Text 15 Apr 6,153 notes

elphiegravity:

forthenexttenminutes:

terezis-weave:

"All musicals have happy endings."

I’M ASSUMING YOU’VE NEVER SEEN NEXT TO NORMAL THEN.

Or Les Mis, or Phantom, or Bridges of Madison County, or Avenue Q, or Lucky Stiff, or Last 5 Years, or Bare, or Into the Woods, or Sweeney Todd, or Bonnie and Clyde, or Jekyll and Hyde, or Big Fish.

Or Wicked, or Rent, or Oliver, or Dogfight

Video 11 Apr 3,769 notes

Patina Miller, everyone.

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Video 11 Apr 26,163 notes

sourcedumal:

sextoyconfessions:

meisterj:

Remember when Disney was all like ‘fuck how races work and homogeneous casts and couples’?

Black and white couple produce fillipino-american child. White dude is the valet. White step mother, one white step sister, one black step sister. Just a jumble, and it ought to happen again.

Some facts from imdb:

First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.

So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible. 

That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.

This was my life when it came out…

This is my standard for diversity casting.

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Video 5 Apr 515 notes

Carole King and Jessie Mueller.

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Text 4 Apr 139 notes here’s a deep and meaningful thought for you all

stage-and-musical-theatre:

on the west end currently we have shows that look at:

religion
sexuality
morality
childhood
personal development
relationships
heroism
working hard to get what you want

and they say that people who are in the dance and musical theatre industry are small minded, not intellectual and only look at people who are perfect

but actually, musicals show that everyone is perfect

so we should all love musicals

Video 3 Apr 6,707 notes

venus-blue-my-mind:

A group of High School students decided to seize the day when speaking in front of their school board in order to get their advanced arts program funded. Whoa.

I do support the arts, so this is really cool to watch.

Text 3 Apr 14,990 notes

elderbuttfuckingnaked:

littlerolodexofhate:

cisrightsactivist:

mr-davestrider:

genderpunkrock:

t0gekisses:

Are you fucking kidding me? Apparently Neil Pattrick Harris is slated to play a transwoman in an upcoming Broadway play.

Jesus. Christ. Don’t they understand that we exist and can play the role better, and more true to life?!

WHY THE FUCK ARE CIS MEN STILL GETTING TRANS WOMAN ROLES
AT THE VERY LEAST GIVE THE ROLE TO A CIS WOMAN BECAUSE WE ARE WOMEN

You do know that Neil Patric Harris is gay right, not cis

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OKAY TUMBLR LET ME BREAK DOWN HEDWIG FOR YOU
HEDWIG ISNT FUCKING TRANS BY CHOICE
SHE HAD A SEX CHANGE OPERATION SO SHE COULD MARRY HER SUGAR DADDY AND COME TO AMERICA
IN THE END OF THE PLAY HEDWIG IS MALE AGAIN
SO YEAH IT WOULDNT WORK OUT TOO FANTASTICALLY TO HAVE A TRANSWOMAN PLAY A FUCKIN DUDE NOW WOULD IT TUMBLR

^

I haven’t seen the musical or movie, so I can’t say anything about this. If any of you did watch Hedwig and are familiar with the storyline, please give your opinion on this.

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Video 1 Apr 7,319 notes

broadwaydivaintraining:

Can we just take a minute to appreciate Stephen Sondheim.

Text 27 Mar 1,192 notes

shemlen-fuckup:

lalondes:

hey i know it’s “hearing back from colleges” season and i just want to give you lovelies a few reminders:

  • the letters you will receive, negative or positive, do not determine your worth as a human being
  • you are going to be okay
  • the letters you will receive, negative or positive, are not necessarily accurate reflections of your capacity as a student
  • you are going to be okay
  • the college admissions game is inherently racist, classist, ableist, and sexist, and you deserve a huge round of applause for fighting all that bullshit, no matter what the letters say
  • you are going to be okay
  • about 33% of students transfer partway through a degree - if you miss your first choice, or the school you end up at isn’t a good fit, you can try again
  • you are going to be okay
  • you are going to be okay
  • you are going to be okay

Also, shout out to the folks who can’t go to college ( for money issues, health reasons, etc) and might feel down this season! It’s a bullshit system full of bullshit expectations. Not being able to go to college for any reason does not make you less of a person. You’re fucking great.

