Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/12/2019's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1122019.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

‘The Enchanted Bookshop’ at Encore Stage & Studio by Betsy Lizotte

Encore Stage & Studio’s polished and playful production of The Enchanted Bookshop is funtertainment for the whole family! The Enchanted Bookshop by Todd Wallinger tells the magical tal…

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Review: ‘Cartography’ at The Kennedy Center by David Siegel

With its premiere of Cartography, The Kennedy Center continues to be a welcoming venue for theatrically devised civic discourse on often fraught issues. Cartography is a unique live document…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Ceremony at BroadwayCon by Walter McBride

BroadwayCon is officially underway Yesterday, Friday, January 11, the convention kicked off, as many panels and events were held. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening ceremony, and you ca…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

The Rise Of Realistic Self-Help Literature by Artsjournal2

Perfection isn’t real, and now publishing is starting to push “realistic” self-help books (possibly because everyone into the category had already bought, and then Konmarie…

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VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Sings 'Santa Fe' During RENT LIVE! Rehearsal by Stephanie Wild

Rehearsals for Rent Live are underway, with just over two weeks to go until the big premiere. Brandon Victor Dixon is giving us a sneak peek at himself singing Santa Fe during rehearsal

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Photo Flash: Christian Borle, Susan Egan, and More Speak on Disney Theatricals Panel at BroadwayCon by BroadwayWorld

Last night Friday, January 11, 2019 Disney Theatrical Productions hosted Disney Theatrical at 25 The Stars Align at BroadwayCon in Manhattan. The lively panel was made up of some of the star…

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BroadwayCon Roundup Day Two: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Andrew Rannells, AVENUE Q, and More! by Stephanie Wild

BroadwayCon's second day wrapped up today, with a plethora of panels and events for fans to attend BroadwayWorld brought you inside a few of the panels, and we've got your roundup of the day…

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BWW Review: HEAR WORD! NAIJA WOMAN TALK TRUE at The Public's Under The Radar Festival by Michael Dale

One of the great opportunities afforded to playgoers at The Public Theater's annual Under The Radar Festival is the chance to see how theatre companies from other countries address the same …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Theatre Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Andrew Parr

How do you measure vast beauty, prove that the universe is more than just a single galaxy, and is among billions of brilliant others? Colonial Player’s production of “Silent Sky” obser…

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Review: The War of the Worlds, New Diorama by Henry Gleaden

'A fast-paced tour of fake news, guided by an otherworldly ensemble of mischievous shapeshifters': Henry Gleaden reviews Rhum and Clay's adaptation of Orson Welles's radio play The post Revi…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Review: The War of the Worlds, New Diorama Theatre by Roberta Wiafe

Review: The War of the Worlds, New Diorama Theatre3.0Overall ScoreOver 80 years after The Mercury Theatre’s infamous broadcast of H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds, scepticism of …

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Cedric Neal Reaches The Highest Ground On The Voice UK, All 4 Judges Turn! by Drew Shade

In an African inspired bomber jacket, Cedric Neal takes you thru a journey singing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ in week 2 of The Voice UK 2019 Blind Auditions! Known fo…

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The Moonlight writer offers a big-hearted portrait of young African Americans navigating class and sexual differences in private school.

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Theater Review: Return to “A Doll’s House”? — You Can’t Go Home Again by Bill Marx

A Doll's House, Part 2 comes off as a return to the barn -- after the door has fallen off its hinges.

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THE MILKMAN COMETH Comes to Vault Fest by BroadwayWorld

This January DeadPlant Theatre will debut their grotesque horror comedy The Milkman Cometh at the VAULT festival.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents Noël Coward’s ‘Fallen Angels’ by Cameron Kelsall

Mauckingbird Theatre Company puts a genderfluid spin on ‘Fallen Angels,’ an early Noël Coward hit, with middling results. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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An emotional opening for ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico — not just for Lin-Manuel Miranda but an island still reeling from a storm by Peter Marks

The hit musical comes ashore on a mission to spotlight a ravaged island’s homegrown arts.

