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Friday, October 18, 2019

In ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ a Colorful, Cautionary Tale Once Again Comes to Life by Matthew Wexler

Michael Mayer directs a slick revival of the hit Off-Broadway musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," starring Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard. The post In ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ a Colo…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ by Matthew Wexler

Gerard Alessandrini returns with "Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation," a parody of Broadways latest musicals and plays. The post They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Gen…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Urgent and Engaging, ‘Twice, Thrice, Frice…’ Examines the Female, Arab-American Experience by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Fouad Teymour's "Twice, Thrice, Frice..." examines the complex relationships among three Muslim women and their friendships, fidelity and faith. The post Urgent and Engaging, ‘T…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In ‘Chasing Rainbows,’ Dreams Really Do Come True, But With a Price by Matthew Wexler

Judy Garland's early years come to life in 'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Playhouse under the direction and choreography of Denis Jones. The post In ‘Chasing Rainbows,’ Dreams Really D…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Evolution of Hadestown by Matthew Wexler

How dramaturgy helped harness the power of a Broadway hit The post Evolution of <em>Hadestown</em> appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Great Performances Presents Third Annual ‘Broadway’s Best’ by Matthew Wexler

Great Performances returns this November to broadcast five new productions including "Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I," "Kiinky Boots" and more. The post Great Performances Presen…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Reimagining an Icon: ABIAH May Be Madonna’s New Lucky Star by Matthew Wexler

ABIAH, a soul singer with a soaring vocal range, takes on the Madonna songbook for his forthcoming album and recent Joe's Pub concert. The post Reimagining an Icon: ABIAH May Be Madonna’s …

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Friday, October 11, 2019

In ‘The Wrong Man,’ The Right Story, Score and Creative Team Are Still the Wrong Fit by Matthew Wexler

The whole doesn't equal the sum of its parts in Ross Golan's 'The Wrong Man,' now playing Off-Broadway at MCC Theater. The post In ‘The Wrong Man,’ The Right Story, Score and Creative T…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Extraordinary Comes to Life in BoHo Theatre’s ‘Big Fish’ by Matthew Wexler

BoHo Theatre presents an emotionally and visually stunning revival of "Big Fish," featuring a score by Andrew Lippa. The post The Extraordinary Comes to Life in BoHo Theatre’s ‘Big Fish…

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Lost in Space: Sideshow Theatre Company’s ‘X’ by Matthew Wexler

In Sideshow Theatre Company's "X," a distant space station provides the backdrop for a dystopian thriller that loses oxygen midway. The post Lost in Space: Sideshow Theatre Company’s ‘X…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

‘Sundown, Yellow Moon’ Has Big Intentions, But Little Impact by Matthew Wexler

Rachel Bonds' play with music about two sisters in a small Southern town fails to capture the full crescendo of a family in crisis. The post ‘Sundown, Yellow Moon’ Has Big Intentions, B…

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‘The Facts of Life – Satan’s School for Girls,’ a Ghoulishly Good Time by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Hell in a Handbag Productions offers a ghoulish twist on "The Facts of Life" perfect for the Haloween season. The post ‘The Facts of Life – Satan’s School for Girls,’ a Gh…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Your October Must-See Theater List: Tina, Gerard and Harvey by Matthew Wexler

Shows to see this month include "Tina" on Broadway, a new edition of "Forbidden Broadway," and Harvey Fierstein's one-person show, "Bella Bella." The post Your October Must-See Theater List:…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fathom Events to Broadcast ‘Fleabag’ Stage Version by Matthew Wexler

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in ‘Fleabag.’ (Photo: Matt Humphrey) Are you a Fleabag fan? The hit series shook up the Emmy Awards last month, winning Best Comedy… The post Fathom Events to Broa…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Shallow Mystery: ‘The Height of the Storm’ by Matthew Wexler

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in "The Height of the Storm," Florian Zeller's latest play to tackle the subject of dementia. The post Shallow Mystery: ‘The Height of the Storm’ ap…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Reimagined ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is in Full Bloom by Matthew Wexler

