Theater

Jordan Fisher Will Guest-Star On ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’

Broadway star Jordan Fisher announced on Tuesday that he will guest star on the upcoming episode of the Disney+ hit series, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,’ which is coming out this Friday. The show has been very popular on Disney+ since its debut in 2019; it received critical praise and has produced one of the biggest breakout stars of 2021, Olivia Rodrigo. The series also won a GLAAD Award in 2020.

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Shakespeare in School: Boring or Brilliant?

Over the course of my four years in high school English classes, I had to read many Shakespeare plays. While I knew that Shakespeare was a renowned playwright and poet, I never enjoyed reading his plays in school — I found them confusing and largely irrelevant to modern life. However, in college, after taking a class devoted to reading eight of his plays over the course of nine weeks, I completely changed my mind.

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5 Reasons Why Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Should Become a Musical

Over the weekend, I watched Cruella, one of the latest additions to Disney’s streaming platform. The film blew me away; it was witty, dark, funny, and perfectly cast. After all, can it get any better than starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson?

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Ed Sullivan Theater at Full Capacity for the First Time Since the Pandemic

Theater has been one of the hardest hit industries since the start of the pandemic. Theaters across the United States have been closed because of the pandemic, causing a lot of them to shut down for good. There are still movie theaters that are closed due to the pandemic despite COVID restrictions being loosened.

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Broadway Beloved Jeremy Jordan to star in “Little Shop of Horrors” Revival

When Little Shop of Horrors resumes its run at the Westside Theatre on Sept. 21, Broadway favorite and Tony Award nominee for Newsies and Waitress, Jeremy Jordan, will play Seymour.

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Theater Workers During the Pandemic

The pandemic has caused devastating job losses in many fields, and the theater industry is no exception. As an industry that relies almost entirely on live interaction and large gatherings, theater took a heavy hit when the lockdown phase of the pandemic began.

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Broadway makes plans to slowly open up theatres in upcoming months

The show is going on – this time, in person! In a press conference two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he expects Broadway and off-Broadway shows to reopen by September

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Remembering my time at the theatre

Five days ago, Feb. 7, marked the one-year anniversary of the last time I set foot in a theatre. I went to go see “The Scottsboro Boys” by the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program & the Beck Center for the Arts with my arts critics’ circle (aka one of the best English/journalism courses I’ve ever taken) and went on an emotional rollercoaster that allowed me to connect more with my African American heritage and developed me as a writer.

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The Show Must Go On: What theatre looks like in 2021

This time last year, I was preparing to go to what would be my last live theatre performance. On the snowy night of Feb. 7, 2020, my critics class and I carpooled over to the Mackey Theatre in the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio. My class had come to see the opening night of The Scottsboro Boys, performed by the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. The Scottsboro Boys was an enthralling show.

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The Journey from TikTok Trend to Broadway Show

January 1st will see the premiere of a new kind of musical. This musical began with no director, no crew and no official direction, but evolved into a crowdsourced production stretched over thousands of videos on popular social media platform TikTok.

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The Beauty of Butoh

After the devastation of Hiroshima, millions of people were left to recover mentally, emotionally, and physically. The grief and loss were overwhelming. One form of art that rose to the surface after World War II is called butoh. Butoh is a form of contemporary Japanese dance that contains grotesque movements.

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The Message Behind Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau shows the issues of social injustice and racism in our country. The play was inspired by the Jena Six case, which stirred controversy and led to riots in Louisiana in 2006.

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