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Sunday, December 13, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: December 13 in the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 19 in the series) December 13, 2020: December 13, 2020: December 13 may have provided only four openings in the 1940s, but all of them are worth revisiting…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Prom by Barry Gordin

Ryan Murphy’s Adaptation of The Prom Premieres with Starry Cast on Netflix By: Ellis Nassour December 10, 2020: Ryan Murphy brings Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar and Bob Martin’s b…

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Actors Fund by Barry Gordin

‘Tis the Season to (Try) Be Merry and Give Thanks to The Actors Fund By Ellis Nassour December 7, 2020: The not-for-profit Actors Fund of America continues to be a vital resource fo…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Holiday Cheer from BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD presents a dazzling line up of holiday classics and the premier of Peter Rothstein’s All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 plus Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special. …

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

John Lloyd Young by Barry Gordin

Tony/Grammy Winner John Lloyd Young Celebrates the Season Friday with Vegas Holiday By: Ellis Nassour December 1, 2020: Tony and Grammy Award-winner John Lloyd Young, forever famou…

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Michael Riedel by Barry Gordin

Michael Riedel’s Segue from Rabid Newspaper Columnist to Congenial Early Morning Radio Co-host By: Ellis Nassour Monday, November 30, 2020 --Once rabid theater critic/arts reporter …

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 29, 2020: In 1988, when Ute Lemper received the Molière Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Paris, she was certainly very happy. But…

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On This Day in New York Theater: November 29th in the 1920’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter(No. 18 in the series) November 29, 2020: For the time being, this column will be settling into the groove of covering only one decade at a time in its description o…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

BroadwayHD Wins by Barry Gordin

BROADWAYHD WINS TWO GLOBAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS November 20, 2020: BroadwayHD was named winner in the Outstanding Innovation category and the winner of the Outstanding Product/Ser…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Broadway in Limbo by Barry Gordin

Tonys Delayed and Shows Reschedule By: David Sheward November 20, 2020: The lights on Broadway will remain dim for even longer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last month, th…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Humane Society “To the Rescue!” Gala by Barry Gordin

The Humane Society of the United States raised over 2 million dollars at “To the Rescue!” gala to help save animals . Hosted by Cecily Strong and Audra McDonald hosting the pre-show wi…

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Drama League Announces First Directors Council by Barry Gordin

THE NEW INITIATIVE IS COMPRISED OF 20 NATIONALLY-RENOWNED DIRECTORS AND ALUMNI TO ADVISE ON THE ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR-FOCUSED PROGRAMMING AND THE FUTURE OF THEATER AS THE INDUSTRY PREPARES…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: November 13 in the 1930’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 17 in the series) November 13, 2020: As per the last entry in this series, I again confine myself to a single decade—in today’s case, the 1930s—in des…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Space Presents John Lloyd Young’s Vegas Holiday by Barry Gordin

THIS INTIMATE AND PERSONAL CONCERT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS WITH JOLLY SUPRISES AND HOLIDAY MEMORIES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 November 7, 2020: Following the success of two prev…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar – 3 by Barry Gordin

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar:Landmark Rock Opera to Worldwide Phenomenon  By: Ellis Nassour Part Three   ~   What’s the Buzz November 6, 2020: Way ahead…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Ellis Nassour Part Two  =  Into the Fire (and Brimstone) November 2, 2020: As things got down to business between new writing partners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, billin…

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Moby-Dick on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

BroadwyHD expands partnership with San Francisco Opera bringing award winning production of Moby-Dick to their streaming site. November 1, 2020:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming servic…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Keely and Du by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg October 30, 2020: Like the People of Praise, a Christian Community of which the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has been a loyal member, the ch…

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Special 3K – Triple Threat by Barry Gordin

Kea Chan, Denise Kara, Kayla Merrow are SPECIAL 3K - the Triple Threat appearing in a LIVE Virtual Concert on Nov. 12th / DON’T STOP BELIEVING! A Musical Entertainment to Escape from the …

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It Can’t Happen Here by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons October 30,2020: In 1935, Sinclair Lewis published a novel called It Can’t Happen Here. Written at the time fascism was on the rise in Europe, the novel was Lewi…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: October 29 in the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 16 in the series) October 29, 2020: Readers of this series, which began in the spring of this anxious year, know that in surveying the theatrical activity on a pa…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: October 28, 2020 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (Bonus Posting)  October 28, 2020: If you’re a follower of this series, you know that I always provide descriptions of multiple productions that opened over the…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Halloween Fun from BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Night of the Living Dead in its London debut is available on BroadwayHD beginning October 29 just in time for Halloween. October 27, 2020: BroadwayHD is celebrating Halloween with a col…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar by Barry Gordin

Part One ... In the Beginning By: Ellis Nassour The songwriting partnership of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in 1965 out of big dreams, talent, and need – with a strong…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

[email protected] by Barry Gordin

Presents the Fourth and Final Episode of their all Free Radio Plays William Shakespeare's The Tempest October 21, 2020: West End vets have teamed up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwart…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Give Me Your Hand **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward October 18, 2020: The Broadway League recently announced that the hiatus for all of its member theaters has been extended until June of 2021. That means at least seven…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Show Boat on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

San Francisco Opera's stunning production of Oscar Hammerstein & Jerome Kern's renowned musical, Show Boat, debuts October 15th on BrodwayHD. October 14, 2020— BroadwayHD, the …

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre