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Monday, December 17, 2018

Sex, Violence and City Living: ‘Bleach’ Arrives in Bushwick by Matthew Wexler

Rentboy play 'Bleach' arrives in Bushwick for a limited run as 10 audiences members at each performance experience what it's like to try to survive the rough and tumble life in New York City.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

‘Oklahoma!’ Returns to Broadway — Tickets Now on Sale by Matthew Wexler

Gabrielle Hamilton in The Bard Summerscape/St. Anne’s Warehouse production of ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!’ (Photo: Paula Court) Are you ready for one more …

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Drag, Cabaret, Circus & More at NYU Skirball by Matthew Wexler

NYU Skirball welcomes two genre-breaking acts, 'Cirque Alfonse: BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret' and 'Briefs: The Second Coming' this January.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Queen in Concert: Marti Gould Cummings by Matthew Wexler

Marti Gould Cummings plays one night only at the Mirror Room at Lincoln Center for an evening of vocals, comedy, eye-high kicks and split jumps, and, of course, lots of glitter.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mad as Hell: ‘Network’ by Matthew Wexler

Bryan Cranston (AMC's 'Breaking Bad') stars in Ivo van Hove's staging of the 1976 Academy Award-winning film about a news anchor who unravels live on television.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sex, Trauma, and History Revealed: ‘Slave Play’ by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris's antebellum fever-dream heats up New York Theatre Workshop in its world premiere.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Lower Depths: ‘Downstairs’ by Matthew Wexler

Real-life actor siblings Tyne and Tim Daly appear in Teresa Rebeck's thriller about a family’s troublesome history and a foreboding danger threatening to break the thin bonds holding them …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tricks and Treats: ‘Wonders at Dusk’ by Matthew Wexler

Audiences become part of a collective experience as Scott Silven weaves his talents to create a journey that explores the power of mystery, serendipity and fate in our lives.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Baked Goods and Battements: Choreographer Lorin Latarro by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog chats with choreographer Lorin Latarro, who recent work can be seen in The Met's new production of "La Traviata" and the forthcoming revival of "Merrily We Roll Along."

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments Return to Joe’s Pub by Matthew Wexler

Bridget Everett returns to Joe's Pub with The Tender Moments for an evening of song, stories, and chardonnay.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Replanting the Family Tree: ‘Familiar’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre presents a riveting revival of Danai Gurira's 'Familiar,' about a Zimbabwean-American family searching to preserve their past while building a new future.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Three’s a Crowd: ‘The Cher Show’ by Matthew Wexler

Why have one Cher when you can have three? 'The Cher Show' offers a sequined look at one of pop culture's most influential stars.

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What’s This Thing Called Consciousness? ‘The Hard Problem’ by Matthew Wexler

Tom Stoppard's play offers a powerful and heady take on a contemporary dilemma, filled with provocative discourse and quick wit, but not a lot of drama.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Resistible: ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Matthew Wexler

Classic Stage Company returns to its minimalist style to present a revival of Bertolt Brecht's 1941 allegorical play about a Chicago mobster who will stop at nothing to control the cauliflow…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Buckley and Butler: Redefining Musical Theater’s Leading Ladies by Matthew Wexler

Betty Buckley in the national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' and E. Faye Butler in Porchlight Music Theatre's 'Gypsy' are putting their own spin on iconic roles.

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Don’t Miss: ‘Red Bucket Follies’ Benefitting BC/EFA by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway community comes together to celebrate the season and raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tapping the Sap: ‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ by Matthew Wexler

Paper Mill Playhouse presents a nostalgic and lush revival of 'Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.'

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Marilyn Maye and More at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Matthew Wexler

Marilyn Maye kicked off the holiday season at Feinstein's/54 Below with her signature sound that's been captivating audiences for more than 80 years.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

‘Be More Chill’ Releases New Artwork for Broadway by Matthew Wexler

'Be More Chill' has unveiled new artwork for its Broadway launch, beginning February 13 at The Lyceum Theater.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Interview: ‘Torch Song”s Michael Urie by Matthew Wexler

We've partnered with to bring you exclusive interviews with some of Broadway’s biggest stars. Here's what Michael Urie has to say about starring in 'Harvey Fierstein's Torc…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What a Not-So-Wonderful World: 2 Plays Put Human Rights Issues in the Spotlight by Matthew Wexler

Jackalope Theatre Company's 'In the Canyon' and 'Lured' at Theater for the New City take on social justice issues in brand new productions.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Interview: Ute Lemper Takes on Marlene Dietrich by Matthew Wexler

International stage and recording star Ute Lemper performs a one-woman show inspired by an intimate conversation with legendary performer Marlene Dietrich.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Tangled Roots in Red Theater’s ‘An Oak Tree’ by Matthew Wexler

The latest play from Chicago's Red Theater involves two actors: One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it.

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The New York Pops Brings ‘Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway’ to Carnegie Hall by Matthew Wexler

The New York Pops was joined by New York Theatre Ballet and Essential Voices USA for their first concert of the season at Carnegie Hall.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Who’s That Girl? Underscore Theatre Company’s ‘Wife Material’ by Matthew Wexler

Jamie Shriner's stylistically confusing new musical kicks off Underscore Theatre Company's 2018-19 season.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

An Electric Landscape Still Lacks Power: ‘Wild Goose Dreams’ by Matthew Wexler

Hansol Jung's new play with music, about two people from two cultures forced to choose between family and freedom, fails to take flight.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

‘The Prom’: Rising Above Pokes, Prods and Petty Prejudice by Matthew Wexler

Four Broadway stars take on a small-town controversy that makes national headlines in this new musical directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Buffy Slays at Feinstein’s 54 Below by Matthew Wexler

Feinstein's 54 Below continues its innovating programming with a live musical performance of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Looking Back to Look Forward: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ by Matthew Wexler

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen's new musical about rolling with life's punches finally arrives Off-Broadway after engagements at Paper Mill Playhouse and the New York Musical Festival.

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Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen by Matthew Wexler

Ben Vereen chats about his life philosophy and reflects on his 50+ year career in the theater in anticipation of his debut engagement at New York City's Cutting Room.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

What it Means to be a Family Man: Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Funnyman Mike Birbiglia brings his introspections on potential fatherhood and other topics to Broadway's Cort Theatre for a limited run.

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