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Saturday, January 18, 2020

TOSOS celebrates blues legend Alberta Hunter in ‘Leaving the Blues’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

From her meager beginnings in Memphis through her rise to international fame and triumphant comeback after 20 years of service as a nurse, the life and times of renowned blues and jazz singe…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

A farcical look at ‘sex and station’ in 19th-century England with ‘London Assurance’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

When Dion Boucicault’s premiere farce London Assurance made its debut at Covent Garden in 1841, the 20-year-old Irish actor and playwright became an instant success in England, garnering i…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Get your bells jingling with ‘The Boy Band Project Holiday Edition’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

It may be cold outside, but The Green Room 42 keeps on sizzling with The Boy Band Project Holiday Edition, a new seasonal version of the group’s super-popular Sunday afternoon cabaret The …

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Enter the fantasy world of the land inside the poem with Cirque du Soleil’s ‘‘Twas the Night Before . . .’ at Madison Square Garden by Deb Miller

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show ‘Twas the Night Before . . . , making its debut at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, presents a sparkling contemporary spin on the belo…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What it’s like to be ‘one in two’ at The Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Playwright Donja R. Love, prompted by the tenth anniversary of his own diagnosis, explores what it’s like to be Black, queer, and HIV+ in one in two, now playing at The Pershing Square Sig…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bringing ‘the Word’ to life on the stage in ‘The Gospel of John’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

For this Christmas season, The Sheen Center – the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York – presents a limited engagement of The Gospel of John, a slightly condensed one-man performan…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Spice up your holidays with ‘Paige Turner: Jingle All the Way!’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

It’s a holly jolly raunchy campy Christmas in Paige Turner: Jingle All the Way!, back at The Green Room 42 for a second year of holiday fun. Created and performed by the New York drag sens…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Explosive suburban dysfunction and adolescent angst in ‘Jagged Little Pill’ at the Broadhurst Theatre by Deb Miller

High-voltage energy, powerhouse vocals, acerbic humor, and a dynamic design come together to express the urgency of youth and the raw emotions of dealing with social, political, and familial…

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A spirited tribute to a Tony-winning composer and lyricist in ‘Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston’ at The York by Deb Miller

Making its Off-Broadway debut with The York Theatre Company as part of its 50th anniversary season, the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yesto…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Coming to terms with aging in ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at New York City Center by Deb Miller

It’s father versus son in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, George Eastman’s new play about coming to terms with aging and dealing with an elderly parent, now playing a limited Off-Broadway…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Jenna Rubaii, now starring as Mary Magdalene on the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 50th anniversary tour by Deb Miller

Presently appearing as Mary Magdalene in the 50th anniversary national touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar (a superlative that originated in Andy Warhol’s Factory), Jenna Rubaii, …

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Political history repeating itself in ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ at The Public Theater by Deb Miller

Tony Kushner’s newly revised first play, A Bright Room Called Day, written and debuted during the presidency of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, is back for our present time in an updated incar…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Celebrating the powerful voices of women and the Latino community in ‘Jaime Lozano: Songs by an Immigrant’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

In his highly anticipated debut at The Green Room 42, Mexican composer, musician, and director Jaime Lozano brought together a blockbuster all-Latino line-up and band for a one-night-only co…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Science and Scandal in ‘The Half-Life of Marie Curie’ at Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

Although Lauren Gunderson has been twice recognized as our country’s most produced playwright, none of her celebrated works has made its world premiere in New York until now, with The Half…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Suave crooning for a new generation in ‘Mark William: Feeling Good’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

Following a season of sold-out performances at The Green Room 42 after his debut at the popular midtown nightclub in November 2018, Mark William returned to the venue on Friday with the prem…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

The Old Vic’s new immersive adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ brings holiday magic to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre by Deb Miller

Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic of 1843 comes alive like never before in London’s acclaimed Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol, now on Broadway for a strictly limited eight…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Preserving the legacy of gay history and community with ‘The Inheritance’ at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre by Deb Miller

Drawing its inspiration from E.M. Forster’s 1910 masterpiece Howards End, playwright Matthew Lopez re-envisions the story of social conventions and heritage in turn-of-the-century England …

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Taking to the stage to turn out the vote with ‘CONFIDENCE (and The Speech)’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

President Jimmy Carter’s farsighted and cautionary “malaise speech” on the disastrous effects of unchecked climate change on the future of our planet, and the concurrent movement to ra…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Actor and Comic Remy Germinario by Deb Miller

New York-based actor and comedian Remy Germinario is gearing up for his fourth appearance with drag sensation Paige Turner (host and co-creator/producer of NYC’s live drag reality show So …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

An expressive revival of a ground-breaking work: ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf’ at The Public Theater by Deb Miller

First presented at The Public Theater in 1976, the Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, by playwright/poet Ntozake Shange – a pioneeri…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Blockbuster performances pay tribute to a living legend in the jukebox bio ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Deb Miller

Following in the footsteps of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, The Cher Show, and the rash of jukebox bios that have permeated Broadway over the past several years, Tina: The Tina Turner Mu…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

A blizzard of imagination and delights in ‘Slava’s Snowshow’ at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre by Deb Miller

Just in time for the winter weather, the international touring production of Slava’s Snowshow, created and staged by world-renowned Russian clown and mime Slava Polunin, has arrived at the…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A whirlwind history lesson on the legacy of LBJ in ‘The Great Society’ at the Vivian Beaumont Theater by Deb Miller

With campaigning for the 2020 US election in full swing and impeachment inquiries dominating the news, the theme of presidential politics is a timely one. The Great Society – the second of…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ten top Christmastime picks in New York City to put you in the holiday spirit! by Deb Miller

Celebrate the season in New York City this year with a wide array of Christmas-themed shows that offers something to delight everyone. From time-honored traditions and classic works to eye-p…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A nostalgic journey in ‘An Enchanted April’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel The Enchanted April, set during the devastating aftermath of World War I and a severe epidemic of the influenza that ravaged England at the time, has been …

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The New Group’s ‘Cyrano’ at the Daryl Roth Theatre has the unrequited love but not the panache by Deb Miller

Making its Off-Broadway debut at the Daryl Roth Theatre, following a developmental presentation by Goodspeed Musicals in August 2018, is The New Group’s production of Cyrano – Erica Schm…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jaime Lozano is heating up November with a brand new album and a concert at The Green Room 42! by Deb Miller

Mexican composer/arranger/orchestrator/director Jaime Lozano – a native of Monterrey and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, with a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing …

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Monday, November 4, 2019

A ridiculously funny and revelatory vision of East meets West in ‘Soft Power’ at The Public Theater by Deb Miller

On November 29, 2015, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M Butterfly) survived a potentially fatal knife attack to his neck on the street near his home in Brooklyn. That unprov…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Keen Company brings profound empathy and true vision to ‘Molly Sweeney’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Acclaimed Irish playwright Brian Friel is a master wordsmith, captivating storyteller, and consummate observer of the human condition, and that is nowhere more evident than in the Keen Comp…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Harvey Fierstein pays homage to trailblazing Congresswoman Bella Abzug in ‘Bella Bella’ at New York City Center by Deb Miller

Part biography, part history lesson, and part turn-out-the-vote rally, Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Awards favorite Harvey Fierstei…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Let your imagination run wild with ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ at the Longacre Theatre by Deb Miller

Adapted from the best-selling young adult novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, now in its Broadway debut at the Longacre Theatre (following a blockbuster Of…

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