broadway diaries

JULIE ANDREWS

Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, is an English film and stage actress, and an operatic singer, who was born in Surrey, England. She was the original singer for the stage musicals of The King and I, My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins.

In 1957 she became the 1st person to play Cinderella on-screen. She made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She later married Hollywood writer Blake Edwards.

She had the lead role in the blockbuster film The Sound of Music, an when Adjusted for inflation, this is the third-highest grossing film of all time. 

She acted in other big films an was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, making her the most successful film star in the world in the 1960s. In 2000, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts. 

In the 21st century her film career still continued, with the successes of The Princess Diaries and its sequel, plus the animated-films of Shrek (2004–2010), and Despicable Me (2010), for which she provided her ladylike voice.

In addition to her Oscar Award, she has won 5 Golden Globes, 3 Grammys, 2 Emmys, and a great many other awards that are too many to list here !

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The #SummerOfSpies Is almost over. The last part of Spies Are Forever comes out Tuesday, August 23! Now is the perfect time to binge watch this new spy musical from the beginning.

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From LA based comedy group the Tin Can Brothers and Brooklyn based pop duo TalkFine comes a brand-new spy musical. Join world famous secret agent Curt Mega as his mission takes him undercover during the Cold War! Along the way, he must tango with a Russian femme fatale, waltz around a Nazi villain, and samba through a horde of outrageous characters. With a license to kill and the voice of an angel, Mega must stay alive, complete the mission, and prove that the deadliest weapon of all is a little song and dance!

Book by Brian Rosenthal, Joey Richter, & Corey Lubowich
Music & Lyrics by Clark Baxtresser & Pierce Siebers
Directed by Corey Lubowich
Curt Mega is Agent Curt Mega
Mary Kate Wiles is Tatiana Slozhno
Lauren Lopez is Cynthia Houston
Joe Walker is The Deadliest Man Alive
Tessa Netting is Barb Larvenor
Al Fallick is The Informant
Joey Richter is Agent Owen Carvour
Brian Rosenthal is Dr. Baron Von Nazi

Top Ten Broadway Things I'm Still Not Over

1. The death of Herman the Fish

2. Next to Normal not getting Best Musical

3. Bonnie and Clyde closing WAY too early

4. Aaron Tveit

5. Not living in New York

6. Aaron Tveit

7. All the “April Fools” Broadway.com posts. 

8. Not having the talent to be a Broadway star.

9. The entire cast of Newsies.

10. Did I mention Aaron Tveit?

jeremy jordan gothic
  • jeremy jordan walks into the first rehearsal for the new show he’s booked. when the directors see him, they frown. “you must have the wrong room.” suddenly, the man who seems to be playing his part turns around. it’s jonathon groff. every other cast member turns around, unblinking. they are also jonathon groff. the director’s faces flicker to reveal, yet again, the cold face of jonathon groff.
  • you are listening to “santa fe” when it comes to the final note. jeremy does not stop singing. the note lasts for another few decades. generations go by. people have lived and died. you don’t remember who you are when the song is over
  • jeremy goes to an audition. his hand grasps the doorknob, and immediately, it shatters. when he pushes the door open it breaks into a million shards, all suspended in the air. in fact, everything he touches breaks. he threatens the casting directors with his strange powers and books the part of lovable jerkwad
  • while shaving, jeremy jordan’s razor does not cut his jaw. his jaw cuts his razor.
  • jeremy jordan goes to change his shirt. when he opens his closet, all the shirts are the same. he looks back on his old photos, only to find he is wearing the same plaid shirt in each and every one. he rushes to the mirror. the plaid shirt is on him now and it’s never coming off.
  • jeremy jordan wakes up one day to find himself living in the early 20th century. “back at last”, he sighs, relieved. he continues on with his life.
  • a show starring jeremy jordan is in the process of making its broadway transfer. when the show reaches the theatre, jeremy is gone. the director panics. in the midst of chaos, matthew morrison appears. no one knows when or how, but soon everyone seems to remember him instead of jeremy. who’s jeremy? no one knows anymore. there is only matthew. he grins evilly to himself. his plan is working.
  • jeremy jordan grows a beard. suddenly he has 3 children. every word he types is capitalized. you shudder to think the rumors are true. he has become a fully fledged dad.
  • a show requires jeremy jordan to dance. kyle coffman suits up in his jeremy jordan costume. you never learn the truth.
  •  you haven’t heard the name “jeremy jordan” in a while. curious about what’s happened to him, you search him up online. the only results that come up are for the 90′s pop idol and the porn star. you scroll frantically through the pages, feeling sicker and sicker by the minute. you wonder if he ever existed at all.
Dream Diary

I had a dream last night that I went to see an all-Muppet performance of Hamilton, except all the Muppets looked exactly like the actors and were voiced by the actors and then afterward we got to go down to the basement of the theater and see the secret underground labyrinth that connects all Broadway shows.  There is a courtyard in the middle and if you find your way to the center you get to participate in the giant all-musical singalong.  

This is real, right?