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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fat Ham Review by New York Theater

‘Fat Ham,” this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, which opened tonight at the Public Theater,  is inspired by “Hamlet,” but it parts ways with the Bard, and not just because of…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Violence in America: Theater’s Response by New York Theater

An 18-year-old yesterday shot and killed at least 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a mass shooting that occurred just ten days after another 18-year-o…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards: Harmony, Sanctuary City, Oratorio for Living Things… by New York Theater

Harmony was designated new new musical and Sanctuary City best new play in the 11th annual Off Broadway Awards. (Check out my New York Theater Awards 2022 Guide and Calendar) BEST NEW MUSIC…

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Angela Lansbury Lifetime Tony! Award Season Favorites. Masks Extended. TEDx Broadway 2022 Talks. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

Theater awards season is heating up, with four of the major annual theater awards announcing their winners or nominations this past week; favorite shows are coming into focus. I won’t call…

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Roe v Wade 2.0: Making theater out of Supreme Court’s oral arguments by New York Theater

There is no question which side playwright Margaret Vandenburg favors in her play “Roe v. Wade 2.0,” which is inspired by the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jacks…

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Karpovsky Variations Review. A musician in search of her sound, and her family. by New York Theater

The story that seems to be struggling to emerge from “The Karpovsky Variations” concerns Julia Karpovsky, an American Jew who spent her childhood abroad and is trying to connect with her…

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Friday, May 20, 2022

2022 Drama League Awards: Lehman Trilogy, A Strange Loop, Sutton Foster. by New York Theater

“The Lehman Trilogy” was voted outstanding play and “A Strange Loop” outstanding musical at the 88th annual Drama League Awards, which were announced today at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. …

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Broadway Producer Emanuel Azenberg: “We’ve chased away an audience.” by New York Theater

“When I was a kid in the Bronx, I went to the theater for $1.10,” says Emanuel Azenberg. Granted that was a while ago; he’s 88. But he is also a Broadway producer and general manager w…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

English, and Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi: Theater Reviews by New York Theater

Sanaz Toossi, California-born daughter of immigrants from Iran, has racked up awards for her two New York debut plays this season, “English” and “Wish You Were Here.”* Both are set i…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The 5 Ages of Musical Theater. When must an old show be shelved? by New York Theater

A century and a half after the first American musical, the art form “is growing up, and it is time for us to address the growing pains,” historian Margaret Hall said at her TEDx Broadway…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 Chita Rivera Award Nominations: by New York Theater

Below is the complete list of the nominations for 2022 Chita Rivera Awards for dance and choreography, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and the movies, with the love spread wide. The awards will be…

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2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Six, Lehman Trilogy, Kimberly Akimbo, Prayer for the French Republic by New York Theater

“Six”won outstanding Broadway musical, “Lehman Trilogy” outstanding Broadway play, “Kimberly Akimbo” Off-Broadway musical, and “Prayer for the French Republic” Off-Broadway p…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Theater Review: Will You Come With Me? Queer Love During Turkish Uprising by New York Theater

Having taken the trip to Gowanus to see “Will You Come With Me?,” a play billed as exploring “the chaos and complexities of living through an uprising,” I had dinner at a local vega…

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2022  Drama Desk Award Nominations: Six and Kimberly Akimbo Lead by New York Theater

Six and Kimberly Akimbo lead in the nominations for the 66th annual Drama Desk Awards, which honors achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broad…

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Miracles Happen on Broadway, to Two “Girls.” Also: Lizzo Wants Broadway?! #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

In What happened last week at “Girl from the North Country” and “for colored girls…” might not be miraculous, precisely, but they’re the kind of stories in the face of adversity …

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Suffs Review. A women’s suffrage musical after the Roe leak by New York Theater

There is an early number in “Suffs” that was as exciting to me in its way as any gathering-in of Superheroes from the Marvel or DC universe. I guess DC is more apt, since the song is abo…

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Books on Broadway at Bryant Park Reading Room Spring Schedule by New York Theater

The first-ever Books on Broadway series, featuring conversations with authors and theater artists, will be part of the twentieth anniversary of the Bryant Park Reading Room every Tuesday …

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Gregg Mozgala Q and A. On Forward Fest and Broadway by New York Theater

If all goes as planned, Gregg Mozgala will be making his Broadway debut in the Fall,  three decades after the theater first “made me feel like a full human being,” as he explains in th…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

2022 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards: A Case for the Existence of God, Kimberly Akimbo by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named Samuel D. Hunter’s “A Case for the Existence of God” best play of the 2021-22 season, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s and Jeanine Tesori’…

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2022 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick? by New York Theater

Make your pick in the survey below for 12 of the 26 categories in the 75th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 12th at Radio Music Hal…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Case for the Existence of God Theater Review by New York Theater

There seems at first a large gap between the cosmic title of this play and the mundane situation it dramatizes: A factory worker named Ryan (Will Brill) is meeting with a mortgage broker na…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Theater Awards Up The Wazoo: 5 Takeaways. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

The trickiest of theater seasons  has led to an unusual – and instructive — awards season. With both the Tony nominations and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama announced on the same day (has…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Review: Oh God, A Show About Abortion by New York Theater

At the very beginning of Alison Leiby’s joke-filled solo show, which I saw a few days after the leak of the draft of a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade, she told us that “Oh…

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“Fat Ham” wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama by New York Theater

“Fat Ham,” James IJames modern take on “Hamlet,” has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Finalists were “Selling Kabul” by Sylvia Khoury, and “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Owner…

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2022 Tony Award Nominations. A Strange Loop, MJ, Lehman Trilogy lead by New York Theater

“A Strange Loop” received 11 nominations and “MJ The Musical” ten, the most for musicals, and “The Lehman Trilogy” received eight, the most for a play, at the 2022 Tony Award nom…

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band Review. Alice Childress’ Love/Hate Story in Black and White by New York Theater

The overdue resurrection of Alice Childress continues with this first New York production in half a century of “Wedding Band,”  her richly resonant story of an interracial couple set i…

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Theatre World Awards 2022 by New York Theater

 Below are the dozen honorees bestowed with Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway debut performances during the 2021-2022 theatrical season The 76th annual Theatre W…

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Our Brother’s Son Review. Would you give your kidney to a bossy relative? by New York Theater

Leo has long dominated and even bullied his family, but he’s also looked after them. Now he needs them desperately, but he’s not sure any of them will come through for him as he has for …

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations by New York Theater

Below are the nominations for the 11th annual Off Broadway Awards. Winners will be announced May 24th. Don’t know the difference between the Off Broadway Alliance Awards and the Off Broadw…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, on HBO Max by New York Theater

Is there a better time to debut a documentary about “Spring Awakening,” a musical that features a lead character who dies after a botched back-alley abortion?  “Spring Awakening: Tho…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Broadway Season Closer Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the Broadway shows that opened in April 2022, the last month of the unusual 2021-2022 Broadway season? Take this ten-question quiz to find out. Loading…

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