Tag Archives: Next to Normal

High School Musicals, or “Is Show X Appropriate for My Students?”

This question of which shows are appropriate for high school productions is a popular one on musical theatre forums and in Facebook groups about musicals, and has even been the subject of a few stories that have captured the attention of the press and websites. Continue reading

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Playbill has reported that Billy Elliot, the musical with book and lyrics penned by Lee Hall and music by Elton John that is based on the popular film of the same name, will be closing on 8 January 2012. I’m … Continue reading

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The Alice Ripley Controversy

Musical theatre sites are buzzing with conflicting opinions around the “Alice Ripley” controversy. Haven’t heard about it yet? Here’s the 411: From PopWatch: (Alice Ripley) came under fire for using a gay slur in her Facebook status, a response to … Continue reading

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NEXT TO NORMAL Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Next to Normal, the rock musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, has beaten out all the expected winners for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and been named the winner of that award. The musical tells the story of … Continue reading

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Musicals on Brantley’s 2009 Top 10 List

Ben Brantley, of whom I’m no fan in particular, named two musicals in a list of his Top 10 shows of 2009: Fela! and Next to Normal. I’d be more inclined to accept the nod to these shows, which I … Continue reading

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AMERICAN IDIOT: the Green Day Musical

Green Day’s American Idiot has been adapted for the musical theatre stage and the creative team has been announced. From Playbill: Tony Award-winning orchestrator and composer Tom Kitt, whose Next to Normal is playing Broadway, has joined the creative team … Continue reading

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Next to Normal

Next to Normal: This was a great choice for the broadcast, showcasing some great performances and really encapsulating a show that musically picks up where RENT left off and takes what that Pulitzer Prize-winning show gave us a step further … Continue reading

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