Peyton Conner, Indiana University
In this type of performance, women play all the roles, and refreshing performances that mix androgyny and gender expression are sure to ensue.
Esha Shah, New Jersey Institute of Technology
The film adaptation of the autobiographical Broadway show is a passionate tribute to one of theater’s most influential artists.
Darby Williams, University of Michigan
The Broadway star has been removed from several projects after not receiving the shot, and it would seem her spotlight is fading as a result.
Indie-pop sensation AJR’s newest EP explores self-reflection and what it means to be a grown-up — whatever that means.
Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
The beloved show helped introduce younger audiences to the magic of show tunes through storytelling and genre-blending.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
Not every piece of art necessarily ages well, even over a short span of time. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play is the perfect example of this.
Callie Rosenzweig, University of Chicago
Some people see the performing arts as a waste of time, but participating can help students gain important life skills.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
The group is dedicated to getting the theatrical works of female, trans and nonbinary playwrights onto the Broadway stage.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
Even though I became obsessed with the theatrical masterpiece four years after everyone else, there are some upsides to experiencing the musical in 2020.
Like any piece of historical fiction, the musical takes some artistic license, but fans are now wondering if the show has gone too far.
People are watching illegally recorded videos of Broadway shows now more than ever. Will this lead to larger audiences after the pandemic? Or will it lead to the demise of theater?
Anna Barnard, St. Olaf College
Because of the virus, many theater companies have closed indefinitely — with these platforms, however, you won’t have to miss a thing.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The movie isn’t just a musical. It tells a story of injustice and revolt that parallels our modern political climate.
Tamara Kamis, Cornell University
You might have been forced to cancel your vacation, but there are safe and fun alternatives that could rescue your plans.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
Musical theater isn’t just catchy songs and flashy dance numbers. Many shows have poignant messages about mental health, suicide, LGBTQ+ issues and more.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
Four seasons and over a hundred music videos in, the musical comedy has provided loads of laughs and moments of introspection.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The mastermind behind a number of canonical musicals has found his work resonating with a new generation.
Tatianna Salisbury, Northern Illinois University
All the chocolate malts, cherry cokes and clique romances in the world couldn’t sweeten this story.
More importantly, it reveals how Fosse’s fame wrongly overshadowed that of his creative counterpart.
Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
The line-up of shows this Broadway season is better than ever, for one particular reason.
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