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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Mrs Doubtfire on Broadway Review by New York Theaterh

“Mrs. Doubtfire,” a musical adaptation of the 1993 Robin Williams movie about a divorced man who disguises himself as a woman so that he can spend time with his children as their nanny, …

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Poll: Current Broadway Musicals, Better or Worse as Movies? by New York Theaterh

There are so many shows currently on Broadway either based on a movie, or the inspiration for a movie – and so many more scheduled for the season ahead – that I thought an apt follow-up …

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Poll: The Best and The Worst Movie Adaptation of a Broadway Musical by New York Theaterh

This year, when we’ve spent so much time looking at screens, was a banner year for movie adaptations of shows that originated on stage: “In The Heights,” “The Humans,” “Dear Evan…

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Candlelight Review: John Patrick Shanley’s West Side Story? by New York Theaterh

In his new Off-Off Broadway play, John Patrick Shanley – Oscar-winner for “Moonstruck,” Tony and Pulitzer winner for “Doubt” – imagines what it would be like if Romeo and Juliet …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:26PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New York Theater Openings and Reopenings December 2021 by New York Theaterh

Below is a day-by-day selection of New York theater that is scheduled to open in December, organized by opening date.* That includes the gender-bending revival of “Company,” by Stephen S…

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sondheim Theater Quiz for November 2021 by New York Theaterh

Whatever other superlatives you can apply to Stephen Sondheim – that he was the most significant, the most ambitious, the most revered of Broadway theater composer-lyricists for more than …

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#GivingTuesday 2021: A List of NYC Theaters and Theater Charities To Support by New York Theaterh

On this tenth annual #GivingTuesday (created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation), consider donating to your favorite New York area theaters and theater companie…

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Sondheim The Mourning After. #StageworthyNews by New York Theaterh

The outpouring after the sudden death of Stephen Sondheim the day after Thanksgiving has been overwhelming — in innumerable encomiums (e.g. “an artistic genius on the level of Shakespear…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:10AM
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Top 10 New York Theater to be Grateful for in 2021 by New York Theaterh

My gratitude this year is greatest for theater in general: grateful that in-person, live performances have returned; that the experimentation in digital and hybrid theater continues;  that…

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Oh no! Stephen Sondheim, 91, has died. “Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love.” by New York Theaterh

Stephen Sondheim, the central figure in contemporary American musical theater., as died at age 91. His works include: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Company,” “…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:56PM
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Broadway on Thanksgiving 2021, both #MacysParade and #Twitter by New York Theaterh

Below are videos of some of the musical numbers performed by the casts of Broadway shows at the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – plus Thanksgiving Day Tweets from the casts o…

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Holiday Gifts for Theater Lovers 2021 by New York Theaterh

My tenth annual theater gift guide below includes links and information on shopping for theater tickets,theater subscriptions,cast recordings,play scripts and books about the theaterand thea…

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Clyde’s Review: Uzo Aduba in Lynn Nottage’s play of holy sandwich makers by New York Theaterh

In “Clyde’s,” a savory comedy written by Lynn Nottage, better known for her bitter tragedies, Uzo Aduba portrays Clyde, the sexy but heartless owner of a truck stop where all four of …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:12PM

The 6 Best Musical Theater Album #Grammy Nominations 2022 by New York Theaterh

 Only one Broadway cast recording has been nominated for Best Musical Theater Album in  the 64th Grammy Awards, which will take place on January 31, 2022. This makes sense, given how few n…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:32PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

Theater Geek Week. #Stageworthy News by New York Theaterh

Catch all the cameos in the “Sunday” musical number at the Moondance Diner in “tick,tock…BOOM”? You may be a theater geek. This is your week. On Thanksgiving Day Thursday, the Broa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:22AM
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Week 2021 Broadway Theater Schedule by New York Theaterh

Below is the Broadway schedule for Thanksgiving Week 2021, which differs from the usual week’s schedule: Only three shows have performances on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25) but …

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

tick,tick…Boom! is a film for theater geeks like Lin-Manuel Miranda, its director by New York Theaterh

