In going through my daily routine of checking out all of the major theatre websites, I came across some video on two of the season's most anticipated shows, The Scottsboro Boys and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
The first video, presented by the Guthrie Theatre, records a bit of the opening number from The Scottsboro Boys. It features new lead Joshua Henry of American Idiot fame. Talk about a departure! From Green Day to Kander and Ebb! As one might expect the number is snappy and peppy - quite catchy - and establishes the millieu immediately, in this case the minstrel show. And as one might also expect rom this writing team, beneath the happy exterior there is an inherent darkness. Just think "Wilkommen" and "All The Jazz", two of their shows that also use the show as frame for story structure.
The second video is a bit older, and comes from Broadway.com. It is a mini-documentary about the off-Broadway production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Between the passionate discussion provided by the authors, the charisma of Broadway's next "it" boy, Benjamin Walker, and the catchy emo rock bits and pieces, the video really makes me excited about seeing the show this fall.
Comments? Leave one here, email me at email@example.com, or follow me on twitter or formspring and leave comments there!
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE:
CLICK/TAP THE TABS ABOVE TO ACCESS OUR ARCHIVE OF SHOW AND MEDIA REVIEWS, AS WELL AS FEATURES LIKE MR. AND MS. BROADWAY, STANDING @ ZERO AND ONE THAT GOT AWAY. COLLECTORS WILL BE INTERESTED IN OUR LIGHTS OF BROADWAY CARDS AND PLAYBILLS FOR SALE!
COMING UP ON BROADWAY: SIX - Opens Company - Previews Diana - Previews The Lehman Trilogy - Previews Mrs. Doubtfire - Previews The Minutes - Previews MJ: The Musical - Previews 3.8.21 Plaza Suite - Previews 3.19.21 American Buffalo - Previews 3.22.21 Take Me Out - Previews 3.22.21 The Music Man - Previews 4.7.21 1776 - Spring 2021 Caroline, or Change - Spring 2021 Flying Over Sunset - Spring 2021 Our Town - Spring 2021 Birthday Candles - Fall 2021 Sing Street -Winter 2021
COMING UP THIS WEEK: 9/21: 1990s Broadway Musical Logo Madness! Round 1: Mufasa Division! - 9/22: Hit Songs from Broadway Misfires - 9/23: Musical of the Month: Grease: The 2007 Revival Cast - 9/24: Mr. Broadway September 2020- 9/25: The Broadway Game of the Week
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email); @jkstheatrescene (Twitter); jkstheatrescene (Instagram)