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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Celebration of Jerry Herman by Sandi Durell

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, announces the January 10, 2021 PlayhouseLive Online Opening Night of You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman, a virtual music…

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Theater in The New Year by Sandi Durell

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host bi-monthly free live streams featuring new works on select Wed. evenings at 7pm ET with Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Sarah Beth Pfeifer in January 202…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Days to Come by Sandi Durell

Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director)will kick off its Silver Lining Streaming Series today January 4th with the on-demand streaming of the HD recording of D…

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The Three Sisters by Sandi Durell

by Carol Rocamora “To Lagos!”  Inua Ellams’ The Three Sisters – National Theatre At Home Ever since they were written over 100 years ago, the remarkable plays of Anton Chekhov have …

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Two by Two by Sandi Durell

NEW YOU TUBE LINK BELOW! The 50th Anniversary Virtual Concert Benefit for The Actors Fund can be viewed on YouTube HERE! Also available at facebook.com/TheaterPizzazz. Donations are very muc…

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Ratatouille Partners by Sandi Durell

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical announced a suite of partnerships that will provide a robust virtual Broadway experience, that includes Playbill, presenting a special edition Playbill with …

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Othello by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora They should have called it “Iago”!  As Othello’s deceitful ensign, Rory Kinnear’s performance is so mesmerizing that it hijacks Nicholas Hytner’s entire 2013 pro…

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Two by Two’s Walter Willison by Sandi Durell

Appearing Sun. Dec. 20 2-3 pm on “Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone  radio show and podcast this SUNDAY, DEC 20 FROM 2-3 PM ET. Walter will be speaking with Valerie about …

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Snow Days by Sandi Durell

       Theater – Music – Holiday Fun Continues   Here are some added treats for you to see during the coming holidays – – stream away!  The Acting Company Holiday Special …

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Drag Extravaganza by Sandi Durell

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today the premiere of The American Pops Orchestra’s(APO) Drag Out the…

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Photograph 51 by Sandi Durell

By Cathy Hammer One of the few good things to come out of the need for many theaters to close their physical spaces has been the reemergence of audio plays.  With the right vehicle and soun…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Michael Feinstein Holiday Special by Sandi Durell

A coast-to-coast lineup of rising stars and top students in the performing arts will gather online this month for a virtual holiday presentation hosted by Great American Songbook Foundation …

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

NEWS: THEATER, DANCE, MUSIC by Sandi Durell

This month marks the 100th anniversary of THE DYBBUK, the world’s most famous Jewish play, by S. Ansky. The Congress for Jewish Culture is celebrating this historically significant milesto…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Songs of Our Summer by Sandi Durell

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present 9 songs from 9 new musicals at Songs of our Summer, their annual fundraiser live-streamed on November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Broadway artists partic…

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Singular Sensation: A feast for the theater-starved by Sandi Durell

By Beatrice Williams-Rude Michael Riedel’s new book presents a buffet of delicacies with something for virtually everybody, whether pros, cognoscenti, wannabes or civilians. The array of t…

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Holiday Horror by Sandi Durell

Broadway Murder Mysteries has announced the launch of their eleventh murder mystery party game “Holiday Horror: Murder at the Ugly Sweater Office Holiday Party” featuring Marty Thomas …

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Tovah Feldshuh and Lilyville by Sandi Durell

Actress, singer, playwright and multi Tony Nominee, Tovah Feldshuh is a presence on stage and screen with the ability to make audiences laugh, cry and feel every emotion. Of late, she has be…

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

By Memory Inspired: Mick Moloney’s Songbook Part 2 by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester The Irish Arts Center continues its series of 15 episodes of Mick Moloney’s Songbook, curated by Irish musician, musicologist and teacher Moloney, comprised of stories, s…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Martha Lorin by Sandi Durell

Jazz artist Martha Lorin passed away on November 4th from pancreatic cancer. She was 74 years old. Raised to be a jazz singer, Martha was born into a family of professional musicians and Wel…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

TODAY’S THEATER TALK by Sandi Durell

The “Spotlight on Plays” series continues with David Mamet’s RACE onThursday, October 29 at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST.  The cast stars Ed O’Neill, 2020 Tony Award nominee David Alan G…

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Triple Threat New Concert by Sandi Durell

Following their critically acclaimed debut concert in August, rising young stars Triple Threat featuring Kea Chan, Denise Kara and Kayla Merrow, return with a new show Don’t Stop Believing…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Quarantine Questionnaire #1 by Sandi Durell

by Matt Smith We may have, at this point, logged over 200 days in quarantine, but although states all over the country have begun to ease up on restrictions, it’s pretty clear this virus i…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Theater and More Happening . . . by Sandi Durell

Across the Pond In London, the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is set to make its West End return to the Apollo Theatre for a six-month run beginning November 28. Acc…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Performance Technology at Your Fingertips by Sandi Durell

What good is sitting alone in your room? Exciting technology is happening in the world of Zoom and broadcast. MetropolitanZoom now has a Virtual Venue Studio in Long Island City, NY – STUD…

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Cabaret Convention Final Night by Sandi Durell

By Linda Amiel Burns “Cabaret Classics” was the theme of the last night of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention with many of Cabaret’s Stars performing live from the stage of…

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Luba Mason Triangle by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester If the coronavirus pandemic has underscored one thing artistically, it’s that CDs have become a lifeline to those starved for stability in the arts. There’s been a stea…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Alone and Burning Doors by Sandi Durell

Jersey City Theatre Center Voices International Festival                                                    by Carol Di Tosti How often do w…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cabaret Convention Nite 3 by Sandi Durell

“The World of Cabaret” featured international performers and singers from many USA cities on the 3rd night of the Mabel Mercer Virtual Cabaret Convention. by Linda Amiel Burns The essenc…

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Marge Champion Passes by Sandi Durell

by Sondra Lee On October 21, 2020 MARGE CHAMPION dancer-actress, passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 101 years young! This broadway, theatre, film star was an endless inspiration for t…

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Cabaret Convention Nite 2 by Sandi Durell

“The Future of Cabaret” – the 2nd night of the virtual Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention featured winners of The Elow Songbook High School Competition. by Linda Amiel Burns Ca…

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Gathering in the Dark by Sandi Durell

Pangea’s Livestream “Ghost Light Series” kicks off October 23 at 8 pm with Tammy Faye Starlite, following by Penny Arcade’s “Notes From the Underground” on October 30, 8 pm.  Th…

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