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Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ at the Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Making an absolutely sidesplitting return to New York for a four-month limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre, after its original development in the New York Musical Festiva…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Five Fabulous Things to Do in NYC before Curtain Time! by Deb Miller

If you’re planning a November outing to the theater in New York, there’s plenty to do in the city this month before the curtain goes up! From celebrations of the holiday season to a thea…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: ‘Natural Shocks’ at WP Theater by Deb Miller

WP Theater’s world-premiere production of Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson, America’s most-produced playwright of 2017-18, has been advertised as “darkly hilarious,” but there’s …

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater by Deb Miller

Following its highly-acclaimed premiere in the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland’s Druid theater company closes its worldwide tour of the award-winning production of Samuel …

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Bootleg Famous’ Dan Domenech by Deb Miller

In 1968, Pop artist Andy Warhol made his much-celebrated observation, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The future is now, and Andy was right. With the adven…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Review: ‘Inner Voices’ at TBG Mainstage Theatre by Deb Miller

Honoring its mission of developing and presenting new works of musical theater, the New York-based organization Premieres, led by Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, is back with its biennial …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: ‘Good Grief’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

Now in its New York premiere at Vineyard Theatre, Good Grief considers the personal perspective of one first-generation Nigerian-American girl coming to terms with the universal issues of lo…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Review: ‘Big Apple Circus’ at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park by Deb Miller

Now in its 41st season, the Big Apple Circus, originally founded in 1977, has had its ups and downs over the past few years, but it’s back with a bang for the holidays at Lincoln Center’…

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

Best known for his hit NBC series Chico and the Man and his unprecedented guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (he was the first comic Carson ever invited to the couch to …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

From Stage to Screen: A Conversation with Four New York Actors Who Do Both by Deb Miller

Among the many stage actors who have appeared on the big and small screen, New York-based Dan Domenech, Erik Ransom, Jamyl Dobson, and Johnny Smith are accomplished and well-versed in both. …

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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

In ancient Greek mythology, Charon is the daemon who ferries the souls of the deceased to Hades across the river Styx, which divides the worlds of the living and the dead. In Jez Butterworth…

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Review: ‘The Book of Merman’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

The witty title gives a good indication of what to expect in the Off-Broadway engagement of The Book of Merman, now performing at St. Luke’s Theatre. A laugh-out-loud mash-up Broadway’s…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: ‘Gloria: A Life’ at the Daryl Roth Theatre by Deb Miller

Award-winning writer, speaker, social activist, and feminist Gloria Steinem is the subject of Emily Mann’s new play Gloria: A Life, making its debut at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Directed by …

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: ‘Your Invisible Corset’ at The Clemente by Deb Miller

Playwright Patricia Lynn, Artistic Director of Hunger & Thirst Theatre, began her series of present-day gynocentric adaptations of classic Gothic horror stories with the company’s 2016…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Review: ‘Midnight at The Never Get’ at The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Making its Off-Broadway premiere with The York Theatre Company, Midnight at The Never Get, with book, music, and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick (winner of the 2018 Jonathan Larson Award), has a…

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Review: ‘The Jonathan Larson Project’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Before his untimely death in 1996 at the age of 35, composer and playwright Jonathan Larson created groundbreaking work that would become the touchstone of a generation and a watershed momen…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review: ‘The Evolution of Mann’ at the cell by Deb Miller

Panic, desperation, and a ticking clock are not the best motivations for dating or matrimony, as evinced by Henry Mann, the titular character in The Evolution of Mann. The new musical rom-co…

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A Few Questions for Joel Grey on Directing ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at the Museum of Jewish Heritage by Deb Miller

A Broadway legend and award-winning actor who received both a Tony (1967) and an Oscar (1972) for his role as the Emcee in Cabaret, Joel Grey is again garnering critical and popular acclaim …

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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

In the cue game of snooker, the British version of pool, the nap refers to the rough-surface direction of the fabric covering the table, which affects the path of the ball. In Richard Bean…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Review: ‘The Eleventh Hour’ at Town Stages by Deb Miller

A mash-up of romantic comedy, sci-fi parody, and rock musical, The Eleventh Hour, with book, music, and lyrics by David Seamon, is back at Town Stages for a limited engagement presented by S…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Review: ‘Pop Punk High’ at (le) poisson rouge by Deb Miller

After a critically-acclaimed showcase presentation last winter, Pop Punk High (with original book by Anderson Cook, music and lyrics by Ben Lapidus, and direction by Felicia Lobo) has return…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: ‘VANJARI’ at Don’t Tell Mama by Deb Miller

What more suitably provocative venue for VANJARI than Don’t Tell Mama? Established on Restaurant Row in 1982, the popular piano bar, cabaret, and restaurant takes its name from the spirite…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

An Interview with Jennifer Ashley Tepper: Producer, Programming Director, Author, and Dynamo! by Deb Miller

Currently the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Jennifer Ashley Tepper has been responsible for curating and overseeing over 3500 shows to date at the world-cl…

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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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