Musicals Blog

From Broadway Musical Success to Film Star

My new theme is "From Broadway Musical Success to Film Star." I will be writing about three actors and actresses who had great success in at least one Broadway musical before moving to a successful film career. The performers I will be featuring are Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli and Kevin Kline. [read more ...]

Julie Andrews - From My Fair Lady to Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews started studying music as a child and by the age of 12 was already performing professionally. In the 1950s, while in her late teens, she appeared in plays in London's West End. Her first Broadway play, "The Boy Friend," opened in 1954, and Andrews gained the attention of critics. Two years later, she starred in " My Fair Lady" in the lead role of Eliza Doolittle, a part that led to Broadway stardom and a Tony nomination. "My Fair Lady" was followed by another Lerner and Loewe hit, "Camelot," in 1960. [read more ...]

Kevin Kline - From Shakespeare to Gilbert and Sullivan

Although most movie goers probably know Kevin Kline as a dramatic film actor, he is primarily a stage actor, with his early starts in Shakespeare, classical drama and musicals. Kline's career on Broadway began in 1973 and he did not appear in a film until 1982. Since then, Kline has had successful careers both on Broadway and in films. [read more ...]