Issue #195: June 15, 2007
the Toronto Star article on Camp Broadway!!
the Toronto Sun article on Camp Broadway!!
In the 50s it was West Side Story, the 60s Hair and Godspell, the
70s A Chorus Line and Chicago, the 80s Les
Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, the
90s Rent and now the groundbreaking musical Spring
Awakening carries the torch for this decade of new Broadway
musicals. This rock musical about teenage sexual anxiety
picked up eight Tony’s including the coveted Best Musical.
Legendary playwright Tom Stoppard’s The
Coast of Utopia broke the record for number of Tony’s
for a play by picking up seven including Best Play.
Concert Tickets are hot as well as Broadway theater shows like Jersey Boys
Tickets, Disney's Mary Poppins on
Broadway and classics like Wicked Tickets.
Other notable Tony’s went to David Hyde Pierce for
best actor in a musical (Curtains), Frank
Langella for best actor in a play (Frost/Nixon), Christine
Ebersole for best actress in a musical (Grey
Gardens), and Julie White for best
actress in a play (Little Doug Laughed)
It was a lousy movie in the 80s so what were they thinking
when they decided to turn it into a Broadway musical. Xanadu opens
at the Helen Hayes Theatre on June 26. However, producer Rob
Ahrens told the book writer Douglas Carter
Beane to do whatever he wants with the story. We’ll
see when the curtain rises.