The Complete List of 2019 Tony Award Nominees

Tony Awards 2019

The complete list of nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards has been released. This year, Hadestown leads all nominees with a total of 14 nominations including Best Musical. Other serious Tony contenders this year are Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations which is nominated for 12 awards and Tootsie which garnered 11 nominations.

In Plays, The Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird each received 9 nominations, tied for most in …

Didi Conn on Grease, Middletown and Enduring Friendship

[Didi Conn with Adrian Zmed in the new play Middletown]

Sometimes life imitates art. Just ask Didi Conn, whose recent stage reunion with old friends is giving us a  happy walk down memory lane and attracting new pals.

Conn is best known as Frenchy the “beauty school drop-out” in Grease, the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John classic movie musical that has celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and she continues to have an active career as an actress, …

Georgia Engel, Television And Broadway Star, Dies At 70

Georgia Engel

Georgia Engel at the Leonard Goldenson Theatre in 2008 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Veteran television and broadway star Georgia Engel has died. She was 70 years old. The beloved actress enjoyed an incredible career on stage and screen that lasted almost 50 years.

Engle was cast as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1972. She played the character until 1977 when the show ended. During that time, she garnered two Emmy Award …

‘Frozen’ Marks First Anniversary on Broadway, Announces International Productions

Nearly one year ago, on March 22, 2018, the new Broadway musical Frozen opened at New York’s historic St. James Theatre and became an instant hit. Frozen has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week since its opening, grossing more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and setting four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year. Now, in celebration of the musical’s first smash year on Broadway, Disney Theatrical …

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Brings Magic to the Philadelphia Broadway Series

Kaitlyn Mayse fell in love with musical theater at the tender age of seven when she played a munchkin in a high school performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Already a dancer from the age of three or four, Kaitlyn said she knew during that first show that she had “caught the acting bug.”

The 25-year-old St. Louis native has performed in Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime and Rapunzel, and now she is starring …

Jorrel Javier Shines in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

[Jorrel Javier (far left) and the cast of the Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical]

Ever since Jorrel Javier was a young boy, the Lightning Thief book series truly captured his imagination, so it seems fated that he would be on stage in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.  

The high energy and clever show, which has something to offer both young and old, is making its international touring debut at the Merriam

The Goldbergs Debuts on Television January 1949

There seems to be a debate as to when The Goldbergs made it’s television debut on   the NBC network.  The split is between January 10th and January 17th of 1949.  Whatever date the show actually debuted that was not the beginning of the story of The Goldbergs.  The Story of the Goldbergs starts at the turn of the 18th into the 19th century and is both joyful, exciting and tragic.

Gertrude …

Carole King Surprises Beautiful Audience on Broadway

The Fifth Anniversary performance of Beautiful –The Carole King Musical had a truly memorable surprise for the audience —  Carole King stepped on stage and sang with the cast.

The rock and roll icon went on stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre as the hit musical celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway. This took place on Saturday, Jan. 12.

For the first time in the show’s history, King stepped into the role of herself and …

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Returns to Philadelphia

[Dylan Wallach and Sarah Bockel as Carole King and Gerry Goffin]

Music is clearly a universal language that transports us to a place and time where we first heard a melody or a song and we associate that song with that memory.

So when we sit in the audience and listen to Dylan Wallach portray the icon songwriter Gerry Goffin croon the love song Up on the Roof, we might just remember hearing that tune …

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Delights Philadelphia Audiences

(PCM) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is arguably one of the most beloved characters of the holiday season, so we were absolutely delighted to learn that “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” would be coming to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theather to ignite our holiday spirit.

The Grinch took over the city of Philadelphia on the opening night featuring many festivities including a SEPTA bus decked out in Grinch decor where they were handing out …

The Grinch is Coming to Steal Christmas in Philadelphia This Holiday Season

What better way to start the holiday season than to spend an evening with a tall grouchy green guy who will surely steal your heart?

So head to Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical when it makes its Philadelphia premiere from Wednesday, Dec. 19-Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater.

It will be a delightful time with Cindy Lou Who, her family, the rest of the adorable residents of Whoville, …

Mary Poppins Returns

 

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda

Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams

Based upon the Mary Poppins Novels by PL Travers

 

Wow!!!  That says it all after seeing the sequel to the 1964 Walt Disney Studio hit Mary Poppins.  Mary Poppins Returns is a marvelous magical musical movie, and where Disney returned to it’s roots with The Little Mermaid back in the early 90s. now …