Tag Archive for Steve Duffy

Fun Home

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fun Home is the 2015 Tony Award winner for best musical and a pure joy to watch. The story is adapted from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, which is a look into her very personal childhood dealing with her coming to terms with her sexual identity and her repressed gay…

5 Questions: Simon Curtis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –  Simon Curtis began as a theatre director and directed extensively at the Royal Court Theatre London as well as the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Lincoln Centre, New York.  Curtis’ debut film My Week with Marilyn received two Academy Award Nominations and was nominated for three…

5 Questions: Dolly Parton

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Dolly releases her first children’s album “I Believe In You.” This project is especially for children and those young at heart. All of the proceeds will benefit her literacy program Imagination Library. SD: Can you tell us about your first guitar? DP: Music was always a…

Blade Runner 2049

Film review by Steve Duffy – Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former…

5 Questions: Melissa Manchester

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler’s Harlettes, Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. She has recorded twenty-one albums across her career,…

Evita

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. Briana…

5 Questions: Constantine Maroulis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his TONY-nominated role in Rock Of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating…

Stronger

Film review by Steve Duffy – Stronger is based on the memoir by Jeff Bauman and Brett Witter. Some may say it is it too soon to see another movie about the Boston Marathon bombings. No one wants to relive the horrible events that forever changed our city, but also made us stronger. What I…

5 Questions: Jake Gyllenhaal

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – In this inspiring biopic, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings.  The film follows Jeff’s amazing journey of recovery as he rebuilds his life. SD: What did you know about Jeff Bauman going into the film? JG:…

The Phantom of the Opera

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – My fascination with “The Phantom of the Opera” began back in 1997 when I saw it for the first time. The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway…