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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at the Museum of Jewish Heritage by Deb Miller

One of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history, Fiddler on the Roof has made a smashing comeback in New York with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Off-Off-Broadway produ…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Birdland Jazz Club Opens Its New Birdland Theater by Deb Miller

Established in 1949, Birdland Jazz Club has been recognized as one of New York’s most iconic nightclubs, frequented by internationally-renowned celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Marlene Diet…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: ‘Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

A recurrent feature at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Ann Hampton Callaway is best known to cabaret audiences for her sophisticated pop/jazz stylings and to TV viewers for the iconic theme song she…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

A Really ‘Chill’ Interview with George Salazar by Deb Miller

If you need an introduction to George Salazar, you haven’t been paying attention. Currently seen Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center in the sold-out smash-hit musical Be …

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: ‘Private Peaceful’ at TBG Theatre by Deb Miller

Director Simon Reade’s compelling stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s 2003 award-winning novel for young adults, Private Peaceful, now playing a limited engagement at TBG Theatre, off…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Review: ‘The Imbible: Rum and Pirates’ at The Producers Club Theaters by Deb Miller

A favorite summertime installment in The Imbible’s series on the origins and development of alcoholic beverages, The Imbible: Rum and Pirates is back by popular demand for a limited four-…

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Review: ‘Be More Chill’ at The Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Making its New York debut in a limited engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center, Be More Chill – sold-out before it opened and extended for another sold-out week beyond its i…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Discussing ‘Little Rock’ at The Sheen Center with Playwright and Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj by Deb Miller

In September 1957, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, became one of the first educational institutions in America to become integrated, when nine heroic black teenagers enrolled i…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Revamped ‘FringeNYC’ Returns in October: A Conversation with Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy by Deb Miller

Following last year’s hiatus, FringeNYC – the New York International Fringe Festival – returns in October with a new structure and focus. Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Five Top Off-Broadway Picks to Close Out Your Summer with a Bang! by Deb Miller

Along with the array of Broadway hits that made their debut in 2018, this summer has brought a wealth of great entertainment beyond the big houses of the Great White Way in the Midtown-West …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: ‘Pushkin’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

Presented by the american vicarious in a limited-engagement world premiere at The Sheen Center, Pushkin, playwright Jonathan Leaf’s latest historical drama, considers the last troubled yea…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: Dan Domenech’s ‘Bootleg Famous: To Broadway and Beyond’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival by Deb Miller

New York’s Dan Domenech, who wowed audiences last summer as Che in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production of Evita, was invited back to Center Valley, PA, on July 3…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 New York Musical Festival Review: ‘’68’ at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

This August marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago – one of the watershed events in the history of the American protest movement and election poli…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: ‘Head over Heels’ at the Hudson Theatre by Deb Miller

An epic marriage of Ancient, Elizabethan, and Post-Modern stylings, the Broadway premiere of Head over Heels at the Hudson Theatre, produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Donovan Leitch, is cause f…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Review: ‘This Ain’t No Disco’ at Atlantic Theater Company by Deb Miller

With music and lyrics by Stephen Trask (internationally acclaimed for the electrifying and poignant score he created for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 1998) and Peter Yanowitz (who played Sch…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Review: ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ at Stage 42 by Deb Miller

Wow, what a night! Non-stop energy, a feel-good mood, powerhouse vocals, and a kick-ass band make for one must-see Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Stage 42. The sung-through j…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 New York Musical Festival Review: ‘Emojiland’ at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

If you’ve ever wondered about the private lives and inner thoughts of emojis and the impact software updates have on their interpersonal connections and eventual obsolescence, then Emojila…

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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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