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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Catching Up: Quick Thoughts on “Aladdin,” “Rocky,” and “Violet” by Jeff Miele

As all Broadway shows for the season have now officially opened at nominations are right around the corner I wanted to make sure to end the season of blogging with the last 3 shows I have no…

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Casa Valentina by Jeff Miele

After what I felt to be one of its weaker seasons the Manhattan Theatre Club ended in a big way with Harvey Fierstein’s new play, his first straight play since his groundbreaking “Torch …

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Cabaret by Jeff Miele

There’s not much I can say about the Roundabout’s “Cabaret,” which originally debuted at Studio 54 in 1998 and is now back again after it closed in 2004. Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes�…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Jeff Miele

The hits just keep coming one after the other in the final week of the Broadway season. The latest one to speak of is John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s cult favorite “Hedwig and …

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The Cripple of Inishmaan by Jeff Miele

Martin McDonagh is one of the most unique, brightest, and irreverent playwrights there is. I adore his work and his ability to create enchanting stories that are equally as grotesque yet hum…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill by Jeff Miele

One of the last minute additions to the theater season, “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill” was quickly added after the abrupt closing of “Bronx Bombers” in March. The play opene…

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The Velocity of Autumn by Jeff Miele

At least for me, the concept of “The Velocity of Autumn,” which opened at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on Monday, was one of the most interesting concepts for a new play this year. A 79-ye…

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Act One by Jeff Miele

“Act One,” Moss Hart’s 1959 autobiography, is one of the most known and read books about the theater. In the book, Hart recalls his experience as a young child admiring the theater thr…

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Of Mice and Men by Jeff Miele

Perhaps one of the most acclaimed novels of American literature, “Of Mice And Men” opened on Broadway for the third time Wednesday night. The play opened for the first time in 1937 and a…

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bullets Over Broadway by Jeff Miele

Woody Allen is one of the most iconic names in cinema and has created, from the ground up, many of the best character-driven pictures in the last few decades. Known for his uncommon work sty…

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Realistic Joneses by Jeff Miele

The stars are shining on the stage of the Lyceum Theatre in Will Eno’s new, eerily entertaining, play “The Realistic Joneses.” With last season’s Best Actor in a Play winner Tracy Le…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Raisin In The Sun by Jeff Miele

Director Kenny Leon is back on Broadway with what is, simply put, another one of his masterful works. Leon has proven himself since his first Broadway directorial effort in 2004 that he can,…

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

If/Then by Jeff Miele

There is not much more exciting than a new, original, American musical.  When that moment in a season comes when that completely new work emerges, inspired by nothing more than pure imagina…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Mothers And Sons by Jeff Miele

Sometimes big things come in small packages, and that is exactly the case with Terrence McNally’s latest work, “Mothers and Sons,” which opened at the John Golden Theatre Monday night …

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Les Misérables by Jeff Miele

Often when I tell friends I will be seeing a play or musical on a specific night they will ask which one and, unless based off of a famous or known film, those who do not attend the theatre …

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

All The Way by Jeff Miele

“All The Way,” which opened Thursday at the Neil Simon Theatre stars Bryan Cranston who is making an unforgettable Broadway debut as President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  His performance is…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Satchmo At The Waldorf by Jeff Miele

Reviewed by Broadway Audience Correspondent Kristen Balzano Satchmo at the Waldorf, starring John Douglas Thompson (most recently seen in A Time to Kill) and written by Terry Teachout is def…

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County by Jeff Miele

This is it, we are now beginning to get into the thick of the theater season.  As always, spring time leading up to the Tony Awards is jam-packed with openings and there are usually some la…

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bronx Bombers by Jeff Miele

After “Lombardi” in 2011 and “Magic/Bird” in 2012, writer Eric Simonson comes back to Broadway with another sports-related drama, this time with the drama more close to home than eve…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Outside Mullingar Review by Jeff Miele

In Manhattan Theatre Club’s second play this season we receive John Patrick Shanley’s most recent play, “Outside Mullingar.”  Staying true to course of what Shanley typically does, …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mamma Mia! by Jeff Miele

Be sure to check out our Exclusive Street Chat with Laura Cohn, Mamma Mia’s “Rosie” Towards the end of the theater season I will look in the How Many Have You Seen? section…

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Machinal by Jeff Miele

The 1928 play “Machinal,” the latest revival produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, opened Thursday at the American Airlines Theatre and it is, by far, a much different type of prod…

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Review by Jeff Miele

Who doesn’t love a good “behind the music” story? And the key word here is good.  Broadway, especially in more recent years has debuted multiple jukebox musicals that either go behind…

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Ten Best Broadway Shows of 2013 by Jeff Miele

With 2013 ending and 2014 taking center stage within the next ten hours, I figure now is as appropriate a time as ever to provide you with my best of 2013 list.  10 – “After Midnigh…

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

“Two Plays In Rep: No Man’s Land & Waiting For Godot” by Jeff Miele

I have always loved when plays were performed in rep. The alternating productions don’t just give the chance to see two plays but to also see one cast define two sets of characters and fur…

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Macbeth by Jeff Miele

“The Season of Shakespeare” is a reference all of my readers have read multiple times. With four productions of Shakespeare plays opening this fall, two of those being performed in rep, …

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
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