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Heat Check: Sports vs. Arts

October 21, 2020

Live sporting and performance events were both interrupted by the pandemic, but sports have since found strategies and support to return that the arts still lack.

This year's BroadwayCon included a panel on what to do with a theatre B.A., a panel about the new TV show

BroadwayCon: Chasing Degrees and Careers

January 29, 2020

The fifth annual BroadwayCon saw theatre fans and professionals come together to discuss new shows and classic favorites, as well as the state of the industry.

The reimagined

He Makes Me Shiver: Patrick Vaill’s Jud Fry for Modern Eyes

January 8, 2020

The revival of "Oklahoma!" has re-examined the character of Jud Fry, and in doing so has raised timely questions about manhood, community and what makes a person problematic.

Joseph Brent, the mandolinist for the

Joseph Brent Talks Mandolins and Musicianship in ‘Oklahoma!’

January 8, 2020

The mandolinist in the orchestra of the hit Broadway revival looks back on his journey with the show as its closing approaches.

Since graduating from the Fordham/Ailey program, Sykes has appeared in musicals including

Fordham Alum to Play the King of Pop in New Musical

November 22, 2019

Ephraim Sykes, FCLC '10, will play Michael Jackson in a musical set to open on Broadway in July.

With an official opening date of Oct. 16, Percy Jackson's show will begin previews Friday.

Percy Jackson Is Coming Home

September 17, 2019

After an off-Broadway run and a national tour, the "Lightning Thief" musical hits the big stage on Sept. 20.

The cast of “Choir Boy,” center: Jeremy Pope, which opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre earlier this month.

Review: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Choir Boy,’ Fearless and Faithful, Makes Radiant Broadway Debut

February 1, 2019

“Choir Boy,” first presented at Manhattan Theatre Company in 2013, is not simply a musical play — it is itself a spiritual whose song, sung triumphantly by the bountiful talent of its leading star, Jeremy Pope, rises from its stage.

Juice Mackins's, FCLC ’19, performance in

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

January 3, 2019

The Ensemblist released its inaugural list of Broadway’s “Ones to Watch,” and on it is Fordham’s own Wayne “Juice” Mackins, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19.

Many suprising new shows are headed to the Broadway stage like

Broadway Bound – King Kong, The Prom, and Cher

October 10, 2018

As the leaves fall in the parks, the curtains rise on new openings aplenty on the Great White Way. The...


2018 Tony Award Predictions: Angels Prevail, Wizards Too

May 7, 2018

As nomination day quickly recedes into the distance, so begins the heart of Tony campaign season, a mont...

Harry Hadden-Paton, Lauren Ambrose, and Allan Corduner in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Broadway revival of “My Fair Lady,” now open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS).

Review: “My Fair Lady” is Newly Restored, Brilliantly Led by Lauren Ambrose

May 1, 2018

There is a distinct, delightful feeling that sails through the audience of a show as beloved as “My...

The company of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” now open on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre. (COURTESY OF MANUEL HARLAN).

Review: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Comes to Broadway, Spellbound

May 1, 2018

Stephen Sondheim told us that children will listen, that they’ll see and that they’ll learn. Somehow,...