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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ at the Imperial Theatre by Deb Miller

One of the all-time greatest vocal groups from the golden age of Motown in the 1960s, The Temptations topped the charts with such iconic R&B and crossover hits as “The Way You Do The T…

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Review: ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ at Studio 54 by Deb Miller

Winner of the first Tony Award for Best Musical when it made its debut in 1948, Kiss Me, Kate has a long history as one of the great Broadway classics by the legendary Cole Porter, who wrote…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: ‘Vilna’ at the Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

Based on actual events of World War II and sorely relevant today in light of the resurgence of hate-mongering and anti-Semitism in our current socio-political climate and widespread acts of …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review: ‘Be More Chill’ at the Lyceum Theatre by Deb Miller

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Be More Chill has. Following its sold-out extended run at The Pershing Square Signature Center, the sensational high-school musical that d…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review: ‘A Jewish Joke’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

One of the darkest periods in modern American politics was the McCarthy Era of the mid-20th century. Fueled by the anti-Communist sentiment of the Cold War, the government issued a list of s…

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Review: ‘Surely Goodness and Mercy’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Making its New York premiere in the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, Keen Company’s resonant production of Surely Goodness and Mercy by playwright Chisa Hutchinson is an uplifting present-d…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Review: ‘Chick Flick the Musical’ at the Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Making its debut at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre, Chick Flick the Musical – a new work “written by a woman about women for women” (but directed by a man) – unapologetically empl…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Intoxicated Revelry with a Taste of the Classics: ‘ShakesBEER’ at New York Shakespeare Exchange by Deb Miller

Before the advent of purpose-built theaters in Elizabethan England, the coach yards, covered balconies, and galleries of inns and taverns – historical forerunners of the British pub – ha…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Review: ‘SERIALS @ The Flea’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

Inaugurated in 2011, and now celebrating its 50th cycle of brand-new ten-minute episodic plays, SERIALS @ The Flea – originally created by Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout in collaborati…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Review: ‘Arrowhead’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

A one-night-only sold-out premiere cabaret concert of a new musical by Jackson Teeley (book and music) and Sarah Galante (book), performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below by an impressive cast of …

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: ‘Broadway by the Year: Broadway Musicals of 1928 & 1935’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

Now in its nineteenth season, Broadway by the Year – the popular series of one-night-only concerts featuring songs from the musical history of the Great White Way – opened its 2019 seaso…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Review: ‘Boy Band Brunch’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

A recurrent act at The Green Room 42, The Boy Band Project is back by popular demand with its Boy Band Brunch for four Sundays in February and March. So if you can’t say “Bye Bye…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Review: ‘My Very Own British Invasion’ at Paper Mill Playhouse by Deb Miller

Based on an idea by Peter Noone, front man of the 1960s English pop-rock band Herman’s Hermits, the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion has opened for a limited engagement at Ne…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Braden Chapman Brings ReTHEATRE’s Acclaimed ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to the Laurie Beechman Theatre by Deb Miller

Having achieved widespread popularity on RuPaul’s Drag Race as his larger-than-life alter-ego Mimi Imfurst, Braden Chapman is a critically-acclaimed actor, singer, director, writer, and pr…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

‘GRINDR: The Opera’ by New York’s Erik Ransom Wins London’s Offie Award for Best New Musical by Deb Miller

It was just announced at London’s ninth annual Off-West End Awards (or Offies – the English equivalent of New York’s Obies), presented this evening in the Grand Hall at Battersea A…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Derrick Cobey by Deb Miller

Soon to open back on Broadway at Studio 54 – where Andy Warhol, who coined the phrase “famous for 15 minutes,” spent more than a minute in the late 1970s, when it was the hottest …

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Review: ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

Presented by Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre at The Sheen Center, Ah, Wilderness!, Eugene O’Neill’s coming-of-age three-act comedy, offers an opportunity for diehard…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Kyle Taylor Parker by Deb Miller

Wisconsin-born and New York-based award-winning actor Kyle Taylor Parker is well known to lovers of musical theater and to all loyal KTPEEPS for his featured roles in the original Broadway c…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Review: ‘Livin’ La Vida Grande’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

Following his appearance in two sold-out runs of Titanique, Frankie Grande has returned to The Green Room 42 with an updated revival of his solo cabaret act Livin’ La Vida Grande for two …

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: ‘Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State’ at the Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

Brooklyn-born comedian Colin Quinn, familiar to TV viewers everywhere for his regular appearances on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, and MTV’s Remote Control, continues to ignite New …

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‘It’s a Man’s World’ – Or Is It? An Interview with Lindsay Lavin and Ilana Gabrielle, Bringing their Cabaret Act to The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

BFFs since their school days at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Lindsay Lavin and Ilana Gabrielle make their return to the stage together at The Green Room 42, Broadway’s newest urban…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Review: ‘Secret Identity’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

The oldest professional LGBTQ+ theater company in New York, TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) addresses the enduring issues and psychological impact of bullying and homophobia in its world-p…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Pays Tribute to Carol Channing by Deb Miller

With this morning’s passing of Broadway legend Carol Channing (1921-2019), just two weeks shy of her 98th birthday, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation pays homage to the star with its release of…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: ‘Maestro’ at The Duke on 42nd Street by Deb Miller

Presented by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century in a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street, Maestro, written by Eve Wolf (the company’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director),…

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Review: ‘Dan Domenech: Bootleg Famous’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Following his New Year’s Eve blow-out in Palm Springs with the touring Rock of Ages Band, Dan Domenech (who was a lead in the Broadway production at the Helen Hayes Theatre) returned home…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Review: ‘Choir Boy’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Making a soul-stirring Broadway debut with the Manhattan Theatre Club after its Off-Broadway premiere with MTC in 2013, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s revised Choir Boy has already extended its l…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Review: ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

In 2009, Baba Brinkman debuted what would be the first in his award-winning series of Rap Guides, an imaginative mash-up of challenging scientific and philosophical theories with popular rap…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: ‘Christmas in Hell’ at the York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Oops! When eight-year-old Davin is rushed to the ICU on Christmas Eve for eating a piece of tainted re-gifted fruitcake, he is erroneously taken down to Hell in place of mass murderer Charle…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show’ at the Imperial Theatre by Deb Miller

Well known to tens of millions of television viewers as the top two contenders on American Idol’s blockbuster second season in 2003, BFFs Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are celebrating the …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: ‘The Cher Show’ at the Neil Simon Theatre by Deb Miller

A biographical jukebox musical about a Pop icon who’s lived her life in the public eye since the age of sixteen, The Cher Show, making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre, has all…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Be More Chill’ Composer and Lyricist Joe Iconis by Deb Miller

Long Island native Joe Iconis knows better than anyone about the power of the internet to achieve fame that extends well beyond Andy Warhol’s proverbial fifteen minutes. Following its regi…

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