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Words for the Ways We Experience Live Theatre!

medium.com — After reading Steve Johnson's column in the Chicago Tribute titled " New TV terminology for the big-screeners and the stealth-bombers out there," I couldn't help but apply this methodology to live theater-going habits. Having spent much of my life dedicated to musicals, plays, and every other genre of theatrical art filling Broadway houses, a few lovingly self-deprecating labels came to mind.

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

huffingtonpost.com — Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report. All four shows -- Bring It On: The Musical; A Christmas Story, The Musical; Kinky Boots; and Matilda The Musical -- are derivatives of feature films, albeit the latter is based on the book rather than the '90s film adaptation.

Review: Bette Midler is Infectious in Broadway's 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers'

blogs.indiewire.com — There is a moment in Broadway's "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers," as the one-time Hollywood agent extraordinaire is perched on her upholstered throne in Beverly Hills, that you half expect to see Erich von Stroheim cross the stage with a young William Holden in tow.

Twitter Erupts as Carrie Underwood Joins NBC’s The Sound of Music

simsscoop.com — When news broke of country star Carrie Underwood's casting as Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," the Twitterverse responded with wit, wails, and whoas.

Following a Broadway Show’s Demise on Twitter

simsscoop.com — As the official Twitter account for The Performers has strong social media activity and has built up a small but avid fan base, I thought it interesting to take a look at the Twitter timeline starting on opening night and ending with the news of closing hitting the internet.

Sofa Snark: Alicia Silverstone Does Porn on Broadway

simsscoop.com — Sofa Snark: Alicia Silverstone joins Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson in Broadway's The Performers, a play about the porn industry. It's a gang bang of a good time. Holiday cheer returns to the Great White Way as Elf returns in musical form while A Christmas Story makes its way from the silver screen to the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Separation of Twitter and Facebook in the Age of Obama

simsscoop.com — Get into a verbal fight on Facebook, and I still have to see you in our elevator the next morning. I'm all for embracing awkward moments, but not when that initial verbal brawl is seen, and judged, by my republican-minded in-laws.

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