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

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!
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]