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     I don't remember the exact moment I discovered Tavi Gevinson's blog Style Rookie, only that I interpreted her shrines of teenage girlhood via Goody barrettes, Barbie clothes, Freaks and Geeks posters and Comme des Garcons ads as the work of a mastermind. A mastermind in Miu Miu pumps and granny shawls. I was in awe and continued to read her blog with a sort of feverish glee for years.   I wish I turned my Girl Scout patches into ... Read More
So wait a minute, the same girl who stole our hearts at the age of 13 in her performance in Akeelah and the Bee, is the same girl who is wearing my jeans, is the same girl who played Chili in the recent TLC biopic, is the same girl who will be starring as Broadway’s first African-American Cinderella…WHAT! Keke Palmer is starring in Broadway’s production of Cinderella as the latest breakthrough for African-American actors on Broadway. Following ... Read More
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever.  Literally.  It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift. Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch).  ... Read More
I was surfing the internet at around 1pm yesterday, when I suddenly came across a headline that almost literally broke my heart.  “Oh, my gosh,” I gasped, slightly paralyzed. “Elaine Stritch just died!” The other bloggers looked around and at me with looks of concern. “Who?” they asked. It sadly occurred to me that not everyone my age would know who she was, but how could I begin to describe her? She was a star of Broadway, ... Read More
If you haven’t heard already, Leighton Meester is serving up every Of Mice and Men audience member (and “selfie with James Franco” taker) with a healthy dose of knowledge and double standard destruction.  Though the cast boasts an impressive roster of named actors, Meester wants to call attention to her character: the unnamed wife of Curley. If anyone is familiar with John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, a cursory understanding of ... Read More
“Gertrude Stein Saints!” opens with the entrance of a young man, seemingly overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity of the world he encounters as he walks onstage.  As he begins the opening number, he seems almost to be a part of the audience—he appears as surprised by each new note as we are, as if every movement is a fresh experience.  This almost childlike sense of newness lasts throughout the whole show, which, though its words are made up ... Read More
  While I usually cringe at the thought of a Broadway adaptation of a favorite movie-- I'm still recovering from "Bring it On: the Musical"--  I'm surprisingly excited to hear that 1980s cult-classic "Heathers" is receiving the razzle dazzle treatment with it's very own musical.   While the show already premiered in Los Angeles, those of us on the east side can hope to catch it when it premieres at Off-Broadway's New World Stages, with previews ... Read More
Not only is the cult-classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch coming to Broadway, but NPH is going to star in the lead role—glitter, giant blonde wig and all.  It's a heavy plot for a Broadway musical: hailing from East Germany, Hedwig (formerly Hansel) falls in love with a German soldier, Luther, and decides to marry him to escape the communist country. To validate the marriage, which at the time had to be between a man and a woman, Hedwig's mother ... Read More
Full disclosure, I love musicals, so The Tony Awards is always one of my favorite things to watch. Living in NYC doesn’t mean I get to go see a lot of Broadway, as let’s get real, I can’t afford it. But the shows I have been able to catch this season, and the musicals featured on The Tony Awards look like something you must try to get over and see. Motown! Annie! Newsies! Kinky Boots! I really could go on…but back to Neil Patrick Harris. I ... Read More
I caught a glimpse of Jessica Chastain for the first time in The Tree of Life and immediately wanted more. By the time The Help rolled around the secret was out—Hollywood had found its fair skinned beauty. Now, like so many A-list movie stars recently (Paul Rudd, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, oh my!), Chastain is heading to Broadway.  According to the New York Times, the Juilliard grad decided to study acting more seriously after she played the female lead in ... Read More
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