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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Little Gem **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg August 8, 2019: It may be changing, but there aren’t a lot of roles for women actors of a certain age. At least, not interesting ones. Watching Marsha Mason in her po…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Passageways **** by Barry Gordin

In a childlike, whimsical way, Amy Oestreicher tells her story about suffering from PTSD.  By: Isa Goldberg But it’s the whimsy that she brings to her trauma, and which sustained h…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Moulin Rouge **1/2, Majada ****, Coriolanus **** by Barry Gordin

 By: David Sheward August 6, 2019: Combining and repurposing plots, plays, films and songs can provide new insights into old-age cultural themes or they can just be a cheap way drawing…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Coriolanus **** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher August 5, 2019: There is a rather extraordinary production of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” at free Shakespeare in the Park. “Coriolanus” is the is one of t…

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Annie Get Your Gun @ Bay Street by Barry Gordin

Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of the Irving Berlin classic, infused with Blue Grass Melodies, lights up the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. August 4, 2019: Sara Lapine’…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Derek McLane by Barry Gordin

Moulin Rouge! Set Designer Derek McLane Knows How to Make Theatergoers Gasp By: Ellis Nassour August 2, 2019: One thing that the Hirschfeld Theatre ushers can always count on at Mou…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Harold Prince RIP by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATERS TO DIM LIGHTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019AT 7:45 PM IN MEMORY OF BROADWAY LEGEND HAROLD PRINCE July 31, 2019: The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer,…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019

2019-20 Broadway/Off-Broadway Updates by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward July 28, 2019: Since the last update, new on and Off-Broadway productions for 2019-20 have been announced, plus several Off-Broadway theater companies have revealed th…

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Mojada ** by Barry Gordin

“The Wetback Medea” By: Samuel L. Leiter July 28,2019: Mojada, at the Public, is the third play I’ve seen this week that deals with a serious topical issue with potentially exp…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Toni Stone ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg July 26, 2019: Soccer sheroes, the likes of Megan Rapinoe, are a loudly assertive presence. They’re defiant, and unafraid to make demands. In their pursuit of gender …

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ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball by Barry Gordin

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF Hamptons) will hold its Bow Wow Meow Ball on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The event will honor fashion designer and entertainer Isaac Mizrahi with t…

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The Secret Comedy of Women by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener July 26, 2019: The Secret Comedy of Women is an original comedic revue/sketch show written and performed by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, in which the truth, humor and…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg July 26, 2019: In Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow at the MCC Theater, playwright Halley Feiffer has found her voice, and it sounds a lot like a cartoon, rife …

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Moulin Rouge! by Barry Gordin

By: Ellis Nassour  July 25, 2019: Freedom! Beauty! Truth! Love!, the words of a Bohemian revolution in 1899, ring out again on Broadway, in two-time Tony winner Alex Timbers $28-milli…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Rolling Stone ***, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward July 24, 2019: The Rolling Stone does not refer to the iconic American rock music journal, but to a very different publication of the same name. In 2010, the newspaper…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Saturday Night Fever by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why Saturday Night Fever is Sizzling By: Iris WienerJuly 23, 2019: It’s a rare treat when a musical is successfully adapted from a film; John W. Engeman Theater’s Saturday…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

The Bacchae **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons July 22, 2019: The Bacchae, which Euripides wrote during his final years in Macedonia at the court of Archelaus I, is considered one of his greatest and most innova…

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LongHouse Summer Benefit by Barry Gordin

Julian Schnabel and Donna Karan honored at LongHouse Reserve Annual Summer Benefit with special performance by Laurie Anderson. July 21, 2019: East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve hosted the…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Two’s a Crowd **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons July 21, 2019: There’s a new musical at 59E59 Theaters It’s called Two’s a Crowd, and it’s very, very funny. This should not be surprising, as it was writte…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rita Rudner by Barry Gordin

Comedy Icon Rita Rudner Returns to the Boards in New Musical, Two’s a Crowd   By: Ellis Nassour July 19, 2019 — Dancer, singer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, Vega…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

In The Penal Colony by Barry Gordin

Miranda Haymon’s conceptual adaptation of Franz Kafka’s short story opened Next Door @NYTW July 17, 2019: In The Penal Colony, loosely based on Franz Kafka’s short story of the sam…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019

Kinky Boots on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Hit Musical Begins Streaming Today after record breaking Broadway and West End runs. July 15, 2019: BroadwayHD will exclusively present the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed musica…

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Summer Pleasures @ Tulla Booth by Barry Gordin

Opening reception for photography exhibit, Summer Pleasures, on view through August 30th. July 13, 2019: Tulla Booth Gallery, 66 Main Street in Sag Harbor, hosted an opening reception fo…

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LTV Benefit by Barry Gordin

Super Salon Comedy with Elayne Boosler benefits LTV Media Center July 13, 2019: LTV, the East End public access television station, celebrated Summer with a very funny evening produced by…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ladyship *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons July 15, 2019: Between 1787 and 1686 the British government sent convicted women to New South Wales, the penal colony that was to become Australia. Although the wom…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019

Bay Street Summer Gala by Barry Gordin

Joel Grey honored at Bay Street Theater’s 28th Annual Summer Gala  July 7, 2019:  Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented their 28th annual summer gala, “If Your Friends Could S…

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