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Broadway shows deal with unexpected closures and compensating audiences

Broadway's shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves customers wanting more.

Isabella Ji and Michele Roman

June 12, 2020

A common phrase associated with Broadway, “the show must go on,” is no longer relevant for all 41 of Broadway’s theatres that have shut down since March 12 due to the coronavirus. According to the official Broadway website, no shows are scheduled until Sept. 7 of this year.  The shutdown h...

Anastasia better on screen

Based on the 1997 animated classic “Anastasia” directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, the musical follows the tumultuous and trying life of a street sweeper turned Grand Duchess.

Courtney Kushnir and Isabella Cavazzoni

November 13, 2017

Before seeing “Anastasia” on Broadway, we didn’t think it possible to take a coup in communist Russia and make it into a musical. Though, our first mistake was doubting the theatre community and their ability to turn any idea into a full-scale production (i.e. “Hamilton,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” th...

Seniors take on New York for annual class trip

Seniors take on New York for annual class trip

Michelle Etienne

October 1, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, the class of 2018 went on the annual senior trip to New York City. The class traveled to the city in the morning, starting the day off in Columbus Circle at the Museum of Art and Design. Groups of 10 or more, accompanied by their chaperones, explored the museum's newest...

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

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April 19, 2017

Dreamers. Goldfish. Garden gnomes. Elton John. Paris, France. The unifying factor that links all of these seemingly unrelated aspects into a single Broadway musical is one woman: Phillipa Soo. Broadway’s newest musical “Amélie” stars Soo in a decidedly different role, playing the quirky titula...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester

April 16, 2017

One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Jersey Boys” ends after 12 years on Broadway

Survey of 228 students from Jan. 19, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2017.

Izzy Cavazzoni

February 5, 2017

After passing through lines of people and a glowing marquee into the lobby of the August Wilson Theatre, viewers of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway are greeted with a sign warning of “flashing strobe lights, loud gunfire, and authentic, profane, Jersey vocabulary.” Since 2005, the musical has delivered everyt...

La La Land captivates viewers

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Sarah Lynch

December 22, 2016

On a blustery Saturday, I trekked the streets of Manhattan to see “La La Land,” the movie musical I’d anticipated for months. In a sold out theater near Lincoln Center, the excitement was intoxicating. Even with all the stars seemingly aligned, I feared the film would fall short of my sky-high...

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

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Riley Brennan

December 22, 2016

It seems that nobody can get enough of “Hamilton.” The breakout Broadway sensation first hit the stage off-Broadway in 2015 and has since captured the hearts of thousands of history buffs and theatre kids alike. Now, “Hamilton” fans are ecstatic to know that the Hamilton Mixtape, a set of...

Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton did not harass Vice President-elect Mike Pence

The Vice President-elect accused the cast of the popular broadway show of harassing him.

Ally Weitzman

December 22, 2016

Recently, when America discovered that Donald Trump, a man who has made numerous racist and sexist remarks, would become the president elect, a feeling of alarm and fright was generated across the country among Hillary voters. To make matters worse, the vice president-elect and former Governor of In...

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

Miranda, Soo and Odom Jr. all left the show a year after it made its debut.

Izzy Cavazzoni

November 9, 2016

With 11 Tony Awards, one Pulitzer Prize for Drama and one Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, it’s hard not to have heard of “Hamilton,” a revolutionary hip-hop musical starring the “Ten-dollar Founding Father,” Alexander Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, ...

Alexander Hamilton gets sorted into a Hogwarts house

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Caroline Monaghan

November 9, 2016

The Broadway hit “Hamilton” is a historic show that has developed a devoted fanbase composed of theatergoers, historians and nerds alike. Besides these fans’ shared love for “Hamilton,” the love for J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series is also a common trend. Some fans, myself includ...

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