Are you suggesting that only theater in NY should be eligible? Is it so unbelievable that something in Boston could merit inclusion on this list? Similarly, Sleep No More evolved from Boston to NY so this production should be treated separately.
I’m suggesting that if 9 out of 10 shows are Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, and the only out-of-town mention was a much-hyped pre-Broadway production (with almost no Boston-area talent) whose transfer anticipated its Boston opening, then it seems like they are cheating and simply trying to be able to say they picked a winning horse first. I would in fact have LOVED the list to have included a Boston (or Chicago or LA or Wichita) production that was not geared towards an NYC run but instead was deemed successful because it was indeed successful—and used local actors, designers, writers, etc.
Leo Friedman’s most iconic image, Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert in “West Side Story.”
Check out this artist’s incredible work. His contributions to the history of the American Musical Theatre are invaluable. Thank you, Mr. Friedman for your beautiful photograph, which will continue to connect and transport future musical devotees to its Golden Age.
I love this image so much that my former roommate and I once photoshopped ourselves into it for a joint birthday party invite.
In This Room (from Goodbye to Berlin) by Sandy Wilson Performed by Simon Butteriss
Sandy Wilson had written an almost entirely complete musical adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories before his option ran out and his score was deemed unsatisfactory and Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb were brought in to replace him. My favorite musical was the result of this change, but I recently got my hands on the 1963 demo of Wilson’s score and it definitely has its merits.
This might just be the most interesting thing tumblr has taught me. Slow clap to standing.
“Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look, or behave… To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support, or feel isolated, and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone. People around the globe are working hard to support you, and to bring an end to the injustices and dangers you face. That is certainly true for my country. And you have an ally in the United States of America. And you have millions of friends among the American people.”—
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Giving vocal support to the plight of oppressed LGBT persons worldwide, at a meeting of diplomats in Geneva. Clinton’s speech is being hailed as a landmark event in terms of U.S. foreign policy towards LGBT rights, and dovetails with the Obama administration’s memo earlier today pledging foreign aid support for the same cause. After her speech, she received a standing ovation. This could well be worth marking down on your calendar for future reference, everyone; this could be a big, big deal, whether Rick Perry likes it or not. source (via • follow)
This is not just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make or break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what’s at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement.
Now, in the midst of this debate, there are some who seem to be suffering from a kind of collective amnesia. After all that’s happened, after the worst economic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, they want to return to the same practices that got us into this mess. In fact, they want to go back to the same policies that stacked the deck against middle-class Americans for way too many years. And their philosophy is simple: We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.
I am here to say they are wrong. I’m here in Kansas to reaffirm my deep conviction that we’re greater together than we are on our own. I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules. These aren’t Democratic values or Republican values. These aren’t 1 percent values or 99 percent values. They’re American values. And we have to reclaim them.
I'm not sure if your reply to my Gypsy post was sincere or sarcastic, but I was mocking a post going around claiming that Tangled is antisemitic because the Donna Murphy character has dark hair and is an overbearing mother.
i sorta figured out what was going on as i read further down my dash and the whole sag unfolded MERRILY style. But I think you can see how, out of context, I would be confused (and concerned)
1. You don't like to shave. 2. Or get haircuts. 3. You are a stage manager. 4. Who actually works at real shows people have heard of. 5. You have a fine appreciation for the underappreciated show tune.
I wouldn’t have thought #4 to be true, but I guess the fact that it is brought up must give it some credence.