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Friday, February 15, 2019

Steering Off-Road: Raven Theatre’s ‘How I Learned to Drive’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Raven Theatre presents a revival of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play about the complexities of sexual assault and the family ties that bind. The post Steering Off-R…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

'So in Love': A Conversation with Kelli O’Hara of ‘Kiss Me, Kate!’ by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway legend shares what drew her to Cole Porter’s classic.

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This Isn’t Child’s Play: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Matthew Wexler

Sandra Marquez and Yasen Peyankov star in the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's play about what happens when one of Ibsen's most famous characters returns to the life she left behind. The po…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Born to Be Mild: ‘My Very Own British Invasion’ by Matthew Wexler

Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs a jukebox musical about the life of British pop star Peter Noone at Paper Mill Play House. The post Born to Be Mild: ‘My Very Own British Invasi…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Struggling with Strindberg: ‘The Dance of Death’ and ‘Mies Julie’ by Matthew Wexler

Classic Stage Company presents adaptations of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death' and 'Mies Julie' in repertory. The post Struggling with Strindberg: ‘The Dance of Death’ and &#…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Alice Ripley to Star in One-Woman Show, ‘The Pink Unicorn’ by Matthew Wexler

Alice Ripley is set to star in Elise Forier Edie’s "The Pink Unicorn," a one-woman play about a Christian widow whose 14-year-old daughter announces that she is “gender queer." The post …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Paying the Price for a Higher Purpose: ‘The Trial of the Catonsville Nine’ by Matthew Wexler

Transport Group reimagines this Vietnam War-era play in a mesmerizing new Off-Broadway production directed by Jack Cummings III. The post Paying the Price for a Higher Purpose: ‘The Tr…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

LPTW Talks With Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage  by Matthew Wexler

Critic Elisabeth Vincentelli chatted with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about her career and influences. The post LPTW Talks With Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage  …

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Interview: Theresa Rebeck’s Discusses Her Directorial Feature Debut by Matthew Wexler

Theresa Rebeck (Photo: Heather Sten) By Lindsay B. Davis On the morning I spoke to Theresa Rebeck, the highly prolific playwright, award-winning television writer, producer,… The post …

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Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Celebrates Next Wave of Librettists & Lyricists by Matthew Wexler

2019 Kleban Prize Winners (l to r): Shaina Taub, Charlie Sohne and Sarah Hammond. (Photos provided by Keith Sherman & Associates) By Bobby McGuire Dueling suffragettes,… The post …

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Recap: Rodgers & Hart at 92Y by Matthew Wexler

Santino Fontana and friends kicked off 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series with a tribute to the works of Rodgers & Hart. The post Recap: Rodgers & Hart at 92Y appeared first on T…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Brotherly Hate: ‘True West’ by Matthew Wexler

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano star in the Broadway revival of 'True West,' Sam Shepard's blustery 1980 play about sibling rivalry. The post Brotherly Hate: ‘True West’ appeared first…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

First Look: Encores! ‘Call Me Madam’ at New York City Center by Matthew Wexler

New York City Center presents 'Call Me Madam' as part of their 75th anniversary season, February 6-10. The post First Look: Encores! ‘Call Me Madam’ at New York City Center appea…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jessie Mueller and Seth Rudetsky Shine in South Florida by Matthew Wexler

Jessie Mueller headed to the Sunshine State with Seth Rudetsky for a one-night-only concert at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Can Comedy Conquer Tribalism? ‘Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State’ by Matthew Wexler

Comedian Colin Quinn takes a bi-partisan stab at the state of the nation.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Insta-Broadway! 7 Stars Lighting Up the Stage and Social Media by Matthew Wexler

(l to r) Jelani Alladin and Patti Murin in ‘Frozen.’ (Photo: Deen van Meer) By Cleo Aukland Want more of the Broadway stars that you…

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Review: ‘Bleach’ in Bushwick, Brooklyn by Matthew Wexler

The underground UK hit about a rent boy trying to survive in the big city arrives in Brooklyn in an immersive basement theatre with an audience of 10.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway’s Lights Dim in Honor of Carol Channing by Matthew Wexler

To commemorate Carol Channing's life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:45 p.m. 

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Goodbye, Carol: Remembering Carol Channing by Matthew Wexler

Star of stage and screen Carol Channing died of natural causes at the age of 97. We remember some of her greatest moments.

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Monday, January 14, 2019


Set in Southern Appalachia, Marin Ireland stars in 'Blue Ridge,' a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising and healing by Abby Rosebrock.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Sofitel New York Announces ‘Waitress’ Suite by Matthew Wexler

The luxury accommodations serve as an immersive "Waitress" experience, featuring Broadway memorabilia, costumes, signed posters, and a show-themed cookbook.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Boys Will Be Boys: A Trifecta of Burlesque, Cirque and Comedy by Matthew Wexler

It's all hanging out in 2019 with three burlesque/circus troupes strutting their stuff across New York City stages.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Winners by Matthew Wexler

Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne have won the prestigious awards for their work in musical theater.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Kelli O’Hara Heads to The Town Hall by Matthew Wexler

Kelli O'Hara chats about her upcoming appearance with Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Cloudy Vision: ‘The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes’ by Matthew Wexler

Chase Brock stages a futuristic, full-length narrative dance theater piece.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Jessie Mueller Interview: Parker Playhouse and ‘The Music Man’ by Matthew Wexler

The Tony Award-winning actress chats about her upcoming performance at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse and concert version of 'The Music Man.'

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TDF Launches Dance Research and Development Project by Matthew Wexler

TDF's new dance initiative will target the lack of awareness and knowledge of dance within communities at large.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sandra Bernhard Rings in New Year at Joe’s Pub by Matthew Wexler

Comedienne, chanteuse and star of stage and screen Sandra Bernhard returned to Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater for her annual year-end rant and songfest.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Standing Ovations and Oh, No’s! The Best and Worst of 2018 by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog recaps productions from 2018, along with a look back at some of our favorite interviews.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Not Quite as Hot as a Yule Log: ‘Christmas in Hell’ by Matthew Wexler

York Theatre Company presents an unconventional offering with a new holiday musical.

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All-Male Cirquelesque Revue Returns to the Slipper Room by Matthew Wexler

The all-male revue heads to new heights as it begins its seventh year at New York City's legendary Slipper Room.

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