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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Renee Katz Embraces Jule Styne by Sandi Durell

  By Myra Chanin   Renee Katz is a buoyant, optimistic Cabaret star whose powerful, rapturous, playful soprano reminds many of her fans of Barbara Cook because, like Cook, Renee Katz sing…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

A Place of Healing: ‘The Inheritance’ by Sandi Durell

  By Samuel L. Leiter   American playwright Matthew Lopez’s (The Legend of Georgia McBride) marathon play, The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott), comes to Broadway…

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Dancing With A Few Giants by Sandi Durell

  By Argenis Ovalles     Step right up to a world of child-like wonder in Kit Goldstein Grant’s musical masterpiece, The Giant Hoax. Be ready to meet The Cardiff Giant (Daniel Moser). H…

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Meet the Cast and Creatives of ‘Anything Can Happen in the Theater’ & Maury Yeston by Sandi Durell

        By Sandi Durell   The cast and creative team of “Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston” met with the press at the York Theater today to prese…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Mark William is Feeling Good by Sandi Durell

  By Sandi Durell   The Green Room 42 was packed to the rafters with fans, friends and celebrities as the one and only host/impressario Daniel Dunlow welcomed the audience and Mark William…

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President! – The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

    by Edward Medina   At a time of great political uncertainty, in the shadow of an unprecedented presidential impeachment inquiry, in the wake of a two-party system wrenching the electo…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

MAURY YESTON IS HAPPENING AT THE YORK THEATRE by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   There can be no argument that Maury Yeston belongs in the pantheon of great musical theater composers. The 74-year-old New Jersey native has won Tony Awards fo…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Meet Michelle Orosz, Artistic Director Headwall Theatre Company by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   Theater Pizzazz is always interested in getting to know about young theater companies and artistic directors on the rise not only in New York City, where so many blosso…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

ShowBroads – One Fabulous Show, Two Fabulous Broads by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   What happens when you put two belters on a stage together . . . one a little older, the other a little younger? It’s the battle of the broads! The claws and feathe…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Christmas Carol by Sandi Durell

  By Meredith Ganzman   Bring napkins and tissues to the new Broadway musical, A Christmas Carol. The first because the cast members, who are not playing holiday music before the show begi…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Christmas Ain’t A Drag – A Big Band Cabaret Musical to Debut at The Cutting Room by Sandi Durell

    CAAD Partners LLC & The Cutting Room Present “CHRISTMAS AIN’T A DRAG – A BIG BAND CABARET MUSICAL” in its NYC DEBUT on Saturday December 7th, at The Cutting Room. 44 East 3…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Evita – New York City Center by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   “Solea! Solea! Solea!” I would not have been surprised if those words had been shouted in unison as Solea Pfeiffer took her bows after turning in her absol…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Screen of Consciousness by Sandi Durell

An Amusement Column         by Harry Haun   CAN’T SEE FORSTER FOR THE TREES: He arrived in movies on a horse bareback—bare everything, in fact–an object of festering obsession for…

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Druid Company’s Richard III by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora   If you’re desperate for political theatre to illuminate our turbulent times, you never have to look further than Shakespeare. Watching the Druid Company’s mesm…

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Angela Lansbury at the Bruno Walter Auditorium by Sandi Durell

    By Marcina Zaccaria   Angela Lansbury spoke at Lincoln Center’s Library for the Performing Arts, as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Oral History Project. The ho…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Songs & Stories with Harvey Granat: Comden & Green by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   Betty Comden (1917-2006) and Adolph Green (1914-2002) collaborated for six immensely fertile decades resulting in 18 musicals, 9 screenplays and their own high spirite…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Screen of Consciousness by Sandi Durell

  An Amusement Column   by Harry Haun   MONDAY BLOODY MONDAY: With all the galas and benefits going on these days, you’d think somebody would come up with some kind of Calendar of Event…

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Get to Know Mark William a Star on the Ascent by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell   Having watched Mark William since he debuted his first show “Come Croon With Me” at The Green Room 42 last year, and subsequent revivals, there’s no doubt t…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music-Holiday! Preview by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   “I’m a Wizard everyday . . .” that about describes the incomparable Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) about to retur…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Steve Ross: I’m In Love With Vienna by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   “Willkommen,” nods maestro Steve Ross from the piano, launching into Cole Porter’s lilting “Wunderbar” and Gus Kahn/Walter Jurman/Bronislau Kaper’s jaunty “…

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Melissa Errico: An Even Grander Affair by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   Some events in life seem absolutely cosmic. Imagine being a kid growing up, listening raptly to the music of Michel Legrand being played at home by a concert piani…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Company Cast Continues to Grow by Sandi Durell

    A little celebration was in order at Joe Allen’s for Marianne Elliott’s Company as it keeps growing and growing as more stars join the gender-blind revival of Stephen Sondheim and …

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Radio City Rockettes Getting Ready for 2019 Xmas Spectacular by Sandi Durell

  On October 22, during rehearsals for the 2019 Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes,  all 80 Rockettes rehearsed choreography from the stunning finale scene, “Christm…

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Marin Mazzie’s Sunflower Power Hour by Sandi Durell

  by Matt Smith   “It is impossible to describe Marin Mazzie’s ability to make a song that you know well, sound like you’ve never heard it before…. every time she sings.” Quite a…

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Dublin Carol by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   It’s not often that the usually stellar Irish Repertory Theatre misses the mark on one of its productions, but with this mounting of Conor McPherson’s Dublin C…

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Nancy McGraw Celebrates Johnny Mercer by Sandi Durell

 Nancy McGraw celebrated Johnny Mercer with Mark Nadler at the piano – a perfect collaboration!     by Linda Amiel Burns   On October 20, 2019 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Nancy McG…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation! by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   For nearly 40 years, Gerard Alessandrini’s capacity to pump out high-quality musical satire with wit and jollity has been seemingly unstoppable. His various iter…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Announcing Same Day $10 Rush Tickets for 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention by Sandi Durell

  The Mabel Mercer Foundation celebrates The 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention Monday October 28 thru Thursday October 31 at The Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center. It’s the place…

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Broadway Legends Honor The Humane Society of New York by Sandi Durell

BEST IN SHOWS 2019 – ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS HONORING ORFEH AND ANDY KARL   Watch the video for performances by all the Legends who helped make the evening a huge success.     By Sandi Dur…

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The Moth Mainstage by Sandi Durell

  By Tania Fisher   Powerful live and unscripted storytelling returned to Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on October 12, bringing with it a slew of devoted fans of the Moth Mainstage Sh…

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Park Avenue Armory Announces Judgment Day by Sandi Durell

  What a treat to see theater in such an elaborate and history-laden setting as the Park Avenue Armory.  And so, here’s information about what’s up and coming at the Wade Thompson Dril…

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