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Hamilton: An American Musical

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured, The Arts, Theater | Comments Off on Hamilton: An American Musical

Have you ever thought, “I’m going to sit down at the old piano and compose a musical. I’ll make it about a historical figure from 200...

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Man of La Mancha

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Featured, Theater | Comments Off on Man of La Mancha

“Let’s make a musical out of a 17th century book called Don Quixote.” (crickets) Well, they did – and Man of La...

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A Chorus Line

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Featured, The Arts, Theater | Comments Off on A Chorus Line

  A Chorus Line was the first play I ever saw on Broadway. It was in the mid-80s, I think, in the middle of its streak of 6,137...

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Theater: Grease

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in The Arts, Theater | Comments Off on Theater: Grease

Hard to imagine now, but this show was created initially with very little music. And when it debuted in Chicago, it even had a different...

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Music: Irving Berlin

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Music: Irving Berlin

I’ve featured some outstanding American songwriters on this site, those who’ve penned both contemporary hits and classics from...

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Travel: Broadway

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Broadway

Give my regards to Broadway. The Great White Way. The Theater District. The Street of a Million Lights. Okay, I made that last one up. But...

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