West Side Story Dance

A Brief History of How Street Dance Influenced the Movie Musical


From “West Side Story’ to ‘In the Heights’ here’s a brief look at the way urban dance informs the modern movie musical.

In The Heights

The ‘In The Heights’ Box Office Story is About Context


Tell me something I don’t know.

The Healing Power of Gene Kelly


Gene Kelly will be there for you when you need him the most. Just hit play on one of his musicals.

Spectacular Spectacular

The Show Within a Show Tells Us What to Expect


Musical theatre is rife with this common trope, but where did it come from and how does it work?

Richard Linklater

Why ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Will Take 20 Years to Film


Richard Linklater is topping his ‘Boyhood’ production span with his adaptation of the 1981 musical flop turned cult favorite.

All That Jazz

All That Dance in ‘All That Jazz’


The star of this musical wasn’t the music at all— it was the dance.

Buffy Once More

Revisiting Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Musical Episode,”Once More With Feeling”


The Buffy musical episode provided a bright spot in a depressing season, making it one of the most memorable and rewatchable episodes of the show’s seven-year tenure.

Yesterday Danny Boyle Richard Curtis Himesh Patel

The ‘Yesterday’ Trailer is a Roaring Delight


Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’ jukebox musical brainchild could deliver prime feel-good vibes without scrimping on some pertinent moral questions.

West Side Story

There’s a Place for Them: Meet the Stars of Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’


“Something’s coming, something good…”