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The Theatrely Three

A weekly newsletter of curated theatre news and pop culture content. Published on Monday nights.

Newsies—An Oral History: How It All Happened (for Theatrely.com)

An Oral History on the creation, challenges, and unlikely successes of Newsies the Musical from 1992 movie to Broadway phenomenon. Includes nearly 50 interviews, including conversations with Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Tom Schumacher, and more.

Julia Lester: Girl of the Year (for Theatrely.com)

"In our final moments in the store, Lester decides she is going to take home Corinne, American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2022. She wants to commemorate her own big year, one that is surely just the beginning in the promising career ahead of her. Surrounded by possibilities, and hundreds of dolls, Lester chose to stay in the moment, driven by passion and her own confidence. She was the Girl of the Year all along."

Behind the Scenes at the Jimmy Awards (for Theatrely.com)

"It’s a Monday night at the Minskoff Theatre and I’m listening to 92 high school students sing Diana the Musical. To be fair, it’s not just Diana. There’s plenty of contemporary young adult musicals represented; Band Geeks, Spongebob Squarepants, Percy Jackson... Somehow, there’s also a gamut of Parade, Les Misérables, Next to Normal (who didn’t sing Next to Normal in high school?)."

A Goodbye Letter to Company on Broadway (for Theatrely.com)

"There’s a reason artists and audiences alike come back to this work over and over. Nothing needs to be fancy…one might as well present the show in their own apartment. The show itself (including the book by George Furth) introduces a microcosm of New York, a friend group in their mid-30s, with one single stuck in the middle of a sea of married couples. Here we follow Bobbi, unmarried and unsure of the concept as a whole. There’s longing, apathy, desire, and confusion, a combination that’s sure to strike a unique chord for each individual in the theatre."

An Interview with Saheem Ali and James Ijames of Fat Ham (for Theatrely.com)

"Ijames:  I think I was missing home. I was craving creating that kind of space. I think also, I like playing with the music of the way that people in the South speak, and trying to create a parallel between what Shakespeare was doing and what I think people in the South just do every day when they’re speaking to each other. This sort of very flowery way that people speak. And even inside of that, there’s like a lot of different varieties of the way that people speak." [note: shortly after conducting this interview, James Ijames won the Pulitzer Prize.]

An Interview with Alison Leiby (for Theatrely.com)

"There is a distinct divide in audience members who have and will see the show: those who saw a performance prior to May 2, and those who bought tickets with the current events in mind. When I checked in with Leiby, post-Politico, the circumstances had clearly changed since the earliest performances…but not the content. If anything, that same objective remains, only becoming more vital at our current moment."

Review: Dodi & Diana at Colt Coeur

"Dodi & Diana is a freaking trip. For the characters, through an astrological shift. For the audience, an experience just as fascinating. The latest from Colt Coeur and playwright Kareem Fahmy is a speeding, high-stakes, episode of The Twilight Zone where sitting in the audience feels like a star-crossed coincidence."