summer on broadway

Please fire me. One of my campers in our theater camp said she wanted less than 10 lines because she’s only 7. The part she got cast in gave her 5 lines. “THAT’S NOT ENOUGH LINES!” The tantrum lasted from 12:30 to 2:45. So the next afternoon we gave her a 2nd part with 2 more lines so now she has 7 lines. Then she had a 2nd tantrum that lasted from 1:15 until 3:15 “NOW I HAVE TOO MANY LINES!” When we offered her 6 lines by asking one of the other campers in the cast to take one of her lines, she cried and cried and cried until her dad picked her up. Her dad yelled at me for not catering to requests, even though I had no say in casting and no say in the script our director chose.

  • You know that point where you started out just kind of exploring a fandom and then all the sudden you're watching everything on the Internet about it and you have jumped head first into this fandom and now there's probably no way out????
  • I may or may not have just done that.
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The Deaf West Spring Awakening cast close out their 54 Below concert with The Song of Purple Summer (filmed by Marlee Matlin!). I’m in denial that this perfect show is ending this month. It just can’t…

The Song of Purple Summer (Live at Brooks Atkinson)
  • The Song of Purple Summer (Live at Brooks Atkinson)
  • Spring Awakening Cast
  • How to Make Broadway More Accessible: A Symposium
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The cast of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening performing at How to Make Broadway More Accessible: A Symposium, held on January 15, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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Austin McKenzie (Deaf West’s Melchior) talks about working as a counselor at Camp Tatiyee, a free summer camp for children with special needs where he first learned ASL (which is sadly in danger of closing due to lack of funding).

This actual angelic prince…

“You realize that you would do anything for a camper. You would save a camper from a burning building. You feel like a superhero. But the truth of the matter is they’re not the ones that are being saved. They save us just as much as we save them. And in the end of the summer, you realize how much you need camp, how much you thrive from it, and how good it is to feel saved from a place you love so much.”

Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave
Published: Look magazine (May 1953)

Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon cools off in a hammock whilst wearing a ballgown. The Broadway legend is relaxing on one of the setbacks of the Look Building at 488 Madison Avenue (Emery Roth & Sons, 1948–50)

“Do you mind if I sit here for five minutes? I promise that I’ll pay for whatever you consume in the next five minutes.”