I hope you don’t thoughts that we put down in phrases how fantastic life is… now that Broadway Week is having us purchase 2 tickets for the value of 1! That is it, fellow “theater kids” — we will watch Moulin Rouge! The Musical with our favourite Broadway buddies!
But when Moulin Rouge! The Musical is simply too awkward to observe with a good friend, listed below are your different choices:
Some NYC Broadway Week Musicals to Watch:
The Lion King
There’s no disgrace in crying each time we witness Mufasa die. In any case, it’s “the circle of life.” The Lion King could also be a childhood favourite movie of yours, however as an grownup, attempt to admire the African influences of their costumes and songs. Additionally, there are a couple of adjustments within the plot in the event you evaluate this musical vs. the animated movie.
Some say that — subsequent to Shakespeare — Lin-Manuel Miranda is the second most well-known playwright to exist. Thus far, no one’s debunked it but. No matter that unofficial title, what’s official, nevertheless, is that this Puerto Rican-descent filmmaker, composer, playwright, and lyricist has three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize…and, you get the purpose! This man is an creative genius!
Should you haven’t watched Hamilton but (and we don’t blame you if you wish to watch it once more!), this musical will not be the standard belting kind. They rap many songs right here. We repeat — they rap! About what, you ask? — the lifetime of our Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton.
P.S. If this nonetheless doesn’t persuade you that Hamilton is value watching, Lin-Manuel Miranda additionally composed the Encanto songs.
The Depraved Witch of the West is again to defy gravity — and no one, in all of Oz, no wizard that there’s or was, is ever gonna deliver her down this Broadway Week. If “Defying Gravity” isn’t your cup of tea to belt out, although, at the very least you continue to have Depraved’s “Popular” music. Additionally, you realize it’s about time that we witness the backstories of “villains we hate to love” — like Elphaba’s.
Aladdin (the musical…or himself — or Jasmine) are additionally prepared to indicate you a complete new world. This shining, shimmering, splendid musical can also be a childhood basic to observe. Aladdin could also be a 1992 animated musical film but when a cartoon magic carpet journey doesn’t enchantment to you anymore, why not expertise the precise magic reside?
In case you’re not satisfied sufficient to observe Aladdin, the singing voice of Jasmine (within the movie) was Lea Salonga’s (she’s additionally a Broadway staple). And the Filipino native additionally lent her voice in Mulan — as Mulan herself! Disney could have set the bar excessive for different performers (though, in fact, all of them ship — of their distinctive methods!), however this goes to indicate how they solely forged the most effective of the most effective — since you don’t deserve an expertise lower than that!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
They are saying theater is the best type of artwork — due to the skills forged to satisfy the roles assigned to them — however in the event you actually need to admire musicals past the performing, singing, and dancing, take a look at Moulin Rouge! The Musical’s costume and set manufacturing.
Spoiler alert: it could or is probably not extra iconic than Christina Aguilera and the gang’s tackle the costume design of their Woman Marmalade music video!
Musical Followers: Unite!
If fashionistas have Style Week, and meals connoisseurs have Restaurant Week, theater youngsters have NYC Broadway Week to saturate our eyes, ears, and hearts with musicals which might be so exceptionally produced, that even the non-musical lovers know and rave about them. Get your 2-for-1 tickets to any of those musicals earlier than Broadway Week ends!
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