Tag Archives: Cole Porter

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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March Monikers: “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”

March 2022 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Do you know who’s playin’ today? Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Bianca”

March 2022 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Today: Cole Porter’s “Bianca.” Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Multiple Best Actress in a Musical Tony Winners

Today, there is something of a diva-off at Musical Cyberspace. For this week’s Saturday list, we’re going to rank the multiple-Tony Award winners in the Best Actress in a Musical category, mentioning and sharing video clips of some favourite performances. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: ALL AMERICAN

It’s not often that you look back at a forgotten musical, even when it comes to many of the most notorious flops, and can see very clearly why it is has been forgotten, why it flopped – or both. ALL AMERICAN is precisely such a musical. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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CD Reviews: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is a fantastic addition to the musical theatre collection of any fan of the form. Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

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: KISS ME, KATE

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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