Frozen on Broadway: 5 Portraits, 3 New Songs

Frozen, the Broadway musical based on the animated film, is currently in previews and will open March 22 at the St. James Theater. Below are photographic portraits of the five principal cast members by Andrew Eccles, and videos of three new songs by composers Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — including the latest, “Dangerous to Dream” — released by the hard-working publicity department at Disney Theatrical.

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Favorite Super Bowl 2018 Commercials – NFL homoerotic dance, Tide metacommercial, etc

Hands down the most watchable commercial during the Super Bowl 2018 game was the “Dirty Dancing” sequence starring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. of the New York Giants, in what must surely have been the most homoerotic commercial in the history of the Super Bowl, and the NFL, and football.

If you can stand seeing just one Super Bowl commercial this year, it should be the one for Tide, since it contains all the other Super Bowl commercials you’ve ever seen — all coming in with the tide.

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Watch #BroadwaySoWhite? People of Color Panels at BroadwayCon 2018

Speakers at three of the panels at BroadwayCon — Beyond the Heights: Latinx Representation in Theatre; Fan Tan Fantastic: Asian American Representation; and Being A Critic of Color — summarize their discussions.

BroadwayCon: Anthony Rapp on Speaking Out. Actors and Activism.

“I wasn’t afraid of the risk; I don’t know why, maybe I’m stupid,” Anthony Rapp said in answer to an audience member’s question about the difficulty of going public with his accusations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey.

Rapp was speaking at the third annual BroadwayCon, a theater convention that he co-founded, in a panel entitled “Actors and Activism,” along with fellow panelists Lisa Kron, Ilana Levine, Arian Moayed, Emily Skeggs, and Britton Smith.

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BroadwayCon – What To Expect

The third annual BroadwayCon, conceived by Anthony Rapp and fashioned after ComicCon, runs this Friday to Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Those attending really need to check out the BroadwayCon website (or app) in advance, especially the schedule

The biggest events, the ones on the Main Stage, include the opening ceremony, the 10th reunion of In The Heights, and “show spotlights” on Chicago and Frozen (on Friday afternoon), Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob Squarepants, and The Band’s Visit (Saturday), Come From Away (Sunday)

But that doesn’t give you a sense of the size of this thing — there are 238 people (by my count) participating in the various panels or sessions, many of them familiar faces, such as these:

Just walking around offers its own thrills — all the vendors and swag and fans in costume

Below are photographs and videos from the first two BroadwayCons.

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#Hamildrop 2, with Lin-Manuel Miranda: Wrote My Way Out

Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aloe Blacc perform “Wrote My Way Out” the second of the promised monthly #Hamildrop series, which replace the initially proposed second volume of The Hamilton Mixtape.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins rehearsals for Broadway. Meet entire cast

Rehearsals have begun for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will open at the Lyric Theater on Broadway on April 22, following up on J.K. Rowling’s characters 19 years after her last novel, The Deathly Hallows. Click on the first photograph above to get the list of names of the entire cast.