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Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester
April 16, 2017
Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

“Jersey Boys” ends after 12 years on Broadway

Izzy Cavazzoni
February 5, 2017
Filed under Arts

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

La La Land captivates viewers

Sarah Lynch
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

Riley Brennan
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

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

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

Ally Weitzman
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

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

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

Izzy Cavazzoni
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

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

Alexander Hamilton gets sorted into a Hogwarts house

Caroline Monaghan
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

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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