Month: February 2017

Spotlight on Bob Fosse

By JORDAN LUSINK, Communications Coordinator The Pajama Game is touted as THE show that catapulted Bob Fosse to stardom. It was his first solo choreography credit, and he won his first Tony Award© for Best Choreography for the original production in 1954; however, his legacy as a choreographer extends before and far after his involvement

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Creating Common Ground: Reflections on the First Day of Rising Star Project’s Empowering Young Artists Initiative (EYAI)

In 1996, August Wilson famously stated: “We can meet on the common ground of the American theater.” He also insisted that “we must develop the ground together.” These are the words that I can’t help but recall as I sit on the floor of our rehearsal studio surrounded by 19 young performers— the inaugural cohort

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An Introduction to The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Writers’ Group

By MAKAELA POLLOCK Often when I mention that I work with the Writers’ Group at The 5th, I get the response, “Cool!—So what do you guys actually DO?” The answer is both simple and huge. On the simple level, we write scenes and songs that add up to a whole musical, we give feedback to

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The Seven-and-a-Half Cent Solution: The Birth of the Labor Movement in America

By Gretchen Douma, Arts Writer In 1955, The Pajama Game took home the Tony Award for Best Musical. Who would have thought that a musical humorously focusing on the labor troubles at a pajama factory would have been such a success? But consider this. That same year, the two most powerful unions in the United

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iHeartMedia Interview with Pajama Game’s Greg McCormick Allen

Greg McCormick Allen, who is portraying Hines in our production of The Pajama Game, recently did an interview about the show and the process with iHeartMedia. Take a listen below! Originally broadcast on Recovery Coast to Coast via iHeartMedia. Thanks to Neil Scott for sharing. Find out more about The Pajama Game and buy tickets here.