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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lone Star by Barry Gordin

May 23, 2019: Back by popular demand, the acclaimed revival of James McLure’s comedy LONE STAR begins performances Thursday, June 6th at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St- b…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tootsie **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 22, 2019: Thanks to David Yazbek’s score, Tootsie gives us the whoosh that sets our abandon in motion. Even the show’s slapstick gags (book by Robert Horn) caus…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Hadestown **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 22, 2019: A highly lyrical, sung through musical, Hadestown sets us on the road to hell where we examine and reexamine an old story, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydic…

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Chita Rivera Awards 2019 by Barry Gordin

Hadestown, Alice By Heart, & King Kong are Winners at Chita Rivera Awards, Honoring Choreography May 20, 2019:   Last night, Tony Award winners, Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen, co-ho…

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64th Annual Obie Awards by Barry Gordin

(May 20, 2019: The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 64th Annual Obie Awards…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ink ****, All My Sons ****, Curse of the Starving Class **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 19, 2019: When profit becomes the prime motive of conduct, bad things happens. That’s the message of a new English play and two American revivals. These plays wer…

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Janet Lehr Fine Arts by Barry Gordin


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Drama League Awards by Barry Gordin

Brian Cranston Awarded Distinguished Performance of the year and Hadestown named Outstanding Musical. May 18, 2019:  The Drama League announced the winners of the 85th Annual Drama Leagu…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

The York Theatre Company by Barry Gordin

Entertaining Revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical opens 50th Anniversary Season at The York. May 17, 2019: A loving revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical, The York Theatre Company’s …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Plough and the Stars ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 176, 2019: Having been thrilled by the first two offerings in the Irish Repertory Company’s three-play Sean O’Casey Season, Juno and the Paycock and The Shad…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jack DiFalco by Barry Gordin

The Ferryman/Torch Song: Young Actor on the Rise, Jack DiFalco By: Ellis Nassour May 15, 2019: Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is one of the most acclaimed plays of this or any seaso…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rachel Bloom by Barry Gordin

Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Lives On By: Iris Wiener May 14, 2019: There is no stopping Rachel Bloom, the co-creator, writer and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; the energizer bu…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 OCC Winners by Barry Gordin

Hadestown wins 6 Awards including Outstanding Musical and The Ferryman named Outstanding Play. May 13, 2019: Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for med…

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Lorna Luft by Barry Gordin

By: Magda Katz May 13, 2019: Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft made her performing debut singing on “The Judy Garland Show.”

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

Discerning Diversity May 12, 2019: As theater attempts to become more and more inclusive, audiences have become used to seeing women in traditionally male roles, African-Americans in tra…

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Janet Lehr Fine Arts by Barry Gordin

Special on-site demonstration by Hiam Mizrahi May 12, 2019:  Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton hosted a celebration of Haim Mizrahi on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Haim Mizrahi…

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tootsie ****, Beetlejuice ***, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 11, 2019: Musicals based on hit movies have become a staple on Broadway. The creative teams of most of these shows such as Pretty Woman, School of Rock and Kinky Bo…

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Off Broadway Shines by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why Off-Broadway Shone in 2018-2019 By: Iris Wiener May 12, 2019: The Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award nominations have been announced, and as with any nominations …

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Drama Desk: A Conversation with Celia Keenan-Bolger by Barry Gordin

May 11, 2019: The Drama Desk presented an informal conversation and Q&A session with Celia Keenan-Bolger on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm, at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

All My Sons **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 11, 2019: Directed by the luminous Jack O’Brien, this current revival by the Roundabout Theatre is true to Arthur Miller’s realistic style. After all, a grea…

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Gay Pride & The 21st Century by Barry Gordin

Suzanne Poli's Iconic Photographs 1969-2019Only One Woman in the World Has Documented 50 Years of the LGBT Civil Rights movement … and it all started from her window on Christopher Street …

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Live Out Loud Gala by Barry Gordin

18th Annual Live Lout Loud Young Trailblazers Gala May 8, 2019: On Tuesday evening Live Out Loud hosted their 18th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala emceed by Judy Gold and Marquise Vilson a…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sneak Peak @ The Prompter by Barry Gordin

The Prompter begins performances on May 28th  at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.  A behind the scenes peak at Bay Street Theaters upcoming production of The Prompter.Photography: Barr…

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Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 10, 2019: Talking about Mexico, and building the wall, Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Luzia (A Waking Dream of Mexico) at Citifield, suggests intentionally or n…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Meet The 2019 Drama Desk Nominees by Barry Gordin

Press Reception for the 2019 Drama Desk Nominees at Green Roon 42 in the Yotel New York. May 8, 2019:  Nominees for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards celebrated their honors with the press at G…

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Cirque du Soleil by Barry Gordin

LUZIA: A WAKING DREAM OF MEXICO By: Samuel L. Leiter May 8, 2019: The Circus of the Sun, better known as Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian entertainment machine responsible for dozens of…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Made in America **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 8, 2019: Made in America, an immersive theatrical experience created by Malaysian/Australian artists TerryandTheCuz only makes use of the stage at Joe’s Pub fo…

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Cirque de Soleil by Barry Gordin

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia Predicts Breathtaking Color, Characters, Acrobats, and Lots of Rain – All Under the Big Top By: Ellis Nassour May 8, 2019: Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia: A …

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Meet The Tony Award Nominees by Barry Gordin

Press Junket for the 2019 Tony Award Nominees By: Patrick Christiano May 5, 2019:  On Wednesday morning May 1, the day after The American Theatre Wing announced their 2019 Tony Nomin…

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Lorna Luft by Barry Gordin

Lorna Luft Takes Fans Down Memory Lane May 10th at Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough By: Ellis Nassour May 7, 2019: Lorna Luft, singer, actress, and recording artist, will share h…

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