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Monday, January 27, 2014

Theatergoers Bonanza Time: Huge Discounts for Broadway and Off by Ellis Nassour

Bargain prices for shows you want to see and see again. Plus possible free dinner!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Broadway to Welcome Super Bowl Fans by Ellis Nassour

XLVIII will be played in NJ, but The Apple is the place for NFL fun, but Broadway will score a few touchdowns with Bryant Park concert by the casts of Broadway shows.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

American Masters Launches 28th season Tuesday with J. D. Salinger Documentary by Ellis Nassour

The two-hour doc at 9 P.M. is director Shane Salerno's cut with additional footage never seen; based on his biography with David Shields on the intriguing and very private life of the author.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Show Will Go On! 12th Annual Nightlife Awards January 27th, Town Hall by Ellis Nassour

Scott Siegel rejoiced, "The show will go on," hosted by Emmy-winning Bruce Vilanch, "thanks to the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and donors!" Dee Dee Bridgewater to receive Legend Award.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Return to Host Sunday's Golden Globes by Ellis Nassour

The Hollywood Press Association's "Party of the year" honors film and TV.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Harold Pinter's Stage Adaptation of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past Makes U.S. Debut January 16 by Ellis Nassour

One-night-only reading of the playwright's unmade adaptation of Proust's seven volume masterpiece.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Killer Line-Up of Star Power Salutes 2014 Nightlife Awards by Ellis Nassour

The line-up of artists saluting Nightlife Awards and Scott Siegel is becoming "a cast of thousands," just like at any other Siegel event! A don't-miss show for a good cause.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Downton Abbey Returns January 5 for Season Four by Ellis Nassour

PBS' most-watched and award-winning drama returns Sunday for a two-hour frame on Masterpiece. As the hallowed doors swing open, secrets, romances, and a threat no one expected are revealed.…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013

Jackie Hoffman Celebrates in Hebe for the Holidays at Joe's Pub by Ellis Nassour

Who best can be relied upon to suck the joy out of the most joyous season? One guess. Ans she's ready to do it in her infamously hilarious way Dec. 20-24.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Karen Wyman, Teen Sensation Recording Star, Older and Wiser, Is Ready Again for the Spotlight by Ellis Nassour

In the 60s into the 80s, Wyman was the “It Girl,” discovered by Dean Martin at 16 and, thanks to TV, and became a household word. Then she walked away. "I hardly had a life.” Now, she …

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Margo Martindale Takes Her Turn in the August: Osage County Movie by Ellis Nassour

After seeing Tracy Letts' play (she went three times), the Tony-nominee and Emmy-winner phoned her agent and said she wanted the part of Mattie Fae. She got it!

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Salutes Master Director George Cukor With Retrospective by Ellis Nassour

The Oscar-winning director, a central figure in Hollywood’s Golden Age, is being celebrated with a comprehensive retrospective, The Discreet Charm of George Cukor, through January 7.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Barbara Stanwyck Honored With Film Retrospective & New Biography by Ellis Nassour

Victoria Wilson bio and Film Forum retrospective celebrates the stage, screen, TV legend from early Broadway revues/dramas to acclaimed film. 1,056 pages and only up to 1940.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Festive Gypsy of the Year Fundraisers Take Place December 9 & 10 by Ellis Nassour

Who works harder on Broadway and on tour than anyone else in musicals? The gypsies, of course! These indefatigable, often unsung artists and their tireless fundraising is honored...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Julie Taymor in Sunday Conversation with Harry Lennix at 92Y by Ellis Nassour

Julie and Harry get up close and person with Julie Taymor: From Stage to Screen and Back Again, a very personal discussion on her career from opera to the latest venture.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beth Henley Returns to New York and Her Southern Roots With Gothic Black Comedy The Jacksonian by Ellis Nassour

There's not a lot of Southern comfort to ease the characters of the new play noir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright premieres at The New Group on Theatre Row.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Madison Square Garden Transformed in $1-billion Makeover by Ellis Nassour

A “new,” advanced, state-of-the-art MSqG has reopened after a three-year “top-to-bottom” transformation, which significantly enhances every aspect of the historic arena.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Choice Picks from 51st New York Film Festival Hit Cineplexes by Ellis Nassour

The expansive 51st New York Film Festival concluded, choice films are opening or will open before year’s end.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

PBS Provides Theater Fans a Must-Watch Arts Festival by Ellis Nassour

Incredible Festival line-up has something from everyone: Great Performances overview, a look at the influence of Hanberry's Raisin in the Sun, HJackman in Oklahoma!, Mody-Dick, and Babs in h…

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Ann-Margret: Still Stunning, Sweet, and Being Honored by Career Transitions for Dancers with the Rolex Dance Award on October 8 by Ellis Nassour

The 5'4" screen, TV, recording artist, author, and Vegas legend Ann-Margre created a towering presence in show business. Stunning. Charming, with a devilish sense of humor, and still possess…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Exciting, Star-Studded Arts Season for Queens' College Kupferberg Center: Audra, Cyndi, Barbara, Valerie, Ballet, and More by Ellis Nassour

Audra McDonald opens a star-studded season at Queens College, which will also feature Cyndi Lauper, Barbara Cook, and Valerie Simpson. Auda's Oct. 5 @ 8pm.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Broadway Show Casts to Appear in Free Concert September 27 by Ellis Nassour

Krysta Rodriguez, Justin Guarini host musical casts for Broadway on the Hudson one -hour presented by United Airlines in new locatiion: Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, 220 Vesey Street.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Career Transitions for Dancers Celebrates Broadway and Ann-Margret on October 8 by Ellis Nassour

Rolex presents CTFD's Broadway & Beyond: Celebrating Theatre & Dance will “bring to life the magic of theater through the universal scope of dance in pop culture.” Ann-Margret receives h…

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Friday, September 20, 2013

The Wizard of Oz at 75: Bigger Than Ever in IMAX 3-D and Finally on Blu-ray by Ellis Nassour

Join Dorothy Gale and friends [and foes!] again on her journey along the Yellow Brick Road to Oz as you've never experienced the 1939 M-G-M perennial favorite, adapted from the L.Frank Baum …

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Classical Crossover Pioneer Sarah Brightman at Radio City Music Hall and On New CD by Ellis Nassour

Before departing for the International Space Station in October 2015, Brightman is back after a long absence in concert Saturday at Radio City, debuting here songs from Dreamchaser, her late…

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Friday, September 13, 2013

De Niro and Pfeiffer Surprise and Stun in Comedy Gangster Thriller The Family by Ellis Nassour

In Luc Besson's comedy gangster thriller, a Mafia boss (Robert De Niro), his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), and his family are relocated to a sleepy French town under the Federal Witness Security…

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Interviews: The Glass Menagerie's Cherry Jones: Absolutely Hogtied Over Tennessee Williams and Amanda Wingfield by Ellis Nassour

The 17-week limited engagement of John Tiffany's critically acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie officially opens at the Booth Theatre on September 26. The production…

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