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Saturday, June 3, 2023

2023 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick? by New York Theater

Make your pick in the survey below for 12 of the 26 categories in the 76th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 11th at United Palace i…

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Under the Radar Festival: In Memoriam by New York Theater

Under the Radar, the oldest theater festival in New York City, is no more. Over its eighteen years, the festival, run by the Public Theater, presented cutting-edge theater by more than 200 c…

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

June 2023 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a selection of New York theater opening* in June, presented in a day-by-day calendar and featuring two Broadway shows (one a comic solo play about antisemitism, the other a Britne…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Off Broadway Alliance Award Winners: Fat Ham, Titanique by New York Theater

Fat Ham won best new play and Titanique best new musical at the 12th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. Winners will be feted June 20th, at Sardi’s. (List of this years Off Broadway Alli…

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2023 Drama Desk Award Winners: Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, Life of Pi by New York Theater

Some Like It Hot won Outstanding Musical and seven other awards, Leopoldstadt won Outstanding Play at  67th Annual Drama Desk Awards, announced this morning. The Piano Lesson and Parade won…

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The Tony Awards Quiz of 2023 by New York Theater

Answer these ten questions, plus a bonus question, about the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards. Tough times call for a tough quiz. Loading…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Diva Divulgence. What Broadway Could Be. More Ham4Ham. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

“Let’s celebrate I’m here. Let’s celebrate I’m anywhere these days,” the 95-year-old cabaret singer Marilyn Maye said over the weekend while singing Broadway standards at 54 Belo…

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Why Memorial Day by New York Theater

“Dark and sad will be the hour to this nation when it forgets to pay grateful homage to its greatest benefactors,” Frederick Douglass said at the monument to the unknown dead of the Civi…

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Musical Theatre for Dummies by New York Theater

The “For Dummies” book series began thirty years ago by offering step-by-step practical and unintimidating guides to computer programming geared to intimidated novices. The first title, …

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Watch Sean Hayes, Jodie Comer, Lindsay Mendez et al accept their OCC awards by New York Theater

Below are some of the speeches from the winners of the 72nd Outer Critics Circle Awards. held Thursday afternoon at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (Don’t k…

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Primary Trust Review: William Jackson Harper as small town lovable loner by New York Theater

You might think of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the outset of “Primary Trust,”  when a genial William Jackson Harper as Kenneth describes for us his quaint (fictional) hometow…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Theater Blog Roundup: AI and Theater? Award Season! Sondheim!! by New York Theater

Deep dives into specific Sondheim shows bookend the theater blog roundup below, which also features an old radio broadcast and a comparison of Huck Finn to Hamlet. Much here attests to theat…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

King James Review. LeBron brings these bros together by New York Theater

“I’m tired of sports. It’s a sickness,” Shawn says to Matt in the middle of “King James,” Rajiv Joseph’s sweetly innocuous comedy about two lifelong fans of the Cleveland Caval…

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Monday, May 22, 2023

2023 Chita Rivera Award Winners: A Beautiful Noise, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, New York, New York by New York Theater

Below is the complete list of 2023 Chita Rivera Awards for dance and choreography, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and the movies, presented tonight at the NYU Skirball Center, Check out nominatio…

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Monsoon Wedding Musical Review. Loves, India Style. by New York Theater

The swirl of colorful saris and blast of Vishal Bhardwaj’s pulsating Indian music enlivens this stage adaptation of Mira Nair’s acclaimed 2001 movie, offering a confusion of characters w…

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Tony Awards 2023: Full of suspense. #Ham4Ham Celebrates All of Broadway. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

Some things are certain: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Succession” are ending (May 25th and May 28th) and the 76th annual Tony Awards is being broadcast (June 11th) What the regul…

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Top 11 Posts in 11 Years of NewYorkTheater.me by New York Theater

Below are eleven popular posts over the eleven years since I began NewYorkTheater.me, in May 2012. All of these posts, ranked in order of popularity, are still getting traffic. (I have omitt…

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Friday, May 19, 2023

2023 Drama League Awards: Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Annaleigh Ashford by New York Theater

“Leopoldstadt” was voted outstanding play and “Some Like It Hot” outstanding musical at the 89th annual Drama League Awards, which were announced today at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.  An…

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

The Fears Review. The traumatized, gently satirized. by New York Theater

The support group that’s been meeting weekly at the noisy Buddhist Center in New York City for seven years calls itself the Fearless Warriors, although its half dozen members are anything …

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Ralph Lee, 87, Puppet Maker, Founder of Greenwich Village Halloween Parade by New York Theater

 Ralph Lee (July 9, 1935 – May 12, 2023) —  theater artist, Broadway veteran, the founder of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade and the Mettawee River Theatre Company, and above al…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Watch Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond Sing from Parade at the White House by New York Theater

While “Parade” composer Jason Robert Brown played the piano, Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond sang several songs from the musical currently on Broadway inspired by the 2015 lynching in Geor…

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2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, The Harder They Come, Downstate. by New York Theater

“Some Like It Hot” won outstanding new Broadway musical and four other awards, including outstanding lead performer, at the 72nd Outer Critics Circle Awards. Leopoldstadt won outstanding…

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Tony Awards TV Show Canceled: What Now? #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

The Tony Awards will not be broadcast live on June 11 because of the strike by the Writers Guild of America, which on Friday declined to grant a waiver requested by the Tony management commi…

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Mothers on Broadway by New York Theater

Broadway is not always kind to mothers, but Mother always makes an impression. On Mothers Day, let us recall the season just ended: Jack’s Mother in “Into The Woods” urged her doltish …

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Mr. Broadway’s Extraordinary Season: Q & A with Emilio Sosa by New York Theater

Emilio Sosa designed costumes for an astonishing eight shows in the New York theater season just ended, including five on Broadway, that were striking from head to toe – from the hats in �…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

2023 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations by New York Theater

Below are the nominations for the 12th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. Winners will be announced May 31st, and the awards ceremony will take place June 20th, at Sardi’s. Don’t know …

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Broadway 2023-2024 Season Preview Guide by New York Theater

Below is my preview guide of Broadway openings in the 2023-2024 season. The shows are listed chronologically by opening date* (not by first preview), with the title linked to the show’s of…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Beautiful Lady Review. Swados’ Delightful Delayed Musical on Stray Dog Poets by New York Theater

The opening number of this resurrected musical from the late Elizabeth Swados is so lively and inviting that it reminded me of  “Comedy Tonight” in “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way …

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Monday, May 8, 2023

2023 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards: Downstate, Leopoldstadt, Parade, La MaMa by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named Bruce Norris’s Downstate best play of the 2022-23 season. The award for best foreign play went to Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt.  No awa…

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“English” Awarded 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Drama by New York Theater

“English” by Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Finalists were “On Sugarland” and “The Far Country” Check out my New York Theater Awards 2023: Guide and Calen…

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Awards Galore! Watch Ham4Ham Return, Lloyd Webber’s Coronation Anthem. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards will both be announced later today, capping the week’s theater award windfall: first the Theatre World Award Winne…

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