Despite diminishing returns, there is solidarity between the remaining music publications. “Each publication has a personality and there’s room for a number of us to exist and people to be a fan of more than one of them,” says In Sound editor Jess Partridge. Dork’s Ackroyd says the paid-for magazines are the best they’ve been in years. “Q especially feels editorially stronger and more interesting than at any point I can remember, often commissioning multiple page features with acts no other title would or could.” … [Read more...] about ‘Like a tap being turned off’: music magazines fight for survival in UK
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Titled Smash, A New Musical, the new stage show will revive the characters of Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, played by McPhee and Hilty in the series, as the pair of rival actresses hoping to land the lead role of Monroe in the fictitious musical. … [Read more...] about Smash, the TV show which starred Katharine McPhee, is going to Broadway as a musical production with Steven Spielberg producing
Could we BE any more excited? It has been announced that a musical version of Friends is currently in the works, and is set to debut in New York City in Autumn this year. The show, which will star our favourite gang – Chandler, Phoebe, Ross, Joey, Rachel and Monica – isn't being officially endorsed by the creators of the original sitcom, but has songs penned by well-known writing duo Bob and Tobly McSmith. The pair are best known for creating off-Broadway parody hits including Think 90210! The Musical and Kardashians! The Musical. … [Read more...] about Friends is being made into a musical!
Working with Bowling Green’s Yellowberri video production company, Jarvis has been able to keep many of the local musicians active by producing virtual concerts that are shown on Tidball’s Facebook page. Viewers can make donations online, but the revenue is a fraction of what Tidball’s and the bands would normally get. … [Read more...] about Singing the Blues: Music venues crippled by virus rules
The show's book and music come from the Tony Award-winning team of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan ("Memphis"). Christopher Ashley ("Memphis," "Come From Away") directs, with choreography by Olivier Award-winner and Tony-nominee Kelly Devine ("Come From Away," "Rocky"). … [Read more...] about “Sunday Morning” Matinee: “Diana: A True Musical Story”