Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tickets and more information: https://prettywomanthemusical.com/ Booking until: 9th June 2019 Director/choreographer wizard Jerry Mitchell has waved his magical wand on another musical adaptation that’s arrived on Broadway. Based on the iconic movie, Pretty Woman follows rich businessman Edward Lewis … Continue reading Pretty Woman: The Musical @ Nederlander Theatre
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tickets and more information: https://meangirlsonbroadway.com/ Booking until: 13th July 2019 In collaboration with her husband composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin, national American treasure Tina Fey has brought her 2003 movie Mean Girls to the stage in the form … Continue reading Mean Girls @ August Wilson Theatre
When I first heard of a musical adaptation of Mean Girls was in the works, I was hesitant. The original 2004 movie is a staple in my teenage-hood. It was a film I watched when I was, perhaps, a bit … Continue reading My Top 5 Songs from the Mean Girls Original Broadway Cast Recording.
An impromptu decision back in September and a very low bank balance later, I was thrilled to see, what is rightfully described as “the best musical of the 21st century” at the show’s Broadway home. Hamilton created an earthquake in … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Seeing Hamilton on Broadway
The final two shows of the trip! It’s an Andy Blankenbuehler special! It’s a very late post, but the jet lag has been winning me over. I ended my trip with two wonderful and very American shows. I was worried … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Bandstand on Broadway.
When it rains, it absolutely pours in New York. But that didn’t stop me being stoked to see the award winning Dear Evan Hansen. The show is about a 17 year old called Evan Hansen who suffers with social anxiety. … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Dear Evan Hansen, here’s why you won best musical.
In which I survive my first solo outing to a Broadway show and a Broadway stage door! Based on a 70 page section of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Dave Malloy has created an immersive and truly fantastical musical theatre … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Hayley, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
So this week was Alexander Hamilton’s birthday! Happy birthday you, bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman….
261 years ago, Alexander Hamilton was born. But wait, who is Alexander Hamilton, you ask?
Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was the first Secretary of Treasury, was George Washington’s right hand man and was the founder of the Federalist Party, heavily pushing the Federalist Papers and was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr. And that’s just the bare minimum.
261 years later, his life is the basis of the smash hit musical ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway.Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the creators and stars of previous Broadway smash In The Heights, was inspired to write a musical about our boy Alex here, after picking up a biography of his life written by Ron Chernow.
Over the course of seven years, Lin-Manuel Miranda has managed to compress a 900 page book into a 3 hour musical. All sung through. All told through a mix of Broadway, rap and hip hop music.