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Bruce Willis in Misery on Broadway


Despite his world-renown as a movie star, Willis actually got his start Off-Broadway. His theater debut came in a production of Heaven and Earth, which earned him enough exposure to book Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (a revival of which is currently showing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda). After his turn in Fool for Love, Willis booked a Levi’s commercial (below for your enjoyment - can you spot the other future star?) and headed west to Hollywood!


The Bucket List - Venues

Bucket List Venues

Compiled and edited by James Hodges

Bucket List Venue: Madison Square Garden - NY, NY
Why I need to see this venue: I recently moved to the northeast from Seattle and I've always wanted to attend an event at Madison Square Garden. I wouldn't care if it was a concert, basketball game, or hockey game. I just want to enjoy the experience, take in the history, but most importantly be able to say I've been to MSG!



With the Broadway debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much anticipated opus Hamilton coming up on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the Great White Way is abuzz with praise for the new musical. Ben Brantley of The New York Times, the paper itself a bastion of restraint and the last word in theatre reviews, gushed, “HISTORIC. HAMILTON is brewing up a revolution. This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It's probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush. A MARVEL.” Fellow Gray Lady mainstay David Brooks similarly decreed, “BRILLIANT. HAMILTON is one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had in a theater. Bold, rousing, sexy, tear-jerking and historically respectful — the sort of production that asks you to think afresh about your country and your life.” And the reviews gush on, and on, and on.


Great White Way Shines Light on Women

Great White Way Shines Light on Women

Broadway regulars should be just about clear of their hangovers today, though we wouldn’t fault them for calling in “sick” a second day; there was plenty to celebrate after Sunday night’s pomp and circumstance. Though we won’t go so far as to declare 2015 as the “Year of the Woman” on Broadway, women did make a serious splash at the 69th Annual Tony Awards.


4 Other Disney Films That Should Head to the Broadway Stage

Theater shows

With Aladdin slated to make its Broadway debut in little more than a month, as well as the confirmation that "Frozen" will be the next film to be adapted for the theater stage, I can't help but think of what other films from the beloved company would do well on stage. To be clear, to me there is a difference between a story simply being adapted for the theater and the Walt Disney production company taking one of its films and making it a Broadway hit. In the latter scenario, there is something magical that happens when the finished product is ready for the stage.

Here are four other films I'd like to see turned into productions that could rival The Lion King and Mary Poppins.

Alice in Wonderland

What the 1951 film lacks in songs, it more than makes up for in visual effects. The mad tea party, the shrinking and growing of Alice, the magical forest, and the Queen's court would all make incredible sets on stage. Then there are the characters, such as the White Rabbit, Cheshire cat, Caterpillar, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and March Hare, and the Queen of Hearts, who would be fun to see live. The costumes would be bright, over-the-top, and probably a bit like a Dr. Seuss book.

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