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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Pays Tribute to Carol Channing by Deb Miller

With this morning’s passing of Broadway legend Carol Channing (1921-2019), just two weeks shy of her 98th birthday, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation pays homage to the star with its release of…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: ‘Maestro’ at The Duke on 42nd Street by Deb Miller

Presented by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century in a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street, Maestro, written by Eve Wolf (the company’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director),…

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Review: ‘Dan Domenech: Bootleg Famous’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Following his New Year’s Eve blow-out in Palm Springs with the touring Rock of Ages Band, Dan Domenech (who was a lead in the Broadway production at the Helen Hayes Theatre) returned home…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

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

Making a soul-stirring Broadway debut with the Manhattan Theatre Club after its Off-Broadway premiere with MTC in 2013, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s revised Choir Boy has already extended its l…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Review: ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

In 2009, Baba Brinkman debuted what would be the first in his award-winning series of Rap Guides, an imaginative mash-up of challenging scientific and philosophical theories with popular rap…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: ‘Christmas in Hell’ at the York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Oops! When eight-year-old Davin is rushed to the ICU on Christmas Eve for eating a piece of tainted re-gifted fruitcake, he is erroneously taken down to Hell in place of mass murderer Charle…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show’ at the Imperial Theatre by Deb Miller

Well known to tens of millions of television viewers as the top two contenders on American Idol’s blockbuster second season in 2003, BFFs Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are celebrating the …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: ‘The Cher Show’ at the Neil Simon Theatre by Deb Miller

A biographical jukebox musical about a Pop icon who’s lived her life in the public eye since the age of sixteen, The Cher Show, making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre, has all…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Be More Chill’ Composer and Lyricist Joe Iconis by Deb Miller

Long Island native Joe Iconis knows better than anyone about the power of the internet to achieve fame that extends well beyond Andy Warhol’s proverbial fifteen minutes. Following its regi…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review: ‘The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays’ at the Marquis Theatre by Deb Miller

Get ready for your jaw to drop, your eyes to open wide, and your mouth to be agape! Back on Broadway for the fourth year with a limited six-week engagement of an all-new touring production,…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

An Interview with Tony Award-Winning Playwright Itamar Moses by Deb Miller

An acclaimed writer for both the big stage and the small screen, Itamar Moses is the reigning 2018 Tony-Award winner for the Best Book of a Musical for the hit Broadway production of The Ban…

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Preview: Hamlet Isn’t Dead Gives New Life to ‘Julius Caesar’ by Deb Miller

Founded in 2013, by Executive Director James Rightmyer, Jr. and Artistic Director David Andrew Laws, Hamlet Isn’t Dead specializes in keeping Shakespeare alive for 21st-century audiences,…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An Interview with Prize-Winning Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger: Providing Support for Her Colleagues by Deb Miller

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Jacqueline Goldfinger is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg, poet, and educator based in Philadelphia, whose plays have been developed and produc…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Waverly Gallery’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Now making its stellar Broadway debut at the Golden Theatre, The Waverly Gallery, Kenneth Lonergan’s award-nominated memory play of 1999, told from the perspective of a grandson reflect…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Review: ‘The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails’ at The Producers Club Theaters by Deb Miller

Now back for its fourth year, The Imbible’s Christmas Carol Cocktails, inspired by Charles Dickens’ beloved novel of 1843, is becoming a favorite New York tradition for anyone (over …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: ‘King Kong’ at the Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

Inspired by the 1933 film classic, the new musical retelling of King Kong, by the illustrious international team of Jack Thorne (book), Marius de Vries (score), Eddie Perfect (songs), and Dr…

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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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