Inclusive casting and a new take on the plant with an appetite for humans make Pasadena Playhouse's "Little Shop of Horrors" a theatrical feast. The post A Reimagined ‘Little Shop of Horro…

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Between Two Worlds: ‘Antigone’ by Matthew Wexler

Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi brings his visually stunning production of 'Antigone' to New York City's Park Avenue Armory. The post Between Two Worlds: ‘Antigone’ appeared first on Th…

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

After Biafra: ‘runboyrun’ and ‘In Old Age by Matthew Wexler

New York Theatre Workshop presents two of Nigerian-American playwright Mfoniso Udofia plays. The post After Biafra: ‘runboyrun’ and ‘In Old Age appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

In ‘The Green Room,’ Offstage Antics Don’t Steal the Show by Matthew Wexler

"The Green Room," an Off-Broadway musical playing at the American Theatre of Actors, can't find its footing in song or style. The post In ‘The Green Room,’ Offstage Antics Don’t Steal …

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Kristin Chenoweth Chats About New Album, ‘For the Girls’ by Matthew Wexler

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, "For the Girls," releases today. The Emmy and Tony Award-winner chats with The Broadway Blog. The post Kristin Chenoweth Chats About New Album, ‘For the Gir…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Devilishly Good Time This Fall on Broadway HD by Matthew Wexler

BroadwayHD's fall lineup includes spooky theatrical favorites such as "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Jekyll & Hyde," "The Toxic Avenger," and more. The post A Devilis…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet,’ the Feminist Message Stumbles by Matthew Wexler

Theresa Rebeck's "Bernhardt/Hamlet" explores one of the world's greatest actresses taking on a legendary role but, ironically, is too dependent on the words of men to tell an ostensibly fema…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Excavating Shaw But Leaving Nothing Behind: ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’ by Matthew Wexler

Gingold Theatrical Group's reductionist staging of "Caesar and Cleopatra" strips so much that little intellectual, dramatic, or comic clarity shines forth in George Bernard Shaw's provocativ…

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Remembering Bob Fosse by Matthew Wexler

Today marks the 31st anniversary since the death of legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse. The Broadway Blog shares some of our favorite Fosse moments. The post Remembering Bob Foss…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

In ‘God Is a Woman,” Luisa Omielan Gets the Last Laugh by Matthew Wexler

British comedian Luisa Omielan takes on patriarchal religion, cancer and more in her one-woman show, "God Is a Woman" playing through Oct. 6 at SoHo Playhouse. The post In ‘God Is a Woman,…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

MCC Theater Receives $1 Million Grant for New Musicals by Matthew Wexler

MCC Theater announced this week a $1 million gift to enhance and support the development and production of new musicals The post MCC Theater Receives $1 Million Grant for New Musicals appea…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Don’t Miss: A Reimagined ‘Antigone’ at Park Avenue Armory by Matthew Wexler

Famed Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi creates a new version of this fabled mythology that looks at "Antigone" through the prism of Japanese culture. The post Don’t Miss: A Reimagined ‘…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stunning, But Not for the Faint of Heart: ‘Dana H.’ by Matthew Wexler

Based on a true story, told in her own words and reconstructed for the stage, "Dana H." offers a harrowing portrayal of a woman's kidnapping survival. The post Stunning, But Not for the Fain…

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In Derren Brown’s ‘Secret,’ It’s Mind Over Matter by Matthew Wexler

‘Derren Brown: Secret’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy) By Matthew Wexler “I’m not a sheep or a follower,” suggested psychological manipulator Darren Brown to the audience during… The pos…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Her Place in History: ‘Wives’ at Playwrights Horizons by Matthew Wexler

Jaclyn Backhaus’ new play "Wives" jumps through history and past patriarchal clichés in a sweeping comedy that puts women's voices front and center. The post Her Place in History: ‘Wive…

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In Lauren Yee’s ‘The Great Leep,’ Basketball and Politics Face Off by Matthew Wexler

Set amid the friction of post cultural revolution China, Lauren Yee's "The Great Leap" delivers a cultural collide of identity and politics through the game of basketball. The post In Laure…

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