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Friday, August 4, 2023

Fasten your seatbelts for a high-speed fun-filled trip in ‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre by Deb Miller

Adapted for the stage from the 1985 hit sci-fi movie by its creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future: The Musical, with new music by Grammy winners Alan Silvestri and Glen B…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Immersed in the socio-political excesses of the Philippines’ Marcos regime in ‘Here Lies Love’ at the Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

From the moment you enter the Broadway Theatre, your senses are bombarded with the sounds, look, and feel of a dance club of the disco era, and you are totally immersed in the glitz and glam…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Daniel Reichard spread the love and understanding in his new show ‘It’s You I Like’ at NYC’s Birdland by Deb Miller

Broadway and concert star Daniel Reichard, best known for having originated the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical Jersey Boys, made his return to Birdland Jazz Club …

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Monday, July 31, 2023

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Jesse JP Johnson by Deb Miller

Originally from Colorado, Jesse JP Johnson has been racking up his non-stop “fifteen minutes of fame” by doing professional musical theater since he was ten, then leaving home for NYC at…

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

World premiere of ‘Cat Kid Comic Club The Musical’ at Off-Broadway’s Lortel Theatre unleashes the power of creativity, inspiration, and perspect by Deb Miller

When the world is threatened with destruction by a school of twenty-one angry tadpoles with psychokinetic brain powers, Cat Kid (who used to be evil, while seeking revenge against Dog Man) c…

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Loud and crass sex farce ‘The Cottage’ at Broadway’s Hayes Theater lacks Noël Coward’s sophisticated wit and subtlety by Deb Miller

If you find over-the-top juvenile jokes about sex, adultery, flatulence, and over-indulgence in Scotch and cigarettes hilarious Broadway-quality fare, the raucous and vulgar new American com…

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Friday, July 21, 2023

Casts and songs from Disney on Broadway and ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ featured at NYC’s ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ Week 3 by Deb Miller

This Thursday’s installment of the free outdoor lunchtime entertainment series Broadway in Bryant Park featured a selection of numbers from the Disney hits The Lion King, Frozen, and Alad…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Four selections for summer theater reading by Deb Miller

Among the recent releases of theater-based publications are a smash hit show from the 2022-23 season, an actor’s first-person account of his work on a blockbuster musical, a biography of a…

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Ecstasy turns to anger and doubt in ‘The Saviour’ at Off-Broadway’s Irish Rep by Deb Miller

Now making its world stage premiere Off-Broadway in a limited summer engagement at Irish Repertory Theatre (following the work’s online streaming with the Cork Midsummer Festival and the E…

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Three podcast series offer a variety of topics for summer listening by Deb Miller

Among the engaging podcast offerings this summer are the latest installments of casual interviews with artists from the New York stage, a documentary series on the history of a favorite LGBT…

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Friday, July 14, 2023

An intimate story of one gay man and the Holocaust in ‘Chanteuse’ at NYC’s HERE Arts Center by Deb Miller

Before entering the downstairs theater at SoHo’s HERE Arts Center, an educational pop-up exhibition offers historical information about the Nazi persecution and attempted annihilation of L…

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Week 2 of NYC’s free lunchtime concert series ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ sizzled by Deb Miller

The only thing steamier than the weather on Thursday in New York, when the temperature soared into the 90s, was Broadway in Bryant Park. Now in its 23rd year, the free outdoor lunchtime conc…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Teenage fandom gone wild in ‘I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire’ at NYC’s cell theatre by Deb Miller

In the cell theatre’s world premiere of the zany Y2K farce I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, playwright Samantha Hurley takes us into the obsessed psyche of fourteen-year-old eighth-gra…

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Behind the scenes with the stars of NYC’s ‘Broadway Barks’ 2023 by Deb Miller

The weather on Saturday in NYC was hot and steamy, but that didn’t stop a full roster of pet-loving stars from turning out for the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks, pr…

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Site-specific meta-theatrical look at the struggles of our new nation in ‘The Democracy Project’ at NYC’s historic Federal Hall by Deb Miller

For the month surrounding this year’s 4th of July celebration, visitors to NYC’s historic Federal Hall, facing Wall Street and Pine Street in the downtown Financial District, not only ha…

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

Online benefit auction of limited-edition Hirschfeld prints signed by the Broadway stars by Deb Miller

