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Saturday, October 23, 2021

An online auction from the collection of Marin Mazzie to benefit the Cancer Support Community by Deb Miller

Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate), who lost her battle with ovarian cancer on September 13, 2018, would have cele…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

An epic history of the rise and demise of one family’s American Dream and financial empire in ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ on Broadway by Deb Miller

If you’re concerned about the potential discomfort or waning attention precipitated by sitting through a three-part production with a running time of more than three hours and two intermis…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

BPN podcast ‘This Is Reality’ amplifies the true story of whistleblower Reality Winner, told in ‘Is This a Room’ on Broadway by Deb Miller

In association with the Broadway Podcast Network, multi-award winner Dori Berinstein and Tony nominee Sally Horchow, producers of the acclaimed Broadway show Is This a Room (which I reviewed…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:27PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Laugh, learn, and love with Broadway’s ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ at Circle in the Square by Deb Miller

When the Jenkins family gets together for the funeral of their patriarch B – the late pastor of a Black Baptist church – personalities clash, conflicts resurface, sparks fly, and secrets…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:50PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Broadway return of ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ continues to amaze at the Booth Theatre by Deb Miller

Before launching its national tour in 2022, the incomparable improv musical sensation Freestyle Love Supreme has made its return to Broadway for a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre, af…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:00PM

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Jelani Remy by Deb Miller

There’s no end in sight to the proverbial “fifteen minutes of fame” of triple threat Jelani Remy! The New Jersey native has been a non-stop presence on Broadway and beyond – includin…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:14AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Peppermint to host ‘Dreaming the Queer Future’ virtual discussion on Zoom by Deb Miller

A conversation about trans and gender nonconforming representation in the theater, Dreaming the Queer Future, will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, October 19, beginning at 6 pm. Presented by Nat…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:04PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Free outdoor all-star concert to celebrate the musical legacy of NYC’s Tin Pan Alley by Deb Miller

On Saturday, October 23, from noon-4 pm, Tin Pan Alley Day will be celebrated with a free public concert in the Flatiron District honoring the official New York City landmark designation, in…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:59PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Kate Rockwell previews NYC’s live and online ‘Broadway Booker @ Birdland’ concert by Deb Miller

On Monday, October 18, beginning at 7 pm, Broadway Booker – a mobile-friendly website that allows you to book your favorite Broadway stars for both virtual and in-person events – is brin…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:33PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

One traveler’s delirious soul-searching rumination on socio-economic disparity in ‘The Fever’ at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

The first live in-person play to reopen Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village since the pandemic shutdown is a limited-engagement revival of the unsettling 1990 solo sho…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:12PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch return to NYC’s legendary Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle by Deb Miller

Beginning this month, Jim Caruso (the recipient of six MAC Awards and nine BroadwayWorld Awards for his nightclub and virtual performances) and Billy Stritch (who recently toured with Tony B…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:59PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

A desperate shift from childhood game to agonizing reality in ‘1-2-3 Manhunt’ at Off-Broadway’s Theater for the New City by Deb Miller

It’s no longer 1979, but Alex – a gritty middle-aged New Yorker of Italian descent – can’t handle the changes and the vodka doesn’t help. Stumbling on a tenement rooftop on the Low…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:16PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Immersive choose-your-own-adventure ‘Assemble’ is back in Brooklyn by Deb Miller

Following a successful inaugural run as part of The Exponential Festival in January 2020, the immersive choose-your-own-adventure sound performance Assemble has returned for a limited engage…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:10PM
Friday, October 8, 2021

The wives of Henry VIII rock a histo-remix of herstory in ‘SIX’ on Broadway by Deb Miller

What began as a student show in a 100-seat venue during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival has become an international sensation, first on London’s West End, then in regional and touring p…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:46PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lincoln Center’s free ‘Passport to the Arts’ offers virtual and in-person events for people of all ages with disabilities by Deb Miller

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Passport to the Arts returns for its Fall 2021 season, running October 16-December 19, with free classes, performances, and custom-designed e…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:42AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

A concert of ‘The World to Come’ podcast is coming to NYC’s The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

