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The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Broadway theaters have been tentatively shut down through January 2021 amid New York’s Phase 2 reopening plan, which prompted other theatres to go “dark “ all across the country. These shutdowns have had a negative impact on an entire artistic field. Theaters have had to...

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

There’s a reason why playwright Tony Kushner’s 1993 masterwork Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is known as The Great Work. It’s exactly that: great. All seven and a half hours of it. The text itself is a behemoth split into two plays meant to be performed together. When sta...

Spotify Playlist: Broadway Divas

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Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

Follow @ChargerBulletin on Spotify. This week's playlist is brought to you by the brightest Broadway divas, both classic and contemporary: Defying Gravity – Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked The first song comes from a modern classic, Wicked. Though slow to start, this song picks up around the three...

Local Fall Theater Preview

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Connecticut has an extremely rich theater scene, partly because of its proximity to New York City and the bright lights of Broadway. Broadway national tours tend to make stops somewhere in the central Connecticut area, and this fall season features both new and classic musicals in three different cities. NEW HA...

Cast Albums You Should Listen To

Angela Tricarico

April 27, 2016

Next to Normal, Original Broadway Cast – 2009 This rock musical, by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey is absolutely haunting. It is Tony nominated and Pulitzer Prize winning. Next To Normal tells the story of the Goodman family, where matriarch Diana (Alice Ripley) is dealing with worsening bipolar disorder. The story is the toll it takes on every o...

UNH PRIDE’s Cabaret 2: Electric Boogaloo

Francesca Fontanez

April 6, 2016

“I’m sorry, we’re already at full capacity for the evening.” This phrase and similar were relayed to numerous spectators trying to squeeze into Bucknall Theatre on Thursday, March 31, hoping to experience the University of New Haven PRIDE Club’s “Cabaret 2: Electric Boogaloo.” This...

Swinging in Hamilton

Angela Tricarico

March 2, 2016

Hamilton is currently the most talked about show on Broadway. Everyone seems to be trying to get those coveted tickets to end up in “the room where it happens.” Brandon Hudson is a swing in the show; a swing is similar to an understudy, but for members of the ensemble or chorus. He’s been in the r...

Broadway Can’t WAITress

Angela Tricarico

February 24, 2016

“Sugar, Butter, Flour… “ This is the first line from Sara Bareilles’s most recent release from this past November: What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. If you didn’t know that What’s Inside was a concept album for the new musical Waitress based on the 2007 film starring Keri Russell, yo...

Show Spotlight

Angela Tricarico

February 24, 2016

What: An American in Paris is a musical based on the 1951 movie of the same name. The musical and film are based off George and Ira Gershwin’s music. An American soldier, Jerry, decides to stay in Paris following the end of World War II to become a painter, and becomes struck by a mysterious girl, a b...

Chris Rice Swings from Part to Part in The Book of Mormon

Angela Tricarico

February 10, 2016

Recently, I got the chance to talk to Christopher Rice via email. Rice is a swing on Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon.  A swing is a non-performing member of the chorus who goes on when a member of the chorus is absent or is performing as an understudy in place of a principal; a swing ‘swings’ the chor...

The Bells of Notre Dame

Angela Tricarico

February 3, 2016

For fans of Disney’s animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the studio cast recording of the new musical is a real treat. You may be thinking: I didn’t know that Hunchback had been rewritten for the stage. You probably wouldn’t be the only one. The musical premiered in America for the f...

Show Spotlight

Angela Tricarico

February 3, 2016

What: Noises Off is essentially a play about a play. The characters are all mediocre actors in a play titled Nothing On, and the play shows three different disastrous performances of Nothing On. There is also a love triangle. Noises Off has been described as “comedic chaos” and is critically acclaimed. ...

UNH Theater Club’s Cabaret Leaves Audience Members Dancing in Their Seats

Kaitlin Mahar

November 18, 2015

At 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night, it can be a little difficult to nearly fill the auditorium in Bucknall Theater. However, the University of New Haven Theater Club, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students, who are both theater majors and non-majors, succeeded in doing just that on Nov. 10 for...

#Hamiltunes Take the Country by Storm

Angela Tricarico

October 14, 2015

It’s not very often that Billboard has the chance to call the cast recording of a Broadway musical “2015’s best rap album” – in fact, it’s probably never happened before. Hamilton: An American Musical changed that.   You’re probably thinking, rap musical? Hamilton? Your confusion is valid...

Two Thumbs Up for Elsie

Angela Tricarico

October 7, 2015

Darren Criss is transforming Broadway as we know it. The musical theater wonderboy had a vision, and on Sunday, Sept. 27, his longtime dream came true. He imagined a festival, like Coachella, for people who love musical theater and showtunes as much as he does. The first annual Elsie Fest was announced mi...

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