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!
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!
This week on I Wish I Knew, a blog dedicated to inspiring young artists on their paths to success, I got to interview the fabulous director Amy Anders Corcoran! Amy is a freelance director, the New Musicals Consultant at La Jolla Playhouse and was recently Associate Director of Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway. She is one of my favorite people, one of my mentors, and has a way of distilling wisdom in a way that is simple, clear and illuminating. Take a look!