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Friday, April 16, 2021

Welcome Back to Theater by Barry Gordin

A Door Opens to Off Broadway: Blindness By: Ellis Nassour April 16, 2021: The acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Blindness, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning José Saramago’s dysto…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Broadway Starting to Light Up Soon by Barry Gordin

Things are Lighting Up in Theater with Sneak Peeks at the Soon-to-Be Future By: Ellis Nassour April 15, 2021– Following a game-changing but one-night-only event of performances by Tony-win…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Blindness **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 9, 2021: If a live event has no live actors, stage, sets or costumes, is it really theater? That’s the conundrum posed by Blindness, the unique gathering at the …

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD premiers 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, the hilarious award-winning Canadian show on April 13. April 9, 2021: Now 25 years after it first premiered 2 Pianos 4 Hands, which won a Dora-Award…

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Bay Street Theater by Barry Gordin

New Home for Bay Street Theater to be completed by 2023 April 8, 2021:  At a zoom press conference on Tuesday morning Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor announced their exciting plans for 22…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

John Cullum Tribute by Barry Gordin

John Cullum: An Accidental Star, April 8-22, a Streaming Tribute to One of Theater’s Hardest Working Leading Men By: Ellis Nassour April 5, 2021 -- Three of veteran actor John Cullum’…

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

New Date & Time by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends Moves to New Date & Time Starting April 5 April 3, 2021:  The long running cable show, Jamie deRoy & friends, will air at a new day, time and channel. S…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Broadway Update: Diana, Game of Thrones, Piano Lesson, Natural Death by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 2, 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be waning with vaccinations increasing, but we're still not out of the woods. Variant strains of the virus are on the ris…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 1, 2020: COVID vaccinations are ramping up and restrictions are beginning to loosen, but variant strains threaten another pandemic surge. Thus the reopening of Bro…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

A Titanic Event! Or Close to It by Barry Gordin

There’s No Broadway for the Moment But There’s Parody, (More) Untold Stories, No Shortage of Vinyl, and More. By: Ellis Nassour March 29, 2021 -- Tony-winning producer Eva Price (…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

On This Day In New York Theater: March 28, 1939 by Barry Gordin

(No. 25 in the series) By: Samuel L. Leiter March 28, 2021: After struggling to regain his form as Broadway’s foremost writer of drawing-room comedy, Philip Barry—who hadn’t had a …

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Celebrating Songwriters by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends presents “Celebrating Songwriters Part I” with Andrew Lippa and Charles Strouse.  March 27, 2021:  Tonight’s segment of Jamie deRoy & friends, which …

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Jujamcyn Celebrates 100 Years by Barry Gordin

Jujamcyn Org. Celebrates 100th Av. of Theatre Now Known As the Walter Kerr. By: Ellis Nassour March 22, 2021 – Jujamcyn Theaters celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the historic th…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

John Baeder/Master Photorealist by Barry Gordin

ACA Galleries & MB Abram are presenting rare works by John Baeder in a collaborative online exhibition January 26 – June 1, 2021.  March 21, 2021:  ACA Galleries, in collaboration w…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

2021 Oscar Nominations by Barry Gordin

Nominations for the 93rd Oscars Announced By: Ellis Nassour March 15, 2021: The 2021 Academy Awards for the best in 2020 cinema were announced early this morning (March 15) on ABC by act…

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

On This Day in New York Theater: March 13 in the 1920’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 24 in the series) March 13, 2021: March 13 was one of the more productive dates for New York theater in the 1920s. The decade saw a total of nine March 13 pr…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Grammy Winning Songs by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends presents Grammy Award Winning Songs with Winners Julie Gold and Larry Gatlin  3/14 at 7:30 March 12, 2021: A segment of Jamie deRoy & friends, airing this …

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Broadway Skating Party by Barry Gordin

Support Bay Street Theater Sunday March 7 at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton 6:30-8pm. March 5, 2021: Bay Street Theater’s Family Skating Party will take place on Sunday at Bucksk…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Nomadland ****, Pieces of a Woman ***, Supernova *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 7, 2021: The COVID pandemic has not only shut down the American theater but it has also transformed the movie business—perhaps permanently. With movie theaters…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Exciting Spring titles form BroadwayHD begin streaming March March 5, 2021:  Exciting new Spring productions from BroadwayHD this month. The premiere streaming service for theater fans…

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Critics Choice Awards by Barry Gordin

March 4, 2021: The winners of the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will be revealed on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 7-10pm ET/PT, on the CW with acclaimed film, television, and stage…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends is presenting Gone But Not Forgotten Part 5 this Sunday, February 28th at 7:30pm February 24, 2021: An episode of Jamie deRoy & friends dips into the arch…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

On This Day In New York Theater: February 24 in the 1930’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter(No. 23 in the series) February 24, 2021: Three Broadway plays opened on February 24 in the 1930s, two of them significant, the other quickly over and done with. All…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Love Letter To Liza by Barry Gordin

Ring Them Bells and Celebrate! Liza Minnelli on her 75th Birthday, Friday, March 12 at 8:00 PM February 22, 2021: In honor of the legendary Liza Minnelli on her 75th Birthday, a star-s…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Online World Premiere by Barry Gordin

In Case You Hadn’t Heard:  A Conversation Between America’s Past and Its Promise on February 22 @ 8pm at February 16, 2021: In Case You Hadn’t Heard, a provocative v…

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A Black Perspective by Barry Gordin

ACA Galleries group exhibition of prominent African American artists extended through March 20, 2021 February 16, 2021:  ACA Galleries, located at 529 West 20th Street in the gallery di…

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Jamie deRoy & friends Valentine by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends Valentine’s Day Special: More From the Archives on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 PM February 14, 2021:  To celebrate Valentine Day Jamie deRoy & frien…

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Friday, February 12, 2021

On This Day in New York Theater: February 12 in the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 22 in the series) February 12, 2020: For today’s installment of On This Day in New York Theater we look at five shows that opened on February 12 in the 19…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

BroadwayHD Valentine by Barry Gordin

The Broadway hit, First Date: The Musical, comes to BroadwayHD with a star-studded cast of Broadway and West End performers, exclusively, on February 12. February 9, 2021:  A Valentin…

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Bay Street Wine Tasting by Barry Gordin

Deadline February 10 to join Bay Street, from anywhere in the world, for a Wine Tasting/ 30th Anniversary Celebration on February 24 from 6-7pm. February 8, 2021: Bay Street Theater and S…

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

One Night in Miami ***1/2, Little Wars ***, Falling Stars *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward February 6, 2021: When I was a kid back in the 1970s, PBS used to run a series called Meeting of the Minds. Created, written and hosted by the comedian-writer Steve Al…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre