Dear Evan Hansen waving through a window

Dear Evan Hansen. Music & lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, book by Steven Levenson. Michael Greif directed. Music Box Theatre, New York.
 

Very few Broadway musicals are original creations — not based on a previous book, play or movie. Dear Evan Hansen is such a rarity, and a supreme example of the genre.

When Benj Pasek …

In Transit: the sounds of New York City

In Transit. Book, music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Circle in the Square, New York, from December 11, 2016.

 

In Transit is marketed as the first a cappella musical in Broadway history, but it’s much more than that. With absolutely no instruments involved …

Allegiance, from stage to screen

Allegiance. Music & lyrics by Jay Kuo, book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. Stafford Arima directed. Presented in movie theaters by Fathom Events.

 

Allegiance had a short run on Broadway, but it’s an important play. Fathom Events deserves credit for presenting it in cinemas nationwide in December of 2016, even after its …

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