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Sunday, September 15, 2019

2019-20 Broadway Update: Creative Casting by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 15, 2019: Creative casting distinguishes two new Broadway productions. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are not the first two stars that come to mi…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Lineup with Susie Mosher **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons September 13, 2019: Just as vaudeville had a naughty cousin called burlesque, Birdland, that venerable jazz club on 44th Street, has a rowdy cousin in its one-year-…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Only Yesterday Opens @ 59E59 by Barry Gordin

Premiere of Only Yesterday, a new play by Bob Stevens, looks at one night in the lives of Paul McCartney and John Lennon before they were famous. September 13, 2019:  Northern Stages is …

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Monday, September 9, 2019

L.O.V.E.R. Opens by Barry Gordin

Karen Carpenter directs Lois Robbins’ solo show, L.O.V.E.R., a witty and self-deprecating look at the actress’ life journey that is both engaging and enlightening.  September 9, 2019…

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ACA Galleries by Barry Gordin

Music is the Message: 20th Century Paintings and Drawings on view through October 5. September 6, 2019: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the Chelsea Gallery district, hosted an op…

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Betrayal **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 9. 2019: Performing a Harold Pinter play is a delicate balance to borrow a phrase from the similarly difficult-to-mount Edward Albee. Pinter’s cryptic char…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sea Wall / A Life ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 8, 2019: Two companion pieces, Sea Wall and A Life bring the welcome return of Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to Broadway. Recently, the two actors worked …

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Dust ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 7, 2019: Rumination, reflecting on one’s inner thoughts, is the soulful enterprise of Milly Thomas’, one woman performance piece, Dust. Directed by Sara …

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019

Hampton Classic by Barry Gordin

The 44th Hampton Classic Horse show in Bridgehampton closed on Sunday in spectacular fashion with picture perfect weather. September 2, 2019: The 44th edition of the Hampton Classic Ho…

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Music of the Knights ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons September 2, 2019: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and Paul McCartney were celebrated together in Music of the Knights at Feinstein’s/54 on Below on August 28 bec…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bat Out of Hell ** by Barry Gordin

New York City Center By: David Sheward August 27, 2019: “You have to go over the top to see what’s on the other side.” So says one of the bizarre, cartoonish characters in Bat O…

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Circus of Books by Barry Gordin

Final film in the Hampton International Film Festival (HIFF) SummerDocs series, Circus of Books, screens at Guild Hall in East Hampton August 25, 2019: Circus of Books, directed by Rache…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Hampton Classic Opens by Barry Gordin

Youngest Competitors Highlight the Morning at the 44thHampton Classic Horse Show. August 25, 2019: The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning in Bridgehampton under breezy …

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical ** by Barry Gordin

By: Edward Medina August 25, 2019: For an entire generation Bat Out of Hell was the ultimate musical life force. Alone or in packs we drove our cars with the windows rolled down and the…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

2019-20 Broadway, Off Broadway Updates by Barry Gordin

2019-20 Broadway and Off-Broadway Update: LSD, Cary Grant, Princess Di, and Barry Manilow By: David Sheward August 22, 2019: As the summer dwindles down, the number of announcements…

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Drama League by Barry Gordin

THE DRAMA LEAGUE WELCOMES BEVIN ROSS AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR August 21, 2019: The Drama League (Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has named Bevin Ross its new Executive Direc…

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Rendezvous with Marlene by Barry Gordin

Preview: Ute Lemper’s Rendezvous with Marlene By: Paulanne Simmons August 22, 2019: This September, internationally renowned singer and actress Ute Lemper will perform her solo show…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Exes ** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter August 21, 2019: Remember the great old drawing-room comedies that danced around divorce and extramarital dalliance, like Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story? T…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The B-Side by Barry Gordin

The Wooster Group September 5–8, 2019 August 23, 2019: The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” A Record Album Interpretation is an original performance by The Woos…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball by Barry Gordin

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons honor Isaac Mizrahi at their Annual Summer Benefit in Wainscott. June 18, 2019:  On Saturday, August 17th the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) …

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Moulin Rouge! ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Lauren Yarger What's It All About? August 16, 2019: It's a love story set against the seedy streets and Bohemia of turn-of-the-century Paris. This production has been seeing good …

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Star Is Born: The Concert ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons August 13, 2019: A Star is Born, which chronicles the ascent of a rising star and the descent of her mentor whose stardom is fading, has been made into a film four …

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Authors Night by Barry Gordin

East Hampton’s Library 15th Annual Authors Night Benefit August 11, 2019: On Saturday East Hampton’s Library hosted their 15th annual Authors Night to benefit the Library’s essenti…

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Sea Wall/A Life ***, Broadway Bounty Hunter **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 12, 2019: One-person pieces are often the hardest type of theater to bring off. Live stage work depends on conflict and no matter how talented a performer is, c…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg August 9, 2019: It was the time of Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, and Puccini. Paris at the end of the 19th century comes to life through the juke box songs of today’…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Little Gem **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg August 8, 2019: It may be changing, but there aren’t a lot of roles for women actors of a certain age. At least, not interesting ones. Watching Marsha Mason in her po…

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