Green Room Recap: May 3, 2015

What advice does Quiara Alegría Hudes have for theatre-makers? What new musicals came to Broadway this season and why should we celebrate them? What should you do if your allergies spring up right before your next audition? Bloggers answered these questions and more on The Green Room this week. Here’s what you might have missed:

The 2015 Tony Awards and Original Musical Theatre by David Brush: The 2015 Tony Nominations could only recognize four of the contenders for Best Musical, but it’s important to celebrate all of the new work that made its mark on Broadway for better or worse. Read about the 10 new musicals of the 2014-15 Broadway season.

Finding Your Fellow Travellers: A Conversation With Quiara Alegría Hudes by Aileen Lambert: Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the Tony-winning musical In The Heights and won the Pulitzer Prize for her play Water By The Spoonful. Hudes talks about musical theater, her inspiration, and her advice for writers and other theater-makers.

Sing Out Your Feelings: 5 Emotionally Rich Musical Theater Songs by Tim Croner: In musical theater, you sing when talking just isn’t enough to convey your feelings. These 5 songs represent some of the best contemporary songs that are teeming with emotion.

Lessons from A Chorus Line on its 40th Anniversary by Samia Omari: 40 years later, the musical theatre scene is still feeling the effects of A Chorus Line. Here are the lessons that theatre-makers today should learn from the show.

How to Survive Audition Season Allergies by Ailsa Hoke: Spring is finally here and with it come seasonal allergies. Performers, look no further: here are some remedies you can try to make sure your allergies don’t stop you from booking your next audition.

Plus, this week’s #NMTvotw: Here’s Lexis Danca performing a cut of “Perfect” from Edges by Pasek & Paul. Congratulations, Lexis!

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