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Monday, January 11, 2021

Theatre News: Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Final Two Productions for Return to the Stage 2021 – 2022 by David Roberts

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce plans to produce two additional shows for Manhattan Theatre Club‘s 2021-2022 season. In t…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Video on Demand Review: The Irish Repertory Theatre’s “Meet Me in St. Louis: A Holiday Special in Song and on Screen” (Through January 2, 2021) by David Roberts

The Irish Repertory Theatre has been a leader in providing accessible online performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Fall Season begam on September 22 featuring five Performan…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Theatre Magazine Preview and Interview: “Encore Monthly:” The New Theatre Magazine for the 21st Century by David Roberts

“Encore Monthly” is a new theatre magazine for the 21st Century. It celebrates everything we love about American theatre, whether it is happening on the stages on Broadway or on the page…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Video on Demand Review: Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” Starring Jefferson Mays (through January 3, 2010) by David Roberts

“Scrooge,” Noel Langley’s 1951 black-and-white film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” is perhaps the most celebrated version of the holiday classic. Notable amo…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Video on Demand Review: San Francisco Playhouse’s “Song for a New World” (through December 31, 2020) by David Roberts

It is not at all news that theatre stages throughout the world have been dark and empty since the outbreak of COVID 19 and the rise of this virus to pandemic proportions, but it is also a re…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Holiday Streaming Preview: “The Nutcracker” at Wethersfield Streams Free from December 23 through December 26 by David Roberts

The Nutcracker at Wethersfield, a Covid-19 compliant “Nutcracker,” choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher, runs this holiday season through December 26 at the glorious Wethersfiel…

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Broadway News: Theatre Reviews Limited’s Favorite Holiday Gifts of 2020 by David Roberts

We can’t go to Broadway this holiday season, but there are many ways to celebrate theatre with friends and family. Check out our favorite holiday gifts of 2020! FOR THOSE LOOKING TO GET IN…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Film Preview: “#valentinesday” – A Romantic Comedy About Modern Love and Dating – Coming February 2021 by David Roberts

Dreambird Studios debut feature film, #valentinesday, produced by industry veteran, Mark Forstater (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) is set to be released on February 14, 2021. A modern day …

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Hollywood News: Hollywood Producer and Screenwriter Robert Warner Garland Dies at Age 83 by David Roberts

Born on May 1, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Bennett and Esther Garland nee Tumin, Mr. Garland attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Garland’s first job in tel…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Musical Theatre Web Series Review: Rock-Themed Episode Three of London’s “The Theatre Channel” To Be Released November 27, 2020 by David Roberts

Musical Theatre Web Series Review: Rock-Themed Episode Three of London’s “The Theatre Channel” to Be Released November 27, 2020 Direction and Choreography by Bill Dreamer Reviewed by D…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tickets Now Available to the Public for National Alliance for Musical Theatre “Festival of New Musicals” by David Roberts

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that the public can attend NAMT’s 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS by makin…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Belfast Blues” – Part of Irish Repertory Theatre’s 2020 Digital Fall Series of “A Performance on Screen” by David Roberts

After years of touring and multiple performances in New York City, Geraldine Hughes’s autobiographical “Belfast Blues” is currently playing at Irish Repertory Theatre – virtually –…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Its Online 2020 Season by David Roberts

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to announce its Online 2020 Fall Season. This fall will feature five Performa…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Music News: Katie Pruitt Kicks off Pride Month “Out of the Closet” Cover Series with Tegan and Sara’s “Walking With a Ghost” by David Roberts

June 18, 2020 – Nashville, TN – Today, singer, songwriter, and musician Katie Pruitt has released her cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Walking With A Ghost,” the first installment of her…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Theatre News: New Theatre Journal “The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now” on Sale Now by David Roberts

Arts journalist and editor Mark Blankenship is pleased to announce the debut of The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now, a new journal dedicated to the urgent ideas of contemporary…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Theatre News: Outer Critics Circle Awards Announce Honors for the 2019-2020 Broadway & Off-Broadway Season by David Roberts

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, present the recipients of this year’s speci…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Theatre Preview: The Homebound Project Features Collections of New Theatrical Work in Limited Release View-At-Home Recordings by David Roberts

Over 50 leading and emerging actors and playwrights have united for The Homebound Project, a new independent, online theater initiative created to help feed children affected by COVID-19. Fo…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Line-Up for “New Songs Now in Your Living Room” by David Roberts

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in partnership with Rosalind Productions, Inc., is proud to announce the line-up for New Songs Now in Your Living Room. This free unplugged concert series gi…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Music Preview: Fantasy Non Fiction Releases Self-Titled Debut Digital Album on May 8, 2020 – Pre-Order Available Now by David Roberts

Fantasy Non Fiction is a fierce four-piece rock band featuring the original music of drummer/vocalist, Rose Cangelosi, a queer songwriter navigating the world through the catharsis of musica…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Off-Broadway News: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to Sell Tickets to View-at-Home Recordings of “The Siblings Play” by David Roberts

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions, in association with Rising Phoenix Repertory, are proud to announce that a limited number of tickets to view-at-home recording…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Incantata” at Irish Repertory Theatre’s Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage by David Roberts

Mr. Townsend, Mr. Yeats, and the creative team collaborate to transform Muldoon’s elegy to his late partner Mary Farl Powers into one of the most powerful theatrical experiences of the cur…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Anatomy of a Suicide” at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by David Roberts

“The Fact, the very Fact that it is biologically possible is Devastating. I need to know that I am where it ends.” – Bonnie to Diane If a suicide could be dissected, what would be foun…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: Transport Group’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” at Abrons Arts Center by David Roberts

It is such a treat to walk out of a theater feeling refreshed, happy, and relieved that you can still believe that there are good people in the world doing good things. Upon leaving the Abro…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me” at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater by David Roberts

The audience seemed to enjoy the production now playing at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater entitled “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter” written and performed by Bess Myerson’s daught…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Broadway News: “The Inheritance” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Announces Final Weeks on Broadway by David Roberts

Brilliantly re-envisioning E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, THE INHERITANCE asks how much we owe those who lived and loved before us, questions the role we …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Broadway Review: “Grand Horizons” at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater by David Roberts

Under Leigh Silverman’s meticulous direction, the ensemble cast could not be better poised to ensure the success of “Grand Horizons.” Bess Wohl develops her characters with precision w…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Sign by David Roberts

The question that remains in my mind is why anyone would attempt to create a musical based on the dated 1969 motion picture “BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE?” Granted the meant to …

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Off-Broadway Preview: “The Bedwetter” at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by David Roberts

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of “The Bedwetter,” a new musica…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Greater Clements” at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater by David Roberts

“Greater Clements” is a testament to what happens when societal structures and safeguards disintegrate, when mental illness challenges societal and familial norms, and what happens when …

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Pumpgirl” at Irish Repertory Theatre’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre by David Roberts

The strength of Abbie Spallen’s “Pumpgirl,” currently running at Irish Rep’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, lies in the playwright’s authentic characters and their believable con…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: WP Theater/Second Stage Theater’s “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at the McGinn/Cazale Theater by David Roberts

“Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” is a stunning and unsettling piece of theatre that will stay with audience members long after the curtain call. The memory will either result in dramatic shifts…

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