In a Director’s Viewpoint: Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia!

by Jay Horne The musical opened in the West End (London) at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre on June 9, 2004, where it played until September 2012. The North American production, prior to the musical’s Broadway engagement, opened in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in May 2000, where it played for five years….

In a Director’s Viewpoint: Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of An American in Paris

by Jay Horne HISTORY An American in Paris is a musical play inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name and adapted for the stage by Christopher Wheeldon. It opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015, following an engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Incorporating songs from George and Ira Gershwin, the book is by Craig Lucas. The musical won several Tony Awards. The…