Episode 9 – Reviews of Come From Away, Six, and Waitress
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In Episode 9 of the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast I review the three musicals I saw last year. They were Come From Away, Six, and Waitress.
Quick correction: in the podcast, I state that King Henry VIII’s first wife Catherine of Aragon didn’t bear him any children, but this is incorrect. She did have a daughter, but at the time (cue: the patriarchy) you had to have a son to be the heir to the throne. I also wished one of the shows good luck, when I should have clearly said “Break a Leg.”
Where to Listen to Episode 9?
If you haven’t heard it yet you can listen to Episode 9 on Podcasts.com
Resources – Music
This has links (mostly on Spotify, unless otherwise stated) to the cast recordings/soundtracks that I mentioned in this podcast, as well as to some musical playlists.
It’s Broadway, Bitch – Spotify Playlist. This has over 1800 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows on here as well. Albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.
Sounds of Broadway. This is an online radio station with over 4600 songs from 560 different musicals. It’s a fun way to listen to musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals.
Resources – Videos
There aren’t any movie musicals of the three shows I saw. However, as mentioned in the episode the musical Waitress is based on a movie of the same name. You can find links to watch the non-musical movie Waitress (2007) here. It’s pretty much the same as the musical, minus the whole musical aspect of it.
Resources – Websites and Apps
Reddit Musicals and Reddit Musical Theatre. Both of these subreddits are great places to go if you want to talk about musicals, get tips (if you’re a performer), and to get recommendations on shows to check out.
Broadway Musical Home. This is a great resource for anyone who loves musicals. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musical, you can check out the Rights page, which has information on where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.
Playbill has a listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.
Today Tix has an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same-day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and several others. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.
Come From Away. This has links to where you can buy tickets for the Broadway production of Come From Away. Due to Covid-19, this production might be on temporary hiatus.
Six. This has links to where you can buy tickets for all current productions of Six. Due to Covid-19 some of these productions might be on temporary hiatus.
Waitress. While the Broadway production of this show closed in January it does have some International and National tours. Due to Covid-19 some of these productions might be on a temporary hiatus.
Did you see any musicals this year?