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Tag: Hamilton

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Hamilton: An American Musical is a singular piece of theater for any number of reasons, including the creative team’s ability for plucking young talent. Joseph Morales is one of the few actors on the planet who have earned the distinct honor of playing Alexander Hamilton […]

Hamilton and Bipolar Disorder – Why He Wrote Like He Was Running Out of Time

Hamilton and Bipolar Disorder – Why He Wrote Like He Was Running Out of Time

Hamilton: An American Musical is arguably and by all measures the most popular theater piece of the last one hundred years. The secondary market ticket prices are unprecedented (into the thousands of dollars for the best seats) and the show is sold-out well into 2018. The musical moved beyond Broadway […]