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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 […]

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan made her Broadway debut earlier this year in the hit musical Waitress about Jenna, a woman stuck in an abusive relationship. The young actress has an effervescence in her performance and her personality. I recently spoke with Houlahan about audition anxiety, what her […]

Theater Maker – The Business of Play

Theater Maker – The Business of Play

Family movies of Tatro creator Will Barrios would show a young boy creating a stage out of the living room, using sheets as curtains, orchestrating a fully realized, one-man show with lighting, music, and a complete storyline. Barrios was able to parlay this passion into […]

Alex Wong – Athletic Grace

Alex Wong – Athletic Grace

Alex Wong is a tremendous dancer, singularly embodying beauty and power. The 30-year-old grew up in Canada, where his love of dance was evident from a young age. With the encouragement and support of his parents, he pursued his love for movement, taking classes from […]

Jeremy Jordan – Accidental Actor

Jeremy Jordan – Accidental Actor

To watch Jeremy Jordan perform is to witness confidence and swagger personified, whether leading the newsboys’ strike in Newsies, exploring childhood imagination in Finding Neverland, or charming his way through a string of heists in Bonnie & Clyde. So you might be surprised to learn […]

So You Think You Can Dance –  Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

So You Think You Can Dance – Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

  In honor of my upcoming interview with So You Think You Can Dance alum, Alex Wong, I am running a contest to for a signed SYTYCD Season 14 tour poster. To enter: 1. Subscribe to Dr. Drama at www.drdrama.com (worth 5 entries) 2. Follow […]

Alexandra Silber – Radical Awe

Alexandra Silber – Radical Awe

Alexandra Silber has played many of the great roles in the West End, Broadway, and major concerts, including Julie Jordan in Carousel, Sophie de Palma in Master Class, Maria in West Side Story, and Amalia in She Loves Me. But the world she has spent the most time inhabiting by […]

Hamilton – Sing Out, Louise

Hamilton – Sing Out, Louise

Ask fans of musical theater to name the best musical of all time, most will quickly say Gypsy. This 1959 musical is the penultimate stage mother story, led by a pedigreed creative team that included Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Jerome Robbins and […]

Story Pirates – The Power of Play

Story Pirates – The Power of Play

Play is the work of childhood. It is practice for our adult roles, exploration of ourselves, trying on identities, the excavation and examination of emotions. A child at play is a child who is learning. Story Pirates has been honoring and elevating play since 2004 […]