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Saturday, May 21, 2022

2022 Drama League Award Winners Announced by Sandi Durell

 Frank DiLella hosted the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone (Company, Evita, Gypsy), Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse, Wicked),…

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Kimberly Akimbo Coming to Broadway by Sandi Durell

Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musica…

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Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting (And Other Classics That Should Never Be Forgotten) by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Nashville-based singer Wendy Moten has been a force in the music business for decades, mainly as an R&B vocalist, but it’s only since her appearance on the popu…

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Will Reynolds and Eric Price ‘Radioactive’ by Sandi Durell

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, announce the release of a music video for their song “Getting Closer” from their…

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Broadway Sings Taylor Swift by Sandi Durell

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, in partnership with NYC Pride, has announced the lineup for its next original event, Broadway Sings Taylor Swift. On June 27 at 8pm, a bombsh…

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A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical Will open on Broadway This Fall by Sandi Durell

Producers Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio announced today that A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will open on Broadway this fall, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44t…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Irish Rep to Celebrate the Musicals of Harold Prince by Sandi Durell

The Irish Rep presents its annual Gala Concert on Monday, June 13 @ 7 pm at The Town Hall on West 43 St. NYC, celebrating the Musicals of Harold Prince featuring Michel Bell, Len Cariou, Gle…

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True or False? Jackman to Timberlake? by Sandi Durell

According to Page Six, there’s rumor that Hugh Jackman may be passing the baton to Justin Timberlake. Producers of “The Music Man” are in talks with the “SexyBack” singer to take o…

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New and Current Shows on the Other Side of the Pond by Sandi Durell

GREASE Dominion Theatre, London Booking now until 29 October 2022 The first new production of GREASE in 29 years returns to London’s West End. The musical features beloved songs, including…

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Chita Rivera Awards 2022 Nominees Are . . . by Sandi Durell

Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-202…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Galas and Concerts by Sandi Durell

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic/Producing Director) is proud to announce the Off-Broadway theater’s 38th Annual Benefit will celebrate performers and a return to the stage after a pro…

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True Confessions of the Straight Man by Sandi Durell

Celebrate Pride Month with Retro 90’s Farce TRUE CONFESSIONS OF THE STRAIGHT MAN, June 9 – 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. Antonia Kasper’s TRUE CONFESSIONS OF…

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Karen Mason Will Appear at Bradstan by Sandi Durell

KAREN MASON opens THE BRADSTAN CABARET FEST!   On MAY 29, 2022  @ 8 PM for one night only, with her show KANDER & EBB…AND ALL THAT JAZZ! Karen Mason shares her love of songwriters J…

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QUINCE back to Bushwick this Summer by Sandi Durell

One Whale’s Tale and The Bushwick Starr, in association with ¡OYE! Group, are thrilled to bring QUINCE, written and co-created by Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez and directed and co-created by Ell…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

HARMONY Closes at NYTF Eyeing a Broadway Run by Sandi Durell

Off-Broadway saw the closing night of the new musical Harmony at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF). Joining the cast on stage at the curtain call were the creators, Barry Man…

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Outer Critics Circle Award Winners by Sandi Durell

Productions With Multiple Wins: The Lehman Trilogy-6; Kimberly Akimbo-4; Company-3; How I Learned to Drive-3 (special Achievement Awards); SIX-3; Take Me Out-2 The Outer Critics Circle (OC…

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The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II by Sandi Durell

Book Review by Yani Perez . . . The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II, edited by Mark Eden Horowitz and published by Oxford University Press, is a collection that features hundreds of previous…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Romeo & Bernadette by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . As with so many shows caught in the pandemic so was Romeo & Bernadette. We happily welcome back this new spin on Shakespeare . . . A Musical Tale of Verona and Bro…

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Drama Desk Award Nominees Announced by Sandi Durell

Productions With Multiple Nominations – – – Six: 10; Kimberly Akimbo: 9; Company: 8; Intimate Apparel: 8; MJ: 7 Nominations for the 66th AnnualDrama Desk Awards were announced today…

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76th Annual Theatre World Awards by Sandi Durell

This year’s 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony, directed by Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora, returns to a live in-person presentation on Monday, June 6, on the set of the Bro…

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Tim Federle’s Better Nate Than Ever by Sandi Durell

A SHINY BEACON OF LIGHT FOR (INNER) THEATRE KIDS EVERYWHERE by Matt Smith . . . “I need to get to Manhattan. It’s a matter of life, death and dreams.” They say the neon lights are brig…

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Andrea McArdle & Friends Celebrate the 45th Annie-Versary by Sandi Durell

by Matt Smith . . . “Annie, Annie, Annie / look at what you’ve done for us / Annie, Annie, Annie, turned up for the fun for us…”  There’s no question Andrea McArdle had “everyth…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Josephine Sanges – The Funny Girl in Me by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . In her most personal cabaret show to date, the terrifically talented vocalist, Josephine Sanges, delivered a heartwarming, inspiring slice of her life with The Funny …

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Music & Cabaret Updates by Sandi Durell

“The Voice” performer Wendy Moten, will perform a very special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7pm at Birdland. Wendy Moten’s voice has been called “one of the natural wonders of our a…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

BROADWAY BARES for BC/EFA by Sandi Durell

Broadway Bares will celebrate 30 years of baring it all with Broadway Bares: XXX, a one-night-only extravaganza of provocative new production numbers inspired by the show’s sexy and sen…

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Candace Bushnell at Cafe Caryle by Sandi Durell

by Adam Cohen . . . Candace Bushnell strides onto the stage of Café Carlyle armed with panache, wit, and brio.  Bushnell spins urban tales of female sexual liberation, friendship, marria…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Music & Cabaret Updates by Sandi Durell

Shows Coming Up Include Wendy Scherl – The Green Room 42 May 12 & 13; Ann Kittredge CD Release May 26 Laurie Beechman Theatre; Billy Valentine Chelsea Table+Stage June 8; Winners Lotte…

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Always Searching in Perfect Love by Sandi Durell

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Solo Theater is a courageous journey, where delving into the inner recesses of the mind must stop short of becoming a reckless, circuitous journey.  Linda Manning …

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

‘Timbuktu’ at Harlem Stage by Sandi Durell

Adapted from Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité’s 2016 best-selling memoir of the same name, A Drop of Midnight follows the hip-hop artist, born to interracial American parents in Sweden, and h…

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Tomatoes Got Talent Wants You! by Sandi Durell

Talented women over 40 – take notice! Auditions take place June 4 at the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St. NYC from 10 a.m. to 1 pm where 12 finalists will be chosen. The Three Tomatoes and Ran…

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THIRD BIRD by Sandi Durell

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nic…

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