The Great Comet: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway

Edited and compiled by Steven Suskin By Nancy Salz, Chief Critic, nycmusicals.com The Great Comet is one of the most immersive musical experiences ever mounted on a Broadway stage. The huge Imperial Theatre has been transformed into an early 19th century Russian club....

So You’re About To See Hamilton…

by Nancy Salz, June, 2016 In the five seconds it takes Baby June to sing out Gypsy’s “Let me entertain you. Let me make you smile,” Lafayette in Hamilton’s “Guns and Ships” will have sung “I’m takin’ this horse by the reins makin’ redcoats redder with bloodstains....

Audience Misbehavior: Everyone Wants To Get In On The Act

by Nancy Salz , May, 2012. They looked like a normal Broadway audience, these adults attending a matinee of Seminar. Then ten minutes into the play, when Alan Rickman, the star, made his entrance, they went berserk—screaming as if he were Professor Snape, his Harry...