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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Making ‘Room’ and Changes to the OCC Awards By: David Sheward January 25, 2023: The 2023 Broadway spring season is getting more crowded. The latest entry is Room, Em…

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Appointment ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 23, 2023: The theatrical revue, once a mainstay of the Off Broadway theater, hasn’t soared in these parts since Gerard Alessandrini’s “Forbidden Broadway” …

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Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Off-Broadway Update: Days of Wine and Roses Musical By: David Sheward January 22, 2023: A musical version of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will open Off-Broadway at the Atlantic T…

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Bryce Edwards Frivolity Hour by Barry Gordin

Bryce Edwards Frivolity Hour - A Good Time Was Had By All By: Alix Cohen January 23, 2023: Embodying performance style of another era risks becoming an acquired (audience) taste. My …

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Celebrate Black History Month with Award -Winning productions on BroadwayHD. January 20, 2023: BroadwayHD is honoring Black History Month with the voices of indelible stars like Audra McDon…

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Nostalgic finds from Broadway Babe Randie Levine-Miller feature Barbra Streisand, Johnny Carson, and Fred Astaire with Ethel Merman. The Friars Roast of Johnny Carson January 22, 2023: T…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Martin Luther King Tribute @BAM by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 17, 2023: The 37th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, on the morning of January 16th, 2023, at The Brooklyn Academy of Music delivered a wham bang wake up call…

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Ohio State Murders **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 15, 2023: The celebrated African-American playwright Adrienne Kennedy makes her belated Broadway debut with a mystifying, powerful production of her 1991 work Oh…

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Broadway/Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Here Lies Love and Hamlet By: David Sheward January 13, 2022: The new year has barely begun, but there are already theatrical plans for summer 2023. Here Lies Love, the immersive disco m…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: ‘Parade’ Revival with Ben Platt  By: David Sheward January 10, 2023: Tony winner Ben Platt will return to Broadway in a revival of Parade, reprising his role from t…

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Monday, January 9, 2023

The Collaboration *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 9, 2023: Plays about the creative process of artists, regardless of their field—from the visual to the performing arts to literature—are nothing new; many…

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Leopoldstadt ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 8, 2023: The cast list to Tom Stoppard’s latest work, Leopoldstadt, is certainly intimidating. Multiple generations of a Jewish Viennese family, played by a sm…

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Jesus Christ Superstar by Barry Gordin

Ted Neeley, Cast Members, Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Film Adaptation of Rice and Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar ~ January 14 By: Ellis Nassour January 7, 2023 – Co-star Ted…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Kiss Me Kate to stream Exclusively on BroadwayHD beginning January 15, 2023. January 6, 2023:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theatre, announced that they will be brin…

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

H.M.S. Pinafore ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 9, 2023: Tired of the busy, complicated life of the 21st century? Step into the colorful, Victorian world of Gilbert and Sullivan, where men are true, women …

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Broadway Babe’s Viewing finds include a BBC Stephen Sondheim concert from 2022 featuring a dazzling cast of stars from both sides of the pond. January 8, 2023: Broadway Babe Randie Levine…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Between Riverside and Crazy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 4, 2023: Sometimes there is an unplanned, serendipitous confluence between real-life events and a play, usually having nothing to do with a playwright’s in…

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Patti LuPone @ 54 Below by Barry Gordin

Streaming tonight! Patti LuPone: Songs From a Hat LIVE from 54 Below January 1, 2023: 54 Below will LIVE stream Patti LuPone’s New Year’s Day show at 8pm from the supper club on 54th St…

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Merrily We Roll Along ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 1, 2023: No song has ever captured the feeling of sheer, outrageous, ebullient joy at having created a successful Broadway show as vividly as the late Stephen…

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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Downstate ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 31, 2022: Bruce Norris has already won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Clybourne Park, his clever contemporary twist on race derived from Lorraine Hansbe…

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Death Of A Salesman ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 30, 2022: In its last Broadway incarnation in 2012, Death of a Salesman was so close to the 1949 original that director Mike Nichols employed the same skeletal …

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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Park West Galleries by Barry Gordin

Park West Galleries opens in Soho with a 4,000 square foot space at 411 West Broadway. December 22, 2022: Park West Galleries, one of the world's largest art dealer, celebrated the opening …

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Friday, December 23, 2022

Vanessa Williams @ 54 Below by Barry Gordin

“54 Below “Diamond Series” featured Vanessa Williams in December. December 16, 2022: The one and only Vanessa William, a recording artist with numerous hit songs and albums, was a lum…

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Showstopper Divas Benefits Urban Stages by Barry Gordin

Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller, hosted Showstopper Divas, an Urban Stages Benefit, featuring “Tomatoes Got Talent” winners. December 24, 2022:  On Saturday, December 17 Urban Stag…

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The Far Country **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter December 21, 2022: California’s mid-19th-century gold rush sucked thousands of needy but adventurous foreign fortune seekers—Mexicans and Chileans, Australians, F…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Alec Baldwin and more celebrating John Kander & Fred Ebb at the 1998 Kennedy Center Honors are some of the entertaining Holiday treats from Broadw…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Ohio State Murders **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 19, 2022: Ohio State Murders was first performed in 1991 at the Yale Repertory Theater. Sixteen years later, the play premiered at Cleveland’s Great Lakes…

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Becky Nurse of Salem *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 19, 2022: Rebecca Nurse is a minor character in The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s harrowing dramatization of the witch-hunt hysteria which gripped colonial America…

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Barry Gordin

Maverick theatre group, Ruth Stage, announced the return engagement of their hit Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with TV star Courtney Henggler making her NYC stage debut as “Maggie the Cat” in th…

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