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Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Clinical psychology has been recently touting the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Research has shown that engaging in this activity can reduce both physical and emotional stress. Lucky for fans of musical theater, adult coloring has recently entered the Broadway world.  Andrea Koehler heads up Coloring […]

Ribbons Scavenger Hunt at BroadwayCon

Ribbons Scavenger Hunt at BroadwayCon

It’s time for BroadwayCon and we are beyond excited! Broadway Goes Pop, Coloring Broadway, Dr. Drama, The Hamilcast, Theater People Podcast/Broadway Backstory/True Crime Obsessed*, and Tatro: A Magnetic World of Play have joined together to celebrate this fantastic event that brings theater fans behind the […]

Darnell Abraham – Divine Appointment

Darnell Abraham – Divine Appointment

There are moments when the full power of a musical is amplified and lifted beyond its prior potential by the events occurring outside of the theater walls. I witnessed such a moment this past summer during a stellar production of Ragtime when hatred and violence […]

Gillian Pensavalle Wrote the Other 51 – ADHD and The Hamilcast

Gillian Pensavalle Wrote the Other 51 – ADHD and The Hamilcast

What fan of the singular show Hamilton: An American Musical wouldn’t love to have its writer and star Lin Manuel Miranda over for drinks and four hours of talking about Hamilton? One enthusiast, Gillian Pensavalle, has done just that with her podcast, The Hamilcast. During […]

Karla Garcia – Finding Her Legacy

Karla Garcia – Finding Her Legacy

Karla Garcia’s dance career has led her to many achievements, including being on the brilliant television competition, So You Think You Can Dance, working with dance world icons such as Debbie Allen, and become a fantastic choreographer in her own right. She also has the […]

Josh Young – Make Them Hear You

Josh Young – Make Them Hear You

This past summer I walked into a theater where the face of the Statue of Liberty floated on a bare stage. The first pensive notes of the piano played and the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Ragtime began to unfold. I was moved by many of the […]

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 […]

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 […]