Lloyd Thaxton dances with a guest

From Politics to Play: How 1960s TV Influenced Hairspray

From the 1940s to 1970, American television was comprised of three major networks — ABC, NBC and CBS. It was there that Americans turned for their news and entertainment. In every household across the country, families tuned into their one television set to watch programs together. Then, the next morning, people literally gathered around the […]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Student Matinee

Coloradan Christy Oberndorf is proudly touring the country with Hairspray, and it all started when her elementary school took a trip to the former Country Dinner Playhouse to see Frosty the Snowman. Christy grew up in Aurora, Colorado and did not come from a family of performers, so it really was a student matinee that […]

Shrek Coloring Pages

Whether you grew up watching Shrek or are introducing your kids to the hilarious Shrek The Musical, these coloring pages are for you. All the iconic characters, including Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots, and Shrek (of course) are all here. Does your version of Shrek have green ogres or…maybe purple? Click the icons below to […]

Roxie sits on Billy Flynn's knee as dancers surround them, leaning in and reaching.

First Look: CHICAGO

CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one showstopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse in the foreground during a Damn Yankees rehearsal

Who Was Bob Fosse?

Can you remember the first time you saw CHICAGO onstage? Near the beginning of Act One, when Roxie is introduced to the other female inmates, the musical number Cell Block Tango begins. An absolutely iconic sequence, it stands out among the greatest dance numbers in musical theatre history. Think Mein Herr from Cabaret. Who’s Got […]

The actors in Jesus Christ Superstar pose around a large cross, in formation like The Last Supper.

First Look: Jesus Christ Superstar

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar, returns to the stage. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. Take […]

Go Behind the Scenes with the Creatives of Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle is a groundbreaking dance / theatre production, featuring the iconic music of Sting and exhilarating choreography by Kate Prince. But what goes into making this type of production? Watch the videos below to learn more about the scenic design, music adaptation, choreography, and story development behind Message In A Bottle.

Welcome to the 60s (Nov 23) - (from L) Caroline Eiseman as “Tracy Turnblad,” Greg Kalafatas as “Edna Turnblad” and Company in Hairspray. Photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Hairspray Fun Facts

Want to know more about the musical phenomenon, Hairspray? Take a look at this video, featuring cast and crew from the National Tour. Learn about the tour, the team behind the scenes, and what audiences are loving about the show.

Chicago Still Has That Razzle Dazzle

‘Chicago’ grew long legs from the shadow of ‘A Chorus Line’ to take its own place in Broadway’s razzle-dazzle history

A Fairy Tale for a New Generation

If you were born before 1990, your bedtime stories were likely straight out of the Grimm Fairy Tales. First published in 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm put forth 200 tales over their literary career including Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel. But Shrek was nowhere among them. Fast forward 180 years and along comes […]