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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dr. Bradley Jones – The Doctor Who’s Not Only All In, But Far Out by Jk Clarke

      by Myra Chanin   Tuches oifn tisch? That means “Shall we lay our cards on the table?” in the most vernacular Yiddish. OK? OK. Then, immediately select your pref…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pedro Pan – New York Musical Festival by Jk Clarke

        by Carole di Tosti   The New York Musical Festival and White Elk Productions are presenting Pedro Pan, book by Rebecca Aparicio and Music/Lyrics by Stephen A…

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Mary Page Marlowe by Jk Clarke

        by Brian Scott Lipton   Do we direct the course our own life or does life merely happen to us? That’s the major existential question faced by the title cha…

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When the Saints Come Marching In – The Saintliness of Margery Kempe by Jk Clarke

        by Samuel L. Leiter   Although hardly a household name in New York theatrical circles, John Wulp, now 90, has had a rather abundant career as a playwright, d…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Jason Henderson at Don’t Tell Mama by Jk Clarke

    The Lad From Upper Hutt Wows Uptown Manhattan with the Coward who Changed His Life   by Myra Chanin   Jason Henderson began his third performance of “Getting to Noe…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Alan Cumming at Joe’s Pub – Legal Immigrant by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   The first thing you notice, within minutes of Alan Cumming grabbing the microphone on the cozy stage of Joe’s Pub for his new show Legal Immigrant …

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Teenage Dick . . . The Play by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   There are a handful of phrases that are likely to get the attention of the FBI’s algorithms and probably should be avoided in your emails or…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scissoring by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   Despite remarkable progress in the acknowledgement of LGBTQ+ civil rights over the past twenty to thirty years, there is a growing misconception in t…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Soft Moor – Othello at Shakespeare in the Park by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   On the heels of last year’s controversial (and totally misunderstood) social-commentary-tinged Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius …

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Photos: Desperate Measures Opening Night by Jk Clarke

  Wednesday, June 13 saw the opening night of the madcap musical comedy, Desperate Measures for an open at New World Stages after an Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards winning run at …

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Photos: 2018 Tonys Red Carpet by Jk Clarke

      The Band Visited, the Band Saw, the Band Conquered. The 2018 Tony Awards took place Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The big winner of the nigh…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Photos: Drama Desk Awards Red Carpet! by Jk Clarke

    Sunday evening, June 3, all the stars were out to walk the red carpet for the 2018 Drama Desk Awards, just off Times Square, along Anita’s Way. Prior to streaming into Th…

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Twelfth Night at TFANA by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   Comedy is hard. Especially theatrical comedy. Even if the humor exists in the script, it doesn’t necessarily make it to the stage. Ordinaril…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Jeremy Irons at BAM by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke To bring a production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night to New York City only two years after the powerful, arresting and Tony award-winning Roundab…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Obies – Results and Photos by Jk Clarke

  Monday evening, May 21, The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) held the 63rd Annual Obie Awards at Te…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Chita Rivera Awards – Press Coverage by Jk Clarke

The post Chita Rivera Awards – Press Coverage appeared first on Theater Pizzazz.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Photos: The Actors Fund Gala by Jk Clarke

      Monday evening, May 14, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square, The Actors Fund celebrated four gigantic stars of stage and screen and awarded the…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Summer and Smoke by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   The women of Tennessee Williams plays are easily identifiable. The older ones, usually mothers, are bitter and neurotic. The younger, neurotic…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Photos: 2018 Drama Desk Awards Nominees Reception by Jk Clarke

    Wednesday, May 9 the Nominees Reception for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards took place at Friedman’s in the Hotel Edison. Celebrating the nominees for the 2017-2018 the…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Photos: Lucille Lortel Awards Red Carpet Arrivals by Jk Clarke

      The 2018 theater awards season kicked off with a pop—a KPOP—last night at the 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring the best in off-Broadway, at NYU’s Sk…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Iceman Cometh by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   As any health or behavior expert can tell you, the root cause of substance abuse is rarely, if ever, the substance itself. Rather, it’s the …

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Henry V – Mobile Unit by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   There are very few theater programs I am more fond of than The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit. I look forward to their twice annual, sparse but power…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Photos: Chita Rivera Awards Nominees Party by Jk Clarke

      Monday Night, April 30, the nominees for the first Annual Chita Rivera Awards gathered at Bond 45 in Times Square to celebrate their accomplishment. The Chita Rivera Awa…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Photos: Saint Joan Opening Night by Jk Clarke

      Wednesday evening, April 25, saw the opening night festivities of the Broadway revival of Saint Joan, the George Bernard Shaw telling of the life of Joan of Arc at the S…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Travesties by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin and Tristan Tzara (one of the founders of Dadaism) are hanging out in Zurich . . . sounds like the setup to one of those …

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Photos: Harry Potter – Meet the Cast! by Jk Clarke

    Harry Potter goes Broadway! Picking up where the seventh book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series left off, with Harry and his magical friends as adults, the two-play H…

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Photos: Harry Potter Red Carpet by Jk Clarke

  Sunday afternoon, April 22, the long awaited American debut of the Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, opened at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. Thea…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Children of a Lesser God by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   One of the drawbacks of theater or literature that deals with contemporaneously specific issues is that they run the risk of losing their rele…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sir Antony Sher Is King Lear by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   While there’s nothing wrong with the trend of altering classical theater with a modern or minimalist slant, the downside is the infrequency with wh…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Hello, Dolly! Lookin’ Swell by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   If Hello, Dolly! were edited down to a mere 10 or 15 minute version of the glorious set piece featuring the title song, it would stand up on i…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Winter’s Tale at TFANA by Jk Clarke

          by JK Clarke   The madness of Leontes, King of Sicilia is puzzling. Erupting from seemingly nowhere it ruins his life in short order; and it just as q…

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