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Category: The Psychology of Musicals

It’s Quiet Uptown – When Tragedy Strikes

It’s Quiet Uptown – When Tragedy Strikes

When celebrated lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda wrote the song “It’s Quiet Uptown” for Hamilton: An American Musical about the loss of a child, he acknowledged in the lyrics that sometimes words simply fail. “There are moments that the words don’t reach. There’s a grief too […]

Hello Dolly!: The Case for Joy

Hello Dolly!: The Case for Joy

We live together in unprecedented times. Politics have sent a fissure through the center of this country, creating a sense of division from our neighbor. Regular gun attacks in our schools are leaving us feeling unsafe and disoriented. Despots challenge each other to nuclear “Who’s […]

Tis Better to Give than to Receive – The 6 Best Online Spots for Broadway-Themed Shopping

Tis Better to Give than to Receive – The 6 Best Online Spots for Broadway-Themed Shopping

The adage about giving being better than receiving is true. If you have a Broadway lover in your life and want to thrill them with the perfect theater-themed gift,  look no further than this list. Below find the best places online to find Broadway merchandise, […]

5 Broadway Performances I’m Grateful for This Thanksgiving

5 Broadway Performances I’m Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Broadway always brings me to gratitude, for being present, for access, for art, for live theater. Some of the most memorable experiences I have had in that rarified environment have been from witnessing an incredible, mountain-moving performance. I am talking about the melding of actor […]

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