Video 20 Mar 990 notes
Photo 20 Mar 1,400 notes broadwaycom:

Dreams come true, Norm Lewis! Tony nominee to make history in PHANTOM on Broadway; Sierra Boggess returns as Christine

This is big news because not only Sierra is coming back, but Norm will become the first African-American to play the Phantom on Broadway.

broadwaycom:

Dreams come true, Norm Lewis! Tony nominee to make history in PHANTOM on Broadway; Sierra Boggess returns as Christine

This is big news because not only Sierra is coming back, but Norm will become the first African-American to play the Phantom on Broadway.

Video 20 Mar 83,421 notes

picture-of-sophisticated-grace:

"She gets sexed up"

"It’s inappropriate."

"A terrible example for young girls."

"Does being yourself mean wear swanky clothing and wear a lot of makeup?"

Yes, actually it can.

I hate when people say this about Elsa. I HATE IT.

First I would like to mention that when people say “be yourself” some people don’t really mean. What they mean is don’t try to hard, don’t put too much makeup, don’t wear clothes that are too tight or comfy, stay comfortable. And for some people, that is not themselves.

Some people like to put on a lot of makeup.

Some people like wearing revealing clothing.

Some people like to look rebellious.

You can’t hold that against them.

AND ITS THE SAME THING FOR ELSA.

All her life, she was told to be this quiet, poised, conservative girl. A girl who wears long dresses, capes. A girl who doesn’t talk back, doesn’t act up. She was trapped. She was trapped in a little box full of responsibilities.

And now she’s LETTING GO.

Did you even listen to the freaking song?

She’s becoming what she wants to be. She’s letting go of the past and heading straight into the future. And no one affects what she looks like. There is no boy she wants to impress. No townspeople. No parents. 

She’s doing all of this for herself.

And I don’t know about you, but I think that this is a great example to set for little girls, afraid to be themselves.

Video 19 Mar 118 notes

mtplaylist:

The full “No Time At All” sequence from the revival of Pippin featuring Andrea Martin

I saw it on Broadway and she definitely stole the show.

Photo 14 Mar 491 notes fuckyeahgreatplays:

So Lantern Theater in Philadelphia has apparently screwed up royally with a racist “Japanese-inspired” Julius Caesar. Makoto Hirano, member of the Team Sunshine Collective and “actual Japanese person,” has penned a great response that should really be rules for keeping any of your shows from being racist.
Lantern Theater has issued this non-apology:

“One of the major goals of Lantern Theater Company has always been to foster dialogue and discussion among our audience. We have a long history of hiring actors of all backgrounds for Shakespeare roles, but our production of Julius Caesar has offended some people, and we want to better understand their concerns. I have reached out personally to Makoto as well as other members of the local theater and Asian American communities and am interested in hearing all points of view. I welcome the opportunity to further discuss diversity and cultural representation in the theater with anyone who has an interest in an open and direct exchange.”

Lantern, guys, you didn’t create a dialogue, you straight-up didn’t have one with ANYONE who could have helped you not make these mistakes, and that’s how you got into this mess.

fuckyeahgreatplays:

So Lantern Theater in Philadelphia has apparently screwed up royally with a racist “Japanese-inspired” Julius Caesar. Makoto Hirano, member of the Team Sunshine Collective and “actual Japanese person,” has penned a great response that should really be rules for keeping any of your shows from being racist.

Lantern Theater has issued this non-apology:

“One of the major goals of Lantern Theater Company has always been to foster dialogue and discussion among our audience. We have a long history of hiring actors of all backgrounds for Shakespeare roles, but our production of Julius Caesar has offended some people, and we want to better understand their concerns. I have reached out personally to Makoto as well as other members of the local theater and Asian American communities and am interested in hearing all points of view. I welcome the opportunity to further discuss diversity and cultural representation in the theater with anyone who has an interest in an open and direct exchange.”

Lantern, guys, you didn’t create a dialogue, you straight-up didn’t have one with ANYONE who could have helped you not make these mistakes, and that’s how you got into this mess.

Photo 13 Mar 2,454 notes bluepeets:


feuilly:

suuuuper quick sketch to diffuse exam panic

This is so great!

bluepeets:

feuilly:

suuuuper quick sketch to diffuse exam panic

This is so great!


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