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Review: ‘Choir Boy’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Making a soul-stirring Broadway debut with the Manhattan Theatre Club after its Off-Broadway premiere with MTC in 2013, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s revised Choir Boy has already extended its l…

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Iphigenia and the Furies finds modern telling for ancient tale by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

In taking this story on for the indie company Saga Collectif, playwright Ho Ka Kei grappled with the question of where he and his collaborators, mostly queer folks and people of colour, coul…

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A quick chat with Stephen Nicolazzo about his upcoming show Merciless Gods by Gabi Bergman

Straight from a sold out Sydney season, Dan Giovannoni’s Green Room Award winning adaptation of Merciless Gods will be opening in February as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. The t…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Nora’s Children are Millennial Artists in A DOLLS HOUSE, PART 3 by Billy McEntee

Michael + Patrick seem to be rebelling against the theater’s ruling class: kitchen sink dramas, heady idea plays, and — worst of all — amusement park attractions masquerading as Broa…

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Pussyfooting by Allie Pape

Even by the standards of a show that thrives on fanservice, this episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is really for the heads. Longtime viewers know that Rebecca despises Andrew Lloyd Webber’s C…

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BWW Review: COMING CLEAN, Trafalgar Studios by Aliya Al-Hassan

Playwright Kevin Elyot is best known for his brilliant AIDS-era play My Night With Reg, but after being revived at Islington's King's Head Theatre, his debut play Coming Cleanhas now transfe…

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Bleach by Darryl Reilly

Do you have any objection to being touched?” asks the theater representative of audience members when they check in at the Brooklyn basement where British playwright Dan Ireland-Reeves’ …

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This Week on Broadway for January 11, 2019: Live at BroadwayCon by James Marino

The BroadwayRadio team met up, some of us for the first time, at BroadwayCon 2019. In our first live show, we discuss the upcoming season, the direction of new shows, should the Tony Awards…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

A Misunderstanding by Steven Morris

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Take Someone to “The Prom” (Formal Wear Optional) by Philip

A couple kissing in front of Macy’s in Herald Square is hardly newsworthy, but one at last year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade actually marked a milestone in live TV – and was also a spoile…

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Film Review: “Pledge” — Lambdas to the Slaughter by Isaac Feldberg

Pledge is Daniel Robbins’ third film, and his first really good one.

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Sunday, 12 January 1919 by Holger Syme

And suddenly, there are newspapers again: between Saturday and Sunday, most — all? — of the occupied buildings were stormed, dozens of protesters killed in process, hundreds arr…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico: An opening night with joy, hope and tears from Lin-Manuel Miranda by Jessica Gelt

Lin-Manuel Miranda cried as he grasped the hands of his “Hamilton” costars during curtain call on opening night here, later raising a Puerto Rican flag and waving it high before wrapping…

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THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT – David vs. Goliath equals inconsequential semantics by Oscar E Moore

On the eve of this limited run engagement’s closing at Studio 54 on January 13th, I offer this summation. Fact:  It has been reported to have recouped its investment costs.  Eyeing Londo…

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In Harris Theater debut, Ragamala Dance shows the metaphor and mythology in a board game — and is pure fun to watch by Lauren Warnecke

Founded in 1992, the Twin Cities-based Ragamala Dance Company made its Harris Theater debut Friday with the company’s 25th anniversary performance “Written in Water.” The hour-long wor…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises 'Hamilton' role in Puerto Rico to raise funds by The Associated Press

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his role in the musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars.        

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ON BROADWAY: The Prom is ‘a lovingly crafted explosion of good will & hilarity’ by Simon Parris

A lovingly crafted explosion of good will and hilarity, The Prom holds it place alongside the great musical comedies of the new millennium.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

BWW Interview: Jim Walton Gets Screeched In as COME FROM AWAY's New Nick! by Nicole Rosky

Just over a month ago, Come From Away welcomed a new 'Nick' to the Rock, as Broadway veteran Jim Walton took over for original company member Lee MacDougal.

