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Monday, June 17, 2019

20 Sizzling Shows to See in New York City This Summer by Mark Robinson

New musical ‘Moulin Rouge!’, Disney’s ‘Hercules’ in Central Park & more

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The 8 Best Musical Numbers from the 2019 Tony Awards by Mark Robinson

Relive the best musical moments from Sunday’s ceremony

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Top Tony-Winning Shows to See Now by Mark Robinson

Don’t wait to book these award-winning shows

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Friday, June 7, 2019

The Best Broadway Shows to See with Dad This Father’s Day by Mark Robinson

Broadway is full of Dad-friendly fare this season

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Predicting the 2019 Tony Winners by Mark Robinson

As I typically do, I have made my pre-Tony Award predictions, my educated guesses as to who will win in each category. This is not particularly my forte, but I am going to do my best here.…

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

10 Formidable Actors Starring on Broadway This Season by Mark Robinson

These actors are giving audiences a masterclass

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Guide to New York City Cabarets by Mark Robinson

These Broadway favorites are sure to ignite your NYC nightlife

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A Look Back at 25 Years of Disney on Broadway by Mark Robinson

In honor of the upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast' revival and DTG's 25th Anniversary

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Friday, May 10, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 2005 by Mark Robinson

The 2005 Tony Awards represented a season where all four Best Musical nominees could have easily walked away with the Best Musical prize, each show offering something very different and sp…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1961 by Mark Robinson

1961 was an interesting year in Tony history for a couple of reasons. First, it was a year where there were only three Best Musical nominees instead of four, and second because there were …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Talk: Assessing the Best Musical and Best Play Tony Nominations by Mark Robinson

When I was a teenager, I would pace back and forth waiting for the Tony nominations to come out each spring. I’d walk to the gas station on the corner and pick up a copy of The New York…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Top 10 Drama League Award Nominees to See This Spring by Mark Robinson

Don’t miss these outstanding performances

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1987 by Mark Robinson

In writing about these the Tony-nominated Best Musicals of various seasons and making a judgment as to which nominee deserved to win, I take full ownership of my opinion and realize that m…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1973 by Mark Robinson

This week’s debate takes us back to 1973, a year were anything was likely to happen and where two musicals (out of four nominees) were really the chief contenders for Best Musical, and t…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

8 Must-See Performances from MCC Miscast 2019 by Mark Robinson

The annual gala casts Broadway stars against type

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 2004 by Mark Robinson

I find this particular Tony year the most oft-debated on social media. Of course, it was a year with incredibly diverse offerings, and the four nominated Best Musicals each had a great dea…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

A Theater Tour of NYC: 6 Must-See Sites Outside the Theater District for Broadway Fans by Mark Robinson

From Tin Pan Alley to Lincoln Center, here are the non-theater-district sites every Broadway fan needs to see.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1966 by Mark Robinson

1966 was an interesting year in Tony Award history. Three of the four nominated Best Musicals, Man of La Mancha, Mame, and Sweet Charity, ultimately achieved iconic status and could hav…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

A TV Show Tour of NYC: 8 Must-Visit Locations for the Showbiz Fan by Mark Robinson

From classic sitcom sets to historic studios.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1993 by Mark Robinson

Going into the 1992-1993 theatre Season, most theatergoers were anticipating the forthcoming musical The Goodbye Girl to be the big hit and Best Musical victor at the Tony Awards. By Jun…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Name on Everybody’s Lips is Gwen Verdon by Mark Robinson

With the TV miniseries Fosse/Verdon on is way to the small screen this April, I thought I would take some time to look back on one of Broadway’s most captivating triple-threats and honor…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

10 Formidable Actresses Headed to Broadway in Spring 2019 by Mark Robinson

These actresses are theatrical forces to be reckoned with.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1958 by Mark Robinson

Oh, you knew that sooner or later I was going to have to address this one, easily the most debated Tony Awards Best Musical outcome in history. Many people feel that West Side Story shou…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

10 For 10: Ten Flop Musicals of the Last Ten Years That Deserve a Second Look by Mark Robinson

A while back, I wrote a piece about flop musicals that deserved a second chance on Broadway. Many of you wrote to me and wondered why I hadn’t mentioned any recent shows. When I write ab…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time for a Parade: Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in The Music Man by Mark Robinson

Break out the marching band uniforms, the brass instruments, the banners and batons! The Music Man is headed back to Broadway and it is time for a parade. Producer Scott Rudin has announce…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"All That Jazz": The Game-Changing Musicals of Bob Fosse by Mark Robinson

In anticipation of FX’s limited bio-series, ‘Fosse/Verdon,’ we look back at the ‘Chicago’ choreographer’s achievements.

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A St. Patrick's Day Broadway Playlist by Mark Robinson

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these showtunes.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1984 by Mark Robinson

For “The Best Musical Tony Award Debate”, my new weekly series, I will take a look at the musicals nominated for Best Musical in one Tony Season, discuss and debate the contenders, the…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Remembering The Grand Tour by Mark Robinson

Jerry Herman is best remembered for his splashy musical comedies, including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. In fact, Herman often is unfairly criticized (in some circles) fo…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Off-Broadway to Broadway: 6 Shows That Made the Jump by Mark Robinson

‘Be More Chill’ and ‘Hadestown’ aren’t the only Off-Broadway hits to do it.

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