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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review: ‘Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real & Imagined’ at The Duke on 42nd Street by Deb Miller

Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), best known as the author of nearly 3400 fairytales, including such iconic stories as The Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid, and The U…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

See It for Free This Month in NYC! by Deb Miller

Who says New York City has to be expensive? Every month the Big Apple is filled with free events in the arts and culture that are open to the public, without advance reservations or ticketin…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: ‘Link Link Circus’ at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College by Deb Miller

A follow-up to her popular environmentalist TV series and touring show Green Porno, Isabella Rossellini’s Link Link Circus – presented by the Hunter Theater Project at the Frederick Loe…

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The Nominations Are In for the 2019 Tony Awards! by Deb Miller

Two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and three-time nominated Brandon Victor Dixon announced the nominations for the American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards this morning, chose…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Review: ‘Ink’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited engagement at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Ink, written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, premiered to critical acclaim in Lon…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Review: ‘Beetlejuice’ at the Winter Garden Theatre by Deb Miller

From the moment you enter the theater, it’s as if you’ve been transported to a different realm. Purple, blue, and green lights, ominous fog effects, and eerie music swirl around the dark…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Broadway and Off-Broadway Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards by Deb Miller

The committees of the Chita Rivera Awards, named for the legendary star of such iconic Broadway hits as Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Nine, have announced their nomi…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: ‘Tootsie’ at the Marquis Theatre by Deb Miller

When Tootsie the movie was released in 1982, it gave audiences a lighthearted look at rampant sexism, mistaken gender identity, and sexual harassment through the lens of the TV industry, as …

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nominations Announced for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards by Deb Miller

Nominations for the 64th annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this afternoon for the 2018-19 season, honoring the outstanding achievements of professional theater artists on Broadway, Of…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: ‘Hadestown’ at the Walter Kerr Theatre by Deb Miller

One of the most haunting love stories of all time is the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, recounted in Virgil’s Georgics, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and other literary classics. De…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Review: ‘Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’ at the Booth Theatre by Deb Miller

What’s so funny about mounds of bloody, dismembered, and spurting bodies, flatulence and excrement, necrophilia, and penises – lots and lots of penises? That depends on your sense of hum…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: ‘Hillary and Clinton’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Can you imagine a parallel universe in which the politics of the 2008 US presidential campaign are played out by people with the same names, situations, and inter-relationships as the real-l…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Lucille Lortel Award Nominee John Edwards by Deb Miller

Actor/singer/dancer John Edwards is not just a triple threat, he’s also an awards-nominated one, and deservedly so. A current member of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices g…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Review: ‘All Our Children’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

Among the unimaginable atrocities perpetrated under Adolf Hitler’s command was Aktion T4 (or the “Euthanasia Decree”) – the systematic murder of an estimated 200,000 people with disa…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

An Interview with Keith Rubin: Celebrating Harry Potter in ‘Puffs’ at New World Stages by Deb Miller

Now playing at New World Stages as “the famously handsome wizard boy Cedric” in the long-running Off-Broadway hit Puffs – a critically-acclaimed laugh-out-loud comedy inspired by the H…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: ‘Girlfriend from Hell: The Musical’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

When Maggie Miller just can’t take any more abuse from the popular clique of mean girls, dream guys, and high-school bullies, her cries for help are answered by the Devil himself. At the c…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Review: ‘King Lear’ at the Cort Theatre by Deb Miller

“’Tis the times’ plague when madmen lead the blind” (King Lear, Act IV, Scene 1) Based on the legendary Leir – ancient Celtic King of the Britons, whose story was recounted in Geof…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Review: ‘Sincerely, Oscar’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960) – half of the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein (with composer Richard Rodgers), recipient of eight Tony Awards and two Oscars, and writer of the word…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: ‘Do You Feel Anger?’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

Absurdist dark comedy meets the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the Vineyard Theatre’s New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s Do You Feel Anger? Directed by Margot Bordelon, the b…

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Chilling with Will Roland by Deb Miller

From Dear Evan Hansen to Be More Chill, Will Roland has played a major role in two of the biggest hits on Broadway, both focused on teenage characters and relevant themes that appeal to a ne…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Review: ‘The White Devil’ at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Deb Miller

John Webster’s bloody Jacobean revenge tragedy of 1612, filled with infidelity, deceit, greed, and corruption, is brilliantly re-envisioned for our times in Red Bull Theater’s current pr…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review: ‘Broadway by the Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 & 1951’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

In the nineteenth season’s second installment of Broadway by the Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 & 1951, director and host Scott Siegel took audiences on a retrospective journey along …

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Monday, March 25, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Tiffany Mann from ‘Be More Chill’ by Deb Miller

Fifteen minutes of fame don’t even come close to the phenomenal success and widespread renown of Be More Chill and its cast, from the show’s origins in New Jersey in 2015, through its wi…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ at the Imperial Theatre by Deb Miller

One of the all-time greatest vocal groups from the golden age of Motown in the 1960s, The Temptations topped the charts with such iconic R&B and crossover hits as “The Way You Do The T…

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Review: ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ at Studio 54 by Deb Miller

Winner of the first Tony Award for Best Musical when it made its debut in 1948, Kiss Me, Kate has a long history as one of the great Broadway classics by the legendary Cole Porter, who wrote…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: ‘Vilna’ at the Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

Based on actual events of World War II and sorely relevant today in light of the resurgence of hate-mongering and anti-Semitism in our current socio-political climate and widespread acts of …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review: ‘Be More Chill’ at the Lyceum Theatre by Deb Miller

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Be More Chill has. Following its sold-out extended run at The Pershing Square Signature Center, the sensational high-school musical that d…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review: ‘A Jewish Joke’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

One of the darkest periods in modern American politics was the McCarthy Era of the mid-20th century. Fueled by the anti-Communist sentiment of the Cold War, the government issued a list of s…

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Review: ‘Surely Goodness and Mercy’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Making its New York premiere in the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, Keen Company’s resonant production of Surely Goodness and Mercy by playwright Chisa Hutchinson is an uplifting present-d…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Review: ‘Chick Flick the Musical’ at the Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Making its debut at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre, Chick Flick the Musical – a new work “written by a woman about women for women” (but directed by a man) – unapologetically empl…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Intoxicated Revelry with a Taste of the Classics: ‘ShakesBEER’ at New York Shakespeare Exchange by Deb Miller

Before the advent of purpose-built theaters in Elizabethan England, the coach yards, covered balconies, and galleries of inns and taverns – historical forerunners of the British pub – ha…

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