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Thursday, May 11, 2017

THE GOLDEN APPLE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

The current, wish-come-true, New York City Center Encores! presentation of The Golden Apple will have seven performances over a five-day period.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

YOURS UNFAITHFULLY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

It's not surprising that Yours Unfaithfully, Miles Malleson's 1933 play about a couple's attempt to successfully negotiate the terrain of what we would now call an “open marriage,” was n…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

A DAY BY THE SEA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

The program for the Mint Theater Company's production of N.C. Hunter's A Day by the Sea tells us that the author “took his place among the leading British dramatists of the 1950s,” but i…

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Sound of Musicals: Christine Andreas by Michael Portantiere

“The Sound of Musicals,” is a monthly podcast devoted to musical theatre recordings of all types, including Broadway cast albums, London cast albums, studio cast albums, and soun…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 Theatre World Awards Awards - Report & Photos by Michael Portantiere

The 72nd annual Theatre World Awards, honoring "outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway significant, reviewable debut performances," were presented last evening in a ceremony at Circle in the S…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Report by Michael Portantiere

Guards at the Taj (Outstanding Play), FUTURITY (Outstanding Musical), and The Robber Bridegroom (Outstanding Revival) were among the big winners at the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards honoring ex…

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Sound of Musicals: The King and I by Michael Portantiere

“The Sound of Musicals,” is a monthly podcast devoted to musical theatre recordings of all types, including Broadway cast albums, London cast albums, studio cast albums, and soun…

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Michael Portantiere

Women Without Men sounds like it could be the title of a girl-on-girl porno flick, or maybe one of those trashy, lesbian-themed pulp novels of the 1950s.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

“Editing Without Betraying Jonathan’s Conception”  The 1996 Interview About Rent’s Finishing Touches by Michael Portantiere

As the 20th anniversary of Rent's Off-Broadway debut approaches, we look back to our 1996 interview with musical director Tim Weil, who talked about putting the finishing touches on …

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Double Exclamation Points: Oh, Kay! at Musicals Tonight! by Michael Portantiere

George and Ira Gershwin's utterly delightful 1926 musical Oh, Kay! is the current production of Mel Miller's essential Musicals Tonight! company.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

THE NEW MORALITY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

In theatrical comedy, drama, and even tragedy, an entire play can revolve around or turn upon the smallest of plot points.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Jonathan Groff: So Much Spring, and Summer by Michael Portantiere

A Tony Award nominee for Spring Awakening, Jonathan Groff has been away from theater for a while, making himself known and beloved in two of the most disparate roles imaginable: as the flawe…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jessica Molaskey: Portraits of Joni by Michael Portantiere

In collaboration with her husband John Pizzarelli, as well as solo appearances in musical theater, in concert and cabaret, on recordings, etc., the "singers' singer" Jessica Molask…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Fall-ing in Love With Cabaret by Michael Portantiere

Bryan Batt, Paula West, Karen Akers, Paulo Szot, and Jay Armstrong Johnson are only some of the super-talents now playing in clubs around town.

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Lee Roy Reams and His Leading Ladies by Michael Portantiere

Back on stage in Hairspray at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Broadway vet Lee Roy Reams dishes about great dames, legendary composers, and other fun stuff.

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Tale as Old as Time, Now on Blu-Ray! by Michael Portantiere

Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Terrence Mann, and Gary Beach talk about the magic of Beauty and the Beast.

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Shaping Up With Craig Ramsay by Michael Portantiere

BroadwayStars talks with the pumped and ripped Broadway veteran who serves as Jackie Warner's co-trainer on the new Bravo TV reality series Thintervention.

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Onward, Vittorio! by Michael Portantiere

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, the Metropolitan Opera's newest star, is definitely ready for his close-up.

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Bernstein and Schwartz at the Opera by Michael Portantiere

As a tremendously exciting new season begins at the New York City Opera, general manager and artistic director George Steel waxes enthusiastic

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Ah, Bock! by Michael Portantiere

A memorial tribute to the perhaps underappreciated Jerry Bock. Plus: A Life in the Theatre without music?

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The Picture of Jason Danieley by Michael Portantiere

The young Broadway veteran, now co-starring in Next to Normal, is honored with a Sardi's caricature.

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The Dancer's Life by Michael Portantiere

With Angela Lansbury hosting, and with special appearances by the likes of Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Karen Ziemba, Marge Champion, and Edward Villella, Career Transition for…

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For Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase, The Party's Just Beginning by Michael Portantiere

A chat with the stars of the upcoming City Center Encores! production of Bells Are Ringing.

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David Campbell: Take Two by Michael Portantiere

Catching up with the other Boy From Oz, who has a new CD on the Sony Masterworks Broadway label and who's about to return to NYC with a gig at Feinstein's.

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The Extraordinary Ordinary by Michael Portantiere

A look at the new Off-Broadway musical about how a group of friends react to a life-altering event.

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You Go, Girl! by Michael Portantiere

The Metropolitan Opera celebrates the centenary of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West with a rousing revival starring the great Deborah Voigt.

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The Best of 2010 by Michael Portantiere

A rundown of some of the year's most notable achievements, from "Best Musical On or Off Broadway" to "Hottest Guy on Broadway" to "Theater Book of the Year."

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Boys Night Out by Michael Portantiere

As Mary Testa remarked at one point during the Michael John LaChiusa: Boys Night Out concert that was held at Playwrights Horizons last evening: If a bomb had fallen on the theater, we'd hav…

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I Could Weill Away the Hours by Michael Portantiere

Chuck Cooper and Ted Sperling on the upcoming concert revivals of Lost in the Stars and Knickerbocker Holiday,

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Party On! by Michael Portantiere

Here's your chance to party with Liza, Chita, and other fab folks as Jim Caruso's Cast Party migrates to The Town Hall for one night only.

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Benjamin Walker and Friends Find the Funny at Joe's Pub by Michael Portantiere

The star of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer is also the creator and host of a monthly comedy showcase.

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