Xanadooo-ooo-ooo (now we are here)

Jul 05

Should we be taking it as an omen that the first big musical of the new theater season is Xanadu? And is that a good omen or not? A Theater Dogs spy who saw an early preview says it’s definitely a bad omen. And judging from the way cast members are literally falling out of the show, we might have to consider this not such an auspicious beginning. Any musical...

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Mandragona shakes it up

Jun 13

They’ve shaken up All Shook Up, the new juke-box musical that spins a new story out of old Elvis Presley songs. The show began performances on Broadway in March 2005 and closed seven months later. Producers were hoping for another Mamma Mia! and ended up with something closer to Good Vibrations, the dismal musical that attempted to recycle Beach Boys...

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