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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Interviews at 2024 Drama Desk Awards by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Heyman . . . Theater stars came out to celebrate the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards.  For Illinoise star Ricky Urbeda,…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:48AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The 78th Annual Theatre World Awards – A Shining Night by Sandi Durell

Len Cariou received the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement; A.J. Shively the Dorothy. Loudon Award for his role in Irish Rep’s Philadelphia, Here I Come; Journalist, Critic, Column…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:27PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

2024 Drama Desk Winners by Sandi Durell

Hosted by Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit, who also performed (with Lorin Latarro directing the star-studded event)the Drama Desk was an exciting evening on June 10, 2024. Coming soon are many…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:05PM
Monday, June 10, 2024


Cabaret Review By Ron Fassler. . . . “This is going to be all about Broadway musicals,” Norm Lewis exclaimed at the top of his electrifying show currently playing through June 13th at 54…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:14PM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Jamie deRoy & Friends Benefit for Entertainment Community Fund by Sandi Durell

Producer Jamie deRoy announced the special guests for Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, July 1 at 7:00PM at Birdland (315 W 44th Street, New York City 10036). They are Jason Gra…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:00AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Cabaret Icon Marilyn Maye Returns to 54 Below by Sandi Durell

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, is thrilled to welcome back cabaret icon Marilyn Maye on October 1, 2, 10-12, 23, & 29…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:47AM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Theater and More by Sandi Durell

Out of the Box Theatrics (Liz Flemming, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the company’s world premiere production of Inspired by True Even…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:50AM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Coming Up: Celebrity Autobiography, Songbook Sundays, Bill Irwin by Sandi Durell

Celebrity Autobiography is back at The Triad Theater on Wed. July 3 @ 7 pm featuring Craig Bierko, Lewis Black, Mario Cantone, Gena Gershon. Jackie Hoffman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Michae…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:02AM
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Summer Season at Little Island by Sandi Durell

Little Island announced that an annual, four-month-long summer season of world premieres, kicking off June 1, will feature a total of nine newly commissioned pieces. Little Island’s new a…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:14AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

More Theater by Sandi Durell

Clowns Like Me – Empire: The Musical – Cunnicularii EMPIRE: The Musical, will premiere in its hometown, New York City, July 1 for a 12-week limited engagement at New World Stages. The …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories! by Sandi Durell

Cabaret review by Marilyn Lester . . . . In his latest Standard and Stories (at 54 Below), the feeling that comes through the most about Tony Danza can be wrapped up in a quote from YouTube …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:15AM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Theater News Charles Busch, Audra McDonald, Forbidden Broadway by Sandi Durell

 The Al Hirschfeld Foundation celebrates Pride Month with its latest online exhibition, “Hirschfeld’s Drag Show,” now live at through August …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:15AM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Theater Updates and More by Sandi Durell

OBA Awards/Sardi’s – Ben Platt/The Palace – Counting and Cracking/Public Theater – JOB/Hayes Theater Following two sold-out runs Off-Broadway, JOB, the smash hit play by Max Wolf …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:43PM
Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day Remembrances by Sandi Durell

by Sandi Durell . . . Today is a day to remember and give thanks to all the heroes who fought for the freedoms we now enjoy in America. In fact, if you take the time to go to the TCM channel…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:38AM
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Outer Critics Circle Award Winners in Photos by Sandi Durell

The Ceremony presenting the 2024 Winners with their awards occurred at the NY Public Library at Lincoln Center on May 23rd. All photos were taken by ace photographer Barry Gordin. OCC Winner…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:23AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024


Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit will host the 2024 Annual Drama Desk Awards, on Monday, June 10 at 6:15 at NYU Skirball Center. Lorin Latarro will direct the evening and Steve Rosen &…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:27AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Craig Rubano: Take the Moment by Sandi Durell

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester. . . Craig Rubano is the kind of guy you want to clone. Let’s check the boxes: talented, joyful, smart, humorous and charming. Good looks don’t hurt eith…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:41PM

Chita Rivera Presenters and Speakers – 2024 Awards by Sandi Durell

Photos: Christopher Duggan Featured Photo: The Cast of The Heart of Rock and Roll The post Chita Rivera Presenters and Speakers – 2024 Awards appeared first on Theater Pizzazz.

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:47AM

A Night of Tribute and Triumph at the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards by Sandi Durell

Theater Pizzazz’ Cynthia Reitman was on the Red Carpet at the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards by Cynthia Reitman . . . . The 2024 Chita Rivera Awards, held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Perf…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:09AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Pride Concert ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’ by Sandi Durell

Grammy Award winner Nathan Lee Grahamn  (Titaníque, Zoolander), Tony Award nominee Grey Henson   (Mean Girls, Shucked), Grammy Award winner Nicole Zuraitis (2024’s “Best Jazz Vocalis…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:48AM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sinatra the Musical by Sandi Durell

Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter, let the press know that Sinatra the Musical is aiming for a Broadway run in 2025.  The World Premiere appeared at Birmingham Rep September 23 to October 28…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:48AM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Avett Brothers ‘Swept Away’ Coming to Broadway by Sandi Durell

 The Avett Brothers announced that their new musical Swept Away will begin previews on Broadway this fall at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. Broadway casting to be announced at a later…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:26AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Theater and More by Sandi Durell

American Popular Song Society 3d Annual Gala – Sutton Foster Returns in Once Upon a Mattress – Maybe Happy Ending with Darren Criss – Domenica Feraud’s ‘someone spectacular’ at P…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Speaking With Santino Fontana by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Ganzman . . . Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana is nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical for his role as Harry Bogen in the Classic Stage…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Andrew Butler Talks About Stereophonic by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Ganzman . . . Stereophonic has been nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards and has won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best New Play. It has also won a spe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:49PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

George Clooney Will Debut on Broadway in Good Night and Good Luck by Sandi Durell

Producers Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox announced that Good Night, and Good Luck, a new play by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and directed by To…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:55PM

Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 2024 by Sandi Durell

Winners noted in bold Outstanding New Broadway Play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Mother Play: A Play in Five Evictions Patriots Stereophonic The Shark Is Broken Outstanding New Broadway Mu…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:04AM
Friday, May 10, 2024

Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe to Star in N/A by Sandi Durell

Emmy Award-winner & Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, “The Practice”) and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominee, and Theatre World Award-winner An…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:26PM


The Off Broadway Alliance an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 13th Annual…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:44AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Carolyn Montgomery is the ‘girlSinger’ by Sandi Durell

54 Below will present the MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Carolyn Montgomery in the return of “girlSINGER” – her tribute to beloved entertainment legend Rosemary Cloon…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:44AM

News From The Public Theater by Sandi Durell

The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up for The Public’s 2024-25 Season at their landmark Astor Place home o…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:02AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards