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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Cats The Jellicle Ball Review. The Queering of Andrew Lloyd Webber by New York Theater

To say that I found this clever, fun-filled queering of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s idiosyncratic 1982 musical at times confusing and even annoying is only to say that it’s still “Cats” �…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:32PM
Friday, June 21, 2024

Titanic Encores Review by New York Theater

“Titanic” turns out to be the ideal musical for an Encores! concert, focused on the music. The original 1997 Broadway production about the most famous maritime disaster in history was an…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:42PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Happy Pride Month 2024: LGBTQ characters in current Broadway shows by New York Theater

In his Tony acceptance speech this month, Jonathan Groff thanked his role as the gay character Melchior  Gabor sixteen years ago in “Spring Awakening” for inspiring him “to come out …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth 2024 by New York Theater

“How wonderful to see you all glistening in the sun,” Phylicia Rashad said in Times Square, accepting this year’s Legacy Award from the Broadway League as part of the fourth annual Bro…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The 10 Tony winners you can still see (4 of them, hurry!) by New York Theater

Below is a guide to this year’s Tony-winning plays and musicals that are still playing – although several are closing soon; one next week.  The listings include a video of the Tony per…

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Tony Highlights. Broadway at Tribeca. Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

“I’m gonna just talk fast and try not to cry,” Daniel Radcliffe began his acceptance speech, and I felt like saying: Take your time! Cry! The Tony Awards is just a TV show, but listeni…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:21AM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

2024 Tony Award Winners: Stereophonic, Merrily by New York Theater

“Stereophonic ” won best play, “Appropriat” best revival of a play, at the 77th annual Tony Awards, (Here’s a guide to the entire Broadway 2023-2024 Season, including shows not nom…

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How can I watch the 2024 Tony Awards? Why should I? Tony Night Cheat Sheet. by New York Theater

The 77th Annual Tony Awards, with host Ariana DeBose, will be broadcast and streamed live from Lincoln Center tonight, celebrating the Broadway 2023 – 2024 theater season with performances…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:11PM

Satisfied at Tribeca: Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry by New York Theater

You might think that Ariana DeBose would be too busy the night before her hosting duties at the Tony Awards to go to a movie. But the world premiere of “Satisfied,”  a documentary abou…

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tribeca Festival: Hacking Hate by New York Theater

This eye-opening documentary about the role of social media in spreading white supremacist violence, which just won the Tribeca Festival’s Best Documentary Feature Award, is at its most ar…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:32PM
Friday, June 14, 2024

“Merrily We Roll Along” Director Maria Friedman on Why It Works by New York Theater

How did Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” one of the most infamous flops on Broadway, become one of the biggest hits of the 2023-2024 Broadway season…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:03AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

2024 Tony Awards: Who SHOULD win, and why by New York Theater

Below are my preferences – not predictions – for the 2024 Tony Awards, in keeping with a tradition I’ve been maintaining for more than a decade. I am a critic, not a seer or a bookie. …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:29PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Theatre World Award Winners on When They First Knew by New York Theater

Watch Theatre World Award winners past and present talk below about when they first knew they were going to be professional performers. For more on Theatre World Awards, check out Theatre Wo…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:39PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tribeca Festival: Films by Jeremy O. Harris and Betty Buckley by New York Theater

Jeremy O. Harris’ film about his Broadway play “Slave Play” begins with a young Black woman in an NYU sweatshirt looking straight up at the ceiling and screaming with great violence. I…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:21PM
Monday, June 10, 2024

2024 Drama Desk Award Winners: Stereophonic, Dead Outlaw by New York Theater

“Stereophonic” won Outstandint Play and six other awards, “Dead Outlaw” Outstanding Musical and two others at the 68th annual Drama Desk Awards. Full list of winners below. Click her…

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Awards Crescendo. How Hollywood Views Broadway. Hello Dolly and Jez! Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Tonight ceremonies will take place for both the 68th annual Drama Desk Awards and the 78th annual Theatre World Awards, leading up to the endlessly anticipated/promoted climax of theater a…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:20AM
Sunday, June 9, 2024

What Became of Us Review. Immigrant Siblings, Quirky Choices. by New York Theater

“What Became of Us” is at heart a modest, moving two-character play about a brother and a sister, the children of immigrant parents, who tell us about each other over the course of the…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:13PM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Great Lillian Hall. Jessica Lange Stars. Marian Seldes Hovers. by New York Theater

Jessica Lange as Lillian Hall, one of the great legends of the American theater, is about to star once again on Broadway in “The Cherry Orchard.” But she  is collapsed on her bed, when…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:28PM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Tribeca Festival: Griffin in Summer by New York Theater

This first-time feature film by writer and director Nicholas Colia will inspire some of the same knowing laughs among grown-up theater kids as “Theater Camp,”  and some of the same sy…

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Dorian Theater Awards 2024. Queer Critics Weigh In by New York Theater

“Merrily We Roll Along” and “Oh, Mary!”  received the most love at the Second Annual Dorian Theater Awards, winning four categories apiece, while “Stereophonic” won three awar…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:55PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Home Broadway Review by New York Theater

Samm-Art Williams was born in Burgaw, North Carolina seventy-eight years ago, and died in that same small rural town last month; he liked to tell people he was “just a country boy.” Act…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:36PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Tribeca Festival 2024: 12 films for theater lovers, from Brats to Broadway, Liz to Liza by New York Theater

Twenty-two years after Robert De Niro et al founded the Tribeca Film Festival in the wake of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, the festival has grown so large and overwhelming that …

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Audra in Gypsy. Groff on Pride. Guilt on Stage? Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Mr. Steinglass: Donald Trump cannot shoot someone during rush hour on Fifth Avenue and get away with it.Mr. Blanche: Objection your Honor.The Court: SustainedMr. Steinglass: You, the jury, h…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:56AM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

How To Eat An Orange Review. After Mass Murder, Justice and Art. by New York Theater

There is a sly strategy to the fanciful title of this solo play, as there is to performer Paula Pizzi’s soft-spoken lyricism. They make it easier, for one, to take in the underlying horror…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:18PM
Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 2024 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, including the first Broadway revival of Samm-Art Williams’ play “Home,” and a radical re…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

The Tony Awards Quiz by New York Theater

Answer these ten questions, plus a bonus question, about the nominations for the 2024 Tony Awards.  Loading…

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

2024 Off Broadway Alliance Award Winners by New York Theater

“Dead Outlaw” won Best New Musical and “Oh, Mary!” Best New Play among the six competitive categories of the 13th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. The ceremony will take place Ju…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:23PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Comedy of Errors. by New York Theater

The outdoor bilingual musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s shortest play has returned, just as festive and comically confusing as it was last summer, but now the main attraction of Free Sha…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:58PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Playing the Palace, Appraising the Season. Job, Romeo + Juliet on Broadway. Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The Palace will reopen tonight after six years for the first of what are now 19 shows scheduled so far for the Broadway 2024-2025 season, with a concert by Ben Platt promoting his new albu…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:42AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

The First Memorial Day by New York Theater

“I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion. If silence is ever golden, it must be here, beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:16PM
Sunday, May 26, 2024

2024 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Picks? by New York Theater

Make your pick in the survey below for 12 of the 26 categories in the 77th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best — plus a poll question about which new category (if any) the Ton…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:57AM

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