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Sunday, July 15, 2018

‘Broadway Barks’ (and Meows!) in Shubert Alley by Deb Miller

A dazzling roster of Broadway stars turned out for the 20th anniversary of Broadway Barks in Shubert Alley to find new loving homes for adoptable dogs and cats from more than two dozen shelt…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review: ‘Get the Boat’ and ‘Innit’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Featured in this April’s Limerick Fringe Festival and now playing in repertory in their North American premieres at SoHo Playhouse, Eavan Brennan and Siobhan Donnellan’s Get the Boat an…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Free Events in NYC This Week: ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ and ‘Broadway Barks’ by Deb Miller

Along with the heat and humidity of summer in the city comes the return of two popular annual events that will make you forget all about the weather. You can catch your favorite Broadway and…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Interview: It’s a Hot Summer for Dan Domenech! by Deb Miller

From Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, and touring productions, to television, cabaret, direction, and choreography, Long Island native Dan Domenech does it all and loves it all. Bes…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

An Interview with Actor/Playwright Chris Davis: Bringing His ‘Drunk Lion’ to 59E59 by Deb Miller

Philadelphia-based dynamo Chris Davis returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in August with his hilarious and poignant 2012 solo hit Drunk Lion, an absurdist bi-lingual fantasy about the intoxicati…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Review: ‘Girls & Boys’ on Audible by Deb Miller

The latest in Audible’s burgeoning initiative of audioplays is Girls & Boys by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and performed by multiple award-n…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Irish Repertory Theatre’s new production of the 1965 Broadway classic (and 1970 movie remake starring Barbra Streisand) On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, with music by Burton Lane and bo…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The 2018 Jimmy® Awards at the Minskoff Theatre: And the Winners Are! by Deb Miller

The 10th Annual Jimmy® Awards, presented by The Broadway League Foundation and Pittsburgh CLO on Monday, June 25, at the Minskoff Theatre, provided an evening of high-energy entertainment s…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Previewing The 2018 Jimmy® Awards at the Minskoff Theatre by Deb Miller

Broadway celebrates the next generation of musical theater artists with the 2018 Jimmy® Awards on Monday, June 25, at the Minskoff Theatre. Recognizing talented high-school students and tea…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: ‘Laura Bush Killed a Guy’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

Yes, she really did, and Washington DC-based theater collective The Klunch brings its acclaimed original production of Laura Bush Killed a Guy, keenly written by company Artistic Director Ia…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: ‘Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders’ at The Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Russian-born, Israeli-raised, and now-Canadian resident Vitaly Beckman, known to US audiences from his successful appearance on the hit TV show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (he did!), …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: ‘Lonesome Blues’ at The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

The latest incarnation of Alan Govenar and Akin Babatundé’s evolving musical tribute to Blind Lemon Jefferson, following their award-winning productions of Blind Lemon: Prince of Country …

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: ‘The Maid’s Tragedy’ at Access Theater by Deb Miller

With its all-too familiar themes of ambition and power, sexual misconduct and attempted cover-up, disclosure, remorse, and ultimate retribution, the plot of Francis Beaumont and John Fletche…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at New York Classical Theatre by Deb Miller

For nineteen seasons, New York Classical Theatre has delivered free performances of more than 40 revered masterworks to sites throughout the city, enjoyed to date by nearly a quarter-million…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Reflections on the 2018 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

From the opening number by hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles to the big winners of the 2017-18 Broadway season, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards presentation, held at Radio City Music Hall and…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Celebrating Broadway’s Biggest Season in History with ‘Stars in the Alley®’ by Deb Miller

The statistics are in for the 2017-18 Broadway season, and according to The Broadway League (Broadway.org) – the national trade association for the Broadway industry, founded in 1930 – i…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

An imaginative, lyrical, and bittersweet stage adaptation of Henry James’ heartbreaking novella of 1903, The Beast in the Jungle reunites the celebrated team of John Kander (music), David …

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: ‘Woman and Scarecrow’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Marking its first production of a work by the internationally-lauded Dublin-born playwright Marina Carr, Irish Repertory Theatre’s New York premiere of Woman and Scarecrow, potently direct…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: ‘Unexpected Joy’ at The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Though gynocentric themes featuring lead roles for women are a welcome new trend in contemporary theater, there’s little new or unexpected in Unexpected Joy, an original musical by Bill Ru…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: ‘It Came from Beyond’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

Mid-century aficionados and other interested earthlings can take a time-traveling trip back to the ‘50s at St. Luke’s Theatre with the Off-Broadway premiere of It Came from Beyond, a sil…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ at the Lyric Theatre by Deb Miller

Amazing bursts of magic that dazzle in the darkness, distinctive characterizations of a host of eccentric, endearing, and evil personalities by an enthralling cast, a complex and compelling …

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: ‘SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical’ at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Deb Miller

As with all of the shows in its genre, the latest offering in the surge of biographical jukebox musicals on Broadway, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, holds appeal for a built-in audience o…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Seafarer’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Mystic realism and metaphor meet the Irish gift of gab and a dire predilection for alcohol in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, a disturbingly dark and devilish comedy about lost souls, drun…

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Review: ‘Three Tall Women’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Brilliant. Extraordinary. Ingenious. Superb. The best. Yet all adjectives and superlatives pale in comparison with the truly unsurpassed quality of the script, performances, direction, desig…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Previewing ‘Stepchild, A New Musical’ in the Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center: An Interview with David James Boyd, Chad Ke by Deb Miller

As part of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Rough Draft Festival, IRT Theater and TGF 12 Productions have teamed up for a workshop presentation of Stepchild, A New Musical, inspired by t…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: ‘Children of a Lesser God’ at Studio 54 by Deb Miller

When Mark Medoff‘s award-winning play Children of a Lesser God premiered on Broadway in 1980, followed by the highly-lauded film adaptation in 1986, it provided groundbreaking insights int…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ at the August Wilson Theatre by Deb Miller

If you’ve ever witnessed (or worse yet, experienced, encouraged, or participated in) the “girl-on-girl crime” of high-school cliques, malicious gossip, fierce competitiveness, and vici…

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Review: ‘Wicked Frozen’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

What do you get when you cross the super-popular hits Wicked and Frozen with a Boston accent? The laugh-out-loud musical parody Wicked Frozen, presented by John Lant and making its Off-Broad…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: ‘Lobby Hero’ at Second Stage Theater by Deb Miller

In the current American climate of daily accusations of “fake news,” public denials of misdeeds, not-so-secret cover-ups of illegal activities, and arbitrary job terminations of public o…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: ‘Rocktopia’ at The Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

A mash-up of classical music with classic rock, Rocktopia, co-created by vocalist Rob Evan (of New York stage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (a noted…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review: ‘Angels in America’ at the Neil Simon Theatre by Deb Miller

London’s blockbuster National Theatre production of Angels in America – Tony Kushner’s sweeping two-part eight-hour epic about AIDS, politics, and gay life in America in the 1980s …

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