Posts tagged "goodman theatre"

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?
For those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog, aside from being insane, you must know of my intense love for the musical War Paint, which had its premiere at The Goodman Theatre this June through August. I won’t wax rhapsodic about it again, but I wanted to share with you a lyric... Read more »

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'
Indulge me in a quick flashback: When I was about four or five years old, I was browsing the costume shack at Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm in West Chicago. The year was approximately 1995, many years before the current acceptance of a person’s free will in defining their gender. I bounded excitedly towards an exquisite... Read more »

The Hype Over Hamilton: The Musical and the fickleness of public opinion

The Hype Over Hamilton: The Musical and the fickleness of public opinion
Unless you’ve been living under a particularly resilient rock over the past months, you know that the hottest ticket in New York, as well as every city on the future tour, is Hamilton: The Musical. Like Cats and Wicked before it, the 2015 Tony-guzzling musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) about Politician Alexander Hamilton has... Read more »
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Theatre Analysis: The evolution of War Paint at The Goodman Theatre from first preview to closing night (Part One, Preview 6/28)

(Disclaimer: This analysis is of the opening night of preview performances. The show is still being rehearsed and tweaked and the changes suggested here are my own simple observations. The final critical word will be said on the true opening night. I will be seeing the show the night it closes as a finale to... Read more »