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Sunday, May 1, 2022

‘The Minutes’ Takes Audiences Inside Small-Town Council Meeting by Matthew Wexler

Tracy Letts' "The Minutes" takes audiences inside a small-town city council meeting, which unravels as the town's true origins are revealed. The post ‘The Minutes’ Takes Audiences Inside…

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Review Roundup: ‘Mr. Saturday Night,’ ‘Funny Girl,’ and ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ by Matthew Wexler

Critics weight in on three dazzling productions that opened on Broadway this week, just in time for Tony Award eligibilities. The post Review Roundup: ‘Mr. Saturday Night,’ ‘Funny Gir…

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The Rainbow Shimmers in Broadway’s ‘for colored girls …’ by Matthew Wexler

Ntozake Shange’s "for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf" arrives on Broadway. The post The Rainbow Shimmers in Broadway’s ‘for colored girls …’ ap…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Broadway Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ by Matthew Wexler

Michael R. Jackson's 'A Strange Loop' bursts onto Broadway, and there's no looking back. The post Broadway Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:12PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man’ Lands Like a Glitter Bomb in Chicago by Matthew Wexler

Fresh off recent hit runs in Las Vegas and New York, 'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man' hits Chicago like a glitter bomb after a two-year pandemic trance. The post ‘Sex Tips for …

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Monday, April 25, 2022

The Tony Awards Delay Nominations Announcement by Matthew Wexler

This year marks the 75th annual Tony Awards, and nominations will now be announced on May 9 at 9 AM from a YouTube livestream. The post The Tony Awards Delay Nominations Announcement appeare…

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Broadway Review: ‘How I Learned to Drive’ by Matthew Wexler

Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse return to the roles they created in the Broadway revival of "How I Learned to Drive." The post Broadway Review: ‘How I Learned to Drive’ appeared first…

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

‘POTUS’ Announces Rush and Lottery Policies by Matthew Wexler

The new Broadway comedy 'POTUS' has announced how audiences can score tickets through day-of purchases and a digital lottery. The post ‘POTUS’ Announces Rush and Lottery Policies appeare…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

TEDxBroadway Announces Additional Speakers for Milestone 10th Anniversary by Matthew Wexler

Changemakers such as drag artists, activists, and producers join the landmark TEDxBroadway TEN on May 17, which will be both online and in person. The post TEDxBroadway Announces Additional …

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Broadway Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Fails to Yield a Royal Reaction by Matthew Wexler

"The Little Prince" seeks to serve a narrative that, for all its reputed literary appeal, seems as alien to theatre as its title character is to Earth. The post Broadway Review: ‘The Littl…

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Controversy and Criticism for ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival by Matthew Wexler

Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne, and Sam Rockwell star in a revival of "American Buffalo," controversial playwright David Mamet's 1975 drama about masculinity. The post Controversy and Crit…

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Broadway Review: Debra Messing in ‘Birthday Candles’ by Matthew Wexler

A lifetime is portrayed in 90 minutes as Debra Messing gracefully ages a century in the Broadway premiere of "Birthday Candles." The post Broadway Review: Debra Messing in ‘Birthday Candle…

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Legendary Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Dies at 71 by Matthew Wexler

Jay Binder, known for casting some of Broadway's biggest hits such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King," passed away at the age of 71. The post Legendary Broadway Casting Director …

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

‘Kinky Boots’ Returns to NYC for Off-Broadway Run by Matthew Wexler

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets! The title character of the Tony-winning "Kinky Boots" is stepping back on the stage, this time Off-Broadway. The post ‘Kinky Boots’ Returns to NYC for O…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:33PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

André De Shields to Depart ‘Hadestown by Matthew Wexler

André De Shields will play his final performance as Hermes in the Tony-winning "Hadestown" on May 29. The post André De Shields to Depart ‘Hadestown appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:18AM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Joel Grey Celebrates His 90th Birthday with This Message by Matthew Wexler

Joel Grey headed to Times Square with theater legends, Bernadette Peters, Donna Murphy, and Bebe Neuwirth, to mark the occasion. The post Joel Grey Celebrates His 90th Birthday with This M…

