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Monday, April 20, 2020

Simon Callow, Part 3 by Barry Gordin

SIMON CALLOW: MY LOST INTERVIEW WITH A RENAISSANCE MAN: Part 3 By: Samuel L. Leiter April 20, 2020: This continues my interview with the British stage, film, and TV star, Simon Call…

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Nick Cordero by Barry Gordin

Actor Nick Cordero, Due to Complications from COVID 19, Has Leg Amputated By: Ellis Nassour Monday, April 20: The wife of Tony Award and two-time Drama Desk nominee Nick Cordero, Ama…

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Broadway May Not Open Till Sept. or 2021 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 19, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and its effect on the theater world will be felt for months and possibly years. Though parts of the country have…

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Simon Callow, Part 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter April 18, 2020: This continues my interview with the British stage, film, and TV star, Simon Callow, also renowned as a writer and director. It was conducted in his…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Pride and Prejudice **1/2, Hamlet *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 18, 2020: Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced stages in New York City and around the world to close until further notice and much of the world remains in l…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Simon Callow – Part 1 by Barry Gordin

SIMON CALLOW: MY LOST INTERVIEW WITH A RENAISSANCE MAN By: Samuel L. LeiterIntroduction April 16, 2020: In the early 1990s, I was surprised to receive a query from the increasingly …

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New York Drama Critic Circle Awards by Barry Gordin

NYDCC Pick “Heroes” and “Loop” as Best of 2019-20 By: David Sheward April 16, 2020: Heroes of the Fourth Turning and A Strange Loop, two Off-Broadway productions presented by…

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Brian Dennehy RIP by Barry Gordin

April 16, 2020: Tony award-winning actor Brian Dennehy, known for his roles in films including "First Blood", "Cocoon" and "Tommy Boy," died at the age of 81.

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Drama Critics Circle Awards by Barry Gordin

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE NAMES  HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING BEST PLAY 2019-20, A STRANGE LOOP NAMED BEST MUSICAL April 16, 2020: The New York Drama Critics' Circle today named …

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Lucille Lortel Nominations 2020 by Barry Gordin

35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 3, at 7PM. April 14, 2020: Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding …

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Bob Avian Part 3 by Barry Gordin

Bob Avian: Dancing Man, A Life in Theater as Choreographer/Director;  Tales of Collaborating with Michael Bennett in New Autobiography By: Ellis Nassour Dancing Man: A Broadway Chore…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Drama Desk by Barry Gordin

Announcement April 8, 2020: New York theater is caught in a moment of exceptional uncertainty. In the face of this, the mission of the Drama Desk Awards – recognizing the thousands of a…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Broadway Shutdown Extended by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATRES EXTEND SUSPENSION THROUGH JUNE 7, 2020 April 8, 2020: In accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued directio…

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Bob Avian: Part 2 by Barry Gordin

Bob Avian: Dancing Man, A Life in Theater as Choreographer/Director; Tales of Collaborating with Michael Bennett in New Autobiography By: Ellis Nassour April 8, 2020: Dancing Man: A …

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Bob Avian by Barry Gordin

Bob Avian: Dancing Man, A Life in Theater as Choreographer/Director; Tales of Collaborating with Michael Bennett in New AutobiographyPart One By: Ellis Nassour April 6, 2020: Tony-w…

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

NYC Theater’s Future Unknown by Barry Gordin

NYC Theater’s Future Unknown: Coronavirus Pandemic Continues to Ravage Broadway By: David Sheward April 4, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the New York theater worl…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Nick Cordero by Barry Gordin

Tony Award Nominee Nick Cordero Unconscious in ICU By: Ellis Nassour April 4 2020: Tony Award and two-time Drama Desk nominee and all-round nice guy Nick Cordero is unconscious in an…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

Theater: “As If We Never Said Goodbye” April 1, 2020: We who love theater feel ourselves besieged from all sides. Not only has Broadway, off-Broadway and off off-Broadway shut down, …

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William Wolf (1925-2020) by Barry Gordin

Former President of the Drama Desk dies from complications of COVID-19 April 1, 2020: William Wolf, author, critic and educator, who was part of a golden age in magazine journalism, died …

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

72 Miles To Go **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 1, 2020: Note: This production’s run ended abruptly on March 12 due to Broadway and Off-Broadway’s theaters closing because of the coronavirus crisis. Rounda…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tony Awards Postponed by Barry Gordin

THE 74th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® TO BE POSTPONED March 25, 2020: The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Musi…

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Terrence McNally by Barry Gordin

Theater Community Mourns the Death of Celebrated  Playwright Terrence McNally By: Ellis Nassour March 25, 2020: Beloved playwright Terrence McNally, a four-time Tony Award-winner, w…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Barry Gordin

Free online access to L.A. Theatre Works recording of ‘Lips Together,Teeth Apart’ in remembrance of playwright Terrence McNally. March 30, 2020: L.A. Theatre Works will offer free s…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Devastates Broadway by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 22, 2020: The COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak has silenced Broadway and will likely have a devastating impact long after it has passed. To prevent the spread of…

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020

Broadway Shut Down by Barry Gordin

All Broadway performances have been canceled until April 12 due to COVID-19 March 12, 2020: Andrew Cuomo and Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, announced the cancella…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

BroadwayHD Trailblazers by Barry Gordin

Beginning in March BroadwayHD Spotlights Diversity with new a rail.  March 10, 2020:  BroadwayHD CEO, co-founder and Tony Award®-winning producer Bonnie Comley, is announcing a new ini…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tickets by Barry Gordin

March 12 2020: The producers of To Kill a Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Book of Mormon, in an unprecedented move, have announc…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Scott Siegel’s March Birthday Show **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 9, 2020: We all like birthday parties. But Scott Siegel’s idea of a birthday bash is unique. Every month Siegel creates, directs and hosts a concert celebrat…

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