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James Snyder

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  • Broadway-bound musical 'If/Then' features Idina Menzel and problematic plot

    Broadway-bound musical 'If/Then' features Idina Menzel and problematic plot
    If you like musicals packed with songs delivered by a vibrant cast boasting a certified star at the helm, all surrounded by cool stagecraft, then hasten to the National Theatre for the pre-Broadway tryout of “If/Then.” If you’re more...
  • A new musical based on 'Cry-Baby' readies for its first big test

    A new musical based on 'Cry-Baby' readies for its first big test
    During his misspent youth, John Waters often joked that his future lay behind barbed wire and guard towers. "I used to say that I was going to end up in prison making license plates," he says. "Little did I know." Little did Waters know that he, the...
  • REVIEW: 'If/Then' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

    REVIEW: 'If/Then' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
    NEW YORK — “I don't want to be a new kind of married,” howls one of the self-doubting characters in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's occasionally precious but thoroughly fascinating and intellectually and musically rich new Broadway musical....
  • Regional Legit Review: 'If/Then' Starring Idina Menzel

    The sublime talents of soprano Idina Menzel are showcased to the hilt in "If/Then," an impressive new tuner by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey that gives new meaning to the term "book-heavy musical." Bowing in a pre-Broadway tryout at D.C.'s National Theater,...
  • Williamstown Festival's 'Johnny Baseball' Saved By Second Act

    Williamstown Festival's 'Johnny Baseball' Saved By  Second Act
    The show: "Johnny Baseball" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass. What makes it special?: It's a musical centering on the Red Sox "curse." First impressions: This baseball musical is not so much "Damn Yankees" as the "Damned...
  • James Snyder Heads HSO Concert Honoring Goodspeed

    James Snyder Heads HSO Concert Honoring Goodspeed
    James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...
  • Theater review: 'Dangerous Beauty' at Pasadena Playhouse

     
    “Dangerous Beauty,” the new musical about a canny Venetian courtesan based on the 1998 movie of the same title, sets out to seduce its audience with visual opulence. The costumes by Soyon An are like a Renaissance picture book sprung......
  • Writer Jeannine Dominy on the story behind the story of 'Dangerous Beauty'

     
    Writer Jeannine Dominy discusses the story behind the story of 'Dangerous Beauty,' coming to Pasadena Playhouse...
  • 'The Secret World of Arrietty' is another Ghibli gem, critics say

     
    "The Secret World of Arrietty": The legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away") and his animation house Studio Ghibli rarely miss the mark, and their latest effort, "The Secret World of Arrietty," is no exception. The film has garnered...
  • "Carousel" at Goodspeed Opera House: Everlasting Love Played For Real

    "Carousel" at Goodspeed Opera House:  Everlasting Love Played For Real
    The show: A revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Carousel” at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. First Impressions: You can tell right away from set designer Michael Schweikardt’s gorgeously painted seashore and sky...