SUMMER BROADWAY / by Cinthia Contreras

This summer I have been investing some time hanging out in Broadway enjoying musicals, I never though I was going to relate the word enjoyment with musicals and being sitting down for hours but its actually a nice way to spend your time.


 Pretty Woman: The Musical

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FINAL SUMMER ON BROADWAY!PERFORMANCES THROUGH AUGUST 18.

LOCATION: Nederlander Theater, 208 West 41th st, New York, NY.

So far my favorite! This musical is sexy, fun and with a beautiful wardrobe selection.

 

Cast

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SAMANTHA BARKS

VIVIAN WARD

Samantha Barks garnered rave reviews and acclaim for her performance as Éponine in Universal’s film adaptation of Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper starring alongside Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, and Anne Hathaway.

 

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ANDY KARL

EDWARD LEWIS

Andy Karl most recently won the Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, and earned his third Tony Award nomination for his starring role in Broadway’s Groundhog Day. Since then he has filmed the lead role in the independent film, “Faraway Eyes,”

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ORFEH

KIT

Orfeh was last on Broadway as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical for which she was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

 

Oklahoma: The Musical

This is a very American style musical, I kept having issues keeping up but it has some interesting dream sequences.

 LOCATION: Circle in the square theatre, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY.

Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is OKLAHOMA! As you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! Allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. Funny and sexy, dark and terrifying, “this is the OKLAHOMA! That was there all along.” (New York Magazine)

Cast

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Be More Chill

This musical is very young; if you are my age you might not enjoy it as much.

LOCATION: Lyceum Theatre, 149 W 45thst, New York, NY 10036

 It’s about your atypical love triangle- between a guy, a girl and the supercomputer inside the guy’s head that tells him what to do; the guy is desperate to fit in. The girl’s dream is to stand out. And the supercomputer just wants to take over the world! The New Yorker raves, “If you fed Dear Evan Hansen to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, you would get BE MORE CHILL. “With a Tony Award- nominated score bursting with addictively catchy earworms, BE MORE CHILL is the mind-bendingly fun hit about the competing voices in all of our heads.

Cast

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