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This iconic musical is well known for its Film Adaptation in 1956, but The King and I made its debut on Broadway in 1951, based on the Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam. Between 1952 and 2015, the musical has won awards time and time again and has been nominated an innumerable amount of times. The plot remains timeless and timely as two people of different cultures strive to understand the other in a rapidly…Continue
Mama Mia!, originally written by Catherine Johnson and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, is a unique musical, to say the very least. Premiered in 1999, the numbers are based on songs of the 1970’s stockholm-based pop band ABBA. The upbeat soundtrack can be accredited for its popularity (certainly not the plot), which has lead to innumerable global tours, an iconic film version, as well as a fourteen year long run on Broadway! This version of the…Continue
Based on the 1992 Warner Brothers film, The Bodyguard is . . . let’s see . . . over the top? It’s melodramatic plot weakens its platform in reality, and the poorly developed characters have the logic of distressed teenagers in a low budget horror movie. Despite all this, there’s a reason it has gained publicity and adoration from audiences since its debut in 2012 at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End: the music. The film, featuring Whitney…Continue
Based on the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home has quickly grown into a success since it’s debut in 2013 and appearance on Broadway two years later. The graphic memoir has won various literary awards including the “Lamda Literary Award,” and the Broadway production won five Tony awards out of twelve nominations! Its progressive, honest theme and its music can be accredited to its success.
It was fascinating…Continue