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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

All-star benefit to help rebuild Off-Broadway’s York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

After nearly a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, Off-Broadway’s award-winning York Theatre Company – founded in 1969, and noted for developing and producing new musicals and resurrect…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Two more steps to reopening Broadway by Deb Miller

It’s been thirteen months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of Broadway theaters on March 12, 2020. But now efforts are underway to begin the reopening process, with two initi…

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Coming soon from Red Bull, The Public, and MasterVoices by Deb Miller

Three favorite NYC companies have new offerings making their virtual debut next week, in a variety of genres and styles. So whether you prefer a dramatization of a classic epic poem, an orig…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

A long struggle in ‘Whiterock Cliff’ with surviving depression and telling the story by Deb Miller

Right from the start, Ryan McCurdy warns us that he won’t be telling the truth. Or maybe he does, at least in part, in his one-man Off-Broadway musical story Whiterock Cliff, performed and…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Joe Iconis and Family streaming live at Adelphi University on Sunday by Deb Miller

As part of Adelphi University’s Live from Adelphi concert series, Tony-nominated Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis and his close-knit group of collaborators (lovingly known as Iconis and F…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mark your calendar for a weekend lineup with Empathy, Heart, and Tennessee Williams by Deb Miller

Top offerings for the upcoming weekend include two online concerts and conversations, and a live outdoor solo show at a popular off-off-Broadway venue, so be sure to mark your calendar in ad…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

New this week from Ballet Hispánico, Audible, and the Guggenheim by Deb Miller

This week’s offering include a retrospective celebration of Latino dance, an audio play from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and a museum pop-up performance by two acclaimed Broadway co…

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

NY PopsUp at Broadway’s St. James Theatre by Deb Miller

On Saturday, April 3, 2021, NY PopsUp – the statewide initiative to reinvigorate the arts – presented the first performance in more than a year inside a Broadway theater. The special eve…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

New audio series and app from the Broadway Podcast Network by Deb Miller

Today is the day that a variety of NYC shows and venues following all COVID-19 safety protocol have been given the official go-ahead to begin reopening. And, as always, if you’d like an en…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

An upcoming auction of ‘Stage & Screen’ memorabilia to benefit The Actors Fund by Deb Miller

In partnership with two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers, The Actors Fund – providing human services for the performing arts and en…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Nominations are in for the 87th annual Drama League Awards by Deb Miller

The Drama League Awards, first presented in 1922, and formalized in 1935, have the distinction of being the oldest national theatrical honors, in addition to being the only major awards chos…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Reopening of The Green Room 42 and return of the ‘Boy Band Brunch’ this weekend by Deb Miller

Among the first of the NYC venues to reopen on April 2, in accordance with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s safety guidelines for the return of live performances, is The Green Room 42. Located on th…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Celebrate and support ‘Pajama Cast Party’ and ‘Broadway Backwards’ this week by Deb Miller

Start your week with a bang on Monday and Tuesday with two free events that celebrate the stars and shows of Broadway and also raise funds for important charitable causes through your volunt…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Online now from Florencia Cuenca, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and The Tank by Deb Miller

Among the range of current theater-based online offerings are a new interpretation of a familiar song from a hit Broadway musical, an exhibition of a legendary artist’s drawings of an icon…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Weekend streaming selections from Keen Company and Dzieci Theatre by Deb Miller

The debut of a new audio play for our times and the virtual revival of an annual Eastertime event are among the compelling offerings of New York City theater to check out this weekend. Keen …

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Feeling the love for ‘Amour’ with Jennifer Sánchez by Deb Miller

Set in the picturesque Parisian district of Montmartre shortly after World War II, Amour is a musical fantasy adapted from the 1943 short story Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé, with music …

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Classics from Miles Malleson and Tennessee Williams streaming this week by Deb Miller

If you’re an aficionado of theatrical classics and period pieces, you can connect online this week with an all-star reading of a world-renowned drama by a Pulitzer Prize-winning American i…

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with stage and screen star Adrienne Barbeau by Deb Miller

From her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof and her award-winning performance as Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease, to her legendary roles on the hit TV sit-com Maude (a…

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

A global community celebrates Passover with ‘The Third Seder’ concert on Sunday by Deb Miller

In the 1960s, young survivors of the Holocaust, striving to express their communal resilience and that of their mother-tongue, began the tradition of The Third Seder, with a unique stage per…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Throughout the Broadway shutdown, ‘Hamilton’ continues to inspire by Deb Miller

Although, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, live performances with an in-person audience at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre have been shut down for more than a year, since March 12,…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Weekend watching with SoHo Playhouse and Lincoln Center Theater by Deb Miller

If you’re wondering what to watch this weekend, SoHo Playhouse and Lincoln Center Theater are streaming two options for your virtual viewing pleasure, both inspired by literary classics, i…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Live events return to The Invisible Dog Art Center and Daryl Roth Theatre by Deb Miller

In the move to begin the reopening of NYC venues and performances to live audiences, Off-Broadway companies are presenting compelling in-person shows that speak to our current times, with li…

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The Public’s bilingual podcast of ‘Romeo y Julieta’ to star Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o by Deb Miller

Director Saheem Ali continues his audio exploration of William Shakespeare’s canon with Romeo y Julieta – a new bilingual podcast of The Bard’s beloved classic Romeo and Juliet – col…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Broadway’s J. Breckenridge debuts the music video of his new single ‘Y.O.U.’ with Red Card Records by Deb Miller

As an actor, Southern California native Josh Breckenridge is known for his standout roles on Broadway in the revival of Terrence McNally’s play The Ritz at Studio 54, Kander and Ebb’s To…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Gingold’s ‘Irish Poetry Slam’ celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a star-studded line-up by Deb Miller

In lieu of its usual Golden Shamrock Gala, Off-Broadway’s Gingold Theatrical Group – home of the comprehensive Project Shaw and the first company ever to present performances of every on…

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Red Bull explores the gender themes of ‘Gallathea’ in two live online readings by Deb Miller

John Lyly’s Elizabethan pastoral comedy Gallathea, first performed for the Queen and her court at Greenwich Palace on New Year’s Day, 1588, provides the theme for two live online pay-wha…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Innovative shorts from Hunger & Thirst Theatre based on the game of telephone by Deb Miller

Throughout the twelve-month pandemic shutdown of live theater, beginning with the closure of all Broadway performances a year ago today, artists have been creating innovative and experimenta…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Streaming soon from MTC, SoHo Playhouse, and Keen by Deb Miller

Three mainstay Off-Broadway companies are closing out the week with debuts of their next online offerings this Thursday-Saturday, March 11-13. One is a reunion reading by the original cast o…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Stars deliver ‘A Love Letter to Liza’ on her 75th birthday by Deb Miller

Friday, March 12, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown of Broadway theaters, but it’s also the 75th birthday of living legend Liza Minnelli. To honor the actress, …

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New recordings from Kyle Taylor Parker, Jane Monheit, and Collard & Rosenblatt by Deb Miller

A must-hear selection of new and recent album releases offers the latest from a Broadway luminary, a top Billboard jazz and pop vocalist, and a writing team of rising stars. Kyle Taylor Park…

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s ‘The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 4’ released tomorrow, discussed on Keen After Hours tonight by Deb Miller

On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing (founded by Broadway producers Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira in 2011, and the only publishing company dedicated solely to producing books w…

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