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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Last Chance for Tix to Parity Productions Awards by Sandi Durell

Parity Productions to Announce 2022 Parity Commission Winners at Sixth Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebration this Thursday, October 6, 2022. Parity Productions, the New York based theatre…

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York Theatre Co Presents 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala by Sandi Durell

This year’s honoree is the one and only Leslie Uggams ( Hallelujah Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and the York Theatre Company Founder’s Award to Ted Chapin (Pres. of th…

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Recipients of 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre by Sandi Durell

On Monday, Oct. 3, The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation presented the 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre at the Players Club. Three categories of grants were awarded to adventurous new voices…

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Meet Bad Cinderella by Sandi Durell

Today, at the Imperial Theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber officially announced the arrival of Bad Cinderella on Broadway, starring Linedy Genao in the title role. Theater Pizzazz’ Melissa G…

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Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical  by Sandi Durell

Now Running at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s By Melissa Griegel . . . If you are one of the millions of fans who have binged the Netflix hit Stranger Things, then get yourself to Playhouse 46…

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Pat Addiss To Be Honored/Interviewed via LPTW by Sandi Durell

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Pat Addiss will be interviewed by TV Journalist and Theatre Critic Roma Torre at 6 p.m. on October 17th at the New York Public Library for the Performing…

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Upcoming Cabaret Shows to See by Sandi Durell

BARBARA BLEIER/AUSTIN PENDLETON OCT. 4,11,25 @ 7pm Pangea – NAOMI MILLER OCT 9 @ 3:30 pm DTM – WENDY SCHERL OCT 19 @ 7pm The Green Room 42 THERESE LEE is back in NYC Riding the Bus to th…

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Happenings NYC – Art, Music, Food, Fun, Culture by Sandi Durell

October is ablaze with Things to do, Places to See – an Adventure New York Comic Con – October 6 – 9, 2022 This is where you can experience the best in pop culture because no matter wh…

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint Presentations for the First Week of October by Sandi Durell

Saturday, October 110:00AM Pacific Time / 1:00PM Eastern TimeKSDS San Diego Presents“Sing! Sing! Sing!” Our New Weekly Radio Series!THE MEL TORME BIRTHDAY SPECIAL“MEL TORME SINGS R…

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One Shubert Alley Will Reopen by Sandi Durell

Broadway merchandise shop One Shubert Alley to reopen under Araca Group One Shubert Alley, the Broadway merchandise shop which recently announced a closing date of Oct. 2, will now reopen un…

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Theater Updates by Sandi Durell

Red Bull Theater – The Relapse; The Tank – Vatican Falls; Play On Shakespeare Season; Mint Theater – 2 plays; The Gene Frankel Theater-Dracula Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Pro…

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Rupert Holmes New Play About Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Sandi Durell

16 City Tour Begins Oct. 5 – See Locations Below All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will l…

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Upcoming Cabaret by Sandi Durell

Open up the curtain, Sondheim tonight! Vanessa Paradis & Dream Productions present Side By Side By Sondheim at The Triad Theater October 6 and 7at 7:00 pm, and October 9 at 3:00 pm. Afte…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022


By Brian Scott Lipton . . . Early on in her spectacular new show at the Café Carlyle – shortly after spot-on renditions of Sting’s “Fragile” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Not a Day Go…

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The Wolves at McCarter Theater by Sandi Durell

by Adam Cohen . . . The Wolves is a high school indoors girls’ soccer team and the play reveals itself gently in a series of scenes before games while the players stretch and warm up. Nev…

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Speaking with Tonya Pinkins by Sandi Durell

by Sandi Durell . . . Tonya Pinkins began performances September 27 at the Public Theater in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The production runs through November 6th. Tickets are…

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Mid-Career Women Director Grant by Sandi Durell

TheFrontOffice Foundation, charitable arm of Director/Producer Wendy C. Goldberg’s entertainment company, will be awarding a mid-career grant to a female identifying theater director that …

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center by Sandi Durell

The new David Geffen Hall opens to the public on October 8, 2022, the home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transfo…

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But Beautiful – A Tribute to Julie Wilson by Sandi Durell

Featuring the Julie Wilson Award Recipients in two very special shows! Appearing in the order performers won on Friday October 14 @ 7 pm and 9:30 pm Sue Matsuki Hosts  7: 00 pm – Jeanne …

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Paula Vogel’s Bard at the Gate Features 4 Plays by Women by Sandi Durell

Four plays by women – including a solo work written and performed by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo – will be featured in the third season of BARD AT THE GATE, the digital theater streamin…

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Amy Beth Williams – Great Ladies, Great Songs by Sandi Durell

By Alix Cohen . . . “Back in the day when there were television variety shows, these ladies would come out in beautiful gowns, sing a song and leave – clean and simple.” Tonight, with …

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The “Y” – 92NY Upcoming October Events by Sandi Durell

Some of the Conversations at 92NY include: Willie Nelson in Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg –“Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship”on Wed. Sept 28 @ 7 pm Thurs. Sept 29 @…

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By Ron Fassler . . . When my colleague, Marilyn Lester at, reviewed the Irving Berlin revue Cheek to Cheek late last year, she called it “a singing and dancing jewel box…

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Most Produced Plays and Playwrights by Sandi Durell

LYNN NOTTAGE and LAUREN GUNDERSON American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Encores! The Light in the Piazza, Dear World, Oliver by Sandi Durell

New York City Center has announced new performance dates for Encores! The Light in the Piazza as part of the 2022 – 2023 season. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tony Award-winning musi…

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By Ron Fassler . . . The stage was set on September 22, 2023 at Carnegie Hall for the one-night only premiere of composer/performer Jon Batiste’s “American Symphony,” self-described as…

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What’s Happening at 59e59 Theaters by Sandi Durell

Upcoming productions set for fall 2022 and winter 2023 include: The Little OPERA Theatre of NY, in association with Harlem Opera Theater and National Black Theatre, will present a double bil…

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Cabaret Updates by Sandi Durell

Writers Celebrate Sondheim at 54 Below on Sunday Sept. 25th @ 7 and 9:30 pm Birdland Theater will present singers Stacy Sullivan and Todd Murray in the new show “I’…

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Thursday, September 22, 2022


By Ron Fassler. . . Peter Cincotti, virtuoso jazz pianist and vocalist, is back in town right where he belongs and is very much in a “New York State of Mind” (yeah, it was his rousing cl…

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Off Broadway Theater & Grants by Sandi Durell

The world premiere of Textplay, by Archer Eland, a virtual play that may be the world’s first text play.  In Textplay, presented by NYU Skirball, dialog appears as an exchange of te…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NY Pops Underground Raises Funds and Awareness by Sandi Durell

Broadway favorite Elizabeth Stanley headlined The New York Pops Underground cabaret performance on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below, performing selections from The event begins …

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