Who Partied Best: Two “Wild Party” Musicals Premiere in Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

The Bay Area is definitely the place for two wild parties. A story that has always been under the radar, “The Wild Party” has been part of all mediums since it started as a poem in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March. A fictionalized story of an infamous party of sex and drugs inspired by a […] Click to read more »

I Pledge: This “Allegiance” Is Heartfelt and Brilliant by Kevin M. Thomas

Heartfelt, emotional and real, “Allegiance” the musical made its Broadway debut this week after years in development and on-the-road, but the trip was definitely worth the wait. Composer and co-book writer Jay Kuo has taken us back to his roots of the San Francisco Bay Area and tells a story in drama and song that […] Click to read more »

“On Your Feet” Will Catapult You Out of Your Seat with it’s True Story of Love, Perseverance and Inspiration

Walking into the Marquis Theatre one is instantly aware you are about to get your latin groove on with the music of the iconic Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine,  especially when the usher at the entrance reminds crowds to not forget to get your  ‘Conga’ on. “On Your Feet”  is the brand new musical which […] Click to read more »

Tony Nominated “The Visit” Puts Chita Rivera Back on Top by Kevin M. Thomas

Some things are worth the wait. After a pre-Broadway tryout 14 years ago, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s “The Visit” finally makes it to the Great White Way.  Perhaps a bit shorter than its original Chicago production, but Chita Rivera still remains the lead and is still in good form. The musical icon is up for […] Click to read more »

“The Audience” Displays an Eager, Opinionated, Funny and Vulnerable Queen from the 50s to the Present By Steve V. Rodriguez

“The Audience” led by the one and only, Helen Mirren , who plays Queen Elizabeth II is an imagined look at the one-on-one weekly conversations between her majesty,  and the twelve different Prime Ministers who have governed throughout the Queen’s reign. The Broadway ‘audience’ learns early on in “The Audience”, from the wonderful, Equerry played with […] Click to read more »

Deborah Cox Celebrates 20 Years in the Biz, Plus Releases Hot New Single, “Kinda Mis You” for Upcoming Album

Legendary gay icon, Deborah Cox, “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here”, performed last night to some of her core fans on the Atlantis Caribbean cruise. The singer, who is widely known in the gay community, is also known for her Broadway performances in “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Aida”. On top of that she released a critically […] Click to read more »

From a Large New York Stage to an Intimate San Francisco Venue, Megan Hilty is a Star on the Rise by Kevin M. Thomas

If you’re a fan of Broadway and show tunes, you know Megan Hilty. Her physical attributes have gotten her cast in shows playing Marilyn Monroe or Dolly Parton characters, but her great talent is what really has gotten her the most attention. She’s spending the weekend being bi–coastal. She performs at Lincoln Center on Friday, […] Click to read more »

A Chat With A Genie: “Aladdin” Star From the Bay Area Remains Humble Even in Award Season by Kevin M. Thomas

It’s award season in New York and we were able to have a chat with award nominee and our old friend from the Bay Area, James Monroe Iglehart, who is getting a lot of accolades and applause in “Aladdin” the musical. We first met Iglehart many years ago when he had a small part in […] Click to read more »

Too early for Tonys but “Gentleman’s Guide” might have the actor to beat by Kevin M. Thomas

Tony voters take note: Jefferson Mays should not be forgotten when it comes time for picking Best Actor in a Musical for his amazing, ribald, riotous multi-character work in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” He’s so good that he should also be up for featured actor. “Gentleman” has had a bumpy road to Broadway […] Click to read more »

“After Midnight” on Broadway Transports the Audience to the Cotton Club Era and Reminds Us to ‘Leave Your Worries and Fears at the Door’

The new broadway musical, “After Midnight”, currently starring Fantasia, Dule Hill and Adriane Lenox is less musical, and more of a glimpse into the Harlem legendary club known as the Cotton Club. The only thing missing from this exhilarating 90-minute production is a martini in hand, as the audience feels transported into what it may […] Click to read more »