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Deaf West's "Spring Awakening' Going to Broadway

Great fucking news. And bravo to everyone involved with that unbelievable show. And major props to the peeps at the Wallis for giving it another life. That’s how this city should be working. People seeing stuff, doing stuff, thinking big, business and art, commerce and commercialism, they can exist in Los Angeles. I know it’s hard to believe. But it can...
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LA Weekly Theater Critic Katie Buenneke Doesn't Believe Deaf West's "Spring Awakening" Move to Broadway is a Good Thing

But that’s not what I want to talk about.Katie is of course entitled to her opinion and she makes some interesting points in her LA Weekly article, points like this:I love seeing unexpected takes on familiar stories, and that’s something that’s unique to theater: different groups of people performing the same show o...
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Deaf West's "Spring Awakening" Extends Its Broadway Run into 2016

Boom. For those of you wondering if this show would have any legs on Broadway, here’s your answer from TheaterMania today.The Broadway run of Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening has been extended by two weeks at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Michael Arden’s production, which was originally announced as “absolutely 18 weeks only,” will now end its run o...
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New York Times Declares Deaf West's "Spring Awakening" a "New Sensation to Broadway"

Congrats all around and here’s hoping this review from Charles Isherwood is just the beginning of the mad respect this show deserves. As Chuck NYC puts it:But I hesitate to impose any new meanings on a work that doesn’t need them to move us, or to imply that this “Spring Awakening” would only appeal to th...
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BroadwayHD Set to Offer Digital Streaming for Broadway Fare

Because that is what we have all been clamoring for, a way to digitize the live experience and make it just like everything else online: not special.Here’s a snippet from the newswire:Two stage producers hope to usher Broadway fare into the digital streaming era with BroadwayHD, a new subscription...
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The Dramaturg: The Increasingly Awesome Omnipresence of Hamilton

I find it easy catchin diabetes from fly sweetiesSit back and wait to hear a slammin trackRockin jams by popular demand, I’m back -Rakim, “Guess Who’s Back” Awwwwww yeah, guess who’s back?! That’s right, I’m back at Bitte...
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"The combination of a hot director and a name cast has caused the play to sell out its entire run even before opening." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

That’s all it take these days, folks. Dry Powder on Broadway has spoken and David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter has nailed it, with a passing comment he has inadvertently, yet perfectly, described both the recipe for success in&nb...
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"Time Stands Still" Mends Abandoned Moments

Standard practice within many a production is typically to task a cast with text, demand memorization and then empower a director to assign emotion. With so many artistic attempts taking place within this theatrical tidepool, one may easily experience at least a few formulaic-type shows, however this production of Time Stand Still breaks this formula.  Time Stands Still is a story of a couple that has worked together traveling the world in the field of journalism. James is a c...