Hooray for Hunchback | TheatEAR Newsflash

While I was away last week, The Hunchback of Notre Dame had the nerve to open at La Jolla Playhouse in California. While I get over this, I think it’s the perfect time to share some info about the East-coast aimed production, set to make a home at Paper Mill Playhouse in March of 2015 (before […]

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What Newsies Gave to Me

To tell you I was shocked that Newsies announced its August closing date on Broadway this weekend is an understatement. I read about show grosses all the time, and I never once thought it was in trouble. (Even my favorite show message board was surprised.) But this is the truth, after 2.5 years on Broadway, […]

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Tony 2014 Reflections

Another Broadway season done, and another great awards show. Even though the telecast is never perfect, never fits exactly what I want it to be, it’s still one of my most top TV watching experiences of the year. So I only guessed 14 categories correctly out of 26 and Aladdin only took home one award (woo-hoo James […]

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Prepping for the 2014 Tony Awards

I am SO happy to have a reason to write about this year’s Tony Awards. Are you excited? I’M EXCITED! I still haven’t seen Aladdin (I know, I know) but I’ve actually gotten to see more shows this season than I thought (If/ Then, Violet, Bridges of Madison County, After Midnight, Hedwig and the Angry […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: Award Season + the Actors Fund

It’s been just about a month since Aladdin opened on Broadway and Disney Theatrical Productions has every reason to be very, very happy. Jam-packed houses, decent reviews and, as of yesterday, five Tony nominations! It may not be 11 (The Lion King) or 8 (Newsies) but it’s definitely better than 1 for Tarzan especially because […]

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TheatEAR Newflash: Aladdin (Almost) On Broadway

Tomorrow, February 26, marks the day we’ve all waited for. Frozen the Musical Aladdin the Musical begins previews on Broadway. That’s right. Your favorite movie from 1992 is going to be gracing the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street after a premiere in Seattle in 2011 and a pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto during the summer of […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: Aladdin & Hunchback Buzz

It feels so good to have a reason to do TWO newsflash articles in a month! THINGS ARE HAPPENING. With just a few days before Aladdin makes its first splash in Canada, there are quite a few articles leaking from the North with very promising news. → Words like “sophisticated” and “mature” are being thrown […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: A King, A Street Rat + Starstuff

Greetings, friends! How about a little Disney theatre news to kick off your Friday? First things first, The Lion King (which has been on Broadway since 1997) is about to set an unbelievable precedent. First show to ever make $1 billion at the box office. You heard me. ONE BILLION DOLLARS. They’ll officially hit this […]

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Two Years Later: Still Carrying the Banner

Ahh! I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since Newsies the Musical first performed at Paper Mill Playhouse for its pre-Broadway run. The warm September evening that I trained it to Millburn and attended the dress rehearsal is still one of my favorite This Happy Place Blog memories. As a diehard theatre fan, it was […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: The Jungle Book in Boston

Though we did get some official dates for Aladdin’s Broadway opening last week, it’s been a pretty quiet summer when it comes to the theatre side of things. But (and this is a huge but) it’s always interesting to watch what’s going on with some other Disney shows. Like The Jungle Book musical, for example. […]

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