TheatEAR Newflash: Aladdin (Almost) On Broadway

Tomorrow, February 26, marks the day we’ve all waited for. Frozen the Musical Aladdin the Musical begins previews on Broadway. That’s right. Your favorite movie from 1992 is going to be gracing the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street after a premiere in Seattle in 2011 and a pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto during the summer of […]

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Muppet Monday: Muppets Character Encyclopedia at the Museum

Since starting a book review blog in November of 2011, I’ve gone to a lot of book readings. So you have to believe me when I confidently say that this weekend’s Muppet Character Encyclopedia presentation and signing at the Museum of the Moving Image was definitely in the Top 5 of book signings. Maybe even in the […]

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Muppet Monday: The Back Side of Puppeteering

Hello there! Today I’m sharing an unexpected find from a recent trip to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. We were there see the Rowlf Retrospective and afterwards decides to check out the rest of the available exhibits. Behind the Screen reminded me a lot of the AFI Showcase at Disney’s Hollywood […]

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Muppet Monday: Rowlf, A Doggone Pioneer

Another Thanksgiving come and gone… Hope you all enjoyed your family and friend time and all the pumpkin pie in the world! Maybe you watched the Lady Gaga and Muppet holiday special that was severely lacking in holiday and Muppets but had a ton of Lady Gaga. Eh. It wasn’t too bad, and the Muppet […]

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Muppet Monday: A Frog Full of Gas

Every year since I started This Happy Place Blog, I always try to bring up the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since I was super little, it has been one of my favorite holiday traditions. I’ve never actually seen it in person (which is kind of crazy since I’ve always lived so close to NYC) but […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: Aladdin & Hunchback Buzz

It feels so good to have a reason to do TWO newsflash articles in a month! THINGS ARE HAPPENING. With just a few days before Aladdin makes its first splash in Canada, there are quite a few articles leaking from the North with very promising news. → Words like “sophisticated” and “mature” are being thrown […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: A King, A Street Rat + Starstuff

Greetings, friends! How about a little Disney theatre news to kick off your Friday? First things first, The Lion King (which has been on Broadway since 1997) is about to set an unbelievable precedent. First show to ever make $1 billion at the box office. You heard me. ONE BILLION DOLLARS. They’ll officially hit this […]

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Muppet Monday: Jim Henson Biography Event at Moving Image Museum

Last Tuesday, I survived one very scary man on the subway and a rat prowling around the platform to make it to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens for an event focusing on the recent release of Jim Henson: The Biography with an eclectic panel of experts. The panel was led by […]

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Two Years Later: Still Carrying the Banner

Ahh! I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since Newsies the Musical first performed at Paper Mill Playhouse for its pre-Broadway run. The warm September evening that I trained it to Millburn and attended the dress rehearsal is still one of my favorite This Happy Place Blog memories. As a diehard theatre fan, it was […]

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Aladdin on Broadway in February 2014

On Disney Theatrical, you are such a trickster! I literally just wrote a post (to go live next week) and stated how little news there was coming from them this summer. And then TODAY, today they announce dates for Aladdin the Musical to open on at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway! After a tryout […]

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