The final installment of the epic futuristic dystopian podcast The World to Come,  set in the post-apocalyptic world of “Fiveboro,” with no internet or electricity, was released on Mond…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:27PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Book releases on Shakespeare, a classic courtroom drama, and plays by Caryl Churchill by Deb Miller

Three recently released reading selections for theater-lovers offer a variety of themes, from the Elizabethan era to mid-century America to a compendium of short plays by an acclaimed contem…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:39PM

Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre opens its ‘Fall Forward Festival’ with the streaming of a new audio musical by Deb Miller

During the long pandemic closure of live in-person performances, Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre commissioned five innovative artists to create a series of new works of alternative theater…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:06PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

A captivating personal perspective on the immigrant experience and inter-generational disconnect in ‘The Nosebleed’ at NYC’s Japan Society by Deb Miller

The world-premiere production of The Nosebleed, written and directed by Tokyo-born Brooklyn-based theater-maker Aya Ogawa and presented by the Japan Society and the Chocolate Factory Theater…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:02PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

FJK Dance to perform ‘RESET: Season 2021’ this week at New York Live Arts by Deb Miller

Founded by New York-based Artistic Director Fadi J. Khoury (who grew up in Iraq and Lebanon) and Associate Artist Sevin Ceviker in 2014, FJK Dance is dedicated to creating a unique fusion of…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:25PM
Saturday, October 2, 2021

A.J. Holmes takes a revealing look at himself in his one-man musical ‘Yeah, But Not Right Now” at Off-Broadway’s SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Broadway’s A.J. Holmes (who tells us he has legally added the preceding show-biz identifier to his name) has an impressive list of credentials on the stage and screen, from his 1000+ perfo…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:57AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Non-stop hilarity in ‘A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet’ at Off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre by Deb Miller

Struggles with creativity, aging in a youth-oriented society, and the fleeting nature of fame are the underlying serious themes of A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:09PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A hedge-fund battle between fraud and ethics in ‘F.I.R.E.’ online at New Normal Rep by Deb Miller

An emergency audit at a Fifth Avenue hedge fund not only puts a stop to the company’s annual Summer Drinks Night party for its back-office accountants, but also launches a chaotic evening …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:48PM

Enter ‘This Is Broadway’s Ultimate Ticket Giveaway’ now through October 15 by Deb Miller

To celebrate the return of Broadway, The Broadway League (the national trade association for the theater industry), in partnership with Audience Rewards (Broadway’s first and only official…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:23PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Tony winner Kelli O’Hara launches the premiere ‘Diamond Series’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

After COVID-19 forced the postponement of its originally scheduled date in May 2020, Tony Award winner and Emmy and Grammy nominee Kelli O’Hara launched the premiere Diamond Series of top-…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:18PM

One mother’s personal story of a child with special needs in ‘Brilliant’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Playing a five-performance world-premiere engagement in the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row, Brilliant follows the journey of a mother struggling to care for …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:42AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Getting the 411 on ‘1-2-3 Manhunt’ from Ilene Kristen and Tony DiMurro by Deb Miller

On the edge of a tenement rooftop, a smackdown occurs between two vastly different natives of the changing Lower East Side. After things get physical between the middle-aged old-school Itali…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:06PM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Winners of the 2019-20 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

Although COVID-19 brought the 2019-20 Broadway season to an early halt, it didn’t stop tonight’s long-awaited 74th annual Tony Awards and their recognition of excellence in theater. Pres…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:16PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Two free streaming picks that will touch your heart by Deb Miller

A memorial tribute to Nick Cordero and the latest collaboration from Broadway Inspirational Voices are two free online offerings that will touch your heart and, through voluntary donations, …

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

A timely drama of the young immigrant experience in NYTW’s ‘Sanctuary City’ at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Deb Miller

New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living) has returned to the stage at Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre with i…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:29PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Film adaptation of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and a live Q&A with the stars in cinemas on Thursday by Deb Miller

In celebration of the official theatrical release of the new film adaptation of the Broadway musical sensation Dear Evan Hansen on Friday, September 24, Universal Pictures and Fathom Events …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:01AM

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