Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote 11 Broadway musicals; five remain among the most popular ever written. Rodgers and Hart wrote some three dozen. Rodgers and Sondheim wrote only one, which neither of them liked. Do I Hear A Waltz? is a perfect selection of the Encores! concert series at New York City Center. Check out production […]
Archives for May 12, 2016
A typical Mom is folding laundry, shouting tasks to kids upstairs and handling day-to-day issues on an ordinary day as An American Daughter opens. Only when she listens to an interview on the radio and criticizes herself for an insignificant flub do we realize that she’s just been nominated by the President as the U.S. Surgeon General. […]
Andrew Baughman has a way of making whatever he touches cool. Remember those grade B musicals Landless Theatre used to do on DCAC’s tiny bedroom size stage? Shows like Cannibal! The Musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe!, Walmartonia. Totally cool.
Even though City of Angels was a Broadway smash in 1990, taking home Tony’s for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, here it is 26 years later and it’s still yet to be performed by a D.C.-area professional theater company. That is, until now.
Do you remember which play or musical made you fall in love with theatre? Yesterday, Jonathan Mandell attended the Drama Desk Awards reception and asked this year’s nominees – most of whom have also been nominated for Tony Awards – which show made them realize they wanted to be a performer.