Link 20 Apr 3 notes Playbill Will Alter Iconic Logo to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month - Playbill.com»

And this is what the logo will look like:

Video 19 Apr 1,906 notes

littlebroadwaybabies:

Happy Easter Broadway fans!!

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Video 17 Apr 777 notes

sososopranoboy:

JERSEY BOYS (2014) MOVIE TRAILER

To be honest, Jersey Boys is one of my favourite musicals and I know how much the musical fails from a feminist perspective, but the movie looks promising.

Photo 17 Apr 563 notes ursulatheseabitchh:

sourcedumal:

bluepeets:

itsdlevy:

itsdlevy:

itsdlevy:

My friend Warren wrote a new book about race and the Broadway musical. How great is that cover?

I told Warren how many notes this got on Tumblr, and he was thrilled. So thrilled that he told me I should post this discount code:

 Rutgers University Press is having a special sale right now where you can buy the book for 40% off PLUS get it shipped to you for free. Just go to http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Great-White-Way,5070.aspx to purchase the book and use the coupon code: 02RWWW13.

I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. You should do the same.

New Yorkers: Warren will be doing a reading from the book next Tuesday:

I’m doing a book reading/talk around my new book The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical next Tuesday April 22 at 6PM at the NYU bookstore (726 Broadway).  I’d love it if you can attend and better yet, regardless of whether or not you can make it, if you can please tell friends and invite them, that would be great.  I’ll be signing books and they’ll also be selling copies for 20% off.  

More info on Facebook

I can’t go, but passing this along anyway!

I need to buy this book

JONATHAN

ursulatheseabitchh:

sourcedumal:

bluepeets:

itsdlevy:

itsdlevy:

itsdlevy:

My friend Warren wrote a new book about race and the Broadway musical. How great is that cover?

I told Warren how many notes this got on Tumblr, and he was thrilled. So thrilled that he told me I should post this discount code:

 Rutgers University Press is having a special sale right now where you can buy the book for 40% off PLUS get it shipped to you for free. Just go to http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Great-White-Way,5070.aspx to purchase the book and use the coupon code: 02RWWW13.

I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. You should do the same.

New Yorkers: Warren will be doing a reading from the book next Tuesday:

I’m doing a book reading/talk around my new book The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical next Tuesday April 22 at 6PM at the NYU bookstore (726 Broadway).  I’d love it if you can attend and better yet, regardless of whether or not you can make it, if you can please tell friends and invite them, that would be great.  I’ll be signing books and they’ll also be selling copies for 20% off.  

More info on Facebook

I can’t go, but passing this along anyway!

I need to buy this book

JONATHAN

Video 16 Apr 656 notes

Everyone needs some transparent Sondheim on their blog.

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Text 15 Apr 6,228 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 3,792 notes

Patina Miller, everyone.

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Video 11 Apr 33,321 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 532 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 6,908 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 15,259 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 7,410 notes

broadwaydivaintraining:

Can we just take a minute to appreciate Stephen Sondheim.

Text 27 Mar 1,201 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.

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