Saturday, May 25, 2024

New Theater Books to Read in Summer 2024 by New York Theater

Below is a manageable list of 13 theater books — recently published or soon to be– that look to be good summer reads: six memoirs or biographies, four books of history, recent scripts of…

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Watch Jessica Lange, Kelli O’Hara, Cole Escola et al accept their OCC Awards, quote their spouses, and debate reviews by New York Theater

Below are some of the speeches from the winners of the 73rd Outer Critics Circle Awards. held Thursday afternoon at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (Don’t…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Theater Blog Roundup: Broadway Recovery Stalls, Off-Broadway Unionizes, Awards Proliferate by New York Theater

The state of theater blogging is arguably a bit like the state of theater in general. It’s more persistent, and resilient, than the pessimists might proclaim.   Chris Peterson this mont…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Top 12 Posts in the 12 Years of New York Theater by New York Theater

Below are the 12 most popular new posts in each of the 12 years since I launched NewYorkTheater.me, on May 23, 2012, which amounts to a kind of time capsule of theatergoers’ evolving enthu…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Fires Review. Gay Black Love Over 50 years via Raja Feather Kelly by New York Theater

“The Fires” brings us simultaneously into the lives and loves of three Black gay men occupying the same railroad apartment in South Brooklyn, but decades apart —  Jay (Phillip James …

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Monday, May 20, 2024

2024 Chita Rivera Award Winners: Hell’s Kitchen and Water for Elephants (tie), Illinoise by New York Theater

Below is the complete list of 2023 Chita Rivera Awards for dance and choreography, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and the movies, presented tonight at the NYU Skirball Center, Check out nominatio…

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Three Houses Theater Review by New York Theater

I gained a whole new understanding of “The Three Little Piggies” at the end of Dave Malloy’s latest sing-through musical theater piece, which has a lively score and a gifted cast, but …

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The New Broadway Season: George Clooney, Sutton Foster, Darren Criss, plus! More Awards. Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

While the awards for the season just ended are still rolling out, the 2024-2025 season on Broadway and beyond is already full of news of new shows and new stars, Broadway debuts and Broadway…

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Broadway 2024-2025 Season Preview Guide by New York Theater

Below is my preview guide of Broadway openings in the 2024-2025 season. Robert Downey Jr, George Clooney, and Cole Escola are set to make their Broadway debuts, in new plays by Ayad Akhtar, …

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

All of Me Theater Review. Love with Wit in Wheelchairs by New York Theater

“Do you want to play a game? “ Lucy (Madison Ferris) asks Alfonso as soon as she spots him, without even so much as a hello. “It’ll be fun, trust me.” “A stranger who says I sh…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

2024 Drama League Awards: Sarah Paulson, Hell’s Kitchen, Stereophonic by New York Theater

Click here for the list of 2024 Drama League Award nominees, from which the awardees were chosen. Don’t know the difference between the awards of the Drama League and the Drama Desk and th…

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Music of Stereophonic by New York Theater

“Stereophonic,” just released an original cast recording with a 14-song tracklist (listen below), which is not unusual for a Broadway musical, but not common for a Broadway play, which i…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Broadway and Beyond on 13 and Online by New York Theater

Leslie Odom in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Purlie Victorious,” Sutton Foster in “Anything Goes,” and a London concert by Audra McDonald are among the acclaimed theatrical pe…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

An American Soldier Review by New York Theater

Near the start of “An American Soldier,” Danny Chen (Brian Vu) stumbles distraught through the crowd gathered in a military courtroom.  For much of my life, I felt invisibleDo you know …

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Theatre World Awards 2024 by New York Theater

 Below are the dozen honorees bestowed with Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway debut performances during the 2023-2024 theatrical season, as well as three speci…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

2024 New York Drama Critics Circle: Stereophonic, Dead Outlaw best play and musical. Merrily We Roll Along, Purlie Victorious, etc. by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named David Adjmi’s Stereophonic best play of the 2023-24 season. The award for best musical went to Dead Outlaw, music and lyrics by David Yazb…

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Robert Downey Jr Debuts. Eboni Booth Prized. Billy Porter, Nathan Lane etc Honored. OCC Awards. Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

 A slew of honors for Broadway mainstays were announced this past week, as well as the Outer Critics Circle Awards this morning (see News below.)  Meanwhile, new theater is still happening…

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2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Stereophonic, Suffs, Dead Outlaw, Primary Trust by New York Theater

“Stereophonic”won outstanding new Broadway play and three other awards, “Suffs” outstanding new Broadway musical and two other awards at the 73rd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards. …

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Mothers on Broadway 2024 by New York Theater

Mothers took center stage in the Broadway season just ended, getting star treatment for characters who range from vile to virtuous. Today, on Mothers Day, Jessica Lange in the title role of …

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Shimmer and Herringbone Theater Review by New York Theater

At first, “Shimmer and Herringbone,” the third and final absurdist play in the avant-garde theater company Talking Band’s fiftieth anniversary season, promises to be a series of random…

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Scarlett Dreams Theater Review by New York Theater

 “Scarlett Dreams” is a play that imagines a near-future dominated by Artificial Intelligence, so I asked ChatGPT how it would review the play. It instantly produced a 303-word review, …

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Exagoge Review. The oldest Jewish play, PLUS. by New York Theater

“Exagoge,” inspired by the oldest known Jewish play, is a wildly ambitious, complicated but largely accessible new work of immersive theater: a play, opera, and Passover seder all in one…

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2024 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations by New York Theater

Below are the nominations for the 12th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. The awards will be announced May 30th, and the ceremony will take place June 18th, at Sardi’s. The Alliance has …

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Small Acts of Daring Invention Theater Review by New York Theater

The children’s book author Dare Wright is billed as the inspiration for this unusual theater piece, although her name is never mentioned on stage. Actually, nothing is mentioned on stage. …

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Here There Are Blueberries Theater Review. The Holocaust through a different lens by New York Theater

“Here There Are Blueberries” turns the real-life discovery of an ordinary-looking photo album into a riveting detective story, with the characters gathering clues to unravel a series of …

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Monday, May 6, 2024

“Primary Trust” Awarded 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Drama by New York Theater

Eboni Booth’s “Primary Trust” has won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich
’s “Here There Are Blueberries” and Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s “P…

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Awards Up the Wazoo. Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

Nominations for the Tony Awards and for the Drama Desk Awards were among the theater awards announced last week; winners of the Lucille Lortel Awards were announced and feted last night; win…

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Lucille Lortel Award Winners 2024: The Comeuppance, (pray) by New York Theater

 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “The Comeuppance” won Outstanding Play and nicHi douglas‘ “(pray)” won Outstanding Musical, Director and Ensemble at the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel …

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Grenfell Theater Review by New York Theater

“Grenfell” is documentary theater about an infamous 2017 fire in a 24-story public housing project in London called Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. Subtitled “In the words of s…

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Catching Silhouettes. Chinatown as Theater by New York Theater

Theater in Chinatown used to mean gangland shoot-outs – both on the screen and in the balcony of the neighborhood’s many movie theaters, which had names like Sun Sing and Pagoda, and wer…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Watch 2024 Best Musical Tony Videos by