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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 baystreet.org 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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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Dog Act **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg February 3, 2020: Liz Duffy Adams’ “Dog Act,” published in 2009, currently in revival by The Seeing Place Theater on Zoom, is an absurdist farce couched in classi…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Little Wars ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 28, 2020: When a playwright decides to write about a group of literary luminaries, he’d better be able to turn a phrase or two himself. Fortunately, Steve…

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Falling Stars ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 27, 2020: The opening scene of Falling Stars, a musical revue from the UK that will stream on Broadway On Demand beginning February, features the talented…

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Monday, January 25, 2021

BroadwayHD Becomes Streaming Home for RSC by Barry Gordin

The iconic works of The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will now stream on BroadwayHD beginning today. January 25, 2021:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, ann…

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Donate to Broadway Cares by Barry Gordin

View Les Miserables parody, “One More Day of Trump,” created to raise funds for Broadway Cares. January 20, 2021: The theater community has been hit hard by the global pandemic. If yo…

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Trump, Trump, Trump Along The Broadway: Part 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 21, 2021: (This is the second of a two-part essay on the presence of ex-President Trump in New York theatre during his tenure. It picks up where the other le…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Trump, Trump Trump Along The Broadway: Part 1 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter Part 1 January 20, 2021: Ever since the presidential election of 2016, the media have been unable to resist the temptation to satirically eviscerate the winner, …

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Audrey Appleby Dances with Tragedy by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 20, 2020: We are living in tragic times. But singer/songwriter Audrey Appleby is adding an optimistic note, or rather many notes, to this troubled moment wi…

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

On This Day in New York Theater: January 16, 1924 (The Miracle) by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 16, 2021: Today is the 57th birthday of my daughter, Bambi, which I’d like to celebrate by choosing January 16 for this installment of “On This Day in N…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

The Museum of Jewish Heritage by Barry Gordin

Virtual tribute from The Museum of Jewish Heritage commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. January 15, 2020: The Mus…

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 9, 2020: In the 20th century, the number of African-American playwrights who have had financially successful, non-musical productions on Broadway can be counte…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

BroadwayHD Kicks-Off 2021 by Barry Gordin

Dazzling and diverse new titles debuting in January include the comedy hit,  Peter Pan Goes Wrong from Mischief Theater, Sam Harris’ Ham and Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. …

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Jamie deRoy & friends by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends “Backstage at The Sound of Music,” is an insightful Telly Award winning segment from 1999.

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Broadway Remembers by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY REMEMBERS, an in memoriam video, honors the memories of those the Broadway community has lost since June 2019. January 1, 2020: “Broadway Remembers,” a just released in mem…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: New Year’s Eve from the 1920’s through the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 20 in the series) December 31, 2020: For this column’s last entry in the horrific year of the pandemic, I thought it might be interesting to see what open…

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