Getting Through the Journey – Thoughts on the Into the Woods film – December 31, 2014

solid review although I may have had some differing opions.

Close Encounters of the Theatrical Kind

“Once upon a time in a far-off kingdom, there lay a small village at the edge of the woods…”

Into The Woods film

So begins the film adaptation of Into The Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim [music and lyrics] and James Lapine [book], directed by Rob Marshall with a star-studded cast. Into the Woods is among my favorite Sondheim musicals, having seen the 2002 revival production and the 2012 production in Central Park.

[Minor disclaimer: Per usual, a good percentage of this blog will be quasi-rambling musings of my personal opinion of the film adaptation and inevitable comparisons of the stage production.]

When it was first announced that there would be a film adaptation of the show, I was anxious about the transition from stage to screen, as 98% of the more recent film adaptations of musicals were tolerable at best or horribly cast at worst. It’s no big surprise that I prefer…

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MY 1 YEAR WORDPRESS ANIVERSARY!

MY 1 YEAR WORDPRESS ANIVERSARY!

I am so grateful for the success of my blogging so far- it’s been a great year! I hope I can always improve my blogging skills and remain a part of the Broadway commjunity in some way! My dream, like many a theatre kid, is to be on Broadway myself one day but until that happens I can keep myself and everyone updated on everything theatre! Thankyou all for supporting my dreams ❤

Lea Michele plans Broadway Return in ‘Funny Girl’

I’ve heard a lot about this an if it does happen NO DOUBT I would be psyched out of my mind! I love love LOVE Lea and Funny Girl. She’s just the greatest star…and well everyone knows it! Very intrested to see what might happen!

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IDINA MENZEL-OSCARS 2014

The Oscars have always had a soft spot for Broadway and their stars because of how Broadway has shaped the movie industry and acting as an art form. As many of you know, the legendary Babra Striesshand performed last year and I couldn’t be happier (simply couldn’t be happier…) that today it was announced that Idina Menzel will perform, representing the nominated animated film we all have probably seen atleast once in theatres, FROZEN! Which means an expected breath taking performance of “Let it Go”! I couldn’t be happier for Idina Menzel, who has worked all her life to recieve the success she has today! I cannot wait!

Mark your calenders for March 2nd!

AHHHHHH 😀

Disney’s Frozen Going To Broadway!

couldn’t be more thrilled! i REALLY REALLY REALLY hope they keep the original movie cast!
No one else could compare!

AND I'M DONE.

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After winning a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature film, Disney’s hit movie Frozen is going to Broadway. The news comes straight from the mouth of Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger, who said in an interview with Fortune that he has plans to turn the franchise into a musical.

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Kellie Pickler Floats the Idea of a Tammy Wynette Broadway Musical

Not sure how to feel about this…what are your thoughts?

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When Kellie Pickler won Dancing with the Stars last year, fans found out that the North Carolina singer was not only a top-notch vocalist but a skilled dancer as well. So to hear that she’s now interested in possibly taking her talent to Broadway actually makes sense.

Pickler told Country Weekly that ever since her appearance on Dancing with the Stars, she’s “been wanting to do Broadway so bad,” which would allow her to “throw together two of my passions — dance and music.” And not just any Broadway production, she has a clear idea in mind for what she thinks would make for an epic production: the life and music of the late Tammy Wynette.

“I want them to do like a Tammy Wynette Broadway musical! I know Dolly Parton has her Broadway shows and I think if anybody lived a country song, it’s Tammy.”

That’s actually…

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Merry Christmas- gobroadway!

to all my followers, I want to wish you a very happy holiday. I love and appreciate all of your support of my account! Here are some of my favorite Broadway/pop culture Christmas photos…
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The Greatest Musicals

Hakol Sheli

On Saturday, the Times published in its Magazine section a listing of the 30 best ever musicals. It also published a leading article on the subject. My first thought on reading the articles was that it is a good thing indeed that this often neglected art form is treated seriously by a quality newspaper. I know people who proudly boast that they have never seen a musical in their life believing them to be unworthy of their intellectual attention. They fail to realise of course, that anyone of true intellect would try something at least once before rushing to judgement.

The list in the Times was compiled by a panel of its arts critics and of course was bound to be highly subjective. The result was also going to depend on how wide the parameters were set. The Times included film musicals, something I would not do. Nor would I…

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Kristin Chenoweth – Live from Lincoln Center

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Just Something Creative

Attention Blogland:  I am a huge musical theatre nerd.  If you are too then you must watch my favorite KChen in this pbs special.  (The entire show is online!)  Here is a brief clip of the awesomeness.

Watch Kristin Chenoweth performs “Edelweiss.” on PBS. See more from pbs.

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New “Broadway” OnDemand

COMCAST HAS A BROADWAY TAB ON ONDEMAND Sorry for those of you who don’t have comcast, therefore wouldn’t be dying of excitement like I am, but comcast has made a “Broadway” tab OnDemand where you can watch movie musicals, previous tony awards, performances, etc. which I am beyond excited to check out! So people with comcast, check it out! I know I will!

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