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Beginning this post has not been easy. Every two minutes, it seems, I’m minimizing Word in favor of my web browser, where I’m feverishly refreshing the page in search of reviews for the Encores! Off Center production of William Finn and James Lapine’s A New Brain. I’ve been obsessed with this musical since high school […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending the month of June fully immersed in Playbill Pride, Playbill’s celebration of the achievements and representation of the LGBTQ community in the theater. In addition to transforming its iconic banner from yellow to rainbow, the Broadway-synonymous publication is also featuring on its website numerous articles detailing the […]

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Does the Winner Really Take It All?

As I was preparing to write this week’s blog post, I began as I always do: by browsing through my favorite theater websites, looking for headlines that sparked within me enough interest that I could be moved to write a few hundred words of my own on the subject. And, as is typical at this […]

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Sunday, June 7th is a big night for fans of the Broadway musical: it’s the 69th Annual Tony Awards! For one night only, Broadway’s brightest gather together to celebrate all that New York City theater has to offer, bringing with them show-stopping fashion, emotional acceptance speeches, and, of course, unforgettable performances. If your invitation seems […]

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The Ultimate MT Graduation Playlist

Graduation Day: it’s a day of conflicting emotions, filled with celebration and with sorrow, with tears of happiness and tears of heartbreak, with hugs of pride and hugs of parting. And for the Class of 2015, it’s nearly arrived. As a time when we can both look back at our journeys thus far and look […]

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In the semi-rare event that I find myself discussing my passion for musical theater with my non-musical-loving friends, there is one question that, inevitably, always gets asked: Why do I love them so much? What is it about musicals—about people spontaneously (and, to them, maybe even ridiculously) breaking into song and dance—that I find so […]

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My reaction to American Repertory Theater’s recent announcement of its upcoming season was pretty much in line with my reactions to similar announcements from any number of other laudable regional theater companies: I immediately texted some friends to begin planning a series of theater-fueled excursions to Boston, wherein we would catch the world premiere of Waitress and, even […]

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