Tag Archives: Arthur Laurents

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: LOOK MA, I’M DANCIN’!

I could show you my favourite obsession…. Well, it isn’t THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. That’s not a forgotten musical. On the other hand, LOOK MA, I’M DANCIN’! is, one that is so charming that it would be churlish not to shine the spotlight on it here. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: A Jerome Robbins Countdown!

Today is the anniversary of the opening of JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY. To commemorate this anniversary, this week’s Saturday List takes a look at the five best Robbins shows, all of which were featured in this iconic production. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: The Best WEST SIDE STORY on Record

To mark the release of Steven Spielberg’s new film and its accompanying motion picture soundtrack, Musical Cyberspace is revisiting a favourite topic: just which recording of West Side Story is ‘the gold-medal kid with the heavyweight crown? Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 5 Cookin’ Musicals of the 1950s

What’s buzzin, cuzzins? This is a list of 5 of my favourite musicals of the 1950s.
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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1980s Musicals

Choosing ten favourite songs from 1980s musicals was considerably easier than choosing songs for similar lists from the 1960s and 1970s. There just weren’t as many great shows with great scores in the 1980s. Ranking the songs is another story. Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: WEST SIDE STORY

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: GYPSY

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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Double Take December: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Anyone … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: GYPSY

Gypsy Want to be a star? Live through, not for, your daughters – Get your gimmick here! Want to write your own Gypsy haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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