Moulin Rouge! The Musical: Making a Stage Spectacular

By David Cote Along with baseball, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz, the Broadway musical is uniquely American. And, like any cultural tradition, it didn’t just appear. Its origins lie in 19th-century European operetta, which emigrated to the New World, got mixed up with jazz, chorus girls and vaudeville comedy—and before you know it, you’ve got... Continue Reading →

The 5-1-3 with TOOTSIE’s Kyra Christopher

Here at Broadway in Cincinnati, there’s nothing we love more than when folks with Queen City connections return to perform on the Aronoff stage.  When we have locals coming to town, we like to ask them a few questions we call “The 5-1-3.” Meet Kyra Christopher from Tootsie LOCAL CONNECTIONS: Kyra earned her BFA in Musical... Continue Reading →

The iconic fashion of PRETTY WOMAN

Pretty Woman Costume Designer Gregg Barnes sat down with Kathrine Nero in New York City to talk about designing the clothes for this unforgettable story.  Kathrine Nero: There are some iconic moments in Pretty Woman.  Will we recognize some of these looks? Gregg Barnes:  When something comes along like Pretty Woman and the audience has... Continue Reading →

Backcombing HAIRSPRAY with Jack O’Brien

By Jack O’Brien Eighteen years ago, HAIRSPRAY bowed for the first time on Broadway, earning a New York Times rave that called it “deliriously tuneful…as sweet as a show can be." The original creative team was led by director Jack O’Brien and included choreography by Jerry Mitchell, set design by David Rockwell, costumes by William Ivey... Continue Reading →

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