On Saturday, January 21, 2017, over 2.9 million people participated in the Women’s March worldwide. 6 writers for Daily Geekette were present in four different cities on the east coast. From pussycat hats and speeches to feminist icons and nerdy protest signs, read about our different Women’s March experiences.
Since Disney is remaking every movie they’ve ever released, rumors circulated as to what films were coming and who is going to star in them. Mary Poppins kept coming up, usually with Emily Blunt’s name attached to it. I’m happy to say those rumors are true! Mary Poppins Returns will hit movie theaters December 25, 2018. Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda was also cast in this upcoming feature. He will write new songs for the movie, and will also appear as a new character, a lamplighter named Jack. Rob Marshall is set to direct the movie. Mary Poppins Returns will feature a whole new score. Continue reading Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in 2018 Mary Poppins Sequel
Hello readers! Theater Thursday (with a special report) has returned finally – and for good reason. That’s right, it is Tony Nominations Day! We can now take a look at what the American Theater Wing has declared the best of the best in this year’s theater community, and judging by the count, Hamilton is the clear favorite among both critics and fans alike. So who else made the cut and exactly how many awards is Lin and his team up for? Let’s take a look!
Kidding. Although it might as well, looking at the recently released list of nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards.
A few weeks ago, I got to check out the first ever BroadwayCon, held in New York City during the second biggest blizzard in the city’s history. Of course, this day just also happened to be my birthday, and made it an event I will cherish for many reasons aside from the obvious.
Ah yes, the last Theater Thursday of 2015! By gosh, this year went by fast! We went to some Fun Homes, got a history lesson with Hamilton, danced with the King of Siam, and even went about Finding Neverland. So as a way to say goodbye to this year, and say hello to the new, here’s a look at some of the best theater moments from 2015. Let’s “Ease On Down,” shall we? (
Hurhur, see what I did there?)
I must confess, that I have a secret. No, not anything of Batman reveal levels, but something I don’t talk about too often: when I was younger, I dreamed of wanting to be the first girl to play The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. That dream has honestly never really died–though I’m certainly no vocal pro to accomplish such a task. And to many of you, this might seem like a bizarre fever dream, one that could and would never come true.
But it turns out, thanks to the success of Hamilton, the increase in gender blind casting might actually happen in my life time. In a recent article, Lin-Manual Miranda, star and creator of the new hit show, spoke about how he is excited for the possibility of doing gender blind casting for the show. Though it has yet to be confirmed or denied if this will ever actually happen, the thought does give me some hope and has inspired a thought–what fabulous ladies should be cast as leading male roles on Broadway? Here’s a list of my top picks, and they’ll inspire you to dream too!