Currently Browsing: Broadway

Some Like It Hot: Amber Ruffin’s Broadway Triumph

On this day in 2022, the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot played its first preview. The award-winning show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with a book by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, and music by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. Today is a perfect day is celebrate its run on Broadway and the hilarious comedienne Amber Ruffin!read more.

CONTINUE READING

Jeanine Tesori Finds the Right Notes for Emotionally Complex Lives

If you’re a Broadway fan, there’s nothing quite so daunting as an original Broadway musical. Realistically, it could turn out to be a disappointment. On the other hand, it could be the next big thing. When it comes to Kimberly Akimbo, theatre goers can rejoice. This is due in part to the work of Jeanine Tesori, an icon of the musical theatre industry.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Danielle Diniz: “People Never Forget How You Made Them Feel”

Karen Gershowitz conducted this interview with Choreographer Danielle Diniz on Zoom. (11/30/22)

Living close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan as I do, many of the residents in my apartment building work in the arts. I think of them as neighbors until I learn about their accomplishments. Then I am awestruck.

At age thirty-one, Danielle Diniz is fast becoming a choreographer to watch, with recent commissions for new work from the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Performance Santa Fe, Avant Chamber Ballet, Ballet Hartford, Central Utah Ballet, and more.… read more.

CONTINUE READING

Danielle’s Quarantale: How SheNYC Arts Hacked Digital Theater

We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?

FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo

Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.

CONTINUE READING

“Hello, Gorgeous.” Our Love Makes Beanie Feldstein Beautiful!

I went to see the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl on April 23, which put me at the last matinee performance on the final day of previews…

Then, after Funny Girl opened the next day and all the reviews started coming in, I asked myself: What show did these critics see?

When I went into the theater, I was already a big Beanie Feldstein fan.… read more.

CONTINUE READING

‘Sunday in the Park’ leaps off the stage in fantastic revival

Sunday in the Park with George, which officially opened on Broadway February 23rd, 2017, is a an absolutely fabulous piece of theater. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, and directed by Sarna Lapine this revival combines minimalism with beautiful projections, creating an experience unlike any other.… read more.

CONTINUE READING