Women Wonders: Kate Baldwin & Julianne Merrill Chat About Maestra, The Pandemic, Re-Opening Broadway & “An Enlightened New Normal”

Damn! If you are having a gloomy week with all of this crazy weather throughout the U.S. Or, are you just ready to finally get out in the world and celebrate, here’s a song to pump you up!!!“Amplify,” written by Lynne Shankel and featuring Shoshanna Bean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsMBm7jKVHM&ab_channel=MaestraMusic Wow!!! “Un-Block The Music” has been dragging along... Continue Reading →

York Theatre: “Where Musicals Come To Life”

“Un-Block The Music’s” postings have been slow for the last couple of weeks, because I have been on the road talking to amazing artists, writers, producers, and seeing shows of all kinds. This story is about a nearly-50-year-old company, York Theatre in Manhattan. Its slogan is “Where Musicals Come to Life.” That includes new musicals... Continue Reading →

Happy 1st Birthday To Un-Block The Music

Happy One Year Anniversary to “Un-Block The Music”! Hope you like my new look!  More changes to come! Boy, have I learned a lot! I learned that I still love chasing a story, and meeting new people and interviewing and writing. I learned that my initial premise of “unblocking” all music is really valid. I... Continue Reading →

“Mean Girl” Taylor Louderman, Guest Teacher At Broadway Workshop, Where Kids’ Acting Goals Are Taken Seriously

(cover photo: Marc Tumminelli and Taylor Louderman) “Un-Block The Music” has been making it a point to report on all kinds of theater because,as Tony-winning Producer Ken Davenport told me, theater is cool again! Stage-loving kids have always existed, but shows like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen have encouraged even more kids to want to... Continue Reading →

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