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Friday, September 22, 2017

KPOP: Review and Photographs by New York Theater

KPOP, the wildly (and loudly) entertaining immersive theater piece offering the audience a tour of a Korean pop music factory, begins and ends with 15-minute concerts by the Korean boy group…

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Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Playwrights in America 2017-2018 by New York Theater

Below is the list of the most-produced plays compiled by American Theatre Magazine of member theaters of Theatre Communications Group (in other words, non-profit theaters throughout the Unit…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Google Celebrates West Side Story by New York Theater

“West Side Story” opened on Broadway on September 26, 1957. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Google Arts & Culture is presenting a virtual exhibition that explains its hist…

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2018 Artios Award Nominations for Theater Casting Directors by New York Theater

The 33rd Annual Artios Award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles and New York on January 18, 2018, celebrating outstanding achievement among members of the Casting Society of America. Here …

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Neighbors Review: America vs. Mexico, via 2 Clownish Stereotypes by New York Theater

With its big clue of a title and its two characters named Joe and Jose, one expects “Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement” to be an allegory about the political relationship between Mexico …

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 Emmy Winners (NY Theater Vets Highlighted) by New York Theater

Below is the list of Emmy winners, with Broadway veterans in red. (Off-Broadway vets in green.) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – John Lithgow, The Crown Outstanding Suppor…

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Broadway on TV. Another Audra Award. Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

The nominees for the 69th annual Emmy Awards include, as usual, many whom theatergoers like to claim as our own. All the Emmy-nominated performers pictured above are Broadway veterans, altho…

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Viva Broadway Concert: Watch Latinx Stars Mandy Gonzalez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, Ana Villafane, et al by New York Theater

With Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) and John Leguizamo (“Latin History for Morons”) serving as co-hosts, the Broadway League presented its annual Viva Broadway concert Friday eveni…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Broadway Poll: Most Intriguing Shows in 2017-2018 Season by New York Theater

Choose the three shows that you are most looking forward to. The list below is for shows that have opening dates in the Broadway 2017-2018 season as of this writing, and they are listed chro…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Broadway’s Best on PBS This Fall by New York Theater

“She Loves Me,” “Falsettos,” “Noël Coward’s Present Laughter” “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” and “Indecent” will all be broadcast on Friday nights this Fa…

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Frozen Opens Tonight: First Pics by New York Theater

The first production photographs of Frozen the Musical, which opens tonight at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It will move to Broadway’s St. James Thea…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton Says Broadway Helped Her Recover by New York Theater

In the months after her defeat by Donald Trump in the race for President, Hillary Clinton was so devastated, she writes in her new memoir, “What Happened,” that she had trouble f…

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Appreciating Michael Friedman: Review of His 2011 Occupy Wall Street Musical by New York Theater

In honor of Michael Friedman (September 24, 1975 – September 9, 2017) here is my October 29, 2011 review of “Let Me Ascertain You: Occupy Wall Street, Stories From Liberty Square,…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tommy Tune, Bandstand, Great Comet Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award Winners by New York Theater

Tommy Tune was presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the 2017 Chita Rivera Award, the newly named awards for dance and choreography in New York theater and on…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Audra McDonald enters Theatre Hall of Fame, along with Matthew Broderick, The Public’s Oskar Eustis + 5 by New York Theater

  Audra McDonald has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, along with Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. The th…

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Coming to Broadway: Angels in America, Mean Girls, To Kill A Mockingbird. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

This is a time of natural disasters, which dwarf everything else, including the steady assault of man-made disasters (even major anniversaries), if only for the moment. Of course, people are…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

“Art is what survives from protest movements.” RIP theater composer Michael Friedman, 41 by New York Theater

it would be to sum up the talent of composer, lyricist, dramaturg, artistic director,  political activist and theater visionary Michael Friedman -- and how great the loss his early death.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Quiz updated: Which character are you in Hamilton? by New York Theater

Since 2015, 45,000 have taken my Hamilton quiz. Why not try the updated one, to find out whether you’re Aaron Burr (originally portrayed by Leslie Odom Jr.) Thomas Jefferson (Daveed Diggs)…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 2017 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Sex and violence — also sex, drugs and rock n roll — are the subjects of several shows opening Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway in September (There are no Broadway openings.) Bu…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Diva Additions: Bernadette! Phillipa! The New Season for Cheap. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

The New York theater season is officially underway  (Check out my Broadway 2017-2018 Preview Guide, and my Off-Broadway Fall 2017 Preview Guide) – and there are incentives to get our butt…

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Off Broadway Fall 2017 Guide by New York Theater

Off-Broadway in the Fall promises a homoerotic dystopia (“A Clockwork Orange”); a revival of Harvey Fierstein’s breakthrough play starring Michael Urie (“Torch Song&#…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

New York Theater Quiz August 2017 by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to theater news and reviews in August, a month full of controversies, and sad deaths? Answer these 10 questions and see.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Inanimate Review: Loving Objects at The Flea by New York Theater

  “Inanimate,” a new play by Nick Robideau about a young woman who falls in love with a Dairy Queen sign, is most noteworthy for being the first play to be presented in the new buil…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Houston Theater Matters. New Evan Hansens. Albee’s Art. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

The nation’s second-largest theater district, a 17-block area in the heart of downtown Houston, is among the casualties of Tropical Storm Harvey, the flooding from its torrential rain …

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Prince on Broadway: Review, Pics, Video by New York Theater

In his new memoir Sense of Occasion, Hal Prince explains that Prince of Broadway, the new Broadway revue celebrating and sampling Prince’s extraordinary 70-year career in the theater, “w…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Harold Prince’s Memoir: “Sense of Occasion” by New York Theater

Harold Prince’s new memoir, “Sense of Occasion” (Applause Books, $29.99) — a conversational chronicle and candid analysis of his many hits, seminal musicals and occasiona…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Broadway’s Most Entertaining Shows About Serious Social Issues by New York Theater

What is your favorite show on Broadway that explores serious issues in an entertaining way? Below are some answers to this question, which I asked in a recent contest for tickets to a show, …

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Broadway Season Preview Updated: Denzel, Etc. Trump’s Artists RESIST. RIP Jerry Lewis. Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

My Broadway 2017-2018 Preview Guide has been updated, thanks to a flurry of new shows announced, a couple this past week: Denzel Washington will lead the 20-member cast for the fifth Broadwa…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Most Underrated Shows on Broadway by New York Theater

What was the most underrated show you’ve ever seen on a New York stage?  Below are the answers to that question, which I asked in a now-ended contest to win tickets to a show I feel fits…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Last Ditch Playlist Review: Kiss and Break Up by New York Theater

Aaron and Wes have broken up, but Aaron can’t seem to let go, in “Last Ditch Playlist,” Brad Baron’s semi-autobiographical play about his first love and his first breakup, which is r…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Trump’s Entire Arts Committee Resigns With Secret Message: RESIST by New York Theater

All 17 members of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned today to protest President Trump’s comments on the events last weekend in Charlottesville, as The …

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