This Proclaimers jukebox musical is a chirpy heart-on-sleeve confection that's populist in a somewhat generic way.
With musicals "After Midnight" and "A Night with Janis Joplin" now booked for fall runs, Broadway's singing a familiar song. A whole slew of them, in fact. Catalog musicals — that is, tuners with…
The Broadway faithful (at least, the part that covers the Baby Boomer demographic ranging from “mature” to “doddering”) will have its mantra ready when cooler heads point out that “Motown: the…
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Jukebox-musical bios are usually anchored in the life and work of a superstar, readily recognizable by a single name: Judy, Janis, Piaf. Off Broadway's latest offering in the genre, "Forever Dusty,"…
Dede Harris Prods. has optioned the songbook of Diane Warren for an upcoming Broadway musical.
At the age of 71, "Million Dollar Quartet" playwright Floyd Mutrux is still churning out ideas. His next show, "Boy From New York City," is focused on the life of record label maven George Goldner. A…
The jukebox musical is alive and well: Producers Kevin McCollum ("Rent," "Avenue Q," "In the Heights"), Doug Morris (chairman of Sony Music) and Berry Gordy announced Tuesday that "Motown," a new…
With a collection of both famous and obscure songs by Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin") threaded through an older couple's retrospective of their own boy meets girl, boy gets girl (finally!), boy…
A colorful jukebox musical of Francophone songs, a dramatic Parisian love story across ethnic and class divides and a sociopolitical message movie are all shoehorned into a vibrant if never quite…
If the 1980s were a bad-fashion blur you'd rather forget, "Rock of Ages" may not be for you. But if tortured mullets, unwaxed chests, studded leather, acid-wash denim and wailing guitars make you…
Looking at the global phenomenon that is "Mamma Mia!," it's hard to believe, but, prior to its 1999 opening at London's Prince Edwards Theater, the show wasn't regarded as a sure-fire hit.