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Lizzo surprises fans with “Moulin Rouge” performance and hints her next move could be Broadway

Lizzo confessed on TikTok that one of her biggest dreams is to be on Broadway. The singer posted a video last Sunday of her short yet very emotional rendition of “El Tango de Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.”

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Theater is a Career, Not Just for Fun

It was announced on May 1st that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show Cinderella would be canceled and not continue with a new cast in London’s West End. Many of the cast members who were meant to begin working on July 17th had not been told at all by anyone in charge. Rather they learned they would be out of a job through social media or on the news.

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3 Ballet Performances You Ought to See in Your Lifetime

Ballet has existed since the 15th century of the Italian Renaissance. A performance meant for the royals and elaborate celebrations, the art is now embraced by many audiences around the world. The techniques and stories from centuries are still recognized today. You don’t need to be an expert to understand what ballet is, but here are some recommendations for the ballet stories you ought to see.

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Top 5 Reasons you Should Try Immersive Theater

After such a long time staying at home and enjoying little to no socialization, immersive theater has been coming back to New York City, and it’s offering people a chance for much-needed liberation. And although I have always found immersive performances incredibly moving and unforgettable, now more than ever I hope everyone will consider these top 5 reasons to give these productions a chance.

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“Native Gardens” Blooms Community Connections in Gardening

Gardening has never been easy for Del Velle’s. Most of the Butley family’s beautiful gardens are harming the environment, especially the roses where native animals in the yard cannot flourish. Charming, hilarious, and meaningful, the theatre show expands the depths of different perspectives of beauty while helping the environment.

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“Wicked” is Deeper into Sisterhood

As a unique twist into the original tale of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked provided us a perspective unlike any other. Elphaba is seen as an ugly and terrible person, but maybe she’s just misunderstood. The Broadway show completely eliminates Dorothy out of the story. Yes, Elphaba is green with magical powers, but she’s also a nerd and is shy about meeting people. She presents new realities for misfits in society for girls of all ages.

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Vivienne Truong Dives into a Unique Perspective of the Vietnam War in Her Performance of Vietgone

Sexy, funny, and touching – these are the words that describe the impacting performance of Vivienne Truong in the well-respected play, Vietgone. Written by Qui Nguyen, Vietgone tells the story of two Vietnamese refugees who meet at a refugee camp in Arkansas during the fall of Saigon. Truong is casted into multiple characters, including the writer himself who narrates the passage of the story.

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Why you need to see Dear Evan Hansen

This multi-award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is a must-watch performance with raving reviews acclaimed by both critics and musical-theater lovers alike. From The New York Times calling it “a gorgeous musical for anyone with a beating heart” to Los Angeles Times hailing it a “cultural phenomenon,” this is a brilliant musical adaptation of a story written by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.

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Last Month to See David Byrne’s “American Utopia”

David Byrne’s “American Utopia” will be saying goodbye on April 3. The critically acclaimed and now twice-in-a-lifetime music show, which toured around the world and all over the United States since October 2019, will be ending in three weeks. Have you gotten your tickets?

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“Come From Away” Shakes the World on the 9/11 Event

If there is any serious-topic Broadway musical that made an impact in the heart of the audience, it would be the Canadian production of “Come From Away.” Songs like “Me and the Sky” and “Welcome to the Rock” drew audiences in when it was newly released in the theatres. The story follows the people of Gander who experience the news of the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th. Because of this event, the U.S. airspace closed down for safety and 38 international aircraft found refuge at the Gander airport.

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TEDxBroadway Provides Insights in the Theater Arts Industry

On Tuesday, May 17th, TEDxBroadway invites professionals to discuss about the future of Broadway and what can people do to improve the narrative. The speakers of this conference includes…

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Belle is the Word for the Beauty that Lies Within “Notre-Dame De Paris” Musical

The musical “Notre-Dame De Paris” is expected to visit New York in July 2022, but COVID restrictions may postpone the date. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel “Notre-Dame de Paris,” the story takes place in 15th century Paris where a deformed bell ringer named Quasimodo has unreturned affections towards a dancer named Esmeralda. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is one of the most successful musicals in its first year run.

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