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

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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

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