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Saturday, March 24, 2018

#Marchforourlives by New York Theater

13 dead at Columbine. 26 dead at Sandy Hook. 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. What those figures about the most infamous school shootings over the past two decades fail to capture, write…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Angels in America Review — at Signature with Zachary Quinto, Christian Borle, Billy Porter in 2010 by New York Theater

  They’re touting the National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” which will open at Broadway’s N…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frozen on Broadway, Pics, Videos and Review by New York Theater

What most engaged me about Frozen, if I’m honest, is Sven the reindeer. This said more than I initially realized about the Broadway musical adaptation of the highest-grossing animated film…

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Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber! by New York Theater

Today Stephen Sondheim turns 88 (the number of keys on the piano!) and Andrew Lloyd Webber turns 70.  Sondheim made his Broadway debut at the age of 26 in 1956 , Lloyd Webber at 23 in 1971,…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

#Snowday Updates New York Theater by New York Theater

With a winter storm that is expected to coat New York City with four to eight inches of snow, city schools have been shut down, but all Broadway shows (matinees and evenings) will play as sc…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Runs for Governor. Lin-Manuel and Ben Platt Duet for Gun Control. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

Cynthia Nixon, two-time Tony winning actress best-known for portraying lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the “Sex and the City” TV series and movies, has officially entered the race for g…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Begins: Pics Inside The Lyric Theater by New York Theater

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” begins previews tonight at the Lyric Theatre, which has been newly co-designed by Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis. Click on any photograp…

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Admissions Review: White people’s privilege and ambivalence by New York Theater

In “Admissions,” an aggressively provocative play by Joshua Harmon at Lincoln Center, a white admissions officer (Jessica Hecht), who is committed to increasing diversity at an elite pre…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville: Pics and Review by New York Theater

Escape to Margaritaville, the new Broadway musical with songs by Jimmy Buffett, promises much the same experience as the week long tropical resort vacation that it depicts — fun, relax…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Ruthie Ann Miles. Rise is Not Glee. Bard Bombshell. Week in New York and Cincinnati Theater by New York Theater

In the week since the horrendous car crash in Park Slope that killed two young children, including the four-year-old daughter of Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles, and put her in the hospita…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Frozen on Broadway: 5 Portraits, 3 New Songs by New York Theater

Frozen, the Broadway musical based on the animated film, is currently in previews and will open March 22 at the St. James Theater. Below are photographic portraits of the five principal cast…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hamilton Broadway Cast 2018: New Photographs by New York Theater

Below are new photographs of the cast of Hamilton on Broadway as of March, 2018, three years after opening Off-Broadway at the Public Theater. It moved to Broadway, opening on August 6, 2015…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Low Road Review: Bruce Norris’s 18th Century Romp Taking Aim at 21st Century Republican Economics by New York Theater

Modeled on an 18th century picaresque novel, Bruce Norris’s “The Low Road” on stage at the Public Theater presents the improbable adventures of a scoundrel, one Jim Trewitt, to whom an…

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Hangmen Review by New York Theater

At the beginning of Martin McDonagh’s “Hangmen,” stout, bow-tied executioner Harry Wade is about to hang an unhappy man – unhappy not just because he’s innocent, but because he’l…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Amy and the Orphans Review: The truth about Down Syndrome, packaged in a familiar comedy by New York Theater

Amy, a movie lover with Down syndrome, is able to quote the most well-worn lines from the most familiar movies – “I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody” – and own them as…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

queens: Review and pics of immigrant women in a basement by New York Theater

In “queens,” the latest resonant, heartfelt play by Martyna Majok, a Polish immigrant woman named Renia reigns over a crumby basement in the New York City borough of Queens, but …

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Oscar 2018 Winners by New York Theater

The lesson of #Oscars90 — Viva Mexico! — New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) March 5, 2018 “The Shape of Water,” written and directed by Mexican Guillermo Del Toro, won fo…

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Broadway at the Oscars. Drama Club Kids vs. the NRA. TEDxBroadway. Defending Kumbaya. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

Theater lovers tend to look for members of our tribe in whatever’s happening in the world. That means in Hollywood, of course, but it also means in Parkland, Florida. The theater veter…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

New York Theater Quiz Winter 2018 by New York Theater

How much theater did you see in the first two months of 2018? How well were you paying attention to the theater news? Test your theater IQ with these 11 questions, two of them about performe…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Six shows are opening on Broadway this month, including the much anticipated  “Frozen,” and starry revivals of both “Angels in America” and “Three Tall Women,&…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Edward Albee’s At Home At The Zoo Review: His First Masterpiece, Vandalized But Vibrant by New York Theater

“The Zoo Story” was Edward Albee’s first play, and in a way mine too. He wrote it when he was 29, and the short one-act play launched his much-honored career as the American playwright…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Amateurs Review: Actors Escaping the Black Plague; Artists Contemplating Art by New York Theater

The Black Plague has just claimed another victim among the 14th century acting troupe rehearsing “Noah’s Flood,” when the playwright comes on stage to explain what he’s trying to do …

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Monday, February 26, 2018

An Ordinary Muslim Review by New York Theater

Azeem is angry. The title character of “An Ordinary Muslim,”a British-born son of Pakistani immigrants, is angry at his wife Saima for her wanting to wear a hajib at her office, fearing …

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Black Light Review: Jomama Jones Makes It Alright by New York Theater

It’s hard to know what to call “Black Light.” It’s an entertainment for certain. It’s also an act of healing and an act of warning in these turbulent times. It begins: What…

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Relevance: Review and Pics by New York Theater

It might sound unenlightened to call Relevance a catfight between two feminists. Jayne Houdyshell and Pascale Armand, after all, are portraying characters explicitly identified as “public …

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Is God Is Review: Relentless Afropunk Revenge by New York Theater

In “Is God Is,” when twin sisters Racine and Anaia hear from their mother for the first time in 18 years, it is to urge them to find and kill their father – as revenge for the fire he …

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Assistance Review. David Mamet Has Written A Play about Harvey Weinstein. Leslye Headland Wrote One a Decade Ago by New York Theater

David Mamet has revealed in an interview in the Chicago Tribune that he has written a play about Harvey Weinstein. “I was talking with my Broadway producer and he said, ‘Why don’t you …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jerry Springer the Opera: Review and Pics by New York Theater

Jerry Springer the Opera is profane, vulgar, obvious, offensive and irresistibly entertaining – at least in the first act, when it offers a high art version of the TV talk show that has ai…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Torch Song, To Kill a Mockingbird Coming to Broadway. Can Theater Matter? Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

The announcement of forthcoming Broadway productions of Torch Song, a pioneering play about a gay character, and a stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a drama about a ca…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Terminus Review: Haunted by a Past of Racism and Stifled Love by New York Theater

Eller (Deirdre O’Connell) is losing her mind, and thus lives in two worlds on stage in “Terminus,” a lyrical, Southern Gothic stew of a play by Gabriel Jason Dean running through M…

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