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Saturday, January 16, 2021

On This Day in New York Theater: January 16, 1924 (The Miracle) by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 16, 2021: Today is the 57th birthday of my daughter, Bambi, which I’d like to celebrate by choosing January 16 for this installment of “On This Day in N…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

The Museum of Jewish Heritage by Barry Gordin

Virtual tribute from The Museum of Jewish Heritage commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. January 15, 2020: The Mus…

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 9, 2020: In the 20th century, the number of African-American playwrights who have had financially successful, non-musical productions on Broadway can be counte…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

BroadwayHD Kicks-Off 2021 by Barry Gordin

Dazzling and diverse new titles debuting in January include the comedy hit,  Peter Pan Goes Wrong from Mischief Theater, Sam Harris’ Ham and Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. …

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Jamie deRoy & friends by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & friends “Backstage at The Sound of Music,” is an insightful Telly Award winning segment from 1999.

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Broadway Remembers by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY REMEMBERS, an in memoriam video, honors the memories of those the Broadway community has lost since June 2019. January 1, 2020: “Broadway Remembers,” a just released in mem…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: New Year’s Eve from the 1920’s through the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 20 in the series) December 31, 2020: For this column’s last entry in the horrific year of the pandemic, I thought it might be interesting to see what open…

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Remembering Two Great Talents: Ann Reinking and Rebecca Luker by Barry Gordin

From Associated Press and other sources. Compiled and notated by Ellis Nassour December 24, 2020: This is a year which could not have been sadder: more than 335,000 deaths from COVID-19.…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

GODSPELL 50th Anniversary by Barry Gordin

Broadway HD celebrates the 50th anniversary or Godspell with the return of a special award winning concert that will debut on their platform December 22. December 21, 2020: Following …

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Monday, December 21, 2020

The Prom ***, Meet Me in St. Louis ****, Estella Scrooge ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 21, 2020: With Broadway shut down at least until June of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, one must rely on streaming services and the occasional broadcas…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

More Holiday Cheer from BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD continues the Holiday Celebration with debut of the incredibly popular British hit A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, as well as exciting , exclusive events including Forever Plaid 20t…

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Christmas Carol in Harlem **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 13, 2020: With the pandemic surging, many theater companies are celebrating the holiday season by steaming shows from previous years. So, if you missed The …

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On This Day in New York Theater: December 13 in the 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 19 in the series) December 13, 2020: December 13, 2020: December 13 may have provided only four openings in the 1940s, but all of them are worth revisiting…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Prom by Barry Gordin

Ryan Murphy’s Adaptation of The Prom Premieres with Starry Cast on Netflix By: Ellis Nassour December 10, 2020: Ryan Murphy brings Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar and Bob Martin’s b…

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Actors Fund by Barry Gordin

‘Tis the Season to (Try) Be Merry and Give Thanks to The Actors Fund By Ellis Nassour December 7, 2020: The not-for-profit Actors Fund of America continues to be a vital resource fo…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Holiday Cheer from BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

BroadwayHD presents a dazzling line up of holiday classics and the premier of Peter Rothstein’s All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 plus Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special. …

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

John Lloyd Young by Barry Gordin

Tony/Grammy Winner John Lloyd Young Celebrates the Season Friday with Vegas Holiday By: Ellis Nassour December 1, 2020: Tony and Grammy Award-winner John Lloyd Young, forever famou…

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Michael Riedel by Barry Gordin

Michael Riedel’s Segue from Rabid Newspaper Columnist to Congenial Early Morning Radio Co-host By: Ellis Nassour Monday, November 30, 2020 --Once rabid theater critic/arts reporter …

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 29, 2020: In 1988, when Ute Lemper received the Molière Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Paris, she was certainly very happy. But…

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On This Day in New York Theater: November 29th in the 1920’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter(No. 18 in the series) November 29, 2020: For the time being, this column will be settling into the groove of covering only one decade at a time in its description o…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

BroadwayHD Wins by Barry Gordin

BROADWAYHD WINS TWO GLOBAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS November 20, 2020: BroadwayHD was named winner in the Outstanding Innovation category and the winner of the Outstanding Product/Ser…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Broadway in Limbo by Barry Gordin

Tonys Delayed and Shows Reschedule By: David Sheward November 20, 2020: The lights on Broadway will remain dim for even longer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last month, th…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Humane Society “To the Rescue!” Gala by Barry Gordin

The Humane Society of the United States raised over 2 million dollars at “To the Rescue!” gala to help save animals . Hosted by Cecily Strong and Audra McDonald hosting the pre-show wi…

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Drama League Announces First Directors Council by Barry Gordin

THE NEW INITIATIVE IS COMPRISED OF 20 NATIONALLY-RENOWNED DIRECTORS AND ALUMNI TO ADVISE ON THE ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR-FOCUSED PROGRAMMING AND THE FUTURE OF THEATER AS THE INDUSTRY PREPARES…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: November 13 in the 1930’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 17 in the series) November 13, 2020: As per the last entry in this series, I again confine myself to a single decade—in today’s case, the 1930s—in des…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Space Presents John Lloyd Young’s Vegas Holiday by Barry Gordin

THIS INTIMATE AND PERSONAL CONCERT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS WITH JOLLY SUPRISES AND HOLIDAY MEMORIES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 November 7, 2020: Following the success of two prev…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar – 3 by Barry Gordin

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar:Landmark Rock Opera to Worldwide Phenomenon  By: Ellis Nassour Part Three   ~   What’s the Buzz November 6, 2020: Way ahead…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020

Excerpt from Superstar ~ Jesus Christ Superstar 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Ellis Nassour Part Two  =  Into the Fire (and Brimstone) November 2, 2020: As things got down to business between new writing partners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, billin…

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