mdmrn, to music
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Oh man, @neurothing wants us all to cry today with a Thursday Five List theme of "The Sadness."

Let's go.

Cake - Sad Songs and Waltzes https://songwhip.com/cake/sad-songs-and-waltzes

Johnny Cash - Hurt https://songwhip.com/johnny-cash/hurt

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide https://songwhip.com/fleetwood-mac/landslide

Lecrae - Death Story https://songwhip.com/lecrae/death-story

Phillipa Soo - Burn https://songwhip.com/phillipa-soo/burn

seav, to movies
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SteveMcCarty, to Musicals
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We were invited to an exciting show in a venue near Kansai International Airport with 360° screens and sound. The was by former of the Revue (宝塚歌劇団), a renowned troupe where play all the roles in adapted from Western and Japanese , , movies, novels, and young women's comics.

1st photo: With family friends and staff who look a bit like anime or manga characters. My wife is second from the right.

2nd photo: The star came out from the stage and tapped me on the shoulder as she danced by.

3rd photo: Light show and .

4th photo: Finale with all the . They sang "We are the World" mostly in while audience members waved a sort of light saber.

@mythology

The star touched me as she danced by.
Light show on the screens with music and dancing.
Finale with all the entertainers was "We are the World" sung mostly in Japanese.

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Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells Broadway Comedy ‘Gutenberg! The Musical’ Recoups $6.75 Million Investment (variety.com)

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BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Will Open in Japan in 2025 (www.broadwayworld.com)

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Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo and more Broadway musical alumni recognized with 2024 Oscar nominations (www.broadwaynews.com)

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A Black actor was denied a wig for a major Broadway tour. She's now suing for racial discrimination (www.latimes.com)

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Disney’s Frozen to close in London on 8 September 2024 (www.westendtheatre.com)

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Broadway's How to Dance in Ohio Announces Closing (playbill.com)

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CultureDesk, to Entertainment
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Hollywood decisionmakers don’t want to take creative risks, Salon’s Nardos Haile writes. And their recent marketing tactics suggest that the industry is confused about what the general public wants when it comes to musicals. Here’s why audiences don’t hate musicals — even if the studios think they do. https://flip.it/5zw3HB

rust_tin_can, to Musicals
@rust_tin_can@gaygeek.social avatar

I’ll be seeing this production of ’s this weekend. I can’t wait! https://youtu.be/ExH8T55eAm0?si=WKmSuQpw91QOvDPc

Where Broadway's Newest Shows Got Their Start (www.broadwayworld.com)

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Defiance, to Oakland
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This is super cool. 🎸 🔥

Randomly selected musicians meet, write a song in 5min or less, and then perform with the clock ticking.

I've gotta get to the next event (March 14). Looks like a lot of fun.

And they require masks. 😷 Even for the band! Finally, some sanity.

https://oaklandside.org/2024/01/19/oakland-instant-band-night-east-bay-community-space/

shawnhooper,
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@Defiance @Nerdfest That makes me think of “The Confidential Musical Theatre Project” here.

“A show is cast confidentially, and cast members meet only on the night of the performance when the musical is revealed to the audience. It's an unparalleled experience for the actors and audience alike.”

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