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


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
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


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
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
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