Tag Archives: American Musicals

Legendary American Musical Theater Composer Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91.

If you love American Musical Theater, you have to love Sondheim. I remember taking a Musical Theater course in college and the course was about those who changed the game. First time Sondheim was mentioned in the course was West … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Paul Tazewell

Our last 2016 Tony Award Winner for this week is Paul Tazewell, who won the Tony for Best Costume Design for Hamilton.   Paul Tazewell is a Tony award winning costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He received … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Leslie Odom Jr.

Today is the winner of Best Actor in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., for Hamilton, where he played Aaron Burr.   He did a series on Broadway.com called Aaron Burr, Sir- Backstage with Leslie Odom Jr. They are up to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Daveed Diggs

Today is the winner of Featured Actor in a Musical: Daveed Diggs for Hamilton, where he played both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.  

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Renee Elise Goldsberry

This week I thought we’d look at some 2016 Tony Award Winners. Today is the winner of Featured Actress in a Musical: Renee Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton where she played Angelica Schuyler Church.  

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you’re enjoying the day with family and friends. The King and I is a stage musical, the fifth by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work is based on the 1944 novel … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you are enjoying time with family and friends. Porgy and Bess is an opera, first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. It … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. Enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend. Today’s musical – Showboat. Show Boat: Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based … Continue reading

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