Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer Prize winning Sunday in the Park with George is an expertly crafted musical. That isn’t a revelation. However, the limited-run engagement starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford playing at the Hudson Theater feels like one.

Sunday’s first act chronicles the creation of George Seurat’s (Gyllenhaal) famous painting, “Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of the Grande Jatte.” George furiously sketches people in the Park as he tries to create a new kind of painting. In the second act, the audience is introduced to George’s great grandson, who is facing a similar crisis in how to make his art inventive.

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Woman Power Wednesday: Alexandra Silber

First of all, Alexandra Silber is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. In every conversation I’ve had with her, she has made me feel so appreciated and heard. (She even commented on an Instagram post of hers to make sure that she thanked me for a gift I gave her!) I saw her in Fiddler on the Roof SEVERAL times and watched her respond to audience feedback at the stage door so genuinely.

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Daddy Long Legs to Newsies: Filmed Live Theater 

When Ken Davenport decided to livestream the off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs,  he set a potentially game changing trend in musical theater: filming and livestreaming performances. Of course, this was not the first time a musical has been filmed. The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific were both preserved through Live from Lincoln Center.  However, more and more shows are being livestreamed or filmed for later broadcast.

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