Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Seize the Day: Four Reasons to Watch Newsies: The Broadway Musical

I first heard of Newsies when it got to Broadway in 2012. I had never even heard of the 1992 movie of the same name and story that featured a young Christian Bale in the lead role until last year. In fact, I only knew about the musical because Evan Kasprzak, my favorite season five… Continue reading Seize the Day: Four Reasons to Watch Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Rank and Review: Bandstand Original Broadway Cast Recording

This post was written in honor of the one-year anniversary of Bandstand’s cast recording release and the theatrical release of Bandstand on June 25 and 28. This post also contains mild spoilers. For reference: Bandstand is a musical about World War II veterans and a gold star wife who come together after the war to… Continue reading Rank and Review: Bandstand Original Broadway Cast Recording

Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Reviewing the 2018 Tony Awards Performances

I watched the Tony Awards for the first time ever this year. In less than a year since I've truly developed an interest in Broadway, I've become familiar enough with it that I knew about most of the shows nominated this year and many of the actors and actresses there, so I was impressed. I'm… Continue reading Reviewing the 2018 Tony Awards Performances

Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Right This Way: Six Reasons to Watch Bandstand

When I spent last summer in New York, it was my very first time ever being there. I knew one of the things I had to do while there was go see a Broadway show. I only had one show on my must-see list, though: Bandstand. Did I know what it was about? No. Did… Continue reading Right This Way: Six Reasons to Watch Bandstand