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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

FREE Outdoor Movies in NYC Summer 2019: A Schedule by New York Theater

Every night from now until the end of the summer, you can watch a free movie somewhere outdoors in New York City  -- and whole movie series every weeknight except Tuesdays. The movies v…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Broadway Blackout The Lighter Side. Slave Play on Broadway. 23 West Side Story tellers. #Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

The Week in New York Theater: Incredibly, the 2019 blackout that shut down the West Side Saturday night and shuttered 26 of 30 Broadway shows -- all but the four that begin with B (Be More C…

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Promenade: María Irene Fornés and Al Carmines’ Edgy Entertaining Musical by New York Theater

When María Irene Fornés died last October at the age of 88, the many theatergoers who knew nothing about her suddenly learned how pioneering , prolific and influential a theater artist she…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Broadway #Blackout. Some Cast Members Take To The Streets by New York Theater

A power outage in midtown shuttered more than two dozen Broadway shows. The casts of some of them took to the streets — See below Hadestown, Hamilton, Come From Away, Waitress… and Carne…

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NYMF Reviews: Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space, Buried, Ladyship by New York Theater

Is a show that’s in bad taste necessarily a bad show? Is a tasteful show always better? The three full productions from the first week of the 16th annual New York Musical Festival sugge…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Watch Be More Chill, Bat Out of Hell, King Kong’s cast mates at Bryant Park by New York Theater

The first of six weekly Broadway at Bryant Park concerts this summer featured surprise performances by the cast of “Bat Out of Hell,” a musical using Meat Loaf’s hits that will be perf…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Outdoor Theater in NYC by New York Theater

The first commercial outdoor theater in the United States began in New York City, and while it no longer exists, there are several outdoor theaters this summer, not all of which are offering…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Happy Birthday, Jerry Herman — 88, the number of keys on the piano by New York Theater

  Jerry Herman turns 88 today, which is the number of keys on a piano, an instrument he started playing more than eight decades ago, and led to his first musical 65 years ago, “I Feel Won…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New Theater Books for Summer Reading 2019 by New York Theater

Here are 14 new or forthcoming books about theater, listed under three general categories -- Scripts and Play Anthologies; Biographies and Memoirs; Theater History, Criticism and Reference -…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer heats up: HOT, NYMF, Broadway in Bryant Park, Corkscrew, etc. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

It’s Summertime, and one of these mornings you’re going to rise up singing — or at least hear some singing at the 16th annual New York Musical Festival, or at the free lunchtime  Broa…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

New York Musical Festival NYMF 2019 Preview by New York Theater

In the 16th annual New York Musical Festival, or NYMF,  new musicals are inspired both by tall tales and true stories: A Native American sharpshooter who became a silent film actress;  an …

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Macbeth by Migdalia Cruz: Shakespeare With A New Gaze by New York Theater

After she was hired to “translate” Macbeth into an English that is “clear to the modern ear,” the playwright Migdalia Cruz took a trip to Scotland with her husband and daughter to v…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

10 Patriotic Protest Songs for the 4th of July by New York Theater

Watch videos of ten great American protest songs, some of which have become so popular that many people forget their origins in patriotic protest -- just as some seem to have forgotten the m…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hot Festival Opening Night: Sampling Queer Theater + Six I Want To See by New York Theater

Six recommended shows from the Hot Festival, which is billed as the oldest queer theater festival in the world I saw 15 of the 45 shows in the Hot Festival on opening night and I can say al…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 4th Week Broadway Schedule. Broadway Closings…and Openings: Betrayal. Neil Diamond? #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

This week in New York theater: the July 4th week Broadway schedule. List of Broadway shows closing this summer. The 2019-2020 season on Broadway and at The Flea, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, …

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Monday, July 1, 2019

July 2019 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

“Moulin Rouge The Musical” is opening on Broadway this month, and both comedian Dave Chappelle and singer Barry Manilow will have “Broadway residencies,” which is a pretentious way …

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Where Pride Began: Stonewall at 50 by New York Theater

In front of the Stonewall Inn, on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which gave birth to the modern gay rights movement:

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Stonewall 50 New York Theater Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to theater in June? How much do you know about LGBT theater history? Find both answers in this 10-question quiz

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise Review: A Kung Fu Musical at The Shed’ by New York Theater

Theater lovers should expect “a spirit of adventure and invention” from the shows at The Shed, according to Alex Poots, the artistic director of this new $500 million arts center on West…

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Review: We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time by New York Theater

Near the beginning of David Cale’s shocking autobiographical one-man show,  he gets a laugh when he explains that Luton, the industrial town where he grew up 30 miles north of London “h…

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FREE Broadway in Bryant Park Concerts Summer 2019 Schedule by New York Theater

For the 19th year in a row, Bryant Park is the site of free lunchtime concerts by cast members of current Broadway (and some Off-Broadway) shows  on Thursdays in July and August between 12:…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Watch #TheInvestigation, The Mueller Report Adapted by Robert Schenkkan by New York Theater

A starry cast of 18, including Annette Bening and Zachary Quinto, performed “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts”, a 77-minute adaptation of the Mueller Report by Pulit…

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The 11th Annual Jimmy Awards by New York Theater

At the 11th annual Jimmy Awards, Ethan Kelso won Best Performance by an Actor  as Will Bloom in Big Fish at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ekele Ukegb…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyling on Broadway, BOOMing on Netflix, Vending in the Heights. Mueller Report Play Streaming Live! The Week in New York Thea by New York Theater

An all-star cast will perform a live reading of The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, Robert Schenkkan adaptation of the Mueller Report. This one-night only event, beginning…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Broadway 2019-2020 Season Preview Guide by New York Theater

The 2019-2020 Broadway season is still in formation, but there’s enough exciting already scheduled to offer this preview: Lin-Manuel is producing his hip-hop improv group on Broadway, and …

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Contradict This Review: “Stonewall 50” Birthday, Funeral and Trial for Walt Whitman by New York Theater

“Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes,” by the freewheeling Philadelphia-based group called  The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, is being presented as part of La MaMa’s celebration …

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Puppets in New York City. Where To Get Your Puppetry Fix by New York Theater

“Avenue Q” is no more, the Bil Baird Marionette Theater died decades ago, but there is plenty of puppetry in New York, as I detail in my article for TDF Stages, 5 Theatres You Need to Kn…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Toni Stone: Pics and Review by New York Theater

Toni Stone was the first woman to play big-league professional baseball. She succeeded Hank Aaron playing second base for the otherwise all-male Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American Lea…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees Review by New York Theater

“The Secret Life of Bees” – first a 2001 best-selling novel, then a 2008 all-star movie, now a musical written by theatrical all stars Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), Duncan Sheik (Sprin…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dylan Musical on Broadway. Something’s Coming, Something’s Gone. Tony Fallout. #Newsworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The first publicity shot from Steven Spielberg’s movie remake of “West Side Story,” planned for December 2020, came on the same week as the death of Franco Zeffirelli, whose 1968 film …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Strange Loop Review: Black, big, gay writer gets navel-gazy and tuneful by New York Theater

“A Strange Loop” is a musical about a big, gay black guy who is struggling to write a musical about a big, gay black guy who is struggling….. Michael R. Jackson, the musical’s talent…

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