As the extensive wreckage in our Twitter feed last night will testify, we attended a Spring Awakening cast reunion last night at Atlantic Theater. It was pretty fun. Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr. and Lea Michele were all there, but only one of them was wearing an awesome black hat. Also in attendance: Remy Zaken, Lauren Pritchard, Brian Charles Johnson, Lilli Cooper, Gideon Glick, Phoebe Strole, and some other folks. The event was a kind of kickoff for a series called ATCUncovered, a program of backstage events and Q&As with artists performing at Atlantic.
HAHA LOL Remember that time at the dinner table on Thanksgiving when your uncle pretended he was about to make an hilarious joke, but instead he jabbed you with a condescending comment about the sentence structure in your recently published
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not a success by any parameter that matters in the universe of Broadway. None. It is, by all accounts, a complete financial disaster, and it sucked — a double whammy that means, in very simple terms, that it sucks at everything. It will be remembered not for its flying tricks (they were cool) or its lovely cast (Reeve Carney!) or its ambition (Julie Taymor — high five, my sister; stay strong) or for the limited scads of sweet young children that it delighted.
OMG you guys, Zack Zadek. He’s from Long Island and he went to NYU and he writes him some songs and more importantly, he writes us some musical theater. Okay, not just US like Lucky and Me, but like… all
There are two ways to go about putting on a jukebox musical. You either weave a catalog of songs into an original story that has basically nothing to do with the original artists or songs themselves (see: Mamma Mia!,
So, I was off to London for a bit of vacation, and I was instructed to send word back to the Americas if I happened upon any particularly handsome gentlemen on the London stage. Happy to report that there were
So. Are you ready to join this madness? We bet you are. The Craptacular is seeing smart, dedicated, theater-obsessed, witty interns to contribute to this here web site. Here’s the deal.
1. You must be an engaging writer, or an engaging-writer-in-training.
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3. You have to love (LOVE) theater, and know it like you know the alphabet and/or your mom.
4. You must have a sense of humor about theater and about yourself. We are not prepared to argue with you about how Scandalous and Leap of Faith both closed too soon.
5. It would be nice if you were a journalism, marketing, writing, or performing arts major, but those things are not required.
6. It would be even nicer if you lived in New York City, or near another location that offers world-class theater of some sort, but that’s also not required.
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If you just read that list like, WOAH THAT’S ME, HOW DID THEY KNOW?! then you should apply. Here’s what you do.
1. Send us a resume, brief cover letter, and some writing samples. For the writing samples, published is better than unpublished, but unpublished good writing is better than published bad writing. So send us your really good stuff. You dig? 2. Email it to: email@example.com.
There’s something to be said for shows that move you beyond words or spark debate. But sometimes, especially in the summer, you just want to leave a theater feeling nothing but joy. Luckily, the new musical Unlock’d, which opened last