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Monday, December 16, 2019

Love Actually by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why the Unauthorized Parody Love Actually is Actually Quite Lovely By: Iris Wiener December 16, 2019: Taking in a sickeningly sweet romantic comedy is so last year. Unsu…

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Jonathan Groff by Barry Gordin

Award winning actor, Jonathan Groff, chats with Michael Portantiere for the Drama Desk. Jonathan Groff, currently starring in the hit Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, was t…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Fires in The Mirror **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 14, 2019: A professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Anna Deavere Smith’s docudramas explore the vulnerab…

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The Inheritance ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 13, 2019: Eloquent story telling is the gift of The Inheritance. Arriving on Broadway after a successful run on London’s West End, the drama is the work of t…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Red Bucket Follies by Barry Gordin

BC/EFA Celebrated End of Fall Fundraising with Red Bucket Follies Featuring Hundreds of Singers and Dancers and Outstanding Choreography  By: Ellis Nassour December 12, 2019: Broadw…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jagged Little Pill ***, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven*** A Bright Room Called Day **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 10, 2019: Jagged Little Pill is a jagged little musical, sometimes smooth, sometimes sharp, sometimes bland and predictable, sometimes edgy and shattering. Th…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Sorceress ***** by Barry Gordin

THE SORCERESS: A YIDDISH MUSICAL FANTASY“Magic, Music, and Mishegas” By: Samuel L. Leiter December 6, 2019: The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, born 104 years ago, has been …

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

2019-20 Broadway Update: Meryl Streep and Beth Leavel Exchange Roles By: David Sheward December 8, 2019: In a rare case of show-biz serendipity, three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep …

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

TVOT NYC 2019 by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD Founder, Bonnie Comley, spoke at the TV Of Tomorrow NYC conference. December 6, 2019: On Wednesday at Town Stages, Bonnie Comley, founder of BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

BroadwayHD Holiday Lineup by Barry Gordin

Warm up the Holidays with the Hot new lineup of titles on BroadwayHD this December. December 5, 2019:  BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, kicks off the month w…

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Matilda by Barry Gordin

Matilda Returns with Multi-Cultural Cast and Big Surprises By: Ellis Nassour December 5, 2019: Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s West End and Broadway hit musical Matilda returns for …

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Crucible **** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher December 3, 2019: Bedlam's production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible directed by Eric Tucker at the Connelly Theatre in the East Village is a generally strong …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

The Inheritance ***, The Young Man from Atlanta *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 2, 2019: Every generation or so since the late 1960s, a new play encapsulating the gay experience opens in New York. The Boys in the Band, Torch Song Trilogy,…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Christmas Carol ***, David Byrne’s American Utopia **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 26, 2019: The holiday cheer begins at the Lyceum Theater before the latest incarnation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol even commences. The holiday ou…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Tony Winner Robert Horn by Barry Gordin

Robert Horn, Tootsie Best Book Tony Winner, chats with Patrick Christiano just before his triumph at the Tony Awards.  November 23, 2019:  Now that Tootsie has posted a closing notice, …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

LongHouse Holiday Gathering by Barry Gordin

Guests toasted the season and rediscovered the gardens at this special time of the year. November 30, 2019: LONGHOUSE, 133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton, hosted a festive gathering wit…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Einstein’s Dreams ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 20, 2019: Alan Lightman is an American physicist who has served on the faculties of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has foc…

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Big Apple Circus by Barry Gordin

Big Apple Circus: Explodes with WOW! Acts and a Latino Beat By: Ellis Nassour November 20, 2019: The Big Apple Circus is back with its blue and white Big Top planted in Damrosch Park at…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Everything’s Coming Up Rosie **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 18, 2019: Singer and musical theater veteran Rosemary Loar says she was “raised in musical theater.” Her mother would escape New Jersey (and her seven …

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Literature Live @ Bay Street by Barry Gordin

A Raisin in the Sun, a classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through December 1, 2019. November 17, 2019: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is presenting…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

DruidShakespeare: Richard III ****, Macbeth **, Cyrano ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 17, 2019: A trio of the most iconic and sought-after male title roles in world theater are currently being tackled Off-Broadway in a variety of productions ra…

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Taiten: Noh & Kyogen **** by Barry Gordin

“Beautiful Harmony at the Japan Society” By Samuel L. Leiter By the time this is posted, it will be too late to see the Japan Society’s interesting program, Taiten: Noh and Kyoge…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Jennie Garth by Barry Gordin

Jennie Garth Previews New Tour and Chats All Things 90210 By: Iris Wiener November 14, 2019: Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live: A Night to Remember promises to live up to its tit…

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The Great Society ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 14, 2019: Given the state of political gridlock, and partisan politics we’re in, Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society – Part II of The LBJ Plays, is a ti…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Michaels ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 13, 2019: Much as I’ve enjoyed many a repast with The Apple Family, and The Gabriels, mealtime at The Michaels is among the most gratifying experiences I’v…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth Live on Broadway ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

Broadway dynamo brings For The Girls to Nederlander for 8 performances. By: Patrick Christiano November 12, 2019:  The curtain rises on Tony and Emmy Awarding winning dynamo, Kristi…

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YORK GALA 2019 by Barry Gordin

André De Shields honored with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award and Riki Kane Larimer given the Founders’ Award at the Edison Ballroom. November 12, 2019:  The York Gala was directed b…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical ****, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 11, 2019: Nowhere is the contrast between today’s Broadway and Off-Broadway more sharply defined than in the productions of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Truffles at the Secret Room by Barry Gordin

Dinner and mayhem at the Secret Room with the new musical, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder performed with a talented robust cast.  November 10, 2019: Would you like to add a little e…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

An Enchanted April **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 8, 2019: The Enchanted April, British writer Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, was a best seller in 19…

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