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8 Magical Moments the Cast of Broadway’ Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will Never Forget by Playbill Staff

Chilina Kennedy, Evan Todd, and more reflect on their first times experiencing the show as it celebrates five years on Broadway

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

School of Rock discounts for furloughed federal employees at The National by Lorraine Treanor

The National Theatre is joining other theatres and businesses in offering discounts to furloughed federal employees with discounted tickets to the Broadway smash, School or Rock – The …

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Coming Attractions: January 13 Through 29 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Minefield Review: Actual Enemy Combatants Meet and Make Theater by New York Theater

In an extraordinary work of theater put together by Argentine director Lola Arias, six veterans who fought on opposite sides of the 1982 war between Argentina and Great Britain met and, unde…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: Anthony Rapp Introduces Industry Day at BroadwayCon by Walter McBride

BroadwayCon is officially underway Yesterday, Friday, January 11, the convention kicked off, as many panels and events were held. Yesterday also marked the convention's Industry Day. Broadwa…

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NBC Orders New Musical Pilot 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' From FIRST DATE Writer by Stephanie Wild

According to Deadline, NBC has ordered a new pilot, a musical dramedy called Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

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Photo Coverage: Inside the BroadwayCon Industry Day Panel 'The Broadway Blueprint' by Walter McBride

BroadwayCon is officially underway Yesterday, Friday, January 11, the convention kicked off, as many panels and events were held. Yesterday also marked the convention's Industry Day. One pan…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Industry Day Reception at BroadwayCon by Walter McBride

BroadwayCon is officially underway Yesterday, Friday, January 11, the convention kicked off, as many panels and events were held. Yesterday also marked the convention's Industry Day. Broadwa…

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BWW Review: Marin Ireland Rages Against Patriarchy in Abby Rosebrock's BLUE RIDGE by Michael Dale

If the majority of Broadway ticket-buyers valued great acting as much as they valued celebrity, Marin Ireland would have been an above-the-title, name-in-lights star a long time ago. Certain…

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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Waves a Puerto Rican Flag at Opening Night of HAMILTON by Stephanie Wild

Last night, Hamilton officially opened in Puerto Rico, with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role as the titular character. Miranda gave a heartfelt curtain call, where he was seen giving hi…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda debuts 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico by Ap, Ap, Ap

After performance, composer-actor calls Trump's latest plan to finance border wall 'abolutely monstrous' (Jan. 11)        

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‘I would hope that it’s engrossing & moving’: Bernadette Robinson brings Songs for Nobodies to the West End by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress and singer Bernadette Robinson about bringing Songs for Nobodies to the Ambassadors Theatre.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Would You Rather: Broadway Dream Role Edition – Volume 2 by Kailey Hansen

Which role would you rather? More The post Would You Rather: Broadway Dream Role Edition – Volume 2 appeared first on Theatre Nerds.

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BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Why It's Radical to Let Girls (Of Color) Just Be Girls in "Good Grief" and "Usual Girls" by Broadwayandme

Something radical is happening on New York stages this season. It’s mainly taking place off-Broadway and it’s largely being driven by women of color who have written that most traditiona…

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Do "The Ferryman" and the "The Waverly Gallery" Live Up to The Hype About Them? by Broadwayandme

Most theatergoers, especially those with limited time and resources, try to figure out which shows to see through a combination of word of mouth, social media and official reviews, particula…

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Turning on the Ghost Light, Yes Again by Broadwayandme

Life has gotten crazy again and I couldn't find the time to write this week. So as I usually do when this happens, I'm turning on the ghost light that theaters use when they're temporarily e…

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Its Stars Are the Only Upside to "Downstairs" by Broadwayandme

Over the past decade the playwright Theresa Rebeck has had four shows premiere on Broadway and at least a half dozen others open in major off-Broadway productions.  And I can’t figure…

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10 Shows That Stood Out for Me in 2018 by Broadwayandme

