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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Exclusive Interview: Shoshana Bean by Matthew Wexler

Broadway and recording artist Shoshana Bean chats about her new album 'Spectrum' and upcoming concert at New York City's famous Apollo Theater.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fake Faggot Frolic: ‘The Closet’ by Matthew Wexler

Matthew Broderick stars in Douglas Carter Beane's new play about a man who pretends to be gay to keep his job at a religious supply store.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Blurred Vision: ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ by Matthew Wexler

Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus star in Irish Repertory Theatre's wonky revival of Lerner and Lane's 1965 musical about a woman with ESP who falls in love with her therapist.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

You Are Welcome Here: ‘Batsheva – The Young Ensemble’ by Matthew Wexler

Embraced as part of one of the most prominent contemporary dance companies in the world, Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs the infectious 'Naharin’s Virus.'

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Whale of a Tale: ‘Tilikum’ by Matthew Wexler

A new play infused with drumming and dance explores the captivity, violence and rebellion of the world's most famous orca.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer Read: ‘Something Wonderful’ by Matthew Wexler

Author Todd S. Purdum explores the personal and professional lives of one of the 20th century's greatest musical theater writing teams.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

And All That Spazz: ‘Teenage Dick’ by Matthew Wexler

A new play by Mike Lew reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Don’t Miss: ‘All That Glitters’ Benefit for ‘Lucy’s Sick’ by Matthew Wexler

A lavish evening to celebrate and raise funds for the new immersive theatrical experience, 'Lucy's Sick.'

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Heads to San Francisco by Matthew Wexler

San Francisco's Curran Theatre will house the west coast production of the Olivier- and Tony Award-winning play.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dethroned: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’ by Matthew Wexler

Barrington Stage Company presents the world premiere of Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn's new musical.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

We’re Here, We’re Queer: ‘Log Cabin’ by Matthew Wexler

'Modern Family''s Jesse Tyler Ferguson co-stars in a new play about a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians and the breakdown of empathy when we think our rights are secure.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: ‘Vitaly – An Evening of Wonders’ by Matthew Wexler

Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Brace yourself for Vitaly Beckman's new t…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Review: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ by Matthew Wexler

Based on the award-winning film, this new musical fuses the spirit of 60s folk and rock with today’s singer-songwriter sound, telling the journey of a self-discovery through a generation i…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Make Someone Happy: Audra McDonald by Matthew Wexler

Audra McDonald wowed audiences at her recent performance at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for Performing Arts.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Love Beyond Tragedy: ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’ by Matthew Wexler

Part One in playwright Donja R. Love's The Love* Plays trilogy explores the beginnings of a queer relationship in the Civil War-era South.

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Call Her Incorruptible? ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’ by Matthew Wexler

Manhattan Theatre Club presents Anthony Giardina's new play about the moral and financial challenges facing a single mom and her college-bound daughter.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Are We the Moor? ‘Othello’ by Matthew Wexler

The Public Theater presents Shakespeare's classic tale of jealousy and race. Starring Chukwudi Iwuji in the title role and Corey Stoll as Iago.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tragedy Revisited: ‘The Laramie Project’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's AstonRep Theatre Company revisits 'The Laramie Project,' an ensemble theater piece based on the horrific murder of Matthew Shepard.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Love on the Rocks in NOLA : ‘Scissoring’ by Matthew Wexler

INTAR Theatre presents Christina Quintana's new play about the clash between the life a woman has created with her long-term girlfriend and her career as a devoted teacher in a repressive Ca…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

You’ve Got to be Taught: ‘Little Rock’ by Matthew Wexler

The true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Faith and Friendship: ‘Guards at the Taj’ by Matthew Wexler

Amy Morton directs Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere of 'Guards at the Taj,' the captivating Obie Award-winning play by Rajiv Joseph.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Saloon Shakespeare: ‘Desperate Measures’ by Matthew Wexler

This witty and wild new musical comedy takes the Bard’s Measure for Measure and shakes things up.

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Ageless Wonders: ‘Half Time’ by Matthew Wexler

An all-star cast tells the uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TDF Turns 50 by Matthew Wexler

New York’s largest nonprofit performing arts service organization has been an integral part of New York City’s theater, dance and music scene since 1968.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

72nd Annual Tony Award Winners – The Complete List by Matthew Wexler

Here are the full winners of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Robert De Niro's f-bombs not included!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Showstopping Performances Announced for Tony Awards by Matthew Wexler

The high-energy evening will feature performances by the casts of the 2018 Tony Award-nominated shows “The Band’s Visit,” “Carousel,” “Frozen,” “Mean Girls,” “My Fair Lad…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: Eve Ensler’s ‘Fruit Trilogy’ by Matthew Wexler

Eve Ensler's new play speaks to these explosive times and charts the journey of women in three unique stories.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Breaking a Barrier: ‘The Fourth Wall’ by Matthew Wexler

Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents a revival of A.R. Gurney's quirky comedy.

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Exclusive: ‘Dance Nation’ Playwright Clare Barron by Matthew Wexler

'Dance Nation' playwright Clare Barron discusses her inspiration for her hit new play and why she loves the word 'pussy.'

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Heartache and Healing: City Opera’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ by Matthew Wexler

City Opera tackles Charles Wuorinen's modern work based on Annie Proulx's famous novella about two ranch hands that fall in love in rural Wyoming.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sticky But Not So Sweet: ‘Molasses in January’ by Matthew Wexler

Francine Pellegrino's new musical explores the 1919 construction disaster that spilled two millions gallons of molasses into Boston's streets.

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