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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mapping a Friendship: ‘Lonely Planet’ by Matthew Wexler

Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, Steven Dietz’s 'Lonely Planet' portrays two friends at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Decline and Fall: ‘The Treasurer by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2nd Annual Samuel French Awards by Matthew Wexler

The second annual Samuel French Awards honored Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau, and the songwriting team of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Joy and Woe: Roundabout’s ‘Time and the Conways’ by Matthew Wexler

The Great War is over, wealth is in the air, and the Conways' dreams bubble over like champagne. Jump 19 years into the future, though, and the family’s lives have transformed unimaginably.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

There Will Be Blood: ‘Squeamish’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser stars in a chilling one-woman show that recounts the bloody and bizarre experiences that have driven her character to seek a doctor's advice.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Theater Buff: ‘A Clockwork Orange”s Jimmy Brooks by Matthew Wexler

Currently appearing in the dystopian and highly homoerotic 'A Clockwork Orange,' Jimmy Brooks is all smiles when he's not ganging up with his cohorts in this stylized Off-Broadway play.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Best of Broadway on PBS This Fall by Matthew Wexler

This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway's best every Friday night, including 'She Loves Me,' 'Falsettos,' 'Noël Coward's Present Laughter' and more.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Broadway & Beyond With GoLocal LIVE by Matthew Wexler

October news features casting news for 'My Fair Lady,' the opening of 'The Band's Visit,' and fun events throughout New York City like Big Apple Circus.

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Trip to the Moon: Paper Mill Playhouse’s ‘The Honeymooners’ by Matthew Wexler

A world-premiere musical comedy inspired by the classic television series.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

The Broadway League Announces Largest Theatre Education Project in the History of NYC by Matthew Wexler

Though Broadway Bridges, The Broadway League intends to bring upwards of 25,000 high school students to a Broadway show by the end of 2019.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Let’s Go Digging: ‘Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt’ by Matthew Wexler

A new opera for young audiences based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater Announces ‘My Fair Lady’ Principal Casting by Matthew Wexler

Lauren Ambrose will be Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton will be Henry Higgins, Norbert Leo Butz will be Alfred P. Doolittle, and Diana Rigg will be Mrs. Higgins in Lincoln Center Theater'…

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Lesli Margherita to Star in ‘Who’s Holiday!’ by Matthew Wexler

Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita will play “Cindy Lou Who” in the World Premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s Christmas comedy in couplets, Who's Holiday! to be directed by Carl An…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

‘Hamilton”s Mandy Gonzalez Releases Debut Solo Album by Matthew Wexler

Mandy Gonzalez, currently starring in Broadway's 'Hamilton,' will release her debut solo recording, 'Fearless,' on October 20.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Review: ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Matthew Wexler

'A Clockwork Orange' lures audiences into a testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs reimagines Anthony Burg…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Shakespeare Rides Again: ‘Desperate Measures’ by Matthew Wexler

A new musical at York Theatre Company sets Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' in the Wild West, where Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing …

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Louise’s Turn: Volksoper Wien’s ‘Gypsy’ by Matthew Wexler

Vienna's Volksoper presents 'Gypsy,' one of Broadway's most iconic musicals.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bard Du Jour: ‘As You Like It’ by Matthew Wexler

Director John Doyle and Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz bring Shakespeare’s pastoral romance to life. Starring Ellen Burstyn as Jacques.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lessons Learned: ‘Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical’ by Matthew Wexler

Atlantic Theater Company presents a new musical for young audiences that tackles the issues of prejudice and discrimination through the eyes Lily, a polkadot who moves to an all-square schoo…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Beauty Rediscovered: ‘Charm’ at MCC Theater by Matthew Wexler

A new play at MCC Theater is inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago’s Center on Halsted.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Hester Redux: ‘The Red Letter Plays: In The Blood’ by Matthew Wexler

Suzan-Lori Parks' riff on 'The Scarlet Letter' imagines Hester as a is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her. Directed by Obie Award-winner Sarah Benson.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Caissie Levy to Perform at Feinstein’s at the Nikko by Matthew Wexler

Direct from starring as Elsa in the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney’s 'Frozen' in Denver, Feinstein’s at the Nikko welcomes Broadway’s Caissie Levy for three performances, Nove…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bloody Bloody Hester: ‘The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A’ by Matthew Wexler

Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. Starring Christine Lahti and written…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Don’t Miss: ‘Best in Shows’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Matthew Wexler

Joanna Gleason, Andrea McArdle, Brad Oscar, Laura Osnes and Karen Ziemba will star in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, o…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Broadway Hot List with GoLocal LIVE by Matthew Wexler

Editor Matthew Wexler chats with GoLocal LIVE about the much-anticipated casting of Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!, as well as plays headed to Broadway and beyond, including 'Merrily …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

First Listen: Kyle Riabko Releases ‘Richard Rodgers Reimagined’ by Matthew Wexler

Ghostlight Records will release Richard Rodgers Reimagined from Kyle Riabko in all formats on Friday, October 27.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

NYC Dance Alliance Foundation to Honor Ann Reinking by Matthew Wexler

The legendary Ann Reinking will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation gala, 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' with guest appearances by Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth and more.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mark O’Donnell Honored Through Donations to The Actors Fund by Matthew Wexler

The Actors Fund announced this week that Stephen O’Donnell will donate his late twin brother Mark O’Donnell’s royalties as co-writer of the Broadway musical Hairspray in perpetu…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Clap Your Hands If You Believe: ‘For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday’ by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Sarah Ruhl conjures a tale that flies in the face of time, in the search for a second youth.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Breaking: ‘Bright Colors And Bold Patterns’ Returns Off-Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The hit Off-Broadway play "Bright Colors and Bold Patterns" returns for an eight-week run at SoHo Playhouse.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Lies and Laughs: ‘I Only Have Lies For You’ by Matthew Wexler

A recurring game show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre pits Broadway stars against one another where they'll do anything to convince you their story is true.

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