Wilma’s Top YouTube Picks
I can often be found stuck in a YouTube loop online. It’s amazing how you can start off watching something like a live theatre performance and then the next thing you know be shaking it off to Taylor Swift!
Here are some of my favourite YouTube videos that I’ve been watching online this week (I haven’t included any Taylor Swift!)
Fiyero Time: Backstage at WICKED with Jonah Platt
In a very special episode, Jonah Platt prepares Elphaba to take the stage in all her emerald splendor. This special episode is filmed with the West End’s longest running Elphaba Rachel Tucker who is now playing the role on Broadway.
A Christmas message from the queen of theatre!
Theatre blogger West End Wilma gives her annual Christmas message to her adoring fans. Lol
Ask a Star: LES MISERABLES’ Alfie Boe
LES MISERABLES’ current Prisoner 24601 Alfie Boe answers your questions about beating up the men’s chorus, getting up close and personal with Nick Jonas and singing Queen songs.
OBSESSED!: You Can’t Expect Shoshana Bean to Defy Gravity Everytime
Shoshanna Bean (she doesn’t “go by” ShoBean, but people seem to call her that for some reason) joined Seth Rudetsky in the studio for the latest and greatest episode of OBSESSED! Bean and Seth go back a ways — he saw her in the 2000 Off-Broadway production of “Godspell” and knows all the tech-based details of her “Defying Gravity” epic fail.
Cell Block Tango – Broadway Backwards 2015
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The 2015 Broadway Backwards show included Chicago’s “six merry murderesses”, represented in a sexy, all-male version of “Cell Block Tango” featuring Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele.
Held March 9, raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Broadway Backwards is the annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers.