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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Broadway Update: Mattress Transfers and Swept Away Sweeps In. by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 18, 2024: Tony winner Sutton Foster will headline a revival of Once Upon a Mattress this summer on Broadway. The production is a transfer of the Encores presentation…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Theater World Award Winners by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Theater award season is in full swing. The Lortels, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Circle Award winners have been announced. Joining the…

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Broadway Update: “Death Becomes Her”. by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Death Becomes Her, the musical version of the 1992 film comedy starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as deadly frenemies, will be coming to Broadway afte…

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr. to Make Their B’way Debuts; Plus More News. By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Film and TV stars including George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Sarah S…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Stereophonic and Dead Outlaw Win Top NYDCC Awards by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 14, 2024: Stereophonic and Dead Outlaw were named Best Play and Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle during its 88th annual meeting on May 13 to chose…

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Off-B’way Update by Barry Gordin

Public Theater’s 2024-25 Season Announced By: David Sheward May 14, 2024: Yet another Gatsby, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames, four short pieces by Caryl Churchill, an…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

White Room Gallery by Barry Gordin

ON THE EDGE @ The White Room Gallery from May 21- June 16 May 13, 2024: The White Room Gallery at 3 Railroad Avene in East Hampton will present ON THE EDGE from May 21 through June 16. The …

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Outer Critics Circle Awards 2024 by Barry Gordin

March 13, 2024: The Outer Critics Circle(OCC) announced the winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2023-2024 Broadway and Off-Broadway season. AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

More About Mary May 12, 2024: Cole Escola’s new comedy Oh, Mary! has great fun picturing Abraham Lincoln as a closeted homosexual and Mary Todd Lincoln as an alcoholic, an unloving mot…

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 8. 2024: When Cabaret, the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories and I Am a Camera, John Van Druten’s straight-play adaptation, opened on Broad…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Small Aspects of Daring Invention by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 8, 2024: Windows are so filthy, only shadows show beyond. Everything inside is concealed by dirty drop cloths. There’s an old shopping cart piled high with – what? …

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Hell’s Kitchen **** by Barry Gordin

New York. Broadway. Hell’s Kitchen.  Manhattan Plaza – it’s apocalyptic.  By: Isa Goldberg May 7, 2024: From The Public Theatre to Broadway, Alicia Keys’ new musical celebrates…

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Shimmer and Herringbone – A Whirlwind Hoot by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 7, 2024: “The clothes we choose to wear — and how we choose to wear them — send out messages that reveal many aspects of personality and emotional health. A numbe…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 6, 2024: Bawdy, entertaining, grotesque at times – this revival of Cabaret on Broadway focuses on those elements that have made it a beloved musical for a half cent…

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Uncle Vanya ****, Patriots **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 5, 2024: Lila Neugebauer’s laugh-filled, all-star revival of Anton Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya, at Lincoln Center’s cavernous Vivian Beaumont Theater, remove…

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Fabulous Finds from Broadway Babe feature Alan Menken, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilyn Maye & Harry Connick, Jr. May 8, 2024:  Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller has come up with a plethor…

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Mother Play *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 5, 2024: Many of Paula Vogel’s plays explore themes related to her own life. In Vogel’s Baltimore Waltz, she turns her brother’s death from AIDS into an ab…

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Best of Broadway by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 6, 2024: In 1969, The University of Cincinnati’s Musical Theater Program was the first of its kind in the country offering a BFA. Its first graduate, Pamela Myers, w…

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 3, 2024: If you’re in for a good time, complete with drinks, snacks and pre-show entertainment, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, the British revival of the iconic mu…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Sally and Tom ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 1, 2024: Sally & Tom, Suzan-Lori Parks’s new play at the Public Theater, is a conceptually challenging, historically pertinent, and sociologically woke expl…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Hello Dolly Celebration by Barry Gordin

STILL GOING STRONG: RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF "HELLO DOLLY" AT REVOLUTION STAGE COMPANY IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 19TH, 2024 By: Joel Vig May 4, 2024: In early 1964,…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Mother Play *****, Mary Jane ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 30. 2024: At the start of Paula Vogel’s Mother Play, presented by Second Stage at the Hayes Theater, I thought, “Oh no, not another monster mother drama!” Th…

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Tony Award 2024 Nominations by Barry Gordin

April 30, 2024: Tony Award winners Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry announced the nominations this morning. The 77th annual Tony Awards will air live from Lincoln Center on …

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Drama Desk Awards Nominations 2023-2024 by Barry Gordin

April 29, 2024: Nominations for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today by stage and screen star Kathleen Turner. The Full List of Nominees Are Below.

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The Great Gatsby **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By Samuel L. Leiter April 29, 2024: F. Scott Fitzgerald never really liked The Great Gatsby as the title of his 1925 novel, preferring instead Trimalchio in West Egg, which, wisely, he cha…

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

The Great Gatsby **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons April 28, 2924: It has been said short stories make great theater and film. Novels don’t. If you want proof, buy a ticket for  Broadway’s new musical, The Great…

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Drama Desk Awards by Barry Gordin

April 24, 2024: Stage and Screen icon Kathleen Turner will announce the nominations for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards (www.DramaDesk.org) LIVE on NBC’S New York Live on Monday, …

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5 Reasons Why Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club is an Experience to Behold. by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener April 29, 2024: There is immersive theatre, and then there is Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, which takes immersion to an entirely new level of theatergoing and entertainmen…

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Mary Jane ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter April 27, 2024: The titular heroine of Amy Herzog’s affecting play Mary Jane—a name, as far as I can tell, not intended as a euphemism for marijuana—reminds us…

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

Who’s Who Versus What’s What April 28, 2024: I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m finding so many plays boring these days. Sometimes these are plays that have received almost uni…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

The Great Gatsby **1/2, Water for Elephants ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 26, 2024: If you’ve never read The Great Gatsby you will probably enjoy the new musical version now at the Broadway Theater after a run at New Jersey’s Paper M…

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