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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Short works series from Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Playbill Virtual Theatre Festival by Deb Miller

Streaming this week and beyond are two new series of original short works from two significant mainstay organizations of the New York theater community: Theater Breaking Through Barriers (T…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New music releases of hits from the New York stage by Deb Miller

Among the latest releases of music from stars and shows of the New York stage are a current single with a duet performance of a vintage song from the 1920s, the original cast recording of a …

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Live and online this week by Deb Miller

While the pandemic shutdown of Broadway continues, New York theater artists continue to reach out to fans with virtual presentations and a few live Off-Off-Broadway events that will keep the…

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Erik Ransom envisions ‘The World to Come’ in a new podcast series by Deb Miller

Award-winning New York-based composer, librettist, and lyricist Erik Ransom (his hit GRINDR The Opera won London’s Off West End Award for Best New Musical in 2019) has joined forces once a…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

The new bio ‘Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race’ recounts the life and times of an American music legend by Deb Miller

Authors and music specialists Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom present a densely packed, meticulously researched, and painstakingly incisive portrait of a jazz icon and his times in their recent…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The Public Theater examines the ‘SHIPWRECK’ of our nation in a four-part audio drama by Deb Miller

In a co-production with DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (where SHIPWRECK made its American debut in February), The Public Theater presents the New York audio version premiere of Anne W…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Nominations announced for the 2020 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

Today at noon on YouTube, nominations for this year’s 74th annual Tony Awards were announced to honor outstanding achievements in the 2019-20 Broadway season, cut short by the precautionar…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Exciting programs in the ‘New York Butoh Institute Festival 2020’ online this month by Deb Miller

First performed in 1959, by dancers Tatsumi Hijikata (1928–86) and Kazuo Ohno (1906–2010), the abstract, expressive, and unconventional art of butoh (“dance of darkness”) developed i…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A poetic look at paintings from London’s National Gallery in ‘Give Me Your Hand’ by Irish Rep by Deb Miller

Founded in 1824, and ranked seventh on the list of the world’s most visited art museums in 2019, The National Gallery in London is home to an encyclopedic collection of more than 2,300 wor…

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Roundabout Theatre among dozens nationwide to stream ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ from Berkeley Rep by Deb Miller

In 1935, with the ascent of Hitler and Mussolini and the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis (the first writer from the US to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in Literature) published hi…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Tune in to conversations with Broadway legends Tim Rice and Marsha Mason by Deb Miller

This promises to be a great month for listening, as two major stars of Broadway and beyond share their experiences and reminiscences in new virtual conversations that are guaranteed to hold …

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Updates on the extended Broadway shutdown and the upcoming Tony Awards by Deb Miller

As anticipated, it was just confirmed by The Broadway League – the national trade association for the Broadway industry – that the suspension of all Broadway performances has now been ex…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Awards announcements from the Ziegfeld Club and NYIT by Deb Miller

As the 2020 awards season continues, two organizations – the Ziegfeld Club, Inc. and New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYIT) – have announced updates this week on their annual honors.…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with The Doo Wop Project’s Dwayne Cooper by Deb Miller

To say that Dwayne Cooper is a triple threat would be a gross under-estimation of his many talents. He’s had featured roles in the Broadway casts of Motown: The Musical and Hairspray, ea…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

A benefit livestream on ‘Angels in America’ will help amfAR to fight COVID-19 by Deb Miller

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS research) has temporarily expanded its nearly four-decade study of infectious diseases and their impact on marginalize…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Live solo pop-up shows go outdoors in October by Deb Miller

What happens when NYC theaters remain closed to protect artists and audiences from the spread of the coronavirus? Innovative solo performers take their acts outdoors, for live pop-up events …

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Red Bull Theater re-examines ‘Othello’ in the context of 2020 by Deb Miller

This month, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater – dedicated to bringing new life and a modern sensibility to classic plays for current audiences – will investigate Shakespeare’s Othello …

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents a virtual celebration of Sukkos by Deb Miller

Launched in March, following the closure of arts venues necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Folksbiene! LIVE offers an online celebration of Yiddish culture, featuring livestreamed pr…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Short plays by Lauren Yee, BD Wong, and more in ‘Days of Re-Creation’ streaming this week by Deb Miller

As part of this month’s rolling world premiere, Philadelphia Theatre Company will stream its debut of Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play on Wednesday, September 30, at 7 pm. Conceived by …

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Jaime Lozano and ‘¡VIVA Broadway!’ celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Deb Miller

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (as inaugurated by LBJ in 1968) continues in October with two more big events: a new album release by musician/composer Jaime Lozano; and a virtual…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tony-winner John Lloyd Young of ‘Jersey Boys’ livestreams the songs of Broadway from Las Vegas by Deb Miller

In 2006, John Lloyd Young became the only American actor to date to receive the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in a Broadway debut as Outstanding Lead Actor…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A virtual exhibition of Al Hirschfeld’s presidential-themed works by Deb Miller

In a new online exhibition apropos to this year’s spectacle of presidential campaigning – “one of the few shows playing around the country at the moment” – The Al Hirschfeld Founda…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Vinny DePonto’s ‘Mental Amusements’ astonishes audiences with virtual mind-reading by Deb Miller

Award-winning Brooklyn-based mentalist Vinny DePonto can’t go to Coney Island this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, so he’s bringing his new interactive mind-reading magic show …

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Broadway sends out an SOS for emergency arts funding by Deb Miller

Representatives from The Broadway League and the theater industry joined Senate Minority Leader and long-time arts advocate Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in Duffy Square yesterday in support …

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Friday, September 18, 2020

September album releases from Broadway shows and stars by Deb Miller

This month has seen the arrival of three must-have albums from the hit shows and top stars of Broadway. From a special new edition of an original cast album, to the second volume of a concep…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Recipients of the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards by Deb Miller

In a virtual press event held on Thursday, September 17, at 11 am ET, the recipients of the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards were revealed in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, and theater…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Broadway directors West Hyler and Shelley Butler deliver their ‘Artistic Stamp’ via the USPS by Deb Miller

If you’re Zoomed out and desperately missing an organic connection to the theater, Shelley Butler and West Hyler – a husband-and-wife duo of Broadway directors, each with more than 20 ye…

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Interactive and immersive experiences happening Off-Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

While social distancing, masks, and frequent sanitizing continue to be necessary safety precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19, some experimental Off-Off-Broadway theater companies are…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ballet Hispánico launches new programming for Hispanic Heritage Month by Deb Miller

First established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, the national recognition of the influence and achievements of Latinx people to the history and culture of the US was expanded in 1988, to…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Apple Family Productions’ ‘Incidental Moments of the Day’ concludes the Zoom trilogy by Deb Miller

Since 2010, audiences have been following the dinnertime conversations of the fictional Apples, an ordinary white middle-class family in upstate New York. The live on-stage performances were…

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

A classic, a concert, and a call-out streaming this week from NYC by Deb Miller

Whether you’re in the mood for a timely adaptation of a sardonic classic, the blockbuster vocals of a Broadway phenomenon, or a wry exposé of the flagrant sexism that permeates our popula…

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