by: Dan Mason (@djdan1079) So the Tony nominations are out, Whaddya think? Were your favorite shows and performers recognized?? Here are my 7 biggest questions after seeing the list of nominees: 1) The final score was Porgy & Bess: 10, Follies: 8. How ironic given the fact that Stephen Sondheim was so quick to destroy […]Read more "Tony Awards- 7 Burning Questions"
by: Dan Mason (@djdan1079) As the theatre community gets ready for the Tony nominations on Tuesday, we are back with part 2 of our fearless predictions. Best Featured Actor in a Musical As deep as the leading actor category feels this year, the pool of candidates for featured actor category feels equally shallow. There do seem […]Read more "Tony Award Predictions- Part 2"
At this point, it’s impossible to not have heard or read about the rave reviews of recent revival of Sondheim’s Follies, directed by Eric Schaeffer. The New York Times calls it, “vibrant“ and Time Out New York says, “…this is a show no grown-up should miss”. It’s a masterpiece of a production. The cast, the orchestrations, and […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Follies” @ Marquis Theatre, 10/06/11"
Disclaimer: Tyler Martins saw FOLLIES on the first preview. No press tickets were given; He purchased his own ticket. FOLLIES opens on September 12th, 2011. The essence of FOLLIES is captured by a single moment, as Heidi takes the stage during the second act to sing the haunting operatic waltz “One More Kiss.” As Heidi […]Read more "A Reflection on the 1st Preview of “Follies”"
Written by: Tyler Martins The curtain of the first preview of the fourth show of the new Broadway season is set to rise this Sunday. The new season is full of exciting musicals and plays. Last season, there were only two musical revivals on Broadway. This season, there are at least half a dozen, ranging […]Read more "Top 5 New Broadway Musicals I’m Excited About"
Every Friday look for a column written by The Broadway Critic Blog’s newest columnist, Mr. Tyler Martins (@mrtylermartins). His passionate love for Sondheim will probably dominate the conversation, but his love for musical theatre is palpable. The many reasons I love Follies…. I love the plot… Everyone loves a party, don’t they? Follies is just that: […]Read more "The Many Reasons I Love “Follies”"
If you’ve noticed, I’ve taken a little break in my theatre going over the last two months. I needed it after seeing over 60 shows last year alone. And frankly, there weren’t a lot of shows that struck my fancy over the last two months. Right now, I have five shows on the books and […]Read more "2011 March Bay Area Theatre Guide"