HELLO, DOLLY! – Hilarious and Achingly Bittersweet

HELLO, DOLLY! is a rollicking musical comedy. Tunefully adapted from Thornton Wilder’s kinetic farce The Matchmaker, the show is a delightful romp through nineteenth century New York. So why, last night, did I watch most of the first act with a lump in my throat? Why, before we even reached the intermission, were my friend and I both reduced to tears? There is something intangibly lovely, bittersweet, and deeply moving about HELLO, DOLLY! Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Jimmy Award Winners!

The winners of the eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy™ Awards) were selected and announced last night in a thrilling ceremony at the Minskoff Theatre. Tams-Witmark is a proud Superstar Sponsor of the Jimmys, named for the late Broadway producer James M. Nederlander. Presented by The Broadway League, The Jimmy Awards were hosted by 23-year-old Ben Platt, who recently won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Read More

Congratulations, HELLO, DOLLY!

The 2017 Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! took home four Tony Awards this weekend, including Best Revival of a Musical. The critically acclaimed production, starring Bette Midler as Dolly Levi, opened at the Shubert Theatre on April 20th, and has been playing to sold-out houses ever since. Here’s what the show’s four Tony winners had to say. Read More

NOW WHAT? A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musical Theatre, Part 12: FRONT OF HOUSE

Before you can open your show, you have to open your doors. Having a dependable house manager can relieve you of many pre-show duties, leaving you to focus on the hundreds of other things you need to do! The house manager’s tasks will vary based on how your theater is set up, as well as what flexibility and the resources you have. He or she can assign and delegate, or run it all like a solo performance. Here are some areas that can fall under the house manager’s umbrella. Read More

Happy Birthday to NUNSENSE Creator Dan Goggin!

Happy Birthday to Dan Goggin, actor/singer/composer/lyricist/librettist and creator of the enormously successful NUNSENSE series! Mr. Goggin has been entertaining audiences for decades with his hilarious and tuneful musicals starring the Little Sisters of Hoboken. At Tams, we proudly offer seven different shows in the NUNSENSE series. To honor Danny on his birthday, let’s take a look at these heavenly musical comedies. Read More

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Digital Perusal Scripts Now Available!

Tams-Witmark proudly introduces Tams e-scripts, a brand-new digital script perusal tool for your mobile device. This user-friendly e-reader brings you a digital edition of every available title in our extensive collection. Convenient and easy to use, Tams e-scripts allows you to peruse the scripts of your choice — right from your smartphone or tablet. With simple navigation and clear legible text, Tams e-scripts will help you choose the musical that best suits your needs. Read More

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