Theater Fans, Say Goodbye to ‘Phantom of the Opera’…Sort Of

Theater Fans, Say Goodbye to ‘Phantom of the Opera’…Sort Of

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For the uninitiated, Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. It’s based on a 1910 novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux. The musical opened in 1986 in London’s West End. It had been running for 34 years, until March 2020 when the theater had to close because of the coronavirus. And yet, as theater fans—not just in the U.K. but around the world—waited with bated breath for the reopening of society and the theater, Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the musical, announced that …

Celebrate National Theater Day With 7 Amazing Plays

Celebrate National Theater Day With 7 Amazing Plays

As you may have seen all over your Instagram feed, today is National Theater Day! To celebrate all things theatrical, we’ve got seven great plays that definitely deserve a spot on your TBR (cast)list. 1. A street Car named desire  IMAGE VIA AMAZON This play is the instant classic written by Tennessee Williams. It’s the story of how Blanche DuBois, the once beautiful, southern belle, is pushed over the edge by her brother-in law Stanley Kowalski. It’s not a story for the faint of heart, but it is very important in the canon of American theater. 2. Who’s Afraid of VIRGINIA …

‘Sea Wall/ A Life’ Becomes Audible Production

‘Sea Wall/ A Life’ Becomes Audible Production

As Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge conclude their Broadway run of Sea Wall/A Life, Audible assumes the production to make it more accessible to a wider audience.   Image via Broadway SHows Sea Wall/ A Life opened at the Hudson Theater on August 8 following a successful Off-Broadway run. The show featured two different monologues read by the two main characters. Sturridge plays Alex. Simon Stephen’s Sea Wall monologue portrays a photographer on holiday. Nick Payne’s A Life following Gynllenhaal’s George- a music producer expecting his first child.     With the price of Broadway shows increasing every year, Audible …