May 31, 2010
May 30, 2010
A current round of shows depend on million-dollar multimedia displays like never before, bringing video upstage after years of being relegated mostly to backdrop status.
New musicals like "Sondheim on Sondheim" use sophisticated swirling computer screens that flash thousands of still and moving images and are central to the storytelling action.
"Sondheim" and productions such as "Everyday Rapture" feature YouTube for comical effects.
May 30, 2010
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt talks to us about Rock Band and getting "pwned" when it comes to video games.
The influential band from Oakland, California, that spent its early years playing in Berkeley is exploring new ground with a Broadway adaption of its American Idiot album, as well a video game that will feature three of its most popular albums. Green Day: Rock Band will have the full tracklist from Dookie, American Idiot, and 21st Century Breakdown, as well select tracks from albums Warning, Nimrod, and Insomniac. The punk rock band is set to go on tour again this summer, and the
May 29, 2010
May 27, 2010
Cast members, in costume, will perform the pop-hit medley. Surprise "guest performers" are likely to include "Glee" stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison (both Broadway babies), Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and, possibly, Jon Bon Jovi. Elton John, the producer of the Tony-nominated play "Next Fall," might pop up as well. Tony host Sean Hayes will certainly sing something from "Promises" with his un-nominated co-star, Kristin Chenoweth.