Daan has been a musical theatre enthusiast since having performed as Gavroche in an amateur theatre performance of Les Miserables. He loves visiting as many shows as possible and never leaves the house without some cast recordings to listen to. He is currently studying at Leiden University for a degree in Physics and Astronomy and presents science shows at schools and theatres throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
If someone offered me to pay money to take a look at another family's arguments for two and a half hours, I'd probably decline. This is exactly what PALM SPRINGS does: portray a family on Christmas Eve who quarrel on and on. And the translated production of OTHER DESERT CITIES does this with success. The production is on a limited run until February 5 at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. I visited the show during last weekend's BGL Nationaal Theaterweekend at a sold-out Saturday night performance.BWW Feature: Recap Of MUSICAL AWARDS GALA 2017 January 19, 2017
Award shows are always full of special performances by several musicals. These performances are usually given by casts of nominated, long-running or upcoming shows, but the audience of the MUSICAL AWARDS GALA was treated to a special performance of the Broadway Cast of ON YOUR FEET! this evening, in honour of the announcement of the upcoming Dutch production, which will start previews in October. After the performance, Gloria Estefan awarded the Audience Award to THE BODYGUARD, produced by Stage Entertainment which will also produce ON YOUR FEET!. Enjoy the performance below!ON YOUR FEET! to Open at the Beatrix Theater Utrecht in October January 10, 2017
A new production of Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will open at the Beatrix Theater Utrecht this October, as was announced by Stage Entertainment's Managing Director and Producer Albert Verlinde: 'I am very happy that we obtained license rights to produce Emilio and Gloria Estefan's musical ON YOUR FEET!. I visited the show a few times on Broadway last year and it is an irresistible that literally gets the audience on their feet.' The production in the Netherlands is the first production outside the United States. Emilio and Gloria Estefan will visit the Netherlands this week to present the musical to the Dutch audience. Gloria Estefan will also present a Musical Award during Thursday's Musical Awards Gala.First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action January 9, 2017
"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.BWW Preview: NATIONAL THEATRE WEEKEND at Theatres Throughout The Netherlands January 9, 2017
What would you rather do than visit the theatre? Not much, you'd probably say. But here's the answer: visit the theatre and get a backstage tour for a bargain price. This is exactly what you can do during the National Theatre Weekend during the weekend of January 20, 21 and 22. More than 60 (yes, sixty) theatres across the Netherlands will open their doors for shows with ticket prices of maximum 10.BWW Preview: MUSICAL AWARDS GALA 2017 at Beatrix Theater Utrecht January 5, 2017
The new year has just started, which means that it's time for a lot of awards. One of the first awards ceremonies of the year is the Musical Awards Gala, the Dutch equivalent of the Tony Awards. This means we can look forward to a lot of upcoming prizes and special performances but most of all an amazing opportunity to get to know Dutch musical theatre.