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Still here. Always here. As all artists will always be. Raise hell wherever you are, lady.

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#Elaine Stritch

#rip

#stephen sondheim

#i'm still here

#broadway

Idina Menzel - Always Starting Over (male version)

Idina Menzel’s voice is the best voice to genderbend.

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#idina menzel

#if/then

#if / then

#if then

#always starting over

#song

#Broadway

What the actual fuck Keenan Bolgers.
This actually reminds me of me and my siblings on vacation. Except that we’re not adorable miniature stars of the American stage.

What the actual fuck Keenan Bolgers.

This actually reminds me of me and my siblings on vacation. Except that we’re not adorable miniature stars of the American stage.

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#celia keenan bolger

#andrew keenan bolger

#maggie keenan-bolger

#keenan bolgers are the best

#celia keenan-bolger

#andrew keenan-bolger

#Broadway

Sometimes I remember that this woman also originated Mrs. Potts on Broadway and I get very, very happy.

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#beth fowler

#sister jane ingalls

#sister ingalls

#oitnb

#orange is the new black

#mrs. potts

#beauty and the beast

#Broadway

I loved the Les Mis revival so, so much. It was exactly what it needed to be - faithful to the original in its core, with new touches that made it current and lively, and supported by an incredible cast. Seriously I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this cast is. Ramin Karimloo’s sweet, fatherly, compassionate yet strong but still paranoid Valjean is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Will Swenson provides a touching, superficially rigorous, but deeply tormented nemesis. Samantha Hill actually gives Cosette a personality when she bursts with curiosity and longing for some actual living and not just the hidden half-life she’s experienced. Caissie Levy broke my heart with how she completely, physically trusts herself and her most precious secret to Valjean (Fantine’s Death was brilliantly acted and directed). Kyle Scatliffe burns with a fiery passion. Andy Mientus is better at playing dumb, lovesick Marius rather than depressed, shell-shocked Marius (the 1800’s Eastern European vampire nobleman look he has in those scenes doesn’t help), but his Empty Chairs is still powerful. Keala Settle’s neurotic Mme Thenardier is hysterical.

And can we talk about Nikki M. James’ Eponine for a moment.

Can we.

Nikki’s Eponine is so vivid and alive and spontaneous it fet like watching the character’s arc for the very first time (and I’ve been on the Les Mis ride many times). It felt like falling in love with Marius along with her for the very first time. It felt like crying for her for the very first time. Nikki plays Eponine with such joy, with all the joy of a girl who’s been through hell and yet is still hopeful enough that the sight of pretty hair on a pretty boy makes her happy. Which of course makes the heartbreak of her On My Own absolutely incredible.

Joy and heartbreak are actually the perfect words to describe this entire production. The bonds between the characters feel more natural and joyful than ever until tragedy strikes, and when it does, it hurts. So. Much. It’s more intimate than any Les Mis I’ve ever seen, and while I enjoy the operatic nature of the original production, I was overwhelmed by the little heartfelt details that can be lost in such a big piece if the direction doesn’t allow these characters to be actual human beings. Valjean’s little dance with baby Cosette, Eponine’s hand through Marius’ hair, Valjean hilariously separating Marius and Cosette after their first encounter, Marius rocking back and forth with Eponine’s dead body in his arms, Fantine’s hand on Valjean’s face as she’s dying, the animalistic closeness between Valjean and Javert in their fight scenes, the devastating sight of Gavroche’s body being laid beside Enjolras on a bare carriage - these are all details that felt impossibly alive, vibrant and true, moreso than any scene in any other version of the show I’ve seen.

Oh, and I need a cast album like I need the very air I’m breathing.

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#les miserables

#les miserables 2014

#les mis

#ramin karimloo

#nikki m. james

#will swenson

#andy mientus

#kyle scatliffe

#keala settle

#samantha hill

#caissie levy

#Broadway

#les miserables revival

Well that’s another nice Broadway couple that officially bites the dust

I normally don’t do gossip, especially unhappy gossip, but given how their powerfully public relationship was very important and inspiring to a lot of LGBTQ kids out there (judging from my dash alone) who’re rightfully looking for their own fairytale romance, I thought I’d pass this along. It’s sad. It happens. Doesn’t mean romance is dead.

I wish both of them happiness. Especially Matt, who’s been one of my favorites for a long time.

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#matt doyle

#ryan steele

#broadway

#theater

#theatre

imcorrinefoxworth:

differenzeartistiche:

danedehaanschen:

YOU GUYS!!!

If you follow as many Broadway blogs on tumblr as I do you will have experienced the same weird day I did yesterday. Possible Stoyle break-up (nooo), Hunchback casting news, Newsies closing (to make room for Hunchback?), Laura Osnes’ house caught on fire (wtf?!), and this. But this was the best part. Wishing them a life that does not resemble in the slightest what they experienced as Peter and Hanschen/Kyle. Congrats guys.

I know, so many ups and downs! Waking up to find Newsies closing was a bad way to start the day but Micheal getting cast in Hunchback(and awesome engagement) softened the blow, if anyone could easily match both Tom Hulce and Drew it’s Michael, he’s so going to own that role and finally get the Tony he’s long deserved, I can’t wait to hear him sing Out There

He’ll be so good. Matt Doyle will forever be my favorite Peter, but Michael was awesome in that old bootleg I have of the show and he showed how he can do vulnerable, snarky and lovesick all at the same time, which is exactly how Disney’s version of Quasimodo should be played.
I’m very curious about the casting of Esmeralda.
And speaking of Broadway ups and downs AND Bare, yesterday was also a day of personal WTF discoveries: I had NO IDEA that James Snyder from If/Then was also Jason in the Bare studio album. The more you know.
Also there are rumors of Gavin Creel’s replacement in BoM. There is so much going on I can’t even decide what to freak out about. Luckily I’m not a huge Newsies fan.

imcorrinefoxworth:

differenzeartistiche:

danedehaanschen:

YOU GUYS!!!

If you follow as many Broadway blogs on tumblr as I do you will have experienced the same weird day I did yesterday. Possible Stoyle break-up (nooo), Hunchback casting news, Newsies closing (to make room for Hunchback?), Laura Osnes’ house caught on fire (wtf?!), and this. But this was the best part. Wishing them a life that does not resemble in the slightest what they experienced as Peter and Hanschen/Kyle. Congrats guys.

I know, so many ups and downs! Waking up to find Newsies closing was a bad way to start the day but Micheal getting cast in Hunchback(and awesome engagement) softened the blow, if anyone could easily match both Tom Hulce and Drew it’s Michael, he’s so going to own that role and finally get the Tony he’s long deserved, I can’t wait to hear him sing Out There

He’ll be so good. Matt Doyle will forever be my favorite Peter, but Michael was awesome in that old bootleg I have of the show and he showed how he can do vulnerable, snarky and lovesick all at the same time, which is exactly how Disney’s version of Quasimodo should be played.

I’m very curious about the casting of Esmeralda.

And speaking of Broadway ups and downs AND Bare, yesterday was also a day of personal WTF discoveries: I had NO IDEA that James Snyder from If/Then was also Jason in the Bare studio album. The more you know.

Also there are rumors of Gavin Creel’s replacement in BoM. There is so much going on I can’t even decide what to freak out about. Luckily I’m not a huge Newsies fan.

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#michael arden

#broadway

#musicals

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