A Theatrical Life

Broadway Lil. That is what they call me. At least it’s what I call myself. Darling, self-titles are rather important because you always need something snazzy to say when you’re being introduced to theatrical people and also jazz musicians. As you kiss your new acquaintances glibly on the cheek you can shout your title. “Broadway Lil, darling, salutations!” I haven’t met any jazz musicians lately … Continue reading A Theatrical Life

The Stages of Becoming Obsessed With A Musical

Hello, my dear friends! I am so sorry I haven’t been writing. School has been a bit crazy and I’ve been a bit stressed, but I missed weirdo blog! Today I want to discuss something quite Vital and Important. Let me set it up: You hear two bars of its opening song and burst into tears. You stay awake all night penning what you feel … Continue reading The Stages of Becoming Obsessed With A Musical

I Was Nominated For The Liebster Award!

Bonjour, my theatrical friends, and Merry Christmas! I have very exciting news! My blog of Broadway, weirdness, theatricality, and bad French was nominated for the Liebster Award by one of my favorite blogs of all time MyMusicalTheatreLife. I absolutely love this blog which covers all aspects of the fabulosity that is theatre; from the best costumes ever to the most loveable villains of all time, … Continue reading I Was Nominated For The Liebster Award!

Female Writers Who Changed Broadway Forever

“Say what you want to say And let the words fall out, honestly.” -Sara Bareilles Bonjour! Today I wanted to talk about something that’s been on my mind, but which I haven’t written about yet on this theatrical blog… Da, da, DAAA! The female writers of Broadway! As many of you know, I am A female and A writer of musical theatre who is gunning … Continue reading Female Writers Who Changed Broadway Forever

The Theatre Geek’s Theatrical Dictionary

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” -Oscar Wilde Bonjour my dear friends! Have you ever noticed that certain people have certain ways of saying the same thing? Those with theatrical tendencies have especially unique ways of speaking; as a first class theatre geek, I have had the chance to observe much theatrical brogue, and … Continue reading The Theatre Geek’s Theatrical Dictionary

Marian Seldes and Embracing the Fabulous: A Theatre Geek Discovers Some Life Truths

“A bit of madness is key.” -La La Land Cheerio, my dear friends! I said I’d be back and I am! The past week has been rawther crazy. I had to go to college, write an essay, take a quiz, use a vending machine… I honestly don’t know how I’d still standing. But standing I am, and today, I thought I would tell you all … Continue reading Marian Seldes and Embracing the Fabulous: A Theatre Geek Discovers Some Life Truths

Theatre Geek Chic: Back-to-School Fashion

  “One can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde Bonjour! I am so thrilled to be back amongst you, my fabulous friends! I have some rawther exciting news, and this news is the cause of my lack of an appearance on this blogosphere for a bit. The news is slightly frightening and somewhat exciting and about sixty three percent fabulous. Here goes. Ahem. I, … Continue reading Theatre Geek Chic: Back-to-School Fashion

Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda?!

Bonjour, my theatre loving friends! I, Broadway Lil, have some of the excitingest of exciting news to share with you tonight. Firstly, can we all just breath a big sigh of relief that Lin-Manuel Miranda has returned to Twitter? Thank you. Phew, we almost didn’t make it through, but here we are. Secondly, guess where I’m going tonight?! A discussion of the writing of Hamilton … Continue reading Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda?!

Telling Our Stories: When Musical Theatre Isn’t So Glittery

“Writers are given one great story to tell: their story.” -Larry Kramer Bonjour! I have in fact returned to this blog, despite many signs indicating otherwise. I am going to make an excuse today for not writing sooner and that excuse is that I’m currently in the midst of putting together an incredibly fabulous project which, for now, I’m going to be cooly mysterious about … Continue reading Telling Our Stories: When Musical Theatre Isn’t So Glittery