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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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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tony-Winning Actor Rob McClure Introduces ‘Harmony Helper’ – A New Digital App for Singers by Deb Miller

Promoted as “a singer’s best friend,” Harmony Helper is a brand new app designed to provide musical theater performers and vocalists of all genres with the convenience and control of a…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

“Building dreams, not walls, in ‘Sueños: Our American Musical’ at The Green Room 42” by Deb Miller

Writing duo Jesse Sanchez (book, music, and lyrics) and Jeff Chambers (additional music and orchestrations) brought down the house and lifted our spirits at The Green Room 42 on Saturday eve…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

A personal view of the lingering devastation of rape in ‘When It Happens to You’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

In The Sheen Center’s world-premiere Off-Broadway production of When It Happens to You, best-selling author Tawni O’Dell shares her personal story of the ongoing effects that the brutal …

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Come one, come all, to the ‘Big Apple Circus’ at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park! by Deb Miller

Aerialists and acrobats, big tops and bicycles, cotton candy, cats, and clowns – the ABC’s of 21st-century circus-arts entertainment can be enjoyed by one and all with the return of New …

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Broadway Producer Martin Markinson: Reflections on ‘My Life in Theatre’ by Deb Miller

Now retired and dividing his time between his homes in Maui and Santa Fe with his wife of 56 years Arlena, Brooklyn-born Martin Markinson played a key behind-the-scenes role in the theater i…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Review: ‘Scotland, PA’ at the Laura Pels Theatre by Deb Miller

If you need proof of the universality of Shakespeare’s themes, Scotland, PA – a whacked-out new musical comedy adapted from the eponymous cult film (original screenplay by Billy Morrisse…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Review: ‘The Sound Inside’ at Studio 54 by Deb Miller

Tony- and Emmy-Award winner Mary-Louise Parker has made her highly anticipated return to the Great White Way in Adam Rapp’s suspenseful two-hander The Sound Inside – an engrossing new Am…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: ‘Is This A Room’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

With a story ripped straight out of today’s headlines, Is This A Room offers a staged re-enactment of the verbatim transcript of the now-unclassified FBI interrogation of a whistleblower c…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Review: ‘Glenn Miller Orchestra’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

Performing in New York for the first time since their concert at Lincoln Center 21 years ago in 1998, the Glenn Miller Orchestra (the present incarnation of which was formed in 1956; the ori…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: ‘The Rose Tattoo’ at the American Airlines Theatre by Deb Miller

Although Tennessee Williams’ rare romantic comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play when it made its Broadway debut in 1951, followed by a fiery 1955 film adaptation starring Anna Magnani (…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Just in time for the spooky Halloween season, Little Shop of Horrors, the cult-classic sci-fi horror rom-com rock musical by Howard Ashman (book and lyrics) and Alan Menken (music), is back …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: ‘Linda Vista’ at the Helen Hayes Theater by Deb Miller

A male mid-life crisis, a deadbeat dad, sexual harassment in the workplace, the objectification of women, callous philandering, and every other conceivable manifestation of toxic masculinity…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Review: ‘Dublin Carol’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement at Irish Repertory Theatre, Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol, which made its debut at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2000, t…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Review: ‘Slave Play’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Sitting in a theater for a two-hour-and-five-minute running time without intermission is not particularly comfortable for many audience members who might require a bathroom break or a chance…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Two-Time Tony and Emmy Award Winner Bebe Neuwirth by Deb Miller

Singer/dancer/actress Bebe Neuwirth is not only a triple threat, she’s a multiple award-winning one. Among the honors she’s received are two Emmys for her role as Dr. Lilith Crane in the…

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Review: ‘The Height of the Storm’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

“For better or worse” is a promise couples make when taking their wedding vows, but few comprehend how bad the worst can be when old age, dementia, and death bring shattering change to a…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Getting the Scoop on ‘The Lightning Thief’ with Writer Joe Tracz by Deb Miller

Known to millions of fans for creating the book for the musical stage adaptation of viral sensation Be More Chill (based on the young-adult novel by Ned Vizzini), writer Joe Tracz is about t…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: ‘Caesar & Cleopatra’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

The Gingold Theatrical Group honors its mission of presenting works inspired by the socio-political principles espoused by George Bernard Shaw with its new adaptation of the Irish playwright…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: ‘Derren Brown: Secret’ at the Cort Theatre by Deb Miller

When I was a kid, enthusiastically attending every show on Broadway, I never would have predicted that, in the new millennium, theaters on The Great White Way would be home not just to great…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with The Amazing Kreskin by Deb Miller

For the past six decades, world-renowned mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has been an icon of pop culture, whose fame was spread through his recurrent TV appearances with Johnny Carson, Regis P…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Conversation with Music Man John Miller: “Stage Door Johnny” Gives his Takes on Broadway by Deb Miller

In honor of the tenth anniversary of its release, Stage Door Johnny: John Miller – Takes on Broadway has been reissued on CD and for download and streaming on digital platforms. The acclai…

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Review: ‘Decky Does a Bronco’ at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space by Deb Miller

Boys will be boys, until a shocking event thrusts them into the harsh realities of life and continues to traumatize them throughout adulthood. The US premiere of Decky Does a Bronco by Scott…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Review: ‘Drunk Shakespeare’ at The Lounge by Deb Miller

If you’re a theater-lover expecting a traditional performance of a classic work by Shakespeare, with just one chosen actor struggling to remember the lines after downing multiple shots of …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Review: ‘Betrayal’ at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre by Deb Miller

London’s acclaimed revival of Betrayal – Harold Pinter’s 1978 drama about the devastating effects of infidelity, inspired by the playwright’s own seven-year extra-marital affair in t…

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Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
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