One of Sondheim’s greatest achievements was his ability to write women that actors want to play. His works have singularly elevated the Broadway diva – of all ages.
Some concertgoers reported being so moved by their first concerts in nearly two years that they wept with joy – a testament to the power of this unique form of human communion and connection.
Fans of divas like Judy Garland formed complex social networks and communities around their fandom that were also about joy and celebration.
Gen Z have been collaboratively writing Ratatouille the Musical on TikTok – but what do the terms of service say about who owns the art?
It may have a diverse cast but it erases the Black and Indigenous people who were there in the room and relegates women to the sidelines.
Hamilton – soon to stream as a film – has been hailed as radical. But it’s true to the traditions of the American musical – the pursuit of truth, freedom and the American dream.
By combining the tradition facets with modern music Lloyd Webber reinvigorated the form.
Jimmy Chi’s 1990 musical is given its first major stage revival – and leaves the audience singing along.
There are many reasons the movie version of Cats has flopped, not least the unfortunate way in which various characters have been assigned racial characteristics.
There are no cheap laughs in this musical celebration of fan fixation - but there is love in all its forms.
Stages worldwide seem to have been taken over by musicals made for movie-lovers. While this creative process has a long history, it can limit opportunities for original works.
The multi-award winning musical is as relevant to audiences in the UK as in the US.
From Muriel’s Wedding to a suite of budding new shows, 2017 was a great year for original Australian musicals.
The award-winning US musical made headlines when a cast member delivered a political message to the US vice-president from the stage.
Muriel Heslop stole Australia’s heart when she debuted on screen in 1994. Now she gets a loving, ABBA-filled musical tribute, that is definitely not terrible.
Musical theatre nominees at the 2017 Helpmann Awards are dominated by overseas productions. Our own productions need way more support to compete on the world stage.