Stage Writes

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Entries for date "February 2017"

How I Came To Write Earnest

By Leonard Diamond   Posted 2.16.2017  
Theatreworks, New Milford, CT

When Gilbert and Sullivan broke up (around the same time as Wilde was writing The Importance of Being Earnest), Sullivan went looking for a new librettist/lyricist and was reportedly considering Wilde as that person. I knew then how I was going to musicalize The Importance of Being Earnest: stick strictly to Wilde's dialogue, using it both as the basis for the libretto and the lyrics.

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The Green Room: A Small Musical Without Walls

By C. Stephen Foster   Posted 2.16.2017   greenroom, author, blog, musical
Green Room blog

The other two writers of The Green Room (Chuck Pelletier and Rod Damer) and I wanted to bring to life on stage what happens inside the four walls of a small Midwestern college theater department’s backstage green room. We concentrated on the hopes, passions and dreams of four theater majors who formed a clique.

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Cynthia Erivo

On February 12, The Color Purple won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The recording from Broadway Records beat out cast recordings from

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Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera originated some of the most indelible roles of Broadway’s Golden Age: Anita in West Side Story, Velma in Chicago, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie. She also starred in

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Sally Field

Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello star in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie

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