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Friday, May 24, 2019

Irish Rep Mounts Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy by New York Theater

Sean O’Casey was 43 years old and had worked his whole life as a laborer, when he finally had a play accepted in 1922 by the founders of Dublin’s famed Abbey Theater, the dramatist Lady…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Clubbed Thumb Review: Lunch Bunch, a chorus of lawyers obsessing on food by New York Theater

In the first play of Clubbed Thumb’s 24thannual  Summerworks festival at the Wild Project – the first summer theater festival of the season — the cast faces us a la A Chorus Line, ex…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Ferryman on Broadway with American cast: Review, pics by New York Theater

The Ferryman, a feast of Irish storytelling in a breathtaking mix of genres, opened on Broadway seven months ago, and since then it’s gotten nine Tony nominations, best play awards from th…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fosse Verdon Episode 7: Fighting Over Chicago the Musical by New York Theater

In Episode 7 of Fosse Verdon, Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on Chicago, challenging Bob’s increasingly dark approach to the musical.   Just one more episode to go! More ab…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Obie Awards by New York Theater

The 64th Annual Obie Awards, celebrating Off and Off-Off-Broadway Theater We’re live at the 2019 #ObieAwards hosted by @Racheldoesstuff — Obie Awards (@obieawards…

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Game of Thrones vs Hair Live. Sondheim at Town Hall. David Byrne On Broadway, Bat Out of Hell Off. More Awards! #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Fans can add another reason to be disappointed with Game of Thrones. NBC executives are now claiming they killed Hair Live, which they had planned to broadcast yesterday, when HBO announced …

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

2019 Chita Rivera Awards: Hadestown, Alice By Heart, Ephraim Sykes by New York Theater

Hadestown won best Broadway choreography and Alice By Heart best Off-Broadway choreography in the third annual Chita Rivera Awards honoring excellence in dance and choregraphy. Complete list…

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Mac Beth: 7 Schoolgirls Put On Shakespeare’s Tragedy by New York Theater

At the end of “Mac Beth,” Macduff severs Macbeth’s head and then she takes a selfie of it, posing with two of her fellow murderous teenage girls, all dressed in parochial school unifor…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Original Sound Review: When Is It Musical Inspiration, and When Theft? by New York Theater

Did George Harrison steal from The Chiffons? A judge ruled that his 1970 hit, “My Sweet Lord” was “virtually identical” to The Chiffons’ 1962 hit “He’s So Fine.” But, though …

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The Best Immersive Theater Companies in New York and their Shows by New York Theater

  So many theater companies label their shows “immersive” these days that the term can feel like little more than a synonym for “hip.” But five adventurous and meticulous companies …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

2019 Drama League Awards: Bryan Cranston, Hadestown, The Ferryman by New York Theater

Bryan Cranston won the distinguished performance award at the 85th annual Drama League Awards for his performance in Network, while Hadestown won best musical, and The Ferryman best play. Di…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Enter Laughing: Review and pics by New York Theater

Comedian Carl Reiner called his comic novel Enter Laughing, because that is the first stage direction that his 17-year-old main character is given, at his first ever-audition, and he makes a…

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Happy Talk by Jesse Eisenberg with Susan Sarandon: Review and pics by New York Theater

From the moment Susan Sarandon makes her entrance in Jesse Eisenberg’s latest play, it is clear her character Lorraine is extravagantly self-absorbed to the point of delusion….It would b…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Pink Unicorn Review: Alice Ripley as Small-Town Mother of Genderqueer Child by New York Theater

The story that Tony winner Alice Ripley tells in this one-woman show – of an unsophisticated mother named Trisha Lee in the small Texas town of Sparktown who becomes woke after her child …

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Yoko Ono, Moliere, Danielle Brooks and the Bard on Summer Stages. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Summer begins officially next month, but the summer theatergoing season launches this week with the first two of 13 annual New York summer theater festivals.  Clubbed Thumb, which has been …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners: The Ferryman, Hadestown, White Noise. Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block by New York Theater

“The Ferryman” won outstanding Broadway play and “Hadestown” outstanding Broadway musical in the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards. ‘White Noise” won best Off-Broadway p…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day on Broadway: Watch Theater Songs About Mama by New York Theater

In a culture where “stage mother” has a negative connotation, and mothers aren’t always the most endearing characters on stage, it’s good to honor Mother’s Day by watching videos o…

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Fosse Verdon Episode 6: Brandon Uranowitz as Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce and Bianca Marroquín as Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly by New York Theater

In episode 6 of the FX TV series “Fosse Verdon,” which will air on Tuesday May 14th, Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) splits his time between editing the movie he’s directing, “Lenny” abou…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

12 Summer Theater Festivals in New York City 2019 by New York Theater

Summertime is a good time for the adventurous New York theatergoer, and the broke New York theatergoer. Summer theater festivals present shows that are usually cheaper (often free), and more…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Are Off Broadway Shows Redeemed or Ruined on Broadway? by New York Theater

Ten of the 34 shows that opened on Broadway during the 2018-2019 season began life Off-Broadway.  I was struck  by how sharply different my reactions were to seeing the Off-Broadway and Br…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Tony Awards – Who YOU Want As Winners by New York Theater

Here are the results of the survey in which I asked you to pick your personal preferences (not predictions) in 16 of the 26 categories in the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Best Play Nominated:Cho…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway at #MetGala. Theater Awards Up The Wazoo. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Tony winner Billy Porter became the pharaoh of fashion at the Met Gala red carpet, his Egyptian-themed…production number… right up there with Katy Perry wearing a chandelier, Jared Leto …

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Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards: The Ferryman, Tootsie, What The Constitution Means to Me by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth best play of the 2018-19 season, Tootsie best musical, What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck wa…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

2019 Lucille Lortel Award Winners by New York Theater

in the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Full list of winners: Outstanding Play Outstanding Musical Outstanding Revival Outstanding Solo Show Fleaba…

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

2019 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick? by New York Theater

Make your pick in the survey below for 16 of the 26 categories in the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 9th at Radio Music Hall…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

2019 Theatre World Award Winners for Spectacular NY Stage Debuts by New York Theater

The Theatre World Awards for outstanding New York stage debuts during the 2017-2018 theatrical season have been given to: Gbenga Akinnagbe, To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Glynn-Carney, The Ferrym…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Tony Awards Quiz by New York Theater

Take this quiz about the nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, which were announced Tuesday. How well do you know the nominees. How much were you paying attention to the season?  

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 2019 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

May is not just the month that theatergoers debate nominations and await awards. Shows do open. That includes just one play on Broadway — the first of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, starri…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Tony Award Nominations: Hadestown, Ain’t Too Proud, Tootsie Lead by New York Theater

Hadestown, Ain’t Too Proud and Tootsie received the greatest number of nominations in the 2019 Tony Awards, announced by Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth. The winners of the 73rd ann…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Broadway Season Ends. Tony Award Nominations Tomorrow: Which will be picked? #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The Broadway 2018-2019 season has ended, and the New York theater award season is in high gear. The Tony nominations will be announced tomorrow. Here are the shows that opened on Broadway th…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

All My Sons With Annette Bening, Tracy Letts: Review, Pics, Video by New York Theater

Nobody applauds when Annette Bening first appears on stage in All My Sons, the third Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s 1947 tragedy, the playwright’s first hit play. This is because of…

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