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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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See Tomorrow's Shows, Today by Cara Joy David

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

How Broadway Contributed to Its Own Cell Phone Problem by Cara Joy David

What confuses me is that producers, theater owners, journalists, etc. are all sharing in this outrage without admitting, even to themselves, they helped create the monster.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season's Tony Nominees by Cara Joy David

What makes a good revival? Is it just lovingly recreating an original or a prior revival? Or does it require reinvention?...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition by Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Talking With Broadway's Bright Star Choreographer, Josh Rhodes by Cara Joy David

Sitting in the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass musical Bright Star I knew the show would divide critics, but I also knew that it was impossible to leave and not at least respect the wor…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Going From Show to Show No More by Cara Joy David

Lisa Gajda has appeared in the ensembles of 18 Broadway musicals, including “Tuck Everlasting.” At 46, she says she’s ready to step off the stage.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What Makes a Theater Tryout City? Not Much. by Cara Joy David

Not only has the last decade seen these theaters become consistent tryout houses, but we've also seen other theaters all across the country house shows of great interest to us here in NYC.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring by Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Thinking Through Broadway's New Message Board Controversy by Cara Joy David

As nice as the Broadway community is -- and it is a small close-knit community -- it's not all sunshine and rainbows. It's a competitive place. There is a natural vying for attention, both o…

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Friday, February 19, 2016

A Special Place in Hell, Wellesley & Supporting Hillary by Cara Joy David

I sometimes consider myself a bad feminist. Last year when folks I greatly respect expressed outrage that Manhattan Theatre...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thoughts on Preteen Theater: 'Wimpy Kid' Sans Iconis, 'Akeelah and the Bee', 'Woodsman' and More by Cara Joy David

As of late, I get a lot of questions on what to take a preteen to from adults who want something they see as slightly more...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Aladdin Continues to Introduce Audiences to A Whole New World by Cara Joy David

Every week when the grosses come in, I think: "Wow, look at Aladdin go." I thought this even last winter, the winter not...

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Annie: A Look at Tomorrow and Yesterday by Cara Joy David

For you parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. out there -- please bring a child to the theater.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Get Your Laugh on: Sylvia and Gentleman's Guide by Cara Joy David

Is it going to forever change your life? No. Is it going to make you laugh? Very likely so.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thoughts on On Your Feet!'s Lead, Blackbird's Tony Chances, Waitress and More by Cara Joy David

I think we've all gotten too used to actors doing less than eight performances a week. And we're also all too accepting of my least favorite trend -- the whole "s/he'll only do 6 perfor…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers. by Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Why You Should Start Over With Linda Lavin at 54 Below by Cara Joy David

This isn't Lavin's first visit to 54 Below, though it's the first time I've had the opportunity to enjoy it. Lavin's Starting Over is so named because she says "that's what I've been do…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Why You Should Watch Playing House Close Out Its Season 2 by Cara Joy David

It was just last month I was saying goodbye to my favorite new summer show, Lifetime's UnREAL, and welcoming back a favorite of mine from last season, USA's Playing House. Playing House is a…

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival? by Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

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