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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

BACK AT THE TRIAD . . . by Sandi Durell

Celebrity Autobiography, created and developed by Emmy award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, returns to The Triad Theater August 19 and 20.Scheduled to appear Thu…

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Cabaret Convention Announced by Sandi Durell

The Mabel Mercer Foundation delightedly announces The 32nd Annual New York Cabaret Convention! A one-night-only concert, The Melody Lingers On: A Gala Tribute to the Songs of Irving Berli…

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AMAS MOVES by Sandi Durell

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), after seven (7) years located in the eaves of the August Wilson Theatre (originally the ANTA Theatre, home of the 1976 Broadway pr…

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THEATER TALK by Sandi Durell

The Town Hall ( has announced that award winning actress Christine Baranski, who was in the original off-Broadway production of Sunday In The Park With George at Play…

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, under the direction of Bob Nederlander, Jr., partners with Shaanxi Tourism Group’s Legend Performances to present Sound of the Silk Road. The origi…

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Romeo and Juliet Reimagined for Today by Sandi Durell

By Carole Di Tosti . . . The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet, employing renowned choreographer and director Matthew Bourne’s interpretation, is not to be misse…

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Theater-Music TALK by Sandi Durell

Ronny Whyte, Janie Barnett, Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Party, STOMP, Prince of Egypt, Pass Over . . . Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Cabaret Party can be seen next July 22 (7 pm London time)…

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Atlantic Theater Co. by Sandi Durell

Daniel J. Watts, Tony Award Nominee, will join playwright and featuring Ngozi Anyanwu for the world premiere The Last of the Love Letters, directed by Patricia McGregor, when performances be…

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NYC impresario Scott Siegel has assembled an extraordinary cast of New York City’s greatest belters to perform three entirely different concert evenings of Broadway’s most thrilling show…

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Allons Enfants! (Let’s Go Kids) by Sandi Durell

“The French are the ones who made sadness- -chic.” Steve Ross . . . By Bailey Van Schepen. . . This was my first show coming back from the restricted world . . . a theatre-less world. I …

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Love in Kilnerry – a Success Story by Sandi Durell

  By Tania Fisher   A self confessed theater rat, Daniel Keith has no regrets about his musical rock star status that never happened.  He’s found a new kind of star-status, in the form …

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The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ by Sandi Durell

Review By Michael Tingley While flipping through the program before the show, I stumbled on two quotes that would capture the beauty of this adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest. Th…

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Theater-Music-News by Sandi Durell

Enemy of the People at Park Avenue Armory has cancelled all remaining performances to enable Ann Dowd to address some pressing family matters. The production opened June 22 and was to contin…

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Friday, July 9, 2021


Vineyard Theatre’s 2021 Gala Series culminates in an intimate conversation between legendary musical theatre composers John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, The Vineyard’s The Scottsboro Bo…

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Music News by Sandi Durell

Jazz vocal prodigy and chart-topping vocalist, Anaïs Reno makes her debut at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street between Park and Madison Aves.) with the Pete Malinverni Trio on Tuesday, Au…

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Lines in the Dust by Sandi Durell

Review by Carole Di Tosti – – – The questions that playwright Nikkole Salter raises in Lines in the Dust, directed by Awoye Timpo, are subtly drawn and powerfully developed. One of the…

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Theater-Music Talk by Sandi Durell

The Tank will present two new co-productions for its summer 2021 season: the outdoor Botte di Ferro and the audio-visual experience Samuel. The season launches July 16–29 with Ben Gassman…

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Come to New York City by Sandi Durell

Broadway stars Danny Burstein, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Bianca Marroquí have teamed up with NYC & Company, the official tourism organization for the five boroughs of New York City, to l…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Sanctuary – NY Stage and Film by Sandi Durell

One of the preeminent incubators for theater in the country, New York Stage and Film announced additional programming for their upcoming summer season, running July 17-August 2, with in- per…

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Off Broadway by Sandi Durell

by Carole Di Tosti . . . Institutions, including the institution of American theater, do change. However, the transformation often is at a snail’s pace. The unique digital media presentati…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Theater Talk by Sandi Durell

Company – the revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s landmark American musical under the Direction of two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott,announced that the new pr…

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Music Theatre of Ct by Sandi Durell

An array of wonderful talent awaits audiences this summer at MTC beginning Sat. July 10 with David Maiocco “An Evening With Liberace” followed by Raissa Katona-Bennett on Sat. July 31 …

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Theater-Cabaret-Film by Sandi Durell

The Eagles at Madison Square Garden August 22 and 24– Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – are bringing one of the biggest shows of the summer t…

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SuperReal by Sandi Durell

Relax in the dream-like experience of SuperReal in the grandiose hall of Cipriani. In 45 minutes visitors can explore, play or relax in five different dimensions, each with a specific narrat…

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John Lloyd Young by Sandi Durell

Getting to know JLY . . . by Sandi Durell . . . In a live interview, via Zoom, with John Lloyd Young in California and TheaterPizzazz in New York City, a unique experience unfolded getting t…

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Broadway at Little Island by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . What a treat to spend my first evening June 19th at the newest and most unique site in Manhattan! Not only is it built out in the Hudson River (a remarkable thing to vi…

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Theater and More by Sandi Durell

Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal will feature Broadway favorites including Rita Moreno, Kuhoo Verma, Anaïs Reno, Cynthia Darlow, and Lawrence Keith Alexander. This week’s episode …

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Seth Sikes Is At It Again! by Sandi Durell

Seth Sikes has released his latest music video, The Trolley Song. Sikes, a longtime interpreter of the songs of the great Judy Garland, performs this signature Garland song from her classic…

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Glenn Close Costume Collection by Sandi Durell

When actress Glenn Close donated her collection of more than 800 costumes from stage and screen to Indiana University in 2017, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design staff and grad …

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Theater-Film TALK by Sandi Durell

New York Theatre Workshop will present Born 1000 Times as part of their artistic instigator project with Andre Holland, Michelle Williams, Marin Ireland and more for Hilton Als presents Part…

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Theater-Music TALK by Sandi Durell

 The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, is presenting American Strings: From Folk to Film, a digital concert recorded at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, now avai…

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