Monthly Archives: September 2012

Love Story: Review Roundup

The U.S. premiere of Love Story, the musical based on Erich Segal’s 1970 novel and film that premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010 before an Olivier-nominated West End limited run, has opened at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre to mixed … Continue reading

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Pipe Dream: Album Reviews

Ghostlight Records has released the live 2012 Encores! concert revival cast recording of Pipe Dream, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1955 musical adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel Sweet Thursday, to strongly positive reviews. The creative team includes Oscar Hammerstein II (book, lyrics), … Continue reading

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Allegiance: Review Roundup

The new musical Allegiance, inspired by George Takei’s experiences in the U.S. Japanese internment camps during World War II, has opened to positive-leaning reviews at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater. The creative team includes Jay Kuo (book, lyrics, music), Marc … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Album Reviews

Sony Masterworks has released the 2012 Encores! concert revival cast recording of the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to very positive reviews. The creative team is Anita Loos and Joseph Fields (book), David Ives (book adaptation), Leo Robin (lyrics), Jule … Continue reading

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2012 Emmy Awards

Musical theater programming garnered a handful of statues at this year’s Emmy Awards given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, both at the 65th annual Primetime ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sep. 23 that was broadcast … Continue reading

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Forbidden Broadway: Review Roundup

The long-running Off-Broadway satirical revue Forbidden Broadway, offering its latest incarnation after a three-year hiatus, has opened to strongly positive reviews. The creative team includes Gerard Alessandrini (book, lyrics, direction), Phillip George (addl. dialogue, direction), Philip Heckman (costumes), Megan K. … Continue reading

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Broadway or Bust

Broadway or Bust, a new three-part miniseries documenting high school musical hopefuls, premiered on PBS this past Sunday with the episode “The Casting Call.” (If you missed it, you can watch the full episode online.) The program, produced by WGBH … Continue reading

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Chaplin: Review Roundup

After thwarted attempts in 1981 (by Ernest Kinoy, Lee Goldsmith, and Roger Anderson) and 1983 (by Anthony Newley and Stanley Ralph Ross) to bring Chaplin’s life to Broadway, a Little Tramp musical has finally arrived on the Great White Way … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Broadway

Mayor Bloomberg unveiled Spotlight on Broadway yesterday during the free Broadway on Broadway concert in Times Square. A project of the New York mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the program will celebrate the history of Broadway by highlighting the … Continue reading

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Call Me Madam: Album Reviews

Just in time for the 2012 election season, Sony’s Masterworks Broadway is offering the first digital release of the 1950 political satire Call Me Madam, which has been out of print since 1956, except for a brief LP pressing in … Continue reading

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