I was charmed by a Broadway story this week: It Only Takes a Moment: Bette Midler’s Gracious Gesture
Bette Midler – who is apparently the highest paid Broadway star ever, currently leading the revival of Hello, Dolly – allowed Christian Dante White to take the final bow at one of the performances. The reason? White is an understudy and went on in the role of Cornelius with little notice, and little rehearsal and Midler wanted to acknowledge the impressive feat that was his flawless performance. More
“But if life were only moments,
then you’d never know you had one”
I am a terrible secret keeper. I love secrets so much, but I find it SO hard not to share. So, you can imagine my relief to have FINALLY announced The Musical Stage Company, our vision, and our upcoming programming after so many months of secrecy. More
In March, 2016, Alyssa Rosenberg from The Washington Post called Passing Strange “The musical anyone who adores ‘Hamilton’ must see.” Needless to say, having programmed Passing Strange, I was delighted to see this sentiment (that I share) put so boldly in print. More
This morning I sat down at my computer around 7:00am and devoted the morning to reviewing headshots and resumes. We have two shows that we are casting in December and we start booking people into auditions tomorrow for one of the projects. More
Now that UnCovered has come to an end, we are turning our attention to our next production – the Toronto premiere of Grey Gardens.
Plans for Grey Gardens have been in the works for nearly a year already and so it’s a great delight (and relief) that we can let the cat out of the bag officially.
While the 1976 documentary following two women living in squalor may not instinctively seem like the stuff that musicals are made of, I have been thoroughly fascinated with the Grey Gardens musical since it premiered in New York in 2006 and I’m thrilled that we can finally bring it to the stage in Toronto with an all Canadian cast.
So why now? More