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Monday, June 18, 2018

Feinstein & Ebersole Together – Preview 54 Below by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   The multi-award winning twosome will be “Two For the Road” beginning July 31 thru September 3 at 7 pm (Sept. 1 at 9:30 pm) for an unforgettable even…

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Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s Tommy with New York Pops by Sandi Durell

    by Brian Scott Lipton   When did you first experience “The Who’s Tommy?” Did you run to your local record store in 1969 to be among the first to purchase this semina…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Marilyn Maye Continues Her Reign by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   The quintessential Queen of Cabaret, Marvelous Marilyn Maye, continued to hold court at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City for three nights (June 14,…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Theatre of Nations Presents Ivanov  by Sandi Durell

    By Marcina Zaccaria   Moscow’s Theatre of Nations arrived in New York to present a stunning contemporary rendition of Anton Chekhov’s tragic drama, Ivanov. Finding the…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

First Love by Sandi Durell

  by Grace Treston   A bashful glance, a tentative brush of hands, and a wry smile – first loves are honorable badges worn cautiously by the young. Except for when they are not.…

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Love and Intrigue by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   Every generation brings a new director to the world stage who changes the way we view the classics, whether it be Euripides, Shakespeare, or Moliere. Such pra…

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Opening Night Photos: Half Time – Paper Mill Playhouse by Sandi Durell

  Half Time – Paper Mill Playhouse – opening night curtain call photos and more by Maryann Lopinto           The post Opening Night Photos: Half Tim…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Desperate Measures (She Says) by Sandi Durell

  By Carole Di Tosti   Corruption, injustice, mercy, reconciliation and love are relevant themes which daily confront us. However, never have they appeared in so humorous and pleasing …

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Desperate Measures (He Says) by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   How do you solve a problem like “Measure for Measure?” Many directors have tackled William Shakespeare’s thorny play, but up until now, nobod…

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Dan Cody’s Yacht – Down With the Ship! by Sandi Durell

    By: Sandi Durell     It’s the era of pitting haves and have-nots in recent off Broadway theater – who can get into college, who has the money, do grades really ma…

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July – August 2018 Cabaret Listings & News by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell    Summertime hot! New York City Cabarets and Clubs have talent and more talent. Take a peek at who’s coming and where! This is just a short list!  Always check …

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Stew and Heidi Rodewald – One Night Only Concert by Sandi Durell

    STEW & THE NEGRO PROBLEM – the powerhouse indie rock band fronted by longtime collaborators Stew and Heidi Rodewald – will perform a one-night-only concert at THE TOTAL…

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Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   Elevator Repair Service, that devilish New-York-based company, is up to its tricks again – namely, hijacking existing written works and turning them into th…

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Half Time – Paper Mill Playhouse by Sandi Durell

  by Adam Cohen   Aging gracefully and living vitally are the core themes of the amazingly entertaining new musical Half Time, now playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, N…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Blanket of Dust by Sandi Durell

    By Michael Bracken   True or false? The United States government, not foreign terrorists, was responsible for the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center. If you’re not …

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Monday, June 11, 2018

More Tony Winner Photos in the Press Room by Sandi Durell

    Between The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child most of the hoopla surrounded these two shows during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall l…

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The Band’s Visit Sweeps the Tonys by Sandi Durell

        The 72nd Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Barielles at Radio City Music Hall joking about the fact that the key to hosting was never winning…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Peace for Mary Frances by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell     When it comes to money and families, watch out . . . there’s bound to be some bickering. But in the case of Mary Frances, a feisty old broad of …

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Secret Life of Humans by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora     The history and future of humanity as a central dramatic theme? That’s a rather tall order for an 85-minute play, don’t you think? And yet, …

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Single Rider by Sandi Durell

    by Adam Cohen   There are two kinds of people in the world – those who appreciate the speed, twists and turns of roller coasters – and those who don’t.  Whether or…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

It Came From Beyond by Sandi Durell

  by Grace Treston     Enter St Luke’s Theatre, enclosed in a beautiful Lutheran church on Manhattan’s Restaurant Row, and prepare to be transported both back in time, and…

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Margo Brown’s Birthday Debut at Don’t Tell Mama by Sandi Durell

  by Myra Chanin   Margo Brown, with the aid and input of her director, the splendid Jeff Harnar, made her New York debut at Don’t Tell Mama’s in a bold, interesting and excep…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Eve Ensler’s Fruit Trilogy by Sandi Durell

  Eve Ensler’s plays have a way of creating a gate to newfound emotion, far beyond the everyday     by Marcina Zaccaria   A recipient of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Lifetim…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gina Gershon – Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   Aptly titled, I’ll cut to the chase – Gina Gershon is a wild woman! Tossing that mane of hair with moves that convey their own meaning, she’s one s…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Theatre World Awards – 74 Years and Counting by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell   The 74th Theatre World Awards are the best feel-good for what ails anyone! And on June 4th at Circle in the Square Theatre, right on the sandy set…

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Tovah is Leona! Coming to 54 Below by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   Tony and Emmy nominated star of Golda’s Balcony, Pippin and The Walking Dead, Tovah Feldshuh will be taking on the role of Leona Helmsley in her new show …

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Linda Glick’s Teach Me Tonight, Part II – Voila! by Sandi Durell

    By Steve Nardoni   “When we, too, can see ourselves as human, we’ll no longer look at life as a battlefield, but as a classroom where everyone is both teacher and student.…

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The Great Leap by Sandi Durell

    by Michael Bracken   “This is a play about basketball, but it is also a basketball play,” says playwright Lauren Yee, whose The Great Leap,is currently in a full court…

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Video Interviews – Winners 2018 Drama Desk Awards by Sandi Durell

        by Sandi Durell   Part 2 coverage continues with Video Interviews in the press room at the Marriott Marquis on June 3 with the 2018 Drama Desk Award winners.…

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Danny Bacher at Birdland- A Throwback to Cool by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   The Danny Bacher Quintet communicates in musical shorthand. This purposefully upbeat (don’t we all need it?) evening of swing/bop/jazz and a token ballad fizzes alo…

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The 2018 Drama Desk Winners! by Sandi Durell

  The Drama Desk Awards took place at The Town Hall on June 3rd, hosted by Michael Urie. Red Carpet Arrivals at Anita’s Way found Theater Pizzazz’ JK Clarke on the scene. Lo…

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