Author Archives: David Fick

The Saturday List: In Good Faith

It’s Faith Prince’s 65th birthday today, and there’s no better time to celebrate her fabulous Broadway appearances than today. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Five Bees-Knees Musicals of the 1920s

How’s tricks, everyone? Today’s “Saturday List” takes a look at my top five musicals from the 1920s. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: The Legacy of THE JUNGLE BOOK

Our final Forgotten Musicals Friday column for July brings us full circle in our journey through THE JUNGLE BOOK. As mentioned in our first column, we are looking at the show’s legacy. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Krysta with a “Y” on Broadway

Before she was “Liza with a Z” in television’s HALSTON, Krysta with a “Y” was making a name for herself on Broadway – and we’re ranking five of Krysta Rodriguez’s Broadway appearances in today’s Saturday List to celebrate her birthday. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE JUNGLE BOOK Look

We’re almost through THE JUNGLE BOOK for Forgotten Musicals Friday. This week, we’re taking a look at how the show came to life through its scenic design and costumes Continue reading

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The Saturday List: The Crown Julies

In today’s Saturday List, we’re looking at “The Crown Julies,” the five Broadway and off-Broadway stage appearances of Julie Andrews. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE JUNGLE BOOK’s Jungle Rhythm

This July, the focus of our Forgotten Musicals Friday series is THE JUNGLE BOOK. This column looks at the staging of the show, with a particular focus on its choreography. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Celebrating Ethel Merman

Today in 1930, Variety gave Ethel Merman a breakthrough review ahead of what would become a breathtaking musical theatre career. Today, we celebrate some of her biggest shows. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: Adapting Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK

Join as us we jump into July’s Forgotten Musical: THE JUNGLE BOOK! Today we look at Mary Zimmerman’s book for the show and the way that Doug Peck reinvented the well-known and much-loved songs from the Disney film. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and Other Screen-to-Stage Floparoos

If it was a smash on screen, why wouldn’t it be a smash on stage? The answer to this question seems to have evaded many a musical theatre producer – so let’s take a look at some of the greatest screen-to-stage flops! Continue reading

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