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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Maxamoo Book Club: The Great White Way – Race and the Broadway Musical by David Levy

Jose and PennyMaria are joined by author Warren Hoffman to discuss the newly published second edition of his book The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical. Their conversation inclu…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

The Best & Worst of 2019, Part II by David Levy

All 9 of our regular contributors have gathered: Aurin, Ben, David, Jack, Jose, Liz, Nicole, Patty, and PennyMaria! We’re back together for our year-end spectacular, our annual ep…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

December 2019 Preview by David Levy

Liz, David, and Jack talk about what they’re excited to see in December and January! We talk about: Virgo Star by Pioneers Go East Collective at La Mama (1:13) Fefu and Her Friends by Mar…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Maxamoo Book Club: Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith by David Levy

David is joined by Rachel Godfrey of Ludus NYC to discuss our first Official Maxamoo Book Club Selection: Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts – For A…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Preview of United Solo: The World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival by David Levy

David speaks with Omar Sangare, artistic director of United Solo, and three of the performers appearing in the festival this year: Richarda Abrams, Lillian Colón, and Noah Diamond. First (0…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Introducing the Maxamoo Book Club by David Levy

Have you ever read a great book about theater and just wanted someone to discuss it with when you’re done? Let Maxamoo be that someone! We’re going to choose a book every few months and …

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July Preview – Queer Theatre, Musicals, New Takes on Classics, and More by David Levy

  Aurin, David, and Diep share what they’re excited about for July, 2019, including (when available) how to get discounted tickets. Introductions (0:00) In The Green (0:41) presnted by LC…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

CASTALBUMS.ORG: REVIEW: Donnybrook! reissue featuring The Pete King Orchestra Plays the Music of Donnybrook! by David Levy

Originally published on CastAlbums.org. Donnybrook! Is one of the rare golden age cast albums that’s never received a proper digital transfer, despite the near-mania for releasing so m…

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Equity News: Theatre for Good: After Orlando by David Levy

Originally published in Equity News. When tragedy strikes, everyone responds individually. For Equity member Blair Baker and Zac Kline, co-Artistic Directors of Missing Bolts Productions, t…

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Equity News: When grassroots organizing meets union negotiations #FairWageOnStage by David Levy

Originally published in Equity News. The grassroots #FairWageOnstage (#FWOS) movement scored a major victory in November 2016 when Equity signed a new agreement with the Off-Broadway League.…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

HowlRound: Reconstructing and Reimagining: Noah Diamond and the First Marx Brothers Musical by David Levy

While I’ll Say She Is has been largely ignored by the theatre historian crowd, it’s always been an object of fascination for students of comedy. Two sketches from the revue are well-know…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

WAR(Off-Broadway at LCT3)Review by David LevySo much of Branden... by David Levy

WAR(Off-Broadway at LCT3)Review by David LevySo much of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s latest is summed up in its name, War. The title simultaneously refers to a family at odds with each other, …

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WAR(Off-Broadway at LCT3)Review by David LevySo much of Branden... by David Levy

WAR(Off-Broadway at LCT3)Review by David Levy So much of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s latest is summed up in its name, War. The title simultaneously refers to a family at odds with each other,…

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250 Word Reviews: War by David Levy

Originally published on 250 Word Reviews. (Off-Broadway at LCT3) So much of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s latest is summed up in its name, War. The title simultaneously refers to a family at od…

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Friday, May 20, 2016

CastAlbums.org: REVIEW: Paint Your Wagon – Encores! Cast Recording by David Levy

Originally published on CastAlbums.org. Paint Your Wagon is exactly the kind of show Encores does best. It was an early effort by one of Broadway’s most successful songwriting teams (L…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

CastAlbums.org: REVIEW: Three Alfred Drake Reissues by David Levy

Originally published on CastAlbums.org. Alfred Drake is having a moment. Sure, he died nearly a quarter-century ago, but with three of his albums newly available, it’s a great time to be a…

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

RED SPEEDO(Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop)review by... by David Levy

RED SPEEDO(Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop)review by David LevyThe intersection of fame and family – and the tremendous pressure that each can produce – animates Lucas Hnath’…

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RED SPEEDO(Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop)review by... by David Levy

RED SPEEDO(Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop)review by David Levy The intersection of fame and family – and the tremendous pressure that each can produce – animates Lucas Hnath…

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250 Word Reviews: Red Speedo by David Levy

Originally published on 250 Word Reviews. RED SPEEDO (Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop) The intersection of fame and family – and the tremendous pressure that each can produce –…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CastAlbums.org: REVIEW: Merman’s Apprentice – Original Cast Recording by David Levy

Originally published on CastAlbums.org. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “they don’t make ’em like they used to anymore,” I would kindly direct your attention …

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Billboard: ‘Grease: Live!’ Freshens a Favorite With Mix of Old and New by David Levy

Originally published in Billboard.   Fox made a bold step into the live television musical arena tonight with Grease: Live!, a technically ambitious production that upped the ante set…

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Friday, January 22, 2016

CastAlbums.org: REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Studio Cast by David Levy

Originally published on CastAlbums.org.  If you only know The Hunchback of Notre Dame from the 1996 Disney animated film, you’re in for a surprise the first time you listen to the new…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Today, @reviews250 welcomes @benferber to our pages with his review of Skeleton Crew, which opens... by David Levy

Today, @reviews250 welcomes @benferber to our pages with his review of Skeleton Crew, which opens tonight at the Atlantic Theater Company. Watch this space!

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Friday, January 1, 2016

The Sondheim Review: No guarantee of happiness by David Levy

The destructive potential of the American Dream Originally published in The Sondheim Review. Stephen Sondheim has distanced himself from the practice of reusing discarded songs from old sho…

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

It’s dlevy!: David’s Favorite 2015 Theater by David Levy

Originally published on itsdlevy.net. I’m not sure how many shows I saw this year, and I didn’t keep good enough record to count. Suffice it to say, I saw a lot, but not everything. Ther…

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Talkin’ Broadway: Book Reviews – On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide by Ethan Mordden by David Levy

Originally published on TalkinBroadway.com. In Passion, Fosca sings, “If you have no expectations, you can never have a disappointment.” These are wise words to bring with you to…

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

250 Word Reviews: Puffs by David Levy

Originally published on 250 Word Reviews. PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC & MAGIC (Off-off-Broadway: The Peoples Improv Theater) Churchill said,…

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PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL... by David Levy

PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC & MAGIC(Off-off-Broadway: The Peoples Improv Theater)Churchill said, “History is written by the victors,” but ho…

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PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL... by David Levy

PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC & MAGIC(Off-off-Broadway: The Peoples Improv Theater)review by David Levy Churchill said, “History is written …

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Friday, November 13, 2015

250 Word Reviews: The Pavilion by David Levy

Originally published on 250 Word Reviews. THE PAVILION (Off-off-Broadway: The Producer’s Club) You know the story: middle-aged white guy has a mid-life crisis, so attends high school reuni…

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THE PAVILION(Off-off-Broadway: The Producer’s Club)You know the... by David Levy

THE PAVILION(Off-off-Broadway: The Producer’s Club)You know the story: middle-aged white guy has a mid-life crisis, so attends high school reunion to attempt to rekindle things with his hi…

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