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Monday, August 28, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023

Stephen Sondheim’s mysterious final musical has shocking Act 2: insiders by Johnny Oleksinski

The late Broadway musical legend's upcoming “Here We Are” is the biggest mystery of the theater season.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:14PM
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023

‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ Broadway review: Watch the movie instead by Johnny Oleksinski

Delightful and delicious? No — it’s DeLorean. Doesn't have much going for it in the way of tuneful songs, show-stopping dances or enthralling storytelling. But it does have a star vehic…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:25PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on this new Broadway musical: source by Johnny Oleksinski

The Great White Way could certainly use a hit.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:46PM
Monday, July 24, 2023

‘The Cottage’ review: Tired new Broadway farce is forced by Johnny Oleksinski

The poster of the new play “The Cottage,” which opened Monday night on Broadway, instantly suggests a severe identity crisis. With exaggerated, colorful cartoons of its starry cast poppi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

‘Here Lies Love’ review: David Byrne musical makes Broadway a nightclub by Johnny Oleksinski

Call it Studio 53.  For the Imelda Marcos bio-musical “Here Lies Love,” which opened Thursday night a block away from the nightclub-turned-venue Studio 54, the Broadway Theatre has been…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

‘Lehman Trilogy’ planning to return to Broadway this fall by Johnny Oleksinski

The Tony Award-winner would replace "Camelot" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:02PM
Monday, July 10, 2023
Friday, June 23, 2023

Sheldon Harnick, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist, dies at 99 by Johnny Oleksinski

"Oh, the gifts he left us!” said actor Harvey Fierstein.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:34PM
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Sleepy 2023 Tony Awards fail to showcase Broadway at its best by Johnny Oleksinski

On Sunday night, the 76th Annual Tony Awards was performed without a script due to the ongoing writers strike and was staged far, far away from its usual Midtown venue of Radio City Music Ha…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:45PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Jodie Comer stops Broadway show over NYC air: ‘I can’t breathe’ by Johnny Oleksinski

The “Killing Eve” star dramatically left the stage several minutes into the matinee of her one-woman play, “Prima Facie,” after struggling to breathe.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:49PM
Friday, June 2, 2023

‘Grey House’ review: Horror falls flat on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Many scenes in the play are creepy or camp, but hardly terrifying. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:22PM
Thursday, May 18, 2023

‘Empire Strips Back’ review: ‘Star Wars’ burlesque is a strange nerd fantasy by Johnny Oleksinski

Princess Leia gyrates alongside a remote-controlled R2D2 — its red-and-blue light blinking in ecstasy.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:36PM
Monday, May 15, 2023

Tony Awards has ‘no plan,’ going back to WGA for for ‘Hail Mary’ attempt by Johnny Oleksinski

An emergency meeting of the Tony Awards Management Committee took place Monday morning to decide what to do with the Broadway ceremony after the Writers Guild denied them a waiver last week.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:42PM
Friday, May 12, 2023

‘Bad Cinderella’ producer gives cast bizarre gift as Broadway show sinks by Johnny Oleksinski

The highly unusual move has tongues wagging along the Great White Way.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:12PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Why the 2023 Tony Awards are hanging by a thread — and may not happen at all by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Tonys are hanging on by fingernails,” said a source familiar with the turmoil. “It’s a mess.”

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:38PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

2023 Tony Award nominations reflect a rocky Broadway season by Johnny Oleksinski

The 76-year-old ceremony honoring Broadway is, like most of this season, looking smaller than usual.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:35PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

‘New York, New York’ review: Broadway musical can’t make it here, anywhere by Johnny Oleksinski

The final musical of the Broadway season, I’m sorry to say, is not a victory for the home team.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

‘Summer, 1976’ review: Laura Linney, Jessica Hecht a perfect pair on B’way by Johnny Oleksinski

Recalling the past, via an afternoon on a sun-bathed, screened-in porch with two fabulous actresses.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Monday, April 24, 2023

‘Good Night, Oscar’ review: Sean Hayes stars in off-key Broadway play by Johnny Oleksinski

Sean Hayes takes on the role of Oscar Levant, the virtuoso piano player, in this mostly unsatisfying dramedy.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM
Sunday, April 23, 2023

‘Prima Facie’ review: Brilliant Jodie Comer is a must-see on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Witness the emergence of an extraordinary new stage talent. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ review: Neverland nincompoops bring laughs on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The happily hyperactive comedy provides missteps and mayhem.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

‘Bad Cinderella’ hemorrhaging cash as 2023 Tony noms approach by Johnny Oleksinski

The situation has gone from “Bad” to worse.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:28PM
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

‘Fat Ham’ Broadway review: Backyard BBQ ‘Hamlet’ needs more meat by Johnny Oleksinski

More characters come out of the closet — or get high — in this zany spin on the tragedy than violently perish. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023

‘Shucked’ review: Broadway’s best and funniest new musical by Johnny Oleksinski

The Southern comfort show is filled with winning jokes and puns.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM
Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘Life of Pi’ review: Eye-popping effects make a splash on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

After a relatively boring beginning, expect moment after moment of theatrical magic.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ review: Josh Groban is a gentle demon on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

While some of his scenes lack intensity, Groban's as well-sung a Sweeney as you'll find.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards