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Friday, May 20, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ resurrects mid-century Borscht Belt shtick by Deb Miller

Adapted from the original 1992 film (which received mixed reviews and didn’t fare well at the box office when it opened 30 years ago), Mr. Saturday Night is now surprisingly a Broadway mus…

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Winners of the 2022 Drama League Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

Recipients of the 2022 Drama League Awards, the oldest theatrical honors in America, first presented in 1922, and formalized in 1935, were announced beginning at noon today (Friday, May 20) …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:46PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Using humor to rebuke racist caricatures and racial exclusion in ‘Mr. Yunioshi’ at Off-Broadway’s SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

In the 1961 Paramount Pictures film adaptation of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hollywood icon and big-name draw Mickey Rooney was cast in the small and significan…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:37PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Broadway by the Year’ favorite Danny Gardner by Deb Miller

Tap dancing his way to fame since the tender age of five in his hometown of Reading, PA, actor/dancer/choreographer Danny Gardner made his Broadway debut as Lucky in Dames at Sea in 2015, af…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:12PM

Special honorees announced for NYC’s 2022 Theatre World Awards by Deb Miller

It was announced today by the Theatre World Awards and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation that four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifet…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:37PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Examining the ethics of business, government, law, and personal relationships in Off-Broadway’s ‘Golden Shield’ at MTC by Deb Miller

In 2016, a group of eight Chinese dissidents filed a class-action lawsuit against an American-based IT corporation for personal damages resulting from its collusion with the Chinese governme…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:00PM

Nominations announced for NYC’s 2022 Chita Rivera Awards for dance by Deb Miller

Named for of one of the great dance icons in American musical theater, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate and to promote dance and choreographic excellence. As the only a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:01PM

Winners of the 71st annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for on and off Broadway by Deb Miller

The winners of the 71st annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for outstanding achievements both on Broadway and Off-Broadway for the 2021-22 season were announced today (Tuesday, May 17). Origi…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:33AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Hit musical comedy ‘Romeo & Bernadette’ is back Off-Broadway and it’s bedduh than evuh by Deb Miller

Amas Musical Theatre’s hilarious musical comedy Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn made its critically acclaimed Off-Broadway debut at A.R.T./NY in January 2020,…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:00PM

Nominations announced for NYC’s 2022 Drama Desk Awards by Deb Miller

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards, voted on and presented by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering the theater, were announced this afternoon, Monday…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:04PM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Off-Broadway’s Theater Breaking Through Barriers to present free short play series ‘Out of the Box’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Now celebrating its 43rd season, Theater Breaking Through Barriers – the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people wi…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:29AM
Friday, May 13, 2022

Off-Broadway debut of the new musical ‘¡Americano!’ tells the true story of a Dreamer by Deb Miller

Ever since the attacks of 9/11, the young Tony Valdovinos, living with his family in Phoenix and working with his father in demolition and construction from the age of seven, dreamed of beco…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:32PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards announced for the 2021-22 season by Deb Miller

Winners of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards 2022 were announced this evening (Thursday, May 12), immediately following the organization’s 86th annual voting meeting. The second-…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:16PM

A stellar Broadway revival of ‘American Buffalo’ calls out toxic masculinity by Deb Miller

After a two-year pandemic delay, the highly anticipated revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo is back on Broadway with a multi-award-winning all-star cast for a strictly limited engage…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:08PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Off-Broadway Alliance offers its popular ‘20at20’ ticket deal in May by Deb Miller

Now through Sunday, May 29, The Off-Broadway Alliance (OBA) is offering its bi-annual celebration of Off-Broadway theater with its popular promotion 20at20, making $20 tickets available to b…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:39AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Nominations for Broadway’s 2022 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

Nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards, honoring theater professionals of the 2021-2022 season for distinguished achievement on Broadway, were announced this morning (Monday, May 9, at …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:37AM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Online art exhibition ‘You’ll Be Swell! You’ll Be Great!’ from NYC’s Helicline gallery features themes from the theater and performing arts by Deb Miller

In addition to running, for more than 20 years, Keith Sherman & Associates – a public relations and marketing communications firm with its roots on Broadway – the founder and namesak…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:19PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Honorees of NYC’s 76th Annual Theatre World Awards for 2022 by Deb Miller

In 1944, three young theater-lovers, Daniel Blum, Norman McDonald, and John Willis, had the idea of creating a yearly celebration that would acknowledge “Promising Personalities” – twe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:55PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Off-Broadway’s ‘Suffs’ offers a rich, funny, and timely musical history lesson on women’s rights by Deb Miller

Playing an extended world-premiere Off-Broadway engagement at The Public Theater, the ambitious sung-through musical Suffs, with book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub, who also leads a larg…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:56PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Playwright James Ijames previews the Off-Broadway production of ‘Fat Ham’ at The Public by Deb Miller

Critically acclaimed multiple award-winning Philadelphia-based playwright, director, actor, and educator James Ijames, an Associate Professor of Theatre at Villanova University, a Co-Artisti…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:48PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Off-Broadway’s anachronistic dark comedy ‘H*tler’s Tasters’ warns of the ever-present dangers of complacency by Deb Miller

In December 2012, at the age of 95, Margot Wölk revealed a secret she had kept hidden for seven decades: her involuntary role in WWII as one of fifteen young Aryan women conscripted to serv…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:30PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘A Strange Loop’ makes a blockbuster Broadway debut by Deb Miller

Following its multi-award-winning Off-Broadway world-premiere engagement at Playwright’s Horizons in 2019, a pandemic-delayed critically-acclaimed regional production at DC’s Woolly Mamm…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:06PM

Catching up with Alyssa May Gold of ‘How I Learned to Drive’ on the show’s long-awaited Broadway debut by Deb Miller

In June 2020, Alyssa May Gold – NYC-based actress of the stage and screen and founder of the theater and film production company Pocket Universe – shared her insights and excitement abou…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:21AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Winners of Off-Broadway’s 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards by Deb Miller

In a return to a live in-person ceremony for the first time in three years, winners were announced tonight (Sunday, May 1) for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achieveme…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:28PM

Over-the-top political farce of women at the White House in the world premiere of ‘POTUS’ on Broadway by Deb Miller

The mood is manic, with the White House in a state of panic, as a coterie of frantic females tries to deal with the PR nightmare that is the President, but creates an even bigger nightmare o…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:23PM
Friday, April 29, 2022

A smart, funny, and timely Broadway revival of ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ at Lincoln Center Theater by Deb Miller

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Thornton Wilder (April 17, 1897-December 7, 1975). To celebrate the enduring legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright an…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:15PM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s ‘MJ the Musical’ star Myles Frost by Deb Miller

DC-area native Myles Frost has taken Broadway by storm and skyrocketed to well more than fifteen minutes of fame with his stellar debut as Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, in the new musica…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:35PM

Groundbreaking choreopoem ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ makes a powerful return to Broadway by Deb Miller

Last seen in NYC in 2019, in the Off-Broadway revival of poet/playwright Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking genre-defying “choreopoem” at The Public Theater (where it was first presented …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:47AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Iconoclast Theatre Collective launches with a VIP release party at NYC’s Beauty Bar by Deb Miller

There’s a hot new musical theater company in NYC and it launched on Monday, April 25, with a VIP reception and EP release party at Manhattan’s popular Beauty Bar. Self-described as “a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:58PM

Nominations announced for the 71st annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for on and off Broadway by Deb Miller

Originally begun during the 1949–1950 season, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, now in its 71st year, are presented annually for outstanding achievements both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:33PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

2022 Drama League Awards nominations announced for Broadway and Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

First presented in 1922, then formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America and the only major theatrical awards chosen by the entire theater commun…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:39PM