Blue Star Alum on Broadway, Because of Winn Dixie & Beyonce's The Gift
2019-07-20 CATEGORY: Starlight
On this week’s episode, the new season of Starlight’s Indoors Series has been announced, a Blue Star alum makes his Broadway debut, Because of Winn Dixie opens as a musical, and Beyonce curates a Lion King companion album.!
West Side Story Broadway revival finds its Tony and Maria
Reaching for the stars is just what former Blue Star award winner, Tyler Eisenreich, has accomplished as he was cast in the newest Broadway revival, West Side Story. Tyler received the highest honor at Starlight’s Blue Star Awards in 2012 when he won Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role, allowing him to travel to New York City and represent Starlight Theatre at The Jimmy Awards. Now he is back in New York, where West Side Story will open at the Broadway Theatre this December. With redefined choreography and a new take on this classic show, West Side Story is sure to be a hit. Break a leg, Tyler!
Watch Highlights From the Musical Because of Winn Dixie
Earlier this summer, the musical theatre world welcomed Because of Winn Dixie to the stage for the first time in its debut run at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, this musical portrays how the surprises of life can bring joy and acceptance into a world that is often lonesome. Recounting the story of the incredible bond between a mutt and a young preacher’s daughter, a town of lost souls is brought together to find more happiness than ever before, Because of Winn Dixie.
Listen to Beyoncé’s New Album The Lion King: The Gift
Queen Bey continues to inspire us with her latest album titled, The Lion King: The Gift, to be released in conjunction with the live-action remake of The Lion King film. We’re told that this album inspires a completely new genre of music and is a blend of genres that isn’t one sound, but is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat. Beyonce has described it to be a “new experience of storytelling,” featuring herself and additional international musicians brought together to pay tribute to the iconic film.