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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Feinstein’s/54 Below launches its ‘At Home’ series of free cabaret concert streamings by Deb Miller

Starting this evening, Feinstein’s/54 Below will offer an At Home series of free one-time-only streamings of its popular cabaret concerts to keep audiences entertained during the closure o…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The ‘Boy Band Brunch’ is on! An interview with The Boy Band Project’s Travis Nesbitt by Deb Miller

With the current shutdown of all performance venues in New York, The Boy Band Project has found the perfect solution to keep its popular Sunday afternoon concert, the Boy Band Brunch, schedu…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Broadway coronavirus updates: emergency relief agreement for union employees and two major shows that will not go on by Deb Miller

The coronavirus has upended the old maxim “The show must go on.” It was just announced that two major productions, which had been suspended through April 12, after playing a number of pr…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

How the closure of NYC theaters affects press agents: an interview with Keith Sherman by Deb Miller

With this week’s government-ordered closure of all theaters and performance venues in NYC, we’ve all become aware of the impact the safety precautions implemented to deal with the corona…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Erik Ransom by Deb Miller

Composer, lyricist, librettist, actor, singer, musician – Erik Ransom does it all, and does it all so famously that the New York-based artist was awarded last year’s Off West End (Offie)…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

The coronavirus makes the lights go out on Broadway: all shows suspended until April 13, 2020 by Deb Miller

It was just announced by The Broadway League that all Broadway performances are suspended immediately, in the midst of the busy opening season. This comes following the breaking news that an…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Conor McPherson takes a new approach to the jukebox musical in ‘Girl from the North Country’ at the Belasco Theatre by Deb Miller

In Girl from the North Country, playing an open engagement at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre following successful runs in London and Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, Irish playwright and di…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

One family’s struggle with immigration and deportation in ‘72 Miles to Go’ at Roundabout Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Among the most widely debated topics in our country, not just during this current primary election season but over the past decade, are the laws and politicized views on immigration. In 72 M…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

A masterful exhibition of conceptual art and clowning by Joel Jeske in ‘The Artist Will Be with You in a Moment’ at A.R.T./NY Theatres by Deb Miller

As you enter the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T/NY, you make your way through a professionally installed conceptual art exhibit, in which the artist is one of the works on display.…

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Concept overshadows content and quality in ‘West Side Story’ at the Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

Trouble and controversy have plagued Belgian director Ivo van Hove’s re-envisioned revival of West Side Story, playing an open-ended run at the Broadway Theatre, since the beginning, with …

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

How is Broadway addressing the issue of the coronavirus? by Deb Miller

The Broadway League – the national trade association for the Broadway theater industry, with more than 700 members comprising theater owners, operators, general managers, suppliers, produc…

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An emotional elegy to love and art in ‘Incantata’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Irish Repertory Theatre’s US premiere of Incantata, which made its acclaimed debut at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival, is an emotion-packed elegy to the enchantment of love, li…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Bittersweet lessons ‘About Love’ and life in Culture Project’s new adaptation of Turgenev at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

Russian author Ivan Turgenev’s autobiographical short story “First Love,” first published in 1860, is the subject of a new retelling in Culture Project’s About Love, now playing a li…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Observing depression across three generations of women in ‘Anatomy of a Suicide’ at the Atlantic Theater Company by Deb Miller

Atlantic Theater Company’s American premiere of Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch paints a painful and disturbing portrait of life-threatening depression across three generations of wome…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A harrowing story of the abduction and abuse of ‘Dana H.’ as recounted in her own voice at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

Award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath takes a provocative and personal approach to an acutely disturbing crime story and its aftermath in his latest work Dana H., making its New York debut at…

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A wild lampoon of the Wild West in Clubbed Thumb’s ‘Tumacho’ at the Connelly Theatre by Deb Miller

Following its premiere run of Ethan Lipton’s Tumacho in 2016, Clubbed Thumb (a resident company of Playwrights Horizons) is back with the Obie Award-winning writer’s commissioned Wild We…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Mauricio Martinez by Deb Miller

A native of Monterrey, Mexico, and resident of New York City, Mauricio Martinez’s ongoing “fifteen minutes of fame” have spread like wildfire throughout his native country and the US w…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Keen Company revisits 1930 Harlem in its stellar New York debut of ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Although it’s been twenty-five years since playwright Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky made its debut in Atlanta, the Keen Company’s current revival at Theatre Row marks the New…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

It’s a wild wine-day Wednesday in ‘Happy Birthday Doug’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Following his smash hit run with Bright Colors and Bold Patterns in 2017-18, writer/performer Drew Droege returns to SoHo Playhouse for a limited engagement of his latest comedy Happy Birthd…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Mint Theater Company pairs two Russian giants in ‘Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

For the first time on stage, Mint Theater Company brings together two short stories by two of Russia’s foremost authors in Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, playing a limited engagement at Th…

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Surviving abuse in ‘Chasing the River’ at Chain Theatre by Deb Miller

Chain Theatre’s world-premiere production of Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel offers an intense, gripping, and momentous examination of the devastating trauma and ongoing repercussio…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The New Group revisits the Swinging Sixties in ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ at The Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

The creative team of Jonathan Marc Sherman (book), Duncan Sheik (music and lyrics), and Amanda Green (lyrics) takes a look back at the sexual revolution of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ through…

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An up-close and personal evening of songs and stories in ‘Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Starring Patina Miller’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

“We’re all friends here, right?” And she didn’t just ask; that’s exactly how the radiant Patina Miller, award-winning star of stage and screen, made everyone feel with her open and…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

That adorable bear hits the New York stage with ‘Paddington Gets in a Jam’ at the DR2 Theatre by Deb Miller

The latest leg on Paddington Bear’s journey from his native Peru to his adoptive home in London to TV and movie screens everywhere is his stage debut in New York City at the DR2 Theatre in…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

A dazzling design in a new adaptation of ‘Paradise Lost’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited engagement at Theatre Row, Fellowship for Performing Arts’ production of Paradise Lost – Tom Dulack’s stage adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem of the 17th c…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Going for laughs in the doldrums of marriage in ‘Grand Horizons’ at the Helen Hayes Theater by Deb Miller

After 50 years of marriage and their move to a retirement community, Nancy and Bill want a divorce and their adult sons want to do anything they can to prevent it. Amidst the shock, all are …

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with ‘The Emperor’s Nightingale’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

To coincide with the celebration of the Lunar New Year this weekend, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has presented a remount of The Emperor’s Nightingale (which made i…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Fighting a war on two fronts in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ at American Airlines Theatre by Deb Miller

Roundabout Theatre Company’s profoundly affecting Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier’s Play, now playing a limited engagement at American…

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Emojiland’ MIBSL Max Crumm by Deb Miller

Pasadena native Max Crumm was catapulted to fame when he won the 2007 reality TV show Grease: You’re The One That I Want, which landed him the lead role of Danny Zuko in that year’s Broa…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Shakespeare meets the Mafia in ‘Romeo & Bernadette’ at A.R.T./NY Theatres by Deb Miller

When their date at a lamentable community theater performance of Romeo and Juliet leaves a Brooklyn Girl in tears and a Brooklyn Guy bored to tears, he needs to prove to her that he really i…

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Lampooning the biggest hits of the Great White Way in ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ at The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Conceived, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, the latest installment in his outrageous parodies of the shows and stars of the Great White …

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