George M. Cohan Biography: The Man Who Owned Broadway

Biography of George M. Cohan, Irish American icon of American theater and Broadway’s greatest showman. In June 1878, Irish immigrants Jeremiah and Helen Cohan halted their touring stage act and returned to their home in Providence, Rhode Island. On July 3, Helen gave birth to their second child: a son they named George Michael. Life … Read moreGeorge M. Cohan Biography: The Man Who Owned Broadway

Tony Pastor: Broadway’s Amazing Musical Impresario

The story takes Pastor from an eight-year-old New York Lower West-Side street comedy singer to one of the most respected impresarios Broadway has ever seen. Nobody knows where Tony Pastor was born… unless the word of his parents is to be trusted. On May 28, 1837, according to them, he apparently came into the world … Read moreTony Pastor: Broadway’s Amazing Musical Impresario

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves: Review of Musical Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Bertie Wooster

A collaboration between Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber, By Jeeves doesn’t quite hit the spot. By Jeeves, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, is a musical based on the stories of P.G. Wodehouse. It begins as if the audience are attending a church fundraising concert, starring Bertie Wooster, but when his banjo goes … Read moreAndrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves: Review of Musical Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Bertie Wooster

The First Wizard of Oz Stage Play

In 1903, years before MGM made its musical version of Oz, a stage musical based on L. Frank Baum’s book became a Broadway hit. Before he began writing children’s books, L. Frank Baum worked as a playwright, an actor and a theater manager, though bad luck and accidents dogged his career. After Wizard of Oz was published, … Read moreThe First Wizard of Oz Stage Play

Salad Days – The Musical

Salad Days is a lively musical which features a magic piano and a ride in a space ship. For many years Salad Days was the longest running West End musical. It opened, in London, in 1954 and ran for 2,283 performances. Although it is not so well known as musicals such as Oliver, and Oklahoma it is still performed today … Read moreSalad Days – The Musical

Guide to Urban Field Recording and Street Recording

Technology has made urban field recording easier, but fieldcraft is essential to getting good street sound recordings. Recordists make urban field recordings for all sorts of reasons, from adding spice to their podcasts through to documenting the changing urban soundscape. Digital recording and binaural or single point stereo microphones have addressed most of the technical issues of … Read moreGuide to Urban Field Recording and Street Recording

Best Wireless Headsets For The Computer

Want to know what to look for when buying a wireless headset for a computer? Take a look at these useful shopping suggestions. Low cost wireless computer headsets are plentiful into today’s marketplace. For as little as $20 a user can now buy a wireless headset for their computer to use for chat, gaming, or … Read moreBest Wireless Headsets For The Computer

Best Wireless Headphones

The best wireless headphones can provide high quality audio for game play, watching TV and listening to music. Here are some of the best headsets. Wireless headphone technologies have long struggled with the issue of re-producing audio without hisses, pops and complete signal loss. But now we are seeing better quality wireless headphones that seem … Read moreBest Wireless Headphones