Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen: Vlog & Review

It’s been a crazy few weeks moving up to the Berkshires and settling into life at my new internship. But, this past weekend I took a quick birthday Broadway getaway with my lovely mother and we saw three shows (Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen), ate our weight in good food, and met up with some dear friends of mine. Our first stop upon arriving in Manhattan was to grab...

7 Things I’ll Miss About Cambridge

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 It’s been one week since I moved back to Maryland from Massachusetts, and I miss my dear ol’ neighborhood more than words. My life in Cambridge was made up of so many different, beautiful pieces which each hold a distinct place in my heart. While I could talk for hours about what I loved and why, here are seven of my favorite parts of Cambridge that I think I’ll miss the most.  The...

A Theatre Lover’s Guide to Boston

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My time in Boston is drawing rapidly to a close. One of the reasons I chose to move here was so I could delve into its amazing theatre scene—and it hasn’t disappointed. I love that the “Boston” theatre scene extends beyond the city limits and pours over into Cambridge, a quiet but nonetheless bustling hub of culture. Not only does this allow the shows to reach even greater audiences, but...

Diversity on Broadway: Tony Noms

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Tony nominations were announced last week, which means Broadway has officially caught Tony fever, and I have officially gone into spreadsheet mode. With countless statistics on nominees and winners, the Tonys are a gold mine for finding concise information on diversity both on stage and behind the scenes of Broadway.  I looked at the diversity for all of the shows in the 2016-17 Broadway season a few weeks ago, but this...

Three-Show Weekend: Vlog & Review

Whirlwind is the first word that comes to mind when I try to describe this weekend. From the moment I woke up at 5:00am to catch an Amtrak into Manhattan, I hit the ground running and didn’t stop until I was back home in Boston.  First up on this three-show weekend was pre-show brunch with my friends Adeline, Diane, and Kayla in the heart of Greenwich village. We had reservations at Délice...

When Broadway Shows Close Quickly

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My friend Adeline and I have been planning to see the play Significant Other on Broadway for a few months, and we’ve been patiently waiting for our spring trip into Manhattan to see it. However, the production, an off-Broadway transfer, was not performing well. The show was making around 20% of its potential gross per week¹, and the infamous Broadway message boards spoke of the play’s inevitable demise. The show’s...

Diversity on Broadway

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Representation is important. I will repeat this as many times as it is necessary for you to understand it. Representation. Is. Important. As a straight white woman, I fully recognize my societal privilege. But women are still neither treated nor represented equally, and this needs to change. I decided to do a little bit of research on diversity on Broadway and see where the theatre industry is falling short.  I compiled...

Broadway Bucket List

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One of my favorite things about being a Broadway theatre-goer is that there is always something new to see, do, or discover. The pulse of the community fills me with excitement and a drive to experience all there is to offer. While I’ve been able to do some pretty incredible things (like go backstage!), there is still so much left to do–which is why I made a Broadway bucket list....

The Art of Being Yourself

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Growing up, people could tell me to “be myself” all day long and I still wouldn’t know what they meant. But recently, I’ve come to understand what this clichéd piece of advice actually means. While fully understanding the phrase and actually living it out are two separate, nuanced elements that will take years of work, I thought I’d make an attempt at explaining what I consider to be the “art...