Category Archives: Theatre

Happy Birthday, Anton Chekhov

“Describe at least one rehearsal of Three Sisters for me. Isn’t there anything which needs adding or subtracting? Are you acting well, my darling? But watch out now! Don’t pull a sad face in the first act. Serious, yes, but … Continue reading

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On This Day: December 3, 1947

A Streetcar Named Desire opened in New York at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Scene 5, Streetcar Named Desire BLANCHE: Young man! Young, young, young man! Has anyone ever told you that you look like a young Prince out of the … Continue reading

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Barbara Meek, Part 2: Patsy Rodenburg’s Lecture “Why I Do Theatre”

Please watch. It’s so important. Acting teacher Patsy Rodenburg gives one of the most extraordinary explanations from any artist about why they do what they do, why they put up with the bullshit, what they are really after in such … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Barbara Meek

Growing up in Rhode Island, the Tony-Award-winning regional theatre Trinity Repertory Company, located in Providence, was an engrained part of my childhood. I saw productions there every year. Every year they put on a production of A Christmas Carol, with … Continue reading

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First Listen: Hamilton Cast Recording

NPR has a bunch of tracks up. As the accompanying article/review (which is excellent) says: Hamilton was only a matter of time. If we’re truthful, it’s late. Yup. Favorite songs that have stuck with me: “The Room Where It Happens.” … Continue reading

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“And the World Is Gonna Know Your Name. What’s Your Name, Man? Alexander Hamilton.”

This is Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda performing at the White House Spoken Word Jam in 2009. He was hard at work on his “concept hip-hop album” about a man he says “embodies hip-hop” … Alexander Hamilton. He performs the first … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day

I’ll be there. I’m curling my hair. In honor of my dead boyfriend. And the cast/crew/writers/composers of this production, not to mention Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, without whom none of this would have happened.

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Hamilton Is Everywhere

Seen in the Columbus Circle subway station last night: Heart-stopping. I can’t believe I got a clear view of the whole thing, that subway station is always so insane. Here’s one of the many many MANY posts I have written … Continue reading

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It’s All-Hamilton Talk 24/7 in NYC

… if you’ve read me for any period of time whatsoever, you know what this probably feels like, what it means. To have the name “Alexander Hamilton” heard on almost a daily basis. There are reviews, interviews with the director, … Continue reading

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Hamilton, An American Musical: Anticipation Building

I am seeing it on September 13 and I cannot wait. I fear I will faint. I’ve been watching the progression of this extraordinary show over the last year, and hearing the buzz of it shivering through the air. The … Continue reading

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