Elsa and Elphaba – similaries and differences

Idina Menzel owned both of these roles!

Rantings from inside my head

For the past four months I’ve been getting more and more into the joys of Broadway music. Well, reintroducing myself to the genre. And of course, this with my interest in the true stories of the antagonist of classic stories, I’d have to cross Elphaba’s path at least once. And I have.

It’s only been fed by the fact that I’ve gotten the third book in Maguire’s Wicked Years series, and getting a closer look into the “Witch”‘s true story.

And then there was Frozen.

By this time I’d fallen in love with Idina’s voice. I mean who hasn’t? For that matter, who can’t? She puts so much emotion and personality into her character that you can’t help but focus on her. Though which her – the character or the actress?

While I was watching Frozen there were so many references to Elphaba that I saw around Elsa…

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Back to Broadway Blogging!

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long! It’s been a really busy summer for me with work, friends, family and OFCOURSE theatre! I am now back to keep “Broadway Blogging” regularly! Thanks so much to all my supporters [for not “unfollowing” my blog] I love you all!

PS, I posted this cat picture because it’s adorable and theatrical. 😛

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See It More Than Once- Once Musical Review

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Today I ventured back into the world of musical theater to see Once, The Musical.

It is based on the 2006 movie of the same name.

In one eventful week, a musician who believes that his dream is dead meets a woman who by the end of the week, sees the beauty and the potential of his music. Their love is mutual, but life may tear them apart.

I did not have the opportunity to see the original cast, but the more recent cast with Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie.

It’s not the typical musical, which makes it stand out among the cornicopia of musicals currently on Broadway. It is also un-typical is the audience is allowed to walk up to the stage and order from the bar. Most shows have a fourth wall, which is only broken after the show. Before the show starts, while the actors are…

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‘The Book Of Mormon’ Brings Biggest Sales Day In Denver Center History

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DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Center for the Performing Arts box office started Monday with 56,000 “The Book of Mormon” tickets to sell. By the close of business on Monday, after the biggest sales day in Denver Center history, they only had 18,000 tickets left — and they keep going down,

The hottest ticket in Denver last year remains the hottest ticket in Denver this year. While there was a hiccup or two along the way — a system slowdown – and a mistaken sold-out notice that no other news station in town, besides CBS4, bothered to check, it is going very well.

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Monday morning in the lobby of the theater, it was full, all in hopes of staying cool and getting tickets for the biggest show on Broadway.

“The Book of Mormon” has set sales records wherever and whenever it has played, and Denver…

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Being Theatrical.

well usually the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “theatrical” is like some old quote from Hamlet or Shakespeare “to be or not to be” “all the word’s a stage and the men and women in it are just merely players” but what people don’t always remember is how much theatre has EVOLVED into modern fun theatre. An older lady in a show I was in told me she really didn’t like modern theatre and I was a little bit shocked because I thought how do you LOVE theatre but not modern theatre? But then it hit back at me- do I love older theatre? So here’s my conclusion. I think to be a well- rounded “theatrical” person you have to love everything about there not just the upbeat show tunes from Millie- but also Phantom of the Opera and Shakespeare and all. I’ve been in both Shakespeare shows and modern and I’m not saying we all have to be in shows to show we care. I think just reading a Hamlet script for a few minutes would do. Then I thought. What has never changed about theatre- LIVE THEATRE- is that it’s always live. and nothing gives you quite that rush of sharing your work with an audience. The actors that were merely players in Shakespeare’s stage did it. And so do we. So I guess that’s just my meaningless spiel of the day. But the point is love and everything about it. Be….theatrical.

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FAV TONY MOMENTS

Collage on my theatre Instagram @gobroadway of my favorite moments of the tony awards- all the performances, JANE LYNCH, the mic drop, insane opening number, Billy Porters hilarious speech and oh gosh everything but most important NPH FRENCH KISSING A DOG 😂

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Kinky Boots Wins Six Tonys

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The musicalKinky Boots, which has an original score penned by singer Cyndi Lauper, won six Tony Awards including ‘Best Musical’ at the 67th Annual Tony Awards hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Lauper won an award for ‘Best Original Score’, while the play won for ”Best Choreography’ as well as many other technical awards. The show beat out front runnerMatilda: The Musical, which walked away with four awards total.

Other awards went to the revival of Pippin‘, ‘Cinderella‘, andWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?‘. The full list of winners can be seen HERE.

Congrats to the winners! I love theater, I really do! I really want to see Kinky Boots! It looks fabulous!

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“Kinky Boots” Wins At Feel-Good Tonys

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NEW YORK (AP) – On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.

It was an especially happy night for female theater artists: In a rare feat, women took home both directing prizes, for a musical (Diane Paulus for the high-energy “Pippin” revival) and for a play (Pam MacKinnon for the searing revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).

And Cyndi Lauper won best original score for “Kinky Boots,” a result that had many in the audience whooping with delight. “Girl, you’re gonna have fun tonight!” shouted presenter Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the “Modern Family” actor — a reference, of…

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Women Take Center Stage at the Tony Awards

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Women got their due at last night’s Tony Awards. For only the second time in history, two women directors took home the top prizes in their categories. And Cyndi Lauper became the first woman to win Best Original Score without a partner.  Despite being named for a woman — Antoinette Perry — the awards have not been particularly kind to women artists, particularly playwrights and directors. So last night’s director’s sweep lit up social media with many hailing the awards telecast a huge victory.

 
Diane Paulus wins TonyDiane Paulus (left) won the Best Director of a Musical for the circus act-themed Pippin, which has wowed critics across the board since it opened. Pam MacKinnon (below), who was nominated last year for Best Director of a Play for Clybourne Park, was given the trophy for her staging of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Both women are alums of Women’s Project Theater

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For sunlight is like gold…Once review

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As the spring semester took off I found it hard to take time to blog. Even though I haven’t been blogging frequently I have been writing weekly for my school newspaper, often about theatre. I will post my theatre related articles on my blog for those who do not have access to The Leader. But first is a review of Broadway’s Once.

I have been dying to see the Broadway production of Once ever since I first heard about its opening on Broadway. This only increased when I saw their show-stopping Tony Award performance and Steve Kazee’s heartfelt acceptance speech. Kazee’s speech has stuck with me and made me want to see his performance so naturally I was disappointed when I read that he, along with Cristin Milioti and a portion of the ensemble, was leaving the show. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more excited when my mom…

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