed in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse and had a two month run. Whoopi Goldberg who stared in the flim is signed on a producer of the stage show. Check out the video from the rehearsal room of the show set to start preview on March 24th and open April 20th.




"Take Me To Heaven"-song from Sister Act

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fly Fly Away

HOW MUCH DO I WANT TO SEE THIS SHOW!!!
Based on the 2002 Film, Catch Me If You Can is currently in Previews on Broadway! Set to open on April 10th this show is sure to be a hit. The show had a short run in Seattle in th summer of 2009 and did so well that they took it to Broadway. The show features Aaron Tveit as Frank, Norbert Leo Butz as Carl Hanratty, Tom Wopat as Frank Sr., and Kerry Butler as Brenda. Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell are the director and choreographer of the show; with iconic 60's scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Kenneth Posner this production is sure to make a splash.





"Fly, Fly, Away"-song from Catch Me If You Can

Monday, March 7, 2011

School for Monsters

AVENUE Q:LOVED IT! So every time this show rolled into town I have tried to catch a performance but never did. But when the show came into town last week for a short run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, I made sure to finally see it! This show beat out WICKED for the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical and also picked up Best Book, and Best Original Score! I must say that this play is genius! Who would have thought to take puppet's and put them into adult situations with fun song and Gary Coleman would be a hit on Broadway? Apparently Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx did. The two conceived the show and based the story on their own experiences straight out of college. Lopez and Marx also wrote all the music and lyrics with the hit song such as "It Sucks to Be Me" , “Everyone's a Little Bit Racist”, "The Internet Is for Porn", "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)", and "If You Were Gay". Add in the direction of Jason Moore and a laugh out loud book written by Jeff Whitty, the show is a knock out. At the core of the musical is a charming coming-of-age tale about a group of friends dealing with the anxieties of adulthood. The show, though adult, still plays with references to children's television programs such as PBS's Sesame Street and reinvents how you will ever look at puppets again. I was very impressed with the tour cast members especially Ashley E. Bucknam who payed Kat Monster and Lucy. 1st of all she has an amazing voice and made each character her own all while making you forget that the same actress is playing multiple characters on stage. Overall this play is an A+, Number 1, and all around good night of theatre. SEE IT! Click here to go to the Avenue Q website. "School for Monsters"-song from Avenue Q

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Million Dollar Quartet is a must see if you heaed to Broadway! I really want to see this show! My friend saw the show in NYC last year and love it. The show is still on Broadway but do not fear a national tour is headed to your town very shortly. Check out a set of reviews from Broadway.com's Word of Mouth:

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"-song from Million Dollar Quartet