The end of the year has sneaked up on me. I got lost in the whir of finishing the school semester where I teach, getting ready for Christmas and dealing with some health problems (nothing se…

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A (Brief) Break From Regular Programming by Broadwayandme

Yep; I've slipped back into a hole that’s going to keep me from doing a regular post today. But this isn't a disagreeable hole. I fell into it by (1) reading two fascinating books about 19…

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Winter Theater Festival Fever-Redux by Broadwayandme

The weather has been unseasonably warm here in the city but the winter theater festivals, including a few new ones, are plowing ahead as usual and so I thought I’d do a redux of the guide …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Smilin’ Ed McConnell: The Sunshine Melody Man by Trav S.D.

Smilin’ Ed McConnell (1892-1954) was born this day. The son of an Atlanta minister, McConnell started out as a gospel and folk singer, breaking into local radio in 1922. Fifteen years …

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‘This story will never be more timely’: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Union Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People could have easily been adapted in the last couple of years as a, not at all subtle rebuke to the election of Donald Tr…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Theater group holding auditions for Westfield 350th musical by Peter Currier

WESTFIELD- The Westfield Theater Group will be holding auditions this week for their May production of “Time in Westfield” written in honor of the Westfield 350th anniversary. Th…

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Gladys Blake: Talked for 20 Years, Then Shut Up by Trav S.D.

Gladys Blake (Gladys Timmons, 1910-1983) was a Hollywood supporting player who most often found work as comic relief playing talkative, gossipy friends. Orphaned shortly after her birth, Bla…

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James Graham and The Uncivil War by Fergus Morgan

Playwright James Graham's Brexit telly drama was met with a storm of media fury. Here's Fergus Morgan on what it says about our expectations of drama on TV. The post James Graham and The Unc…

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REVIEW: Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Kevin Elyot’s play Coming Clean which is now playing at Trafalgar Studios 2. This post REVIEW: Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭✭ first ap…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome by Tim Wright

Having the entire Motown back catalogue to work with must be a dream starting point for any jukebox musical. There are decades worth of hit after hit to cram in. And cram them in Motown The …

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‘A straight up great piece of writing’: ANOMALY – Old Red Lion Theatre by Rachel Williams

Anomaly is a really exciting play. For all that it’s hard to watch and challenging to process, it is immensely rewarding and a great hour of theatre all round. It’s also an amazing showc…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Sara Berner: From Bowes to Benny to the Bottle by Trav S.D.

Sara Berner (Lillian Ann Herdan, 1912-1969) was better known by her voice than her face at the peak of her fame. She had been a department store clerk with a penchant for comedy dialects and…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico by Michael Paulson and Charo HenrÍquez

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.

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BWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT Live by Rona Kelly

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second marks the Almeida's first National TheatreLive, broadcasting to audiences around the world on 15 January. We spoketo actor Leo Bill and caught up with …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: ORIGINAL DEATH RABBIT, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre opens 2019 with a bang dressing the mental health discourse in a pink fluffy bunny suit. Original Death Rabbit is Rose Heiney's new play which details the downfall and …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

'Hamilton' opens in Puerto Rico starring Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I just love this island so much' by Chris Jones

With his body draped in the Puerto Rican flag, his emotions struggling to get through the song named “Hurricane” and his presence celebrated all across San Juan, “Hamilton” creator L…

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How Do We Encourage Confidence in Students? by Kerry Hishon

Students nowadays are more connected, aware, and tech-savvy than ever before. Yet, with all that connection and knowledge, students are hyper-aware of their insecurities, their desires not o…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Trick or Treat Starring Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp Begins at 59E59 by Olivia Clement

The dark comedy takes place on a suspenseful Halloween night.

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Lady sings the greats in Songs for Nobodies at the Ambassadors Theatre, London

Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf are among the superstars brought back to life in Bernadette Robinson’s vivid performance

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Merrily We Roll Along Begins at Roundabout January 12 by Olivia Clement

Fiasco Theatre brings the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical to life Off-Broadway with a small ensemble cast.

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