Monthly Archives: July 2012

NYMF 2012: Review Roundup Week 2

The New York Musical Theater Festival closed its 2012 season on Sunday. The next day, NYMF announced the winners of its 2012 awards, as voted by the NYMF jury. This year’s NYMF Jury included: Dan Bacalzo (Theater Mania), Dale Berke … Continue reading

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Step Up Revolution: Review Roundup

This past weekend, Summit Entertainment released Step Up Revolution, previously known as Step Up 4: Miami Heat, the latest in this dance-film series, to mixed though somewhat negative-leaning reviews. The creative team includes Scott Speer (direction), Amanda Brody (screenplay), Karsten … Continue reading

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Merrily We Roll Along: Album Reviews

PS Classics has released the cast recording of this February’s Encores! concert version of Merrily We Roll Along, the musical adaptation of Kaufman and Hart’s 1934 play, to positive critical and popular reviews, landing atop the Billboard Cast Album Chart … Continue reading

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Loverly: Book Reviews

Oxford University Press recently released Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady to mixed but generally positive reviews. Using previously unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of My Fair Lady. … Continue reading

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The Mikado: Video Reviews

The TV cast audio recording of NBC’s Bell Telephone Hour production of The Mikado has been available since 1960, but this new DVD marks the first time the video recording has been available. For the record, the creative team includes … Continue reading

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Bob Fosse Stamp

On July 28, National Dance Day, the U.S. Postal Service honored “four influential choreographers who changed the art of dance,” including Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham and Broadway legend Bob Fosse, who the USPS noted “received one Oscar, three … Continue reading

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New Girl in Town: Review Roundup

The Off-Broadway revival of New Girl in Town, the 1957 musical based on Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie that hasn’t had a professional outing in New York for 50 years, opened last night at Irish Rep to positive reviews. For the … Continue reading

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NYMF 2012: Review Roundup Week 1

The 2012 New York Musical Theater Festival, presented in the summer this year instead of in its usual fall outing, has just passed the halfway mark of its ninth annual edition. Of the ten “full” productions offered in the first … Continue reading

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2012 Emmy Nominations

The roster of nominees for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced this morning by actress Kerry Washington (Scandal), ATAS chair Bruce Rosenblum, and host Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live), who substituted at the last minute (in pajamas) for … Continue reading

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Dogfight: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, based on the 1991 film directed by Nancy Savoca, opened at Second Stage last night to mixed but generally positive reviews. For the record, the creative team includes Peter Duchan (book), Benj Pasek and Justin … Continue reading

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