Did you know that although the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded since 1918, only nine musicals have won the prestigious prize? NEXT TO NORMAL won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for “expanding the scope of subject matter for musicals,” having been the first musical to directly discuss and showcase mental health and how it can affect a family.
Check out the entire list of Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals below and join us at the CAA Theatre, April 26 – May 19, 2019, as we return to the Off-Mirvish Series with NEXT TO NORMAL.
Our high park cabaret extravaganza GIRL CRUSH, created & performed by superstar Sharron Matthews, is just around the corner! We know that Sharron is a phenomenal artist and is sure to give us a powerhouse performance; to hold us over until July 24th, here are some other powerhouse Diva’s from the musical theatre world singing some of our favourite ballads.
Across broadway and beyond there are musicals based on novels, poems, films, plays, and also OPERAS! Our current musical Onegin is based on Tchaikovsky’s original opera Eugene Onegin. This isn’t the first musical whose origins come the opera, so we thought we would do a round up of the big broadway hits that are also based on operas.
Check them out below!
Hot-off-the-press, here are FIVE videos captured live at our recent UnCovered: Queen & Bowie concert at Koerner Hall. More
With the huge Broadway news that Tony-Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony-Award Nominee Joshua Henry will perform in a Benefit Concert of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, we decided to dive into all* the astounding Cathy Hiatts that we’ve seen. From Sherie to Betsy to Anna and finally to Cynthia, let’s take a look at the different character choices that these ladies took to the iconic role.