This Week on Broadway for November 4, 2018: Torch Song

Matt Tamanini, Peter Filichia, and Michael Portantiere, discuss “Torch Song” on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre, “Mother of the Maid” @ The Public Theater, “The Niceties” and “India Pale Ale” from Manhattan Theatre Club, “Panic” from Theatre Barn, “Ordinary Days” from The Keen Company, “Good Grief” at the Vineyard Theatre, Don Pippin at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Tribute to Charlotte read more
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Broadway Jukebox: Every Song You Need for a Creepy, Campy, Show-Stopping Halloween!

Wicked witches, demon barbers, blood-thirsty plants… and that’s just the beginning. Broadway certainly hasn’t disappointed in the horror department over the years, with on stage representations of vampires, beasts, and everything in between. This Halloween we celebrate the spookiest showtunes of the musical theatre catalogue. From creepy to campy, disturbing to grotesque- take your Halloween party to the next level, Broadway-style
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Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG Joins BroadwayCon Lineup

BroadwayCon has announced that Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. The panel will feature members of the Torch Song cast and creative team. Additional panel details will be announced at a later date. Torch Song joins sold-out sensation Be More Chill, Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, The Prom, and Pretty Woman as part of MainStage programming.
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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ star Rachel Bloom wrote a song skewering women’s magazine covers

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom has been skewering unrealistic expectations of women (set by both men and women) and debunking sex myths for years. But now, the actress, singer, and comedian has a new platform: a musical magazine cover.

For the cover of the fall issue of Allure, Bloom wrote a superb song about the male gaze, the reality of female orgasms, and the fact that no magazine “tips” will get you Angelina Jolie’s tresses.

It’s pretty bold of Allure to run Bloom’s superb lampooning of women’s magazine covers, as a women’s magazine publishing how-to beauty and sex tips.

In an accompanying article, Allure said they asked Bloom “to produce a song that sheds light on the countless misconceptions surrounding cover shoots and expectations versus reality without shaming the beauty processes themselves, since plenty of us simply love doing them for ourselves.” Read more…

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BWW Review: Mark Sonnenblick’s Superb MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Mixes Song, Romance and Resistance

While it would be easy to exit the York Theatre these days having been absolutely swept away by Mark Sonnenblick’s wonderfully engaging and ear-tingling score for his new musical, MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET – a sumptuous collection mixing beautiful melodies framing lyrical poetics with jaunty numbers loaded with snazzy jokes and unexpected rhymes – it’s the superb storytelling of his book, exploring issues of the 1960s gays rights movement in a universal manner that can apply to other civil rights battles, that makes the musical truly soar.
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