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Student Blogger: Maggie Cummins



Student Blog: Question-Mark Anxiety PhotoStudent Blog: Question-Mark Anxiety
Posted: Jun. 2, 2021

Student Blog: Question-Mark Anxiety
June 2, 2021

This is going to be a bit of a departure from my usual satirical articles. It has been approximately four months since I wrote a blog for BWW’s student column. But here’s the cold hard truth: I have had some serious writer’s block this semester. Something stopped clicking, and therefore so did my keyboard.

BWW Blog: Where Are They Now?
February 18, 2021

Of course, with all this talk of animals prompts a theatrical question: Do you ever sit back and  wonder what happened to the animals who star on Broadway? Nope, me neither… until now. I’m  no expert in the lives of the canines, felines, and other species who have tread the boards, but I  can make some educated guesses.  

BWW Blog: Sequel Season
January 26, 2021

This semester feels a little bit like the sequel to the fall.

BWW Blog: Make It Modern
January 14, 2021

I dare to ask the question: how do you update shows for a pandemic?

BWW Blog: Broadway Brainstorming - Disney Edition
December 17, 2020

Hey, don’t judge. I’m a sucker for a Disney Pixar musical.  

BWW Blog: Tradition!
November 20, 2020

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, BroadwayWorld readers!  

BWW Blog: The Theatre Kid's Guide To Gift-Giving
November 13, 2020

We’re inherently creative people, too, which means one thing is for sure: we will inevitably find  ways to turn anything you buy us into our next prop. Happy spending! ​​​​​​​

BWW Blog: Tony's Telepathy - Predicting the 2020 Award Winners
October 30, 2020

That’s the question I’m asking Broadway two weeks after the announcement of the 2020 Tony  nominees.

BWW Blog: Rehearsalsaurus Rex
October 20, 2020

It’s week seven here in college, friends, and it’s time for celebration! Hang the streamers, bake a  cake, and break out the noisemakers: I’m rehearsing again! Shout it to the rooftops!

BWW Blog: Take Me Back to NYC
September 30, 2020

When Billy Joel sang a?oeIa??ve seen the lights go out on Broadwaya?? I dona??t think he meant this.  September 28th, this past Monday, marks the 200th day since the Great White Way went dark. 

BWW Blog: A Letter to the Incoming Freshmen
September 9, 2020

Welcome to college! Ita??s probably been a few weeks since youa??ve started by now. My name is  Maggie, and Ia??m here to be your dramatic arts big sister.

BWW Blog: ...And Hold for Quarantine, Please!
August 28, 2020

Hello, dear readers, from university quarantine. My school is hunkering down for two weeks before classes start this Monday.

BWW Blog: Crisis Management 101 - Pandemics, Performances, and Prosperity
August 19, 2020

You would never expect Covid-19 and working in the theatre to have something in common, but as it turns out, they do: both require creative solutions in times of crisis.

BWW Blog: Life Lessons from Online Theater Camp
July 30, 2020

This summer, Ia??m working as a teaching assistant at a virtual theatre summer camp, and working with theater kids during a pandemic has taught me a heck of a lot about life.

BWW Blog: Quarantine Movie Musicals To Put You In A Good Mood
July 20, 2020

With the release of Hamilton on Disney+, the popularity of filmed theatre has skyrocketed.

BWW Blog: Post-Quarantine Broadway Picks For The Socially Distant Theatregoer
May 19, 2020

This is weird. With the recent announcement that the Great White Way will stay closed through September 6th, I'm preparing myself for the first summer in what feels like ever without Broadway.

BWW Blog: All The World's a Screen: Zoom Etiquette
April 13, 2020

Ah, Zoom. The new favorite of the college class streaming services. Derived from the Latin a?oeZaboomafoo,a?? it roughly translates to a?oewell, it's better than Facetime.a?? I have to give Zoom credit where it's due during this time of unexpected changes in education: It's straightforward! It's easy to use! And frankly, it's made me really miss my in-person lectures. Staring at a screen can get pretty mundane pretty fast. So, fellow students, I've compiled a guide of tips and tricks to spice up your Zoom classes! 

BWW Blog: Bright Lights, Big... Country? Theatre At a Non-City College
March 20, 2020

When I was a wee senior in high school, I wanted to go to college in New York. I had crazy dreams of living in a penthouse apartment, taking classes right in the heart of Manhattan, then gallivanting around Broadway every night. Lots of younger friends of mine have expressed their concerns that going to a non-city school worries them. Never fear, theatre kids of tomorrow-I'm here to assuage your fears.