How Broadway Got the Beat: The Go-Go’s in 5 Songs


Since bursting onto the Los Angeles scene in 1978, the Go-Go’s have gone through the highs and lows common to rock bands: No. 1 hits and undervalued deep cuts, hard partying and rehab, splits and reunions. No wonder the all-female new wave group’s members have long fielded, and rejected, offers to dramatize their story. The […]

July 12, 2018

Ridiculous! Fabulous! On Broadway, Tapping in Quotation Marks


In the second act of “Mean Girls” on Broadway, something oddly familiar happens. Damian, the “almost too gay to function” drama nerd, sings a song called “Stop,” advising other high school students against impulsive choices like trolling and tattoos. Then he sells his message with a big tap number, the only one in the show. […]

May 15, 2018

The Underworld Will Stop in London en Route to Broadway


“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell’s musical reimagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, will be staged at the National Theater in London before heading to Broadway next year, the show’s producers said Thursday. The musical has already had two productions, at New York Theater Workshop in 2016, and at the Citadel Theater in Edmonton, Alberta, last year, […]

April 19, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Is Heading to Washington, Then Broadway


Photo Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” A new musical is to have its first production at the National Theater in Washington in October. Credit Warner Bros. Pictures/Photofest Thirty years after Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” arrived in cinemas, a musical adaptation is taking the stage. The theatrical division of Warner Bros. announced Wednesday […]

March 28, 2018
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