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Monday, August 13, 2018

Gettin' the Band Back Together Review: Rock of Aged by Adam Feldman

You can smell the flop sweat before Gettin’ the Band Back Together even begins, as Ken Davenport—the show’s lead producer and also, not coincidentally, its principal author—takes the…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Twelfth Night Theater Review by Adam Feldman

Directed by Public honcho Oskar Eustis—assuming the reins from Kwei-Armah, who steered a version of it in 2016—this Twelfth Night is as fast as it is loose: It has been trimmed to a flee…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes | Neil Simon Theatre | Theater in New York by Adam Feldman

Tony Kushner’s epic returns to Broadway in glory.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frozen Theater review by Adam Feldman

At the end of the first act of Frozen, there is a moment that zaps the audience to life like a blast of cold air. Elsa (Caissie Levy), the young queen of a Nordic realm, has witchy ice-creat…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The top ten theater productions of 2017 by Adam Feldman

As always, the New York theater world offered plenty to choose from in compiling a list of the year's ten best shows. After two straight years with a musical in the top slot (Hamilton in 201…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Once on This Island Theater Review by Adam Feldman

After seeing the imaginative and dynamic Once on This Island, you may feel that once is not enough. Michael Arden’s immersive revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 musical i…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Michael Moore lights a fire under Broadway in his new solo show by Adam Feldman

This summer, Moore makes his Broadway debut in The Terms of My Surrender. “I’ve not done this,” he says. “For me that makes it thrilling—and dangerous.” We sat down with him afte…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Julius Caesar Theater review by Adam Feldman

The first production of Shakespeare in the Park this summer is a contemporary account of Julius Caesar, and the knives are already out for it. Directed by Public Theater torchbearer Oskar Eu…

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The highs and lows of the 2017 Tony Awards by Adam Feldman

After last year's Hamilton party, the 2017 Tony Awards were bound to suffer from a bit of a hangover. And sure enough, there was plenty of complaining on social media about this year's Tony …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Broadway review: Glenn Close returns in demented triumph to Sunset Boulevard by Adam Feldman

Those who go to see Close reprise her celebrated turn in the musical’s 1994 Broadway production will not be disappointed. There was a risk of Norma-like pathos in the prospect of the actre…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The 20 worst Broadway musicals of the millennium by David Cote and Adam Feldman

From Thou Shalt Not to Amazing Grace, 20 of the absolute stinkiest flops the Great White Way has seen since 2000

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Monday, July 11, 2016

The 10 best NYMF shows to see at 2016’s New York Musical Festival by Adam Feldman

The New York Musical Festival officially begins today, which means that thousands of NYMFomaniacs with soon be swarming into Midtown theaters in the hope of discovering the next big musical-…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dancers of color from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new engagement by Adam Feldman

To help whet your whistle for the Ailey engagement, one of New York’s premiere dance shows, here are twelve of the beautiful dancers (including Yannick Lebrun) who will be performing in th…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

David Cote & Adam Feldman's 2016 Tony Award predictions by David Cote and Adam Feldman

The 70th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 12 from the Beacon Theatre. So now it’s time for our annual tradition, dear reader, of bestowing our can’t-lose predictions a…

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

30 best Tony Awards performances from Broadway shows by Adam Feldman

Divas and dancers stop the show on our definitive ranking of the best musical Tony Awards performances of all time

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

British pop star Leona Lewis will star in Cats because apparently no Americans can sing by Adam Feldman

British pop star Leona Lewis will play faded-glamour puss Grizabella in the upcoming Broadway revival of Cats, the production confirmed today. This is good news for theater fans who had worr…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Audra McDonald has a presumptive 2035 Tony winner in the oven by Adam Feldman

Audra McDonald has always been full of surprises, and her latest is a lulu. The national treasure and Tony Award hoarder, currently starring in Broadway's Shuffle Along, announced today that…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Best Things to Do Today in New York City by Adam Feldman

RUTHLESS! The Musical: Evil little blond girls never get old. When Tina Denmark, a precocious song-and-dance sociopath who garrotes a rival for the lead in her grade-school play, made her de…

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

A rare chance to see theater in Broadway's most gorgeous lost house by Adam Feldman

Yesterday, we wrote about the rich history of the 112-year-old Hudson Theatre, which will soon be restored to its former glory as a Broadway house. But the Hudson is not the only jewel-box v…

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Friday, August 14, 2015

The 30 best film-to-musical adaptations, ranked by Adam Feldman and David Cote

We rank the 30 top musicals that made the leap from movie screens to Broadway and Off Broadway stages

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical by Adam Feldman

Critics' pick: Evil little blond girls never get old. When Tina Denmark, a precocious song-and-dance sociopath who garrotes a rival for the lead in her grade-school play, made her debut in t…

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton is everything by Adam Feldman

Lin-Manuel Miranda makes and remakes history with his astonishing new hip-hop musical on Broadway

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patti LuPone talks about life as a drama queen on Broadway by Adam Feldman

Broadway icon Patti LuPone is back on top in Shows for Days. All hail the drama queen.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Give Kristin Chenoweth the Tony Award she deserves by Adam Feldman

The Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 7, and as is often the case in Broadway-loving circles, much of the talk this year is about the race for Best Actress in a Musical. We are bl…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Fringe Festival review: Rites of Privacy by Adam Feldman

Solo confessions at the Fringe

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Fringe Festival review: Burning in China by Adam Feldman

Chinese food for thought at the Fringe

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Fringe Festival review: Alligator Summer by Adam Feldman

Reptilian terror at the Fringe

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Fringe Festival review: A Matter of Choice by Adam Feldman

Eviction action at the Fringe

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Fringe Festival review: Menny and Mila by Adam Feldman

Mail-order mayhem at the Fringe

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