See photos and watch videos from the film below. “tick, tick…Boom!” is a film for musical theater geeks. It is adapted from “Rent” composer Jonathan Larson’s earlier autobiograph…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:33PM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Trouble in Mind Review: A backstage comedy about racism, debuting on Broadway after 66 years by New York Theaterh

The Montgomery bus boycott,  the Hollywood blacklist, and the lynching of Emmett Till were all current events when “Trouble in Mind” debuted Off-Broadway in 1955, and Alice Childress i…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:34PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Theater Reviews: Cullud Wattah and In The Southern Breeze by New York Theaterh

Two plays are opening Off-Broadway tonight, one featuring a cast of five Black women, the other a cast of five Black men. Both are about Black people struggling to survive in the face of del…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:19PM

Diana The Musical Review: 3 Ways It’s Better on Broadway (+ 3 ways it’s not) by New York Theaterh

The surprise of “Diana the Musical,” which is opening tonight at the Longacre Theater, is that it’s more enjoyable – better! — on Broadway than it is on Netflix, where a recording …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:32PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Broadway Celebrations! Digital Debate. Curbside Marquees? #Stageworthy News This Week by New York Theaterh

The ads for Broadway have started to appear this week on digital screens and posters in the subway, as promised, recreating a 1977 campaign that intended to boost sales, and morale, at a sim…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:57AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Morning’s at Seven Review. A Starry evergreen comedy that turns existential by New York Theaterh

One of the pleasures in this latest revival of “Morning’s At Seven,” a quietly funny and surprisingly astute evergreen comedy about four aging sisters and their families who live cheek…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:50PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Assassins Review: CSC Revives Sondheim’s Unsettling Musical about Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth and 7 others by New York Theaterh

 “Assassins,” the 30-year-old musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman about nine of the 13 people who have tried to kill an American president, is certainly clever; when is Sondhei…

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Pool Plays: 1. The Ding Dongs. 2. Is Edward Snowden Single? by New York Theaterh

 “The Ding Dongs” and “Is Edward Snowden Single?” are two of the three plays being presented in repertory at the New Ohio Theater through November 20th by The Pool, which is describ…

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Soldiers and Artists, from Ancient Greek Drama to Veterans Day by New York Theaterh

On Veterans Day, it’s time to call up Adam Driver, three-year military veteran and three-time  Broadway veteran, who  understands the connection between soldiers and artists goes back t…

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Book Review: When The Lights are Bright Again by New York Theaterh

Like the title character in “Dear Evan Hansen,” Andrew Norlen began with the idea of writing himself a letter – and then it just grew. In “When the Lights Are Bright Again: Letters a…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Book Review: Pick A Pocket Or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre by New York Theaterh

Did the British invent musical theater? That’s what the reader is told in “Pick a Pocket Or Two: A… History of British Musical Theatre” (Oxford University Press, 352 pages) by Ethan …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:36PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Is Broadway Healthy? Wicked Reaction: Yes to Cynthia Erivo, no to James Corden. #Stageworthy News This Week by New York Theaterh

“The Theatrical Renaissance is here right now in this city, around the country and around the world” Ken Davenport proclaimed with breathless optimism in his welcome to the hundreds of v…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:49AM
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber on creating the rare musical that works by New York Theaterh

Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber below talking about his career, how he works, how he cures writer’s block, why some shows work and others don’t (clues: The Zeitgeist; timing), at the Theaterma…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Generation Rise Review. Undesirable elements in this latest Ping Chong play about teens by New York Theaterh

“Generation Rise” is being presented live on stage at New Victory Theater through November 14, billed as a show in which six New York teens voice their own experiences growing up in a gl…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Meet Brandon Kazen-Maddox, American Sign Language Dance Theater Artist by New York Theaterh

Andrew Lloyd Webber is not the only one who will be delivering his keynote address Sunday at the fifth annual Theatermakers Summit. Brandon Kazen-Maddox will be sharing the screen with him, …

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