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Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020

How To Load A Musket *** by Barry Gordin

“Visions of History” By: Samuel L. Leiter January 16, 2020: It’s been six years since Row after Row, Jessica Dickey’s fictionalized play about historical battle re-enactors, …

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LTV by Barry Gordin

LTV is having a 2 Day - Double Event Funk Night Featuring Funkin' A The Kenny Harris Project on Friday January 24 at 7pm and "What's Your Story?" on Saturday January 25 at 4pm. LTV is loc…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Boom Opens @ 59E59 by Barry Gordin

Rick Miller’s Boom makes NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters January 15, 2020:   Boom, written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a limited run through Sun…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Sing Street Transfer, The Nanny in Development By: David Sheward January 12, 2019: Will the Once lightning strike twice? Sing Street, the musical based on the 2016 m…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

BroadwayHD Rings in 2020 by Barry Gordin

Outstanding slate of shows features the Tony nominated Red, the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV, the beloved Gene Kelly film Brigadoon, and the National Ballet of Norway’s Hedda G…

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Harry Townsend’s Last Stand **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 9, 2019: The darkness inhabiting the season Off Broadway is ominous with forebodings of cataclysmic events such as we are informed of daily. Actually, it’s m…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

The Inheritance **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 6, 2019: Somewhere in Matthew Lopez’s 7-hour epic, The Inheritance, there’s a fairly good two or two-and-a-half-hour play. Not a great play, or a terrib…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Gurney’s Montauk New Year’s Eve 2020 by Barry Gordin

“The Roaring 20’s” was the theme for New Year’s Eve at Gurney’s in Montauk. January 1, 2020: Guests at Gurney’s, on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk, stepped back in…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Denise Marsa’s The Pass by Barry Gordin

A personal musical journey, through the decades, of a talented singer/songwriter.  December 31, 2019: A few weeks ago, on November 26, I saw Denise Marsa perform her solo new musical, Th…

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The Thin Place **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 30, 2019: Hot new playwright Lucas Hnath takes a great risk by naming his latest play The Thin Place. Its plot and premise could be taken as gossamer light an…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Jagged Little Pill *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 27, 2019: Take the incomprehensibility of everyday life and swallow it whole. That is the confection behind Jagged Little Pill, the new musical based on Alanis…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Greater Clements ****, Sing Street **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 25, 2019: Crushing economic forces devastate two communities in a pair of Off-Broadway productions. How the characters deal with these financial blows vary as…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Judgment Day *** 1/2 by Barry Gordin

Everything is Connected By: Samuel L. Leiter December 24, 2019: If you saw the recent movie, Marriage Story, you probably heard Adam Driver’s character, an Off-Broadway director, s…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Cole Porter with Harry Connick Jr. by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Cole Porter with Harry Connick Jr. By: Iris Wiener 1.      Harry Connick Jr. has an appreciation for Cole Porter that is unmatched by other art…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Greater Clements ***, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 18, 2019: Greater Clements, by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum; and Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

BroadwayHD for the Holidays by Barry Gordin

The perfect gift for everyone on your list or a dynamite stocking stuffer! December 15, 2019: Holiday frenzy is upon us and it’s just 10 days till Christmas. Don’t fret, a smart choic…

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Love Actually by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why the Unauthorized Parody Love Actually is Actually Quite Lovely By: Iris Wiener December 16, 2019: Taking in a sickeningly sweet romantic comedy is so last year. Unsu…

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Jonathan Groff by Barry Gordin

Award winning actor, Jonathan Groff, chats with Michael Portantiere for the Drama Desk. Jonathan Groff, currently starring in the hit Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, was t…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Fires in The Mirror **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 14, 2019: A professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Anna Deavere Smith’s docudramas explore the vulnerab…

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The Inheritance ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 13, 2019: Eloquent story telling is the gift of The Inheritance. Arriving on Broadway after a successful run on London’s West End, the drama is the work of t…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Red Bucket Follies by Barry Gordin

BC/EFA Celebrated End of Fall Fundraising with Red Bucket Follies Featuring Hundreds of Singers and Dancers and Outstanding Choreography  By: Ellis Nassour December 12, 2019: Broadw…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jagged Little Pill ***, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven*** A Bright Room Called Day **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 10, 2019: Jagged Little Pill is a jagged little musical, sometimes smooth, sometimes sharp, sometimes bland and predictable, sometimes edgy and shattering. Th…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Sorceress ***** by Barry Gordin

THE SORCERESS: A YIDDISH MUSICAL FANTASY“Magic, Music, and Mishegas” By: Samuel L. Leiter December 6, 2019: The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, born 104 years ago, has been …

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

2019-20 Broadway Update: Meryl Streep and Beth Leavel Exchange Roles By: David Sheward December 8, 2019: In a rare case of show-biz serendipity, three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep …

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

TVOT NYC 2019 by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD Founder, Bonnie Comley, spoke at the TV Of Tomorrow NYC conference. December 6, 2019: On Wednesday at Town Stages, Bonnie Comley, founder of BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

BroadwayHD Holiday Lineup by Barry Gordin

Warm up the Holidays with the Hot new lineup of titles on BroadwayHD this December. December 5, 2019:  BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, kicks off the month w…

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Matilda by Barry Gordin

Matilda Returns with Multi-Cultural Cast and Big Surprises By: Ellis Nassour December 5, 2019: Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s West End and Broadway hit musical Matilda returns for …

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Crucible **** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher December 3, 2019: Bedlam's production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible directed by Eric Tucker at the Connelly Theatre in the East Village is a generally strong …

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