Young Frankenstein: The Musical?

After the success of the stage version of his 1968 movie The Producers, Mel Brooks hopes to strike gold again by adapting his 1974 film Young Frankenstein for the musical theatre. What the hey? It already had one musical number — the monster performing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” — why not more? “Whether it comes […]

Theatre Critics Weigh in On Lord of the Rings in Toronto

The Lord of the Rings officially opens in Toronto tomorrow and last week the news was flooded with professional opinions of the production. Since there is only one week left to sign up for the Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of World Premiere Lord of the Rings Musical, I thought you’d like to see what people are […]

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Lord of the Rings Fans

The Genre Traveler and Beyond Boundaries Travel Team Up for Special Weekend Package to See the Lord of the Rings Musical in Toronto On Memorial Day Weekend, not only can you get to see the World Premiere musical in Toronto — already receiving rave reviews from theatre goers — but will also get the chance […]

Musical Interprets Poe’s Work and Life

From now until March 5, Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., will be showing Nevermore, a new musical based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Nelson Pressley of The Washington Post called it “an intermissionless fever dream about the near-demented Poe and the women who haunted him.” And J. Wynn Rousuck, of The Baltimore Sun, […]

Critics Sink Fangs Into Lestat

With titles such as “Bloody Awful” and “Elton’s Vampire Musical ‘Sucks’”, the reviews have not been kind to the Lestat, the musical incarnation of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. The January 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler announced the premiere, now the blog brings you the critic’s opinions. Robert Hurwitt, Theatre Critic for The San […]

David and Goliath Meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Oct. 17 issue of Science Fiction Weekly (www.scifi.com/sfw), included a brief note about a San Francisco performing arts group, CounterPulse, planning live performances of “Once More with Feeling” — the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It sounded like something a genre traveler would be interested in, so I went the company’s website […]