Category Archives: Out and About

Lin Manuel Miranda Receives National Archives Record of Achievement Award

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I think everyone who follows me on Facebook knows of my obsession and story regarding Hamilton. I was offered press tickets during it’s opening run, but was too damn lazy to go up to NYC to see it. Then of course once it exploded I lost my opportunity and my contact was like “Go away you hockey puck!” By pure chance I ended up seeing the show earlier this year.  So to say I was excited to get a chance to meet and talk to Lin-Manuel Miranda was an understatement.

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Fresh From America’s Got Talent, The Clairvoyants Invade Broadway!

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They may have been runners up on America’s Got Talent, but illusionist duo The Clairvoyants are heading to Broadway as stars of a new, magical revue: The Illusionsts – Turn Of The Century.

For details, read on.

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Love Jones The Musical? Yes, it’s Happening!

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Love Jones The Musical, a stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed 1997 Love Jones film, is scheduled to tour nationally this Fall/ Winter. The stage production will boast an all-star cast of R&B music’s biggest names including Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn and Dave Hollister whowere all carefully selected to star in the must see musical event of the year. Love Jones The Musical will debut in Oklahoma City on September 9th.

For more information about Love Jones The Musical, go to www.lovejonesthemusical.com. It comes to DC’s National Theater Nov 15 – 22nd.

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The Bridges of Madison County Soars at The Kennedy Center

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The Broadway musical, Bridges of Madison County starts its extended run at The Kennedy Center this week. The show, based on author Robert James Waller’s hugely successful book, which was also adapted into film by Clint Eastwood. This is a story about love won, love lost and the general messiness of life.

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Dreamworks In Concert Comes Wolftrap – Tomorrow (Thurs)

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I hate it when events are one night only. Dreamworks Animation in Concert is coming to Wolftrap tomorrow night (June 30th) and I can’t go. Whine…. I live for concerts like this. It’s a fantastic way to introduce orchestral music to people who don’t like it.  The concert features favorite moments from beloved films of DreamWorks Animation with music performed by the National Symphony Orchestra against the backdrop of large projection screens.

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2016 Tony Performances Include Hamilton, School of Rock!

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One of the best reasons to watch the Tony Awards® – even if you haven’t been able to take in any shows – is that the show includes performance set pieces from the nominated musicals.

This year, some of those performances will be by the casts of Hamilton, School of Rock and The Color Purple. For a complete list of performance, follow the jump.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards® will hosted by James Corden and broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12th (8/7C) by CBS.

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Fourteen Added To Tony Awards® Presenters List!

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The 70th Annual Tony Awards® will have fourteen more presenters when it airs on Sunday, June 12 (8/7C) on ABC – hosted by James Corden.

Among the names added to impressive roster of presenters are: Uzo Aduba, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Earl Jones and Andrew Rannells. Follow the jump to check out the full list.

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Broadway’s Stars In The Alley is Tomorrow (Friday)!

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The cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical performs at the 2014 Stars in the Alley Concert Photo by Amanda Schwab

One of my favorite events of the years is Broadway’s Stars In The Alley. Every year for the last few years, the Broadway League puts on a free outdoor concert. The 2 hour event is sort of an unofficial dress rehearsal for the Tony Awards and features appearances and performances from over 30 different Broadway shows. The event is held Friday, June 3rd, in the historic Shubert Alley on West 44th, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, rain or shine.

The nice thing is, it’s usually a well organized event and normally starts on time, so get there early! This year’s participants include performances from the cast of Something Rotten, The Color Purple, Get On Your Feet and more. The cast of Hamilton will make an appearance as well, although not performing. Here’s a full list.

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The Waitress Musical Previewed!

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Sometimes life makes you feel like you’re stuck. Sometimes it’s your own choices that get you there – the people who spend your time with or the activities where you put your energy that leave you feeling like you have nowhere to go. Other times, it’s other people’s decisions that seem to trap you.

Once in awhile, it’s factors out of anyone’s control, and simply the twists and turns of happenstance. For Jenna, the main character in Waitress, it feels like all of the above. The various events that led her there aside, Jenna feels stuck – and Waitress is a musical about how people can move forward even when they don’t know exactly where forward is.

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