This Author’s New Spin on ‘The Nutcracker’ Is Sure to Crack Some Nuts!

This Author’s New Spin on ‘The Nutcracker’ Is Sure to Crack Some Nuts!

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Just like the ruby red leaves of poinsettias, evergreens dripping in gold ornaments, and a sense of excitement everywhere you go, this time of year has certain attributes that you can always count on. One such example are Christmas tales such as the classic The Nutcracker.    Image Via Amazon   People fall in love with the story year after year. Marie (or Clara, as in the ballet) has her epic battle against the evil Mouse King with her Nutcracker toy that has magically come to life. Soon she is taken away to a fairytale land of beautiful dolls. The ballet is quite …

‘Girls’ Actor and Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Andrew Rannells is Writing a Memoir

‘Girls’ Actor and Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Andrew Rannells is Writing a Memoir

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Any viewer who has seen Lena Dunham’s HBO hit Girls will undoubtedly recognize the face of Andrew Rannells, who starred as the gay best friend we always wanted, Elijah Krantz. His witty, vivacious deposition which won fans over is being transferred to the page, as he has announced that he is publishing a memoir!   Via GIPHY   Scheduled to be released in 2019, Rannells’ memoir will reportedly outline the journey of his acting career, from his experience in community theater in the Midwest city of Omaha, Nebraska to the iconic Broadway stage in New York.    His memoir will reflect on his …

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Hits The Top With Hip-Hop

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Hits The Top With Hip-Hop

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A common occurrence  when someone touches on a classic work and changes it up a bit is for the audience to split right down the middle: they love it or they hate it. It’s a harsh truth.   However, in the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kate Hamill’s new twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice seems to be a big hit so far.   Image Via Playbill   For those who need to brush up on their Austenian literature, here’s a quick review. Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel with a dash of comedy that graces us with the humor and drama …

It’s World Ballet Day! Check Out These Beautiful Ballets Inspired by Books!

It’s World Ballet Day! Check Out These Beautiful Ballets Inspired by Books!

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Today is the day for all of you who are quick on your feet. It’s World Ballet Day so grab your leotards, your pointe shoes, and leave the reading material to us.   Ballet is one of the most poetic and classic forms of expression with various moves and positions. Everything revolves around the body creating one fluid motion. Got balance? You’ll need it. Mostly because you have to portray a story; you have to bring a character to life through movement. This began way back in the fifteenth century and that alone should be a reason to celebrate World …

We Finally Know When ‘The Cursed Child’ Will Open on Broadway!

We Finally Know When ‘The Cursed Child’ Will Open on Broadway!

For fans of the Harry Potter series, nothing was sadder than the moment the credits rolled on the eighth Harry Potter movie. We’d read all the books and seen all the movies several times, and while we were anticipating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, we all knew the arrival of that movie would be the end of an era.   The only thing fans could hold onto was the small hope that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would write another book. There were lots of ideas. Maybe a prequel about the lives of Harry’s parents and their friends in Hogwarts. Perhaps a story …