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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Don’t Miss: ‘Marnie’ at The Metropolitan Opera by Matthew Wexler

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sharon Needles Halloween Special Recap by Matthew Wexler

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 4 winner Sharon Needles returned to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for her annual Halloween special.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: Raven Theatre’s ‘Crumbs From the Table of Joy’ by Matthew Wexler

Raven Theatre opens its season with a production of Lynn Nottage's 1995 play and a stellar performance by Brianna Buckley.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Perfect Harmony: York Theatre’s ‘Midnight at the Never Get’ by Matthew Wexler

Mark Sonnenblick's new musical takes place inside an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar where two lovers hurtle towards the end of the decade and find themselves caught in a passion they can…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

DRAGS Benefit Raises Funds for LGBT Youth by Matthew Wexler

Some of New York City's most infamous drag queens descended upon Marquee nightclub to raise funds for homeless LGBTQ youth.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: SYA’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Matthew Wexler

Steppenwolf for Young Adults takes on the Tony Award-winning play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Inside Transport Group’s New Musical ‘Renascence’ by Matthew Wexler

Playwright and co-director Dick Scanlan chats about 'Renascense,' a new musical that explores the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Nathan Lee Graham Sings Sondheim at The Green Room 42 by Matthew Wexler

Star of Broadway, film and television, Nathan Lee Graham brings his love for Sondheim to The Green Room 42 for one night only.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Theater Buff: Ricardo A. Zayas from ‘Head Over Heels’ by Matthew Wexler

Ricardo A. Zayas (Photo: RJ Muna/Lines Ballet) By Matthew Wexler Broadway’s got the beat with the arrival of Head Over Heels. Featuring a score with music by…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Genderqueer ‘R + J’  Imagines a World Without Men by Matthew Wexler

Hypokrit Theatre Company presents a dystopian version of Shakespeare's classic love tragedy.

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Don’t Miss: ‘The Sharon Needles Halloween Special 2018’ by Matthew Wexler

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 4 Winner Sharon Needles returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with another spookctacular show.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Romantic and Revelatory: Paper Mill’s ‘The Color Purple’ by Matthew Wexler

Paper Mill Playhouse presents 'The Color Purple' in a transformative production that finally hits all the marks of the musical's potential.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bad Things and Mostly Good People: ‘I Was Most Alive With You’ by Matthew Wexler

Performed simultaneously in English and ASL by two casts, Craig Lucas’s new play explores what happens when bad things happen to good people.

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Up, Down and All Around: ‘Machine de Cirque’ by Matthew Wexler

Making mayhem of their scrap metal set with a live percussive soundscape, this quirky crew of daredevils sure knows how to manufacture endless comedic madness.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Gripping and Gut-Wrenching: Steppenwolf’s ‘Downstate’ by Matthew Wexler

The venerable Chicago theater company presents an emotionally turbulent production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris.

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One-Woman Band: Irish Rep’s ‘Wild Abandon’ by Matthew Wexler

Leenya Rideout in ‘Wild Abandon’ at Irish Repertory Theatre. (Photo: Carol Rosegg)  By Samuel L. Leiter Irish punk rock is playing when, a moment or…

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fractured Tale: Stars in the Night by Matthew Wexler

Unraveling on the streets of Dumbo, Brooklyn, 12 audience members find themselves on a journey of love, loss and life.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Review: ‘The Nap’ at Manhattan Theatre Club by Matthew Wexler

Manhattan Theatre Club presents Richard Bean's play about a young snooker star who arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercuss…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Looking Back to Move Forward ‘Caroline, or Change’ by Matthew Wexler

TimeLine Theatre Company and Firebrand Theatre partner to present Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's powerful musical.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The House That Gunmar Built: ‘KINK HAÜS’ by Matthew Wexler

Gunmar Montana's 'KINK HAÜS' takes up residence at La Mama's Downstairs Theatre for an evening that explores themes of fantasy, fetish, and carnal desire.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Announces Cast of ‘Closer Than Ever’ Gala by Matthew Wexler

The evening, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, will be hosted by Randy Rainbow and feature an all-star concert performance of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's awar…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

‘Broadway @’ Concert Series Arrives at NYC’s Town Hall by Matthew Wexler

Seth Rudetsky's legendary 'Broadway @' concert series finally arrives in New York City with three scheduled events at The Town Hall.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Sharr White’s ‘The True’ by Matthew Wexler

Edie Falco stars as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine in Sharr White’s fiery return to The New Group.

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Then and Now: ‘Make Believe’ at Hartford Stage by Matthew Wexler

Bess Wohl’s touching play follows four young siblings as their childhoods are upended and tracks how moments from our youth resonate with us forever.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Margot Seibert Releases Debut Album: ’77th Street’ by Matthew Wexler

Margo Seibert's debut solo album, '77th Steet,' is available 10/26. The Broadway performer appears at Joe's Pub on 10/22 to celebrate its release.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Don’t Miss: DRAGS Benefit for Ali Forney Center by Matthew Wexler

NYC's best drag performers come out for a one-night-only benefit for the Ali Forney Center.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

One Night Only: All-Asian ‘Into the Woods’ by Matthew Wexler

Ann Harada stars as the Witch in a one-night-only concert version of 'Into the Woods' presented by National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) and Prospect Theater Company.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Broadway Dims Its Lights for Marin Mazzie by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marin Mazzie, who passed away on Thursday, September 13 at age 57.

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First Look: Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival by Matthew Wexler

The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Remembering Marin Mazzie by Matthew Wexler

The theater community has lost one of its greats with the passing of Marin Mazzie today. The 57-year-old actress was diagnosed in 2015 with ovarian cancer and spoke openly of her battle.

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Don’t Miss: ‘Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret’ by Matthew Wexler

An evening of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged, created to raise awareness around censorship and free expression in the theater. 

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