Lessons of the Week! Aaron Tveit, Beyonce & More

Lessons of the Week! Aaron Tveit, Beyonce & More

January 18, 2021 sdikdwvy 0

first_imgHappy Friday/National “Never Get Fiddler on the Roof Out of Your Head” Day! From an Egg McMuffin scare to a whole lot of “Single Ladies” viewings, we’ve been put through the ringer this week. Fortunately, we’re back on track and ready to guide you through all the craziness that’s been happening on the Great White Way. Get ready for the Lessons of the Week!Our Broadway Boyfriend’s Battling AliensOur Broadway boyfriend is now our de facto TV boyfriend as well. Aaron Tveit, just weeks after the cancellation of Graceland, has been tapped to star in BrainDead, a new CBS series set in D.C. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will play a legislative director who…uh…battles congressmen-eating aliens. Or something. We’re not really sure, but regardless, we’re tuning in. Obvi.Lesli’s McMuffins Needs Proper SignageMost Broadway theaters have “quick change booths” for those rapid costume changes. You’d think Queen Lesli has a palace set up backstage at Dames at Sea, but alas, it’s just a hallway. A hallway frequented by a man carrying Egg McMuffins. Because there wasn’t proper signage, that man saw her McMuffins. So while she doesn’t have her own quick-change castle, now at least she has a sign.School of Rock Is All Around YouLook up. Look down. Look left. Look right. School of Rock is everywhere! The upcoming musical has released a 360° music video, with Alex Brightman and his pint-sized co-stars rocking out every which way. It’s the first of its kind for a Broadway show, and if you watch it on mobile, it moves with your device. Or if you’re extra fancy, you can rock some snazzy VR glasses. Who wore it best?FLOTUS Loves Empowering Show TunesFirst Lady Michelle Obama hasn’t exactly been reserved about her appreciation for theater; she even listens to show tunes! Well, at least on International Day of the Girl. FLOTUS released an empowerment-themed playlist, which included some Wicked, Dreamgirls and, yes, Hamilton. And to that, we say, “WERK!” It’s just a shame there wasn’t any Finding Neverland on there. Sorry, Matthew Morrison.Beyoncé Is the Fourth Schuyler SisterSpeaking of “Werk!”, have you seen the moves on those Schuyler sisters? In the spirit of “Dark Side of the Rainbow,” two Hamilton and Beyoncé fans paired the “Single Ladies” music video with songs from the megahit musical. Something tells us that show won’t need to rely on stunt casting for some time, but just picture a Destiny’s Child reunion on the Richard Rodgers stage.Words Can’t Bring Alex Wyse DownYou’d think that Alex Wyse’s backstage inspiration for Georg would be a photo of some piano virtuoso, like Elton John or this guy. But instead, it’s a copy of the 2001 masterpiece Christina Aguilera: Young Profiles. It makes sense; like Xtina, Georg is also a riff mistress (riffstress). Those heavenly “Touch Me” runs in Spring Awakening? Thank Miss Aguilera.Eloise Kropp Can Tap Off That BoozeForget Schmackary’s. If you want to give Eloise Kropp a gift at the Dames at Sea stage door, try frites and booze. The Broadway fresh face admitted that what she really craves post-show are French fries and whiskey, which is totally fine, considering she pre-emptively worked it off with two hours of tapping. Hey, we know another tapping showstopper who probably wouldn’t mind joining you.Don’t Tell Leanne Cope “Break Your Legs”Tony nominee Leanne Cope can pirouette with the best of them, but don’t watch her whip; don’t watch her nae nae; don’t watch her whip whip; don’t watch her nae nae. The American in Paris star revealed that while she’s a ballet professional, other dances don’t come as easily to her. Hmm…maybe she should head to Fun Home for some lessons.Christopher Sieber Has a Backup MoleA dresser does so much more than put clothes on a star. They have their own choreographed routine to ensure the actors’ appearances are top-notch. And for Matilda star Christopher Sieber’s dresser Jessica Scoblick, that includes a specific list of must-haves: water/honey, Grether’s Pastilles and…an emergency mole. Because the only thing grosser than a mole is a loose mole suddenly falling off one’s face.Sweeney Won’t Go AwayThe name on everybody’s lips is gonna be—sing it with us now in a booming bass—Sweeeeneeeeeey. Sweeney Todd has been all over the place lately. An overwhelming number of Prince of Broadway stars named it as their favorite Hal Prince show. You voted Mrs. Lovett Angela Lansbury’s greatest role. (On that note, happy birthday, Angela!) Even Daphne Rubin-Vega’s in on it! View Commentslast_img

 

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