Female empowerment at its best! Broadway at its best! New York City at its best! “Un-Block The Music” saw Six last night. I don’t do reviews, but I can’t help saying that this show is exactly what we all need. The “Six” wives of Henry VIII tell their side of the story in a rock... Continue Reading →
Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Broadway Cares To Help Entertainers Affected By COVID
Were you sipping champagne Sunday night watching the 74th Tony Awards and its subsequent special Broadway’s Back? After I figured out what the heck was happening with the Broadcast (only the second part was on CBS), “Un-Block The Music” was screaming with delight! And…when I watched Lin Manuel Miranda rap along with the cast of... Continue Reading →
Women Wonders: Pandemic? Bah!!! Composer Lynne Shankel Finds The Silver Lining With 3 New Musicals
“Un-Block The Music” is optimistic and believes we should always find a silver lining! For all of those who say theater will never come back in New York, I want to introduce you to Lynne Shankel. Like most of us, Lynne always dreamed of a day she might have extra time to work on pet... Continue Reading →
Sound Designer Paul Gatehouse Offers Insight On “Six”, Opening On Broadway October 3rd!!
Once upon a time, I had tickets for the opening night of Six on Broadway! The day before shutdown, “Un-Block The Music” spoke with the sound designer, Paul Gatehouse. He told me all about the work he was doing on several productions of the show and how excited he was to finally see the show... Continue Reading →
What Happened To “Emergency” & “From Bullets To Broadway”????
“Un-Block The Music” thought it was about time to update my readers about Emergency The Musical and “From Bullets To Broadway, Anatomy of A Broadway Show” which has been hosted by Sgt. Dan McCaughan on WFYL 11 80 AM. I am sad to report that the radio station owner, Arthur Loch passed away suddenly in... Continue Reading →
“Discover” Hamlet’s Musical Side With New Work Created By & Performed By Broadway Greats
Hamlet is a musical? Damn right. “Un-Block The Music” was more than excited to talk to Joel Kirk who conceived this musical debuting during a weeklong writer’s retreat presented by Discovering Broadway in Central Indiana. Wait…Adam Pascal is in it? Love… Anyway, Joel is the founder of Discovering Broadway which is a theater development company... Continue Reading →
Little Shop’s Will Van Dyke Performs His Original Pop Songs At NYC’s The Bitter End
If you have doubts that theater people can command an audience outside of a Broadway stage, then you need to catch Will Van Dyke’s concert. For my first live music outing, “Un-Block The Music” went to New York City’s famed venue The Bitter End to watch and listen to Will and his band play mostly... Continue Reading →
Composer Will Van Dyke Plays The Bitter End In NYC Today!
“Un-Block the Music” recently caught up with Composer/Orchestrator Will Van Dyke (Little Shop of Horrors, Pretty Woman) to talk about his debut EP of original music, The Mayor. https://open.spotify.com/album/28sXoiTJqHks8HIqHNAwdX?si=YLvxX_tST-a6vSDFO4Z9lw&dl_branch=1&nd=1 Before I share that interview, I want to share the news that he will be playing with his band this evening at the legendary club, The... Continue Reading →
Women Wonders: Composer & Musical Director Carmel Dean Shares Her Theater Path & All That’s On Her Plate With “Mystic Pizza” & “The Notebook”
Despite my professional experience in pop music, “Un-Block The Music” has always expressed my lifelong love of theater. I am from Mt. Vernon, NY. I worked in NYC, but when I had my children, I had to move further into the suburbs to afford a house. I moved to Putnam County. Imagine my delight when... Continue Reading →
Ticket Booth To Open In NYC For Customers Interested In What’s Playing This Summer
To all of those silly people who have been saying New York Theater will never be the same, “Un-Block the Music” says….ha! Although Broadway shows will not start to open until September, small theaters are leading the way this summer, and you can find out what’s happening at 1657 Broadway. It’s a new ticket booth.... Continue Reading →