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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars Onstage This August by Steven Suskin

Three-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, and more play venues around this city this August.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

You Are There: Blackout on Broadway by Steven Suskin

A first-hand account of what happened when the lights went out during the 1977 blackout, 40 years ago, onstage at the Broadhurst Theatre--featuring Robert Preston and Jack Gilford.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4 Concerts and Cabarets Not to Miss This May by Steven Suskin

From Chita Rivera to Lea Salonga, these May shows tout theatre legends in intimate venues.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Off the Boards: Where to See Your Favorite Stars Away From Broadway by Steven Suskin

From star-packed concerts at Carnegie Hall to intimate theatre talkbacks, find out where you can see Jessie Mueller, Ben Platt, Sutton Foster, and more this April.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Off the Boards: Cabaret Around the City by Steven Suskin

Where to see—and hear—your favorite stars away from Broadway.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Off the Boards: Where to See—and Hear—Your Favorite Stars Away From Broadway by Steven Suskin

For a more intimate evening of performance from stage notables, check out these small concert venues.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

On the Books: The ‘Doc’ Is In by Steven Suskin

“Neil Simon’s Memoirs” preserves the voice of that warm and wonderful and gold-plated writer. It is a joy to read, and a joy to live through the seventy years he humorously recounts.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Interview: Ivo van Hove Goes to Broadway by Steven Suskin

Ivo van Hove Photo: Jan Versweyveld Belgian director Ivo van Hove [pronounced EE-vo van HOE-va] made his Broadway debut...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Aisle View: Anna and the King by Steven Suskin

So many musicals to see, I know; but the show, which remains in exquisite condition, now strikes a tone -- emotionally, not just musically -- that has been absent in recent renditions.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aisle View: Einstein's Brain by Steven Suskin

Heather Lind and Geneva Carr in Incognito. Photo: Joan Marcus Admirers of Nick Payne's Constellations,...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Aisle View: It's Hotter in Hades by Steven Suskin

Damon Duanno and Nabiyah Be in Hadestown. Photo: Joan Marcus When the trombone growls at the start of "The Road...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Interview: Joe Mantello Directs, Part 2 by Steven Suskin

Joe Mantello Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Over the last twenty seasons, Joe Mantello has directed thirty plays and...

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Interview: Joe Mantello Directs, Part 1 by Steven Suskin

Joe Mantello Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Over the last twenty seasons, Joe Mantello has directed thirty plays and...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 2 by Steven Suskin

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe has directed such diverse productions as Angels in America, Caroline or Change, Elaine...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 1 by Steven Suskin

"My absolutely favorite time of working on a project is the time I spend not knowing what it is. Because the longer you live inside that period, the likelier you are to discover somethi…

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Aisle View: A Thrilling New Musical by Steven Suskin

Ben Platt (center) in Dear Evan Hansen. Photo: Matthew Murphy One is tempted to say, simply: Don't ask questions, just go...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Aisle View: Broadway Musical Magic by Steven Suskin

Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along. Photo: Julieta Cervantes The 2015-2016 Broadway season started with a musical bang,...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Aisle View: Long Night's Journey by Steven Suskin

This is a welcome opportunity to see the play, and the chance to see a top-flight performance by Jessica Lange. But when you leave Long Day enthusing about the actress playing Mary Tyrone -…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Aisle View: Don't Drink the Water by Steven Suskin

Sarah Charles Lewis in Tuck Everlasting. Photo: Joan Marcus In this our age of Broadway cynicism--when religious tomes...

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Aisle View: Reservations, Sur La Table by Steven Suskin

If all you want in your evening at the theatre is nonstop laughter and a brightly-shining comedic tour de force of a performance, then you should hasten to the Lyceum, where Jesse Tyler Ferg…

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aisle View: Deep Dish Delite by Steven Suskin

Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller and Kimiko Glenn in Waitress. Photo: Joan Marcus Picture a heaping slice of...

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Aisle View: Peering into the Abyss by Steven Suskin

Frank Langella in The Father. Photo: Joan Marcus Frank Langella, at his estimable best, is not to be overlooked. Here...

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Monday, April 11, 2016

On the Shelf: Jack Viertel's Broadway Secrets by Steven Suskin

Jack Viertel's "The Secret Life of the American Musical" is not a trove, in actuality, of 'secrets' of the...

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Interview: Ben Whishaw, Staring into Miller's Crucible by Steven Suskin

British actor Ben Whishaw is making his Broadway debut as John Proctor in director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Aisle View: Big Money at the Public by Steven Suskin

Dry Powder is not, as you might suspect, another one of those contemporary dramas about affluent Manhattan husbands trying to adjust to life with their toddler sleeping in the next room.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Aisle View: Musical Candy Box by Steven Suskin

If you like your shows with glorious music in the air and a dollop of schlag atop the café viennois, you are sure to float away from your visit to She Loves Me on a silver-laced cloud.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Aisle View: Sleepy Man, Deeper in the Woods by Steven Suskin

Steven Pasquale (center) in The Robber Bridegroom. Photo: Joan Marcus For ninety minutes of banjo-twangin',

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Aisle View: Stage Dynamite by Steven Suskin

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams give frenzied, uncompromising performances as a pair of irremediably-ruined souls frozen by a bubbling mix of guilt, retribution, revenge and what seem to …

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Aisle View: 'Sinking Ship' by Steven Suskin

There is likely some type of audience for a way over-the-top camp-pop pastiche musical, and let us hope they find their way to the Nederlander. For everyone else, though, this "disaster…

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Aisle View: Another Three Bites of the Apple by Steven Suskin

The only distressing element about Hungry, the initial installment in Richard Nelson's new trilogy about the Gabriel Family of Rhinebeck, NY--a philosophical, political and round-the-block n…

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Aisle View: Last One in the Pool by Steven Suskin

Too many playwrights, nowadays, seem content to take an idea and stretch it out into some type of extended plot. Hnath has demonstrated, in both of his plays this season, that he has plenty …

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