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‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and ‘Oratorio’ Lead the Lortel Awards Nominations by Matthew Wexler

The award ceremony for the 37th annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be held on May 1 at the NYU Skirball Center. The post ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and ‘Oratorio’ Lead the Lortel Awards Nomina…

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Broadway Review: ‘Take Me Out’ by Matthew Wexler

"Take Me Out" is more a double than a home run but still holds interest thanks to performances by Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The post Broadway Review: ‘Take Me Out’ appeare…

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

P3 Productions Launched to ‘Uplift New Voices and Communities’ by Matthew Wexler

Ben Holtzman, Sammy Lopez, and Fiona Howe Rudin have launched P3 Productions with a slate of new projects to shape the next generation of live theater. The post P3 Productions Launched to…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Public Theater’s ‘Suffs’ Casts Light on the Struggle for Equal by Matthew Wexler

The Public Theater presents "Suffs," Shaina Taub's stirring new musical about the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement in America. The post The Public Theater’s ‘Suffs’ Casts …

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Critics Divided on Whether ‘Take Me Out’ is a Home Run by Matthew Wexler

'Take Me Out' by Richard Greenberg returns and features stars Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The post Critics Divided on Whether ‘Take Me Out’ is a Home Ru…

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Aaron Tveit Honored at Sardi’s with New Caricature by Matthew Wexler

Broadway leading man Aaron Tveit joins scores of other celebrities whose caricatures line the walls of the famed Theater District restaurant. The post Aaron Tveit Honored at Sardi’s with N…

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Korean Pop Singer Luna to Star in ‘KPOP’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The highly anticipated new musical, starring a popular Korean singer, will make its Broadway bow this fall at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The post Korean Pop Singer Luna to Star in ‘…

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Alice Ripley to Reprise Role in Immersive ‘Next to Normal’ by Matthew Wexler

Alice Ripley will reprise her Tony-winning performance in an immersive production of "Next to Normal" at Festival Grec de Barcelona. The post Alice Ripley to Reprise Role in Immersive ‘Nex…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

‘Oratorio for Living Things’ is Rich, Textured Prayer by Matthew Wexler

Heather Christian's newest piece, 'Oratorio for Living Things,' offers a moving musical rumination on time and how we measure it. The post ‘Oratorio for Living Things’ is Rich, Textured …

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Guess Who’s Heading ‘Into the Woods’? City Center Announces Full Cast by Matthew Wexler

The full cast has been announced for the City Center Encores! staging of "Into the Woods," featuring Sara Bareilles and Heather Headley. The post Guess Who’s Heading ‘Into the Woods’? …

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Candace Bushnell Makes Cabaret Debut at Café Carlyle by Matthew Wexler

Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex and the City" brings her real-life NYC experiences to the Café Carlyle for a five-night run this May. The post Candace Bushnell Makes Cabaret Debut at Caf…

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Grammy Award Winner Ciara Cast in ‘The Color Purple’ Film by Matthew Wexler

The "1, 2 Step" singer and Grammy winner joins the cast of the star-studded musical movie adaptation of the hit Broadway show. The post Grammy Award Winner Ciara Cast in ‘The Color Purple…

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Friday, March 25, 2022

TDF Announces ‘TKTS Tuesdays’ with Gift Certificate Giveaways by Matthew Wexler

The TKTS Discount Booth in Times Square, New York City. (Photo: Jessica Sheridan/Flickr) This summer, a discount theater ticket can also come with a $100… The post TDF Announces ‘TKTS Tu…

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

NYC’s Longest-Running Play, ‘Perfect Crime,’ Turns 35 by Matthew Wexler

Off-Broadway's "Perfect Crime" celebrates its 35th anniversary with a special performance on April 18 at The Theater Center. The post NYC’s Longest-Running Play, ‘Perfect Crime,’ Turns…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

New York Pops Birthday Gala to Honor Kristen and Bobby Lopez by Matthew Wexler

Kristen Bell, Caissie Levy and Betsy Wolfe are among the stars scheduled to appear at the New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala honoring Kristen and Bobby Lopez. The post New York Pops Birthday G…

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