Those of us theatre fans lucky enough to live within a reasonable distance from New York know the pleasure of a trip to Broadway: sitting in a legendary theatre that has hosted legendary shows which have captivated audiences for decades; marveling at the talent of some of the best stage actors of our time; experiencing the thrill of the biggest, best new plays and musicals first hand.
Broadway is really a remarkable place, but luckily, the most successful of these shows often pick up and take i... [Read more]
(1) Real men love Broadway. When Randy gets the inside scoop on why men everywhere are taking their wives to see musicals (it's called subtext), he becomes a superfan, and Sharon is so pleased with his newfound appreciation for theatre that she repays him. Handsomely. | Episode #220: Broadway Bro Down (Season 15, Episode 11)
(2) Before Glee, show choirs saved the world, not just FOX's ratings. The South Park kids are on their way to Costa Rica to help save the environment. While Kyle struggles ... [Read more]
The final five episodes of Smash have certainly upped the drama. As the webs become more tangled and the emotions run even higher, the fate of the Marilyn musical (finally named Bombshell) hangs in the balance.
One of the biggest developments is the whirlwind known as Rebecca Duvall, the movie star (played by Uma Thurman) with zero musical theatre experience, a lackluster voice, and a lot of creative input for Tom, Julia, and Derek. Normally, what goes on in the workshop process is kept highly c... [Read more]
This Contest is now Closed. Congratulations to Peter Dale and thanks to all who entered!
Coming on the heels of Ticket Liquidator’s month-long Concert Madness Tournament, the creative team here at Live Toast wanted to reward one lucky fan with a $350 gift certificate towards the summer concert of their choice (or a baseball game, theater event, whatever your heart desires.) Fans of the Ticket Liquidator page on Facebook recently crowned country superstar Jason Aldean as the musical artist the... [Read more]
Our writers have a wide range of interests, especially when it comes to live events! Each month we pledge to scope out a live event and attend it (or at least be there in spirit)! The following is a list of our favorites for the month of January 2012.
Adrian's Pick: The Black Keys
"At heart, the Black Keys are a two piece blues outfit made up of Dan Auerbach on vocals and guitar and Partrick Carney on drums. Together they make a hell of a racket but for their latest album El Camino they're brin... [Read more]
The 2011-12 Broadway season has had patrons rejoicing for months, and it looks like more of the same for the Great White Way thanks to the strong lineup of shows that have cropped up over the last several months. Interestingly, more than a few happen to have prominent Christian themes. But non-Christians need not feel excluded; any theatre fan can appreciate the brilliance inherent in these fine shows, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof). Don't miss these 5 musical gems--they r... [Read more]
After months of eager anticipation, I recently had the chance to see the groundbreaking, shocking, and hugely popular musical, The Book of Mormon. The hype around this show is epic, thanks in no small part to immense critical praise and a total of 9 shiny Tony Awards. It doesn't hurt that two thirds of the writing team are Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the masterminds behind the cultural phenomenon that is South Park. And while they bring national attention to the show, collaborator Robert Lopez b... [Read more]
It's no secret that Broadway doesn't exactly have a reputation for appealing to the average male demographic. And while I would argue that if the guys just gave most of the fine musicals on Broadway a chance that they would be surprised at how much they like them, virtually no show appeals to everyone. Thankfully, there are several productions that wives, girlfriends, etc... shouldn't have to drag their men to, and if they do, shouldn't be hearing any complaints afterward. After all, as Neil Pat... [Read more]