The Bandstand: The Most Compelling Musical You Shouldn’t See…Yet

bandstandAlthough Gabbing Geek tends to cover more traditional geek fare we’re also dedicated to geeky subjects of all kinds.  My geekiest obsession that falls outside the expected movie, comic book, and science fiction universes is theater.  I’ve been a passionate fan of musical theater and a few plays for decades and my wife and I have been known to schedule almost all of our vacations around trips to New York City or London to see shows.  Whether you too are a theater fan or just curious about that universe, I’ll be bringing my theater reviews here to Gabbing Geek just as often as I can see the shows.

Next up is the intriguing story of a musical where everything, and yet nothing, works.  Come read more about The Bandstand, currently playing in New Jersey but transferring to Broadway next year.  And it’s an appropriate show to discuss today on our Veteran’s Day here in the United States as the show deals with an important topic for veterans.

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Hamilton: Intensity And Density

hamiltonAlthough Gabbing Geek tends to cover more traditional geek fare we’re also dedicated to geeky subjects of all kinds.  My geekiest obsession that falls outside the expected movie, comic book, and science fiction universes is theater.  I’ve been a passionate fan of musical theater and a few plays for decades and my wife and I have been known to schedule almost all of our vacations around trips to New York City or London to see shows.  Whether you too are a theater fan or just curious about that universe, I’ll be bringing my theater reviews here to Gabbing Geek just as often as I can see the shows.  First up is the grand-daddy of them all: Hamilton.  Jump after the break to find out why this show is taking Broadway and popular culture by storm.

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Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally
Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Our latest episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast has MCU movie news, Ready Player One movie news, the Fangirl Geek Book Club, and a riveting discussion on what makes geek content in the first place.  And Watson introduces what might be the world’s worst convention ever.  You can give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out

Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out
Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out

Watson and Ryan hold down the fort for Episode 54 of the Gabbing Geek podcast while Jenny recovers from Tiredofputtingupwithalltheircrapitis.  It’s going around.  So the Y chromosomes talk about Star Wars, Hunger Games, Mars, Alexander Hamilton, movie villains, and the summer of 2016 in movies.  You should listen to it right the heck now, or jump after the break to read even more!

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report – Watson Is On Vacation So Ryan Took Over

Your regular Watson box office analysis has been replaced by Ryan's analysis.  You have been warned.
Your regular Watson box office analysis has been replaced by Ryan’s analysis. You have been warned.

Since Watson is on vacation Ryan has taken over the box office column.  What an amazing week we had for the box office, find out more after the break!
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Broadway Geekery: Ryan’s Latest Theater Run

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My wife, Sara, and I are huge theater nerds that frequently hit New York to see as many shows as we can. Here are the results of our latest theater run, for those interested.

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Heroes Reborn – We Knew You Couldn’t Stay Dead For Long!

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Unless you are Ryan Garcia who was out galavanting around watching Broadway shows of some sort while the Superbowl was on, then you probably saw the quick trailer for the new Heroes Reborn series coming to NBC.

First off – who watches Broadway instead of the Superbowl? HA – I’m kidding. Secondly – what? Heroes is back!? You can count me #1 Cheerleader!

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What A Broadway Geek Does During The Super Bowl

suttonForgive me this brief bit of self-indulgence, but what else is a geek site for if not to document our geekiness?  In addition to my science fiction, movie, television, and comic book geekdom I am also a musical theater geek.  Two days ago my wife found out that Sutton Foster would be singing with the Houston symphony during three shows over the weekend.  Friday was too late, Saturday was too busy, but there was a Sunday matinee.  Sure, it meant we’d probably miss most of the Super Bowl during the ride back–BUT THAT IS WHAT BROADWAY GEEKS DO. Continue reading What A Broadway Geek Does During The Super Bowl

Wicked Movie Coming Soon?

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Wicked really has defied gravity with it’s ability to continually stun and awe audiences all over the world. And now there is a rumor that this brilliant Broadway show may be making it’s way to the big screen. If we click our heels three times, it’s sure to come true, right?

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