Alan Menken is rightfully so getting a lot of press for the live action adaptation of his Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. The film opens tomorrow (early shows tonight), but one of the composer’s other works is kind of going under the radar a bit. A Bronx Tale opened a few months ago on […]

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It could’ve gone terribly wrong — like really badly. It could’ve buried his career or made him the laughing stock of the Broadway community. Choosing to star as an iconic character in a stage adaptation of a beloved cinematic classic doesn’t always pan out and I’m saying that very nicely. Thankfully for Andy Karl, his […]

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  Jarrod Spector is making quite a name for himself on Broadway by playing music icons. First, he played a record 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli inJersey Boys, and this year, he’s nominated for a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony for his role as songwriting legend Barry Mann in the Carole King musicalBeautiful. But […]

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My parents took me and my sister to countless shows as a kid and young adult. They still do. While I don’t remember my first time (Barnum with Jim Dale), I do remember just about every show from Sandy Duncan and a pre-Mr. Belvedere Christopher Hewitt in Peter Pan to Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga […]

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My father never experimented with drugs back in the ’60’s. He chose to get high on politics and speaking out against the war instead. Last night, however, I watched him trip out for the very first time and it was, in a word, groovy. It wasn’t an acid trip or anything…more of a trip down […]

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