Al Hirschfeld’s drawings, many capturing legendary Broadway shows and casts across eight decades, stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern …

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Friday, July 7, 2023

Liz Callaway sparkles in the NYC premiere of her new show ‘Screen Gems’ at 54 Below by Deb Miller

In addition to her illustrious career on the Broadway stage, from her debut in Merrily We Roll Along and Tony-nominated performance in Baby to five years as Grizabella in Cats and acclaimed …

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

Stars come out on Saturday for the 25th Annual ‘Broadway Barks’ pet adoption at NYC’s Shubert Alley by Deb Miller

On Saturday, July 8, Broadway Barks will return to Shubert Alley for its 25th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event. Co-founded by best friends and animal lovers Bernadette Peters a…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Fairy tales meet feminism in ‘Once Upon A One More Time’ at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre by Deb Miller

The hit songs of Pop Princess Britney Spears are the impetus behind Broadway’s latest jukebox musical Once Upon A One More Time, with a book by Jon Hartmere that reimagines favorite childh…

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

New season of NYC’s ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ at lunchtime each Thursday in July by Deb Miller

Hosted and presented by 106.7 LITE FM radio, the 23rd annual outdoor lunchtime series Broadway in Bryant Park opens this summer on Thursday, July 6, and runs for the next three consecutive T…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Dystopian future of corporate AI in the new musical comedy ‘In Corpo’ at NYC’s Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Do you ever feel like corporate technology is taking over your life and the world, it might not be the best thing for personal autonomy and humanity in general, and it all seems so absurd? Y…

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Monday, June 26, 2023

The 14th Annual Jimmy Awards, featuring the next generation of theater artists, presented live at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre by Deb Miller

Tonight (Monday, June 26) the 14th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, better known as the Jimmy Awards, named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander and serving as a c…

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Alex Edelman interweaves hilarious anecdotes to examine identity, empathy, and bigotry in his solo comedy ‘Just for Us’ at Broadway’s Hudson The by Deb Miller

Why can’t we all be more like Koko the Gorilla – smart, sensitive, communicative, and loving, and never a member or ally of the White Nationalists? Her heartfelt reaction in sign languag…

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Jukebox musical ‘Rock & Roll Man’ at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages traces the trailblazing legacy of DJ Alan Freed by Deb Miller

The latest jukebox bio-musical to hit the NYC stage, Rock & Roll Man by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak, and Rose Caiola, now playing a limited Off-Broadway summer run at New World Stages, c…

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Reckoning with teen romance, political rhetoric, and religion in the quirky new musical comedy ‘The Gospel According to Heather’ at Off-Broadway� by Deb Miller

People are not always what they seem in Sharonville, a small town in Ohio, where the super-smart seventeen-year-old agnostic “mystery girl” Heather Krebs doesn’t fit in, wants to find …

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Lizard Boy’ creator and star Justin Huertas by Deb Miller

Award-winning multi-talented Seattle-based playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, and musician Justin Huertas is now expanding his Warholian “fifteen minutes of fame” with a critically a…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

An illuminating tour-de-force performance in ‘Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground’ at Off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

A poll was conducted by historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. of Harvard University in 1962, surveying 75 noted historians as to how they would rank the US Presidents in order of competence. T…

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Shakespeare Downtown’s eloquent adaptation of ‘The Lady of the Camellias’ at NYC’s Castle Clinton by Deb Miller

Now in its seventh season, Shakespeare Downtown is dedicated to promoting an interest in classical theater by presenting works that are free and accessible to everyone, inside the walls of T…

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Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Boy Band Project delivers an intoxicating ‘Boy Band Brunch’ in their dazzling debut at City Winery NYC by Deb Miller

In their spectacular debut at City Winery NYC on Saturday, June 17, The Boy Band Project dazzled a packed house with their biggest and best Boy Band Brunch ever (and that’s really saying …

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

A rousing night of fan favorites and new songs from ‘Joe Iconis & Family’ at NYC’s 54 Below by Deb Miller

The return of Joe Iconis & Family to their home-away-from-home at 54 Below for a five-night engagement through Saturday features a changing line-up of over three dozen of the prolific To…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Discovering the superhero inside in the indie-rock musical ‘Lizard Boy’ at NYC’s Theatre Row by Deb Miller

A smash hit at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with an original cast recording that has been streamed more than three million times on Spotify, Prospect Theater Company’s award-winning…

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