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Theater Talk: “The Humans”

November 16, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo With Thanksgiving on its way, going home for the holidays is something students and many other young people seem to dread. There are many things people would rather do than return to ...

The revival of “Cats” features a strong cast, but the plot remains unimpressive. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Praiseworthy Cast of “Cats the Musical” Cannot Salvage Plot

November 2, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo If the Tony Awards were based on amount of ear worms instead of theatrical achievements, “Cats the Musical” would be likely to sweep this year. I can’t remember the amount of ti...

With music and lyrics written by Sara Bareilles and a beautiful perfomance by Jessie Mueller, “Waitress” is a must see. (Courtesy of Flickr).

Sara Bareilles Becomes Broadway Composer for “Waitress”

September 28, 2016

By  Claire Del Sorbo Sara Bareilles has always been one of my favorite musicians. I admire her integrity and how she chooses to be true to her craft rather than lucrative. She has a lovely voice and h...

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and starred as the titular character in “Hamilton: An American Musical.” (Courtesy of Flickr)

Winning “Hamilton” Tickets: The True American Dream

September 14, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo On a seemingly ordinary day, I refreshed my email. Within a few seconds, I was a blubbering mess making a spectacle of myself on Eddie’s. This was the day I won the “Hamilton” lottery. Aft...

Saoirse Ronan stars in the new twist on a classic, the Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

“The Crucible” Casted in Universal Light

April 27, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo Many people’s recollections of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” have been reduced to sour memories of assigned readings from high school English class. However, like any play, the text is bette...

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“Les Miserables”

April 13, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo As the self-proclaimed “world’s most popular musical,” “Les Miserables” has entranced audiences for over 30 years. It has been performed in over 25 languages in almost ...

Lupita Nyong'o made her Broadway debut in

12 Years A Slave Star Lupita Nyong’o Takes the Broadway Stage

March 30, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o tugged at the heart strings of audiences in her harrowing performance as the young slave girl, Patsey, in 12 Years a Slave. It made us weep for the former state of the world and how Africans and Afric...

“Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway

February 24, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo  Today’s global conflicts look eerily similar to events from the past when viewed from the right lens. It is difficult not to empathize with the millions of families displaced from countries in the Middle East due to risi...

School of Rock: The Musical is receiving rave reviews on Broadway. Deb Nystrom/Flickr.

School of Rock: Screen to Stage

February 3, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, celebrated composer of theatrical classics such as Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and countless other productions, has written a...

The Imperficity of Love

The Imperficity of Love

November 18, 2015

By Claire Del Sorbo College is a time when students begin to experience real, meaningful and intimate relationships with others. However, one should not rely on She’s The Man as an accurate depiction ...

Quinn’s Ethnically Diverse New York

November 4, 2015

By Claire Del Sorbo Recently, I ventured out to the East Village to go see “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” at the Cherry Lane Theater. I purchased a ticket because I am a huge “Seinfeld” fan and the show is directed by Jerry Seinfeld. I was also familiar with star Colin Quinn beforehand from the “Weekend Update” sketches on “Saturday Night Live,” and as Amy Schumer’s dad in Trainwreck. Colin Quinn: The New Y...

The Little Prince: An Escape from Reality

The Little Prince: An Escape from Reality

October 21, 2015

By Claire Del Sorbo For the past few weeks, most students at Fordham have been saddled with midterms. Spending hours upon hours in the library and endlessly studying has no doubt plagued the student body...

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