You’re Lookin’ Swell, Dolly

by Genevieve Holt Younger theater fans may not realize it, but Hello, Dolly! was the Hamilton of its day.  The show, which opened on Broadway in January 1964, was an instant sensation and one of the hottest tickets in New York, mounted by the legendary producer David Merrick.  With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman,... Continue Reading →


Composer Jeff Richmond talks with Kathrine Nero about creating MEAN GIRLS Kathrine Nero: What is the story of MEAN GIRLS? Jeff Richmond: MEAN GIRLS is a story of a young lady named Cady Heron, who grew up in the African jungle with her scientist parents. She has had no real contact with people or the... Continue Reading →

What Really Happened… JERSEY BOYS

Writer Rick Elice talks about the Jersey Boys phenomenon By Diane Snyder Forget about show-stopping finales. In Jersey Boys, the smash-hit musical about the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, the pinnacle of excitement comes about 45 minutes into the first act. That’s when back-to-back presentations of three of the group’s biggest hits —... Continue Reading →

Opening Hearts and Homes in COME FROM AWAY

Married writing team David Hein and Irene Sankoff reflect on creating Come From Away in a conversation with Kathrine Nero Kathrine Nero: Let’s start from the beginning. How did you find this story? David Hein:  A friend turned us on to this story about all of these thousands of people who had been diverted to... Continue Reading →

ANASTASIA, HELLO, DOLLY!, MEAN GIRLS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and More, Part Of Broadway In Cincinnati’s 19/20 Season

Cincinnati, OH (March 14, 2019) – Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces a highly-anticipated season lineup of shows including new musicals ANASTASIA, MEAN GIRLS, and COME FROM AWAY and reimagined classic musicals HELLO, DOLLY!, LES MISERABLES, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. These will be joined by JERSEY BOYS, and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE,... Continue Reading →


ACT ONE PROLOGUE: 1815, DIGNE After 19 years on the chain gang, Jean Valjean finds that the ticket of leave he must display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some of the church’s silver. Valjean is... Continue Reading →

A Show for Everybody – JERSEY BOYS

Emphasizing friendship, Jersey Boys crosses generations and wins new fans By David Freeland Jersey Boys, the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway musical about the spectacular rise of pop icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, has been seen worldwide by over 24 million people, all of them captivated by the dazzling recreations of classic 1960s... Continue Reading →

HAMILTON Choreographer (and Cincinnati Native) Gives CATS a New Spring in Its Step

By Gerard Raymond “So many millions of people have a love affair with this show; I feel it is important to give them what they remember,” says Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed the first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the musical phenomenon that has captivated audiences since the 1980s.  Blankenbuehler, one of the preeminent Broadway choreographers working... Continue Reading →

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