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Gioia To the World (The #Lorte Has Come / #Gioiatress) The first time I met Michael Gioia, I was upset. I was upset because I had just finished playing the Piragua Guy in In the Heights and since I was seventy pounds heavier at the time, it’s easy to be upset for no reason. Mostly, […]

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This past Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be able to see my friends performing in Broadway Rocks Kelly Clarkson at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Produced by my friend, Brandon Beynon (#beynton), it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. Not only is Kelly Clarkson a fierce singer, she’s also a fierce songwriter. There is […]

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#ServerLife Everyone should work in the hospitality industry so that we can all share the common experience of how much it sucks. Almost three years ago, I started working at a restaurant in Jersey where I met a girl who told me that her cousin worked at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Of […]

The post A Case of Kismet, Girl Power, and the THEATRUH! How I Met Kimberly Eaton, Producetress Extraordinaire appeared first on The Green Room.

Tomas here, in the middle of moving from a house I’ve lived in since I was three years old and I’m twenty-six now. I just found a letter to Santa that reads: “Dear Santa, is the Sandman real? Is he your brother? Love, Tomas.” NOWHERE on the list was there any mention of Playstations, books, […]

The post All That Yahhs: A Crash Course in Fosse, Comedy, Dance, and Sass with Jane Lanier appeared first on The Green Room.

A Memoir of Jess Hendy and #HendyNation(t)

I wish that I could explain how a show gets written because even after working on Wendy’s Shadow for almost two years, I still don't know how all of this stuff works. Everyone and their mother and their mother's baby daddy has tried to write a Peter Pan musical where Neverland is heaven or a […]

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As a writer, it is very difficult to try and find actors who are not only interested in your work but are interested in you as a person. Being that I'm recently single, there are moments of weakness, moments when I long for a little bit of companionship, and here is my lesson (#lessont or […]

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Working as a lyricist has been one of the biggest challenges of my life. How can you find the strength to change your life for the better of your friends, your family, and your community? My name is Tomas Ruiz (@andruiz_ on the Twitter) and I serve as the lyricist half of Maglione and Ruiz, […]

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