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Charlotte Sweet is one of that increasingly rare breed: an original musical. And this “madcap musical,” as it was billed, sure is original. Lyricist/librettist Michael Colby and composer Gerald Jay Markoe delivered the unexpected with their delightfully unusual show which premiered at New York’s intimate Westside Arts Theatre on August 12, 1982 and ran for over 100 performances. JAY Records has recently brought the complete Original Cast Recording ...

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The Cast That Works Together, Stays Together

Some of the greatest shows I have seen or been a part of weren’t directed by a top-notch director and didn’t have large budgets that allowed elaborate sets or exquisite costumes. They were not necessarily performed in high-profile theaters, or were they productions in which I made a living wage. On the contrary, I attribute my most cherished theatrical experiences both as an audience member and as a ...

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Groundhog Day Musical Logo

Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson alongside the previously announced Andy Karl. The previously announced world premiere of the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Danny Rubin (who co-scripted the 1993 film of the same name with Harold Ramis), has confirmed full casting for the production, which will begin performances July 11 prior to an official opening August 16 at the Old Vic, for a run through September 17.

 

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Benjamin Eakeley

Check out what James Olmstead (Composer for Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist) has been up to. SHORT HILLS, NJ - COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH presents BENJAMIN EAKELEY in a reprise of his solo cabaret debut, “BROADWAY SWINGER,” on May 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Short Hills Club in Short Hills, New Jersey. Benjamin Eakeley and his four-piece jazz band reinterpret classic songs from the 1960s in a lounge act that chronicles the American stage’s evolution from conservative to carefree.

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Erick Rockwell

We caught up with Up To You's! writer Eric Rockwell (Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)) to discuss what makes this 1970s retro-pop musical relevant to today's audiences. Q: What inspired you to create Up To You!? A: I was inspired to write Up To You! in part by all the talented students I know. I wanted to create a show that would ...

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