July 22 is the 70th birthday of Alan Menken, the prolific songwriter behind many of Disney’s greatest hits and several twenty-first century Broadway smashes. Whether you are new to his work (and hiding under a Disney-shaped rock!) or a big fan of his luxurious scores, welcome to the wonderful world of Alan Menken!
Once again, it’s been a busy year on Broadway. What are your picks for the 2019 Tony Awards? Take a look at our special awards blog to remind yourself of the brilliant shows that have wowed New York’s theatre audiences. Check out a few of the StageAgent predictions, and add your own!
While not a major holiday or celebration in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is widely honored in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage. May 5 gives us a chance to recognize the contributions of Mexican-American theatre and artists to contemporary theatre. Our latest blog post takes a look at just a small sample of the exciting playwrights whose works are regularly produced today. Enjoy!
Over 400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s works have been adapted, modernized, twisted, and deconstructed many times over. It is not only time periods that have been switched; genders are often swapped, sexuality questioned, and the text itself is sometimes changed. But are these changes for the better or worse? Are you a Yay or a Nay? Join in the debate!
I Wish I Knew has made it to Post #5! This week we meet Michelle Wilson, a successful New York actor who was Tony Nominated for her work in SWEAT, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play. Michelle gives us advice on staying healthy, starting a career outside of New York, getting notes and more. Check out her amazing interview!