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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Story Pirates’ virtual ‘Sleep Squad’ launches kids into dreamland through February by Deb Miller

An award-winning leader in online entertainment for kids, with a #1 podcast that’s been downloaded more than 25 million times, NYC-based Story Pirates, in partnership with Tony-winning pro…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New album releases by Broadway’s Nicolas King, Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert by Deb Miller

Theater-goers and music-lovers who are missing the voices of their favorite Broadway stars can enjoy two new album releases from PS Classics (founded in 2000, and recipient of nine Grammy Aw…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

TCG books releases ‘A Strange Loop’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael R. Jackson by Deb Miller

One of the most highly acclaimed productions of the 2019-20 season, A Strange Loop, which made its Off-Broadway debut at Playwrights Horizons, earned multiple awards, including Best Musical …

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

All-star benefit concert to ‘Save Birdland’ scheduled for January 24 by Deb Miller

As previously reported, the iconic Birdland jazz club, located in the heart of NYC’s Theater District at 315 West 44th Street, has suffered financial setbacks due to the extended shutdown …

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Friday, January 15, 2021

NewYorkRep’s anti-racism short-play festival ‘CivilWrights’ debuts this Sunday by Deb Miller

To honor Martin Luther King Day, NewYorkRep, in association with Tony-nominated producer Rashad V. Chambers and Five Ohm Productions, is responding to the national crisis of systemic racism …

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Freestyle Love Supreme Academy begins its winter sessions for kids this weekend by Deb Miller

Created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale in 2004, the critically acclaimed improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme – famed for its successful run on Broadway in 2019,…

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Atlantic Theater Company’s ‘African Caribbean MixFest’ launches next week by Deb Miller

Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company – committed to connecting with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives – returns next week wit…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

NYTF’s ‘Soul to Soul’ concert explores parallels in African-American and Jewish history by Deb Miller

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 18, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) premieres its tenth annual, and first virtual, production of Soul to Soul –…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

An all-star cast of MasterVoices launches ‘Myths and Hymns’ theatrical song cycle by Deb Miller

As the pandemic shutdown of in-person performances continues, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) is bringing its 79th 2021 season online from January through May, with Myths and …

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Monday night with ‘Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party’ and into the future with Birdland by Deb Miller

With the pandemic shutdown of live performance venues in NYC, performer and impresario Jim Caruso took his famed Monday-night Cast Party – “the mother of all open mic night/variety shows…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Red Bull Theater’s reading of ‘The African Company Presents Richard III’ reflects on a real moment in Black history by Deb Miller

On Monday, January 11, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater will premiere its live benefit reading of Twin-Cities playwright Carlyle Brown’s 1987 work The African Company Presents Richard III…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Front Row Productions Fellowship established at Columbia University to support emerging producers and increasing diversity by Deb Miller

Multiple Tony Award nominees and Olivier Award winners Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey’s announced today that Front Row Productions – founded by Byrd to bring major works with diverse…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Mint Theater Company continues its free streaming series in 2021 by Deb Miller

Beginning now and continuing through June, Off-Broadway’s Obie Award-winning Mint Theater Company brings its popular Silver Lining Streaming Series into the New Year by sharing, free and o…

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Public Theater’s ‘Under the Radar Festival’ begins streaming this week by Deb Miller

For the first time in its seventeen-year history, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival will be going completely virtual in 2021, with twelve days of free performances beginning on…

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Viral sensation ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ raises over $1 million for The Actors Fund by Deb Miller

If anyone ever believed that the theater is really dead, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical has resoundingly proven otherwise, giving it new life through Gen-Z social media and post-modern tech…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the stars of Broadway by Deb Miller

Though Times Square will be closed to crowds for New Year’s Eve and you won’t be able to watch the iconic ball drop in person this year, you can still celebrate the arrival of 2021 in Ne…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Register now for Artistic Stamp’s second season of plays-by-mail by Deb Miller

After the success of Artistic Stamp’s sold-out inaugural season, the plays-by-mail theater company will return with its second round of original interactive narrative adventures in the for…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Shakina Nayfack’s ‘Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club’ on Audible offers a transformative experience for everyone by Deb Miller

Presented as part of the virtual 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival, the world-premiere audio-play release of transgender writer, performer, and activist Shakina Nayfack’s Chonburi Interna…

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Boy Band Project sings in the New Year by Deb Miller

On January 1, 2021, The Boy Band Project – NYC’s Broadway World Award-winning “Best Group” of 2019 (and currently honored with eight nominations in the 2020 BWW Awards, for which vot…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A new virtual installment of ‘Sondheim Unplugged’ from Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

For the latest edition of its ongoing offerings of new streamed concerts in 54 Below Premieres, Feinstein’s/54 Below presents the first virtual iteration of one of the nightclub’s longes…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Long-awaited government relief package includes $15 billion to Save Our Stages by Deb Miller

On Sunday, December 20, Congressional leaders reached a deal on a COVID-19 relief package totaling nearly $900 billion, including full funding for the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act, introdu…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus rally support for a virtual Christmas telethon to save the West Bank Cafe and Laurie Beechman Theatre by Deb Miller

As is the case with so many of New York’s favorite restaurants and venues, the West Bank Cafe and Laurie Beechman Theatre are in danger of closing permanently due to losses suffered during…

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mark your calendar for three virtual holiday events airing on Monday by Deb Miller

With three special holiday shows for children and adults all streaming on Monday (the night when theaters traditionally were dark), it will be hard to decide which one to watch. Fortunately,…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Three world premieres from wild project and Audible by Deb Miller

This week will see the debut of three original new works, all redesigned for digital presentation during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. One is part of Audible’s collaboration with th…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

NBC-TV special raises over $3 million to aid the Broadway community by Deb Miller

NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway was not only a dazzling celebration of the hottest shows and stars from the New York stage, it was also a smashing success in raising $3,051,297 …

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Monday, December 14, 2020

A virtual revival of Kim David Smith’s ‘A Wery Weimar Christmas’ at Club Cumming by Deb Miller

A recurrent act on the NYC cabaret scene, Australian-born New York-based actor and singer Kim David Smith makes a virtual return with his holiday hit A Wery Weimar Christmas for two nights t…

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

What to watch this week by Deb Miller

With the holidays upon us, digital events are in full swing, offering a variety of seasonal productions to suit every taste. These five picks for the week present a wide range of themes, sty…

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

A new digital production of the old-fashioned ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ from Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 2020 online season with a new digital production of Meet Me in St. Louis, a show last presented on stage by the company in 2007. The fa…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

A Stellar concert event with the cast of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ goes live online this Sunday by Deb Miller

After a ten-month pandemic hiatus of live performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, the stars and team of the fifteen-time Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill (recently featured in the t…

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Norm Lewis by Deb Miller

Norm Lewis, who can currently be seen starring in the Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee and the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, has smashed the clock on Andy Warhol’s proverbial fifteen …

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

An enchanting stream of the annual ‘Broadway Princess Holiday Party’ from Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Although fans of Broadway’s favorite musical princesses can’t attend their annual concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in person this year, everyone around the world can watch them in the 2…

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