Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

It’s October 3rd: Top Three Songs from Mean Girls on Broadway

If you don’t understand the significance of October 3rd, then you probably need to be (re)educated on modern American pop culture. October 3rd is known as “Mean Girls Day” in honor of an iconic line from the classic teen comedy movie Mean Girls. Since the movie’s release in 2004, Mean Girls has only grown in… Continue reading It’s October 3rd: Top Three Songs from Mean Girls on Broadway

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Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Why I’m Grateful for Bandstand

A year ago today, Bandstand had its last performance on Broadway. A year has passed since Corey Cott played Donny Novitski and sang about how “bobby soxers swoon at (his) charms.” A year has passed since Laura Osnes played Julia Trojan and had her poetry used as inspiration for songs. A year has passed since… Continue reading Why I’m Grateful for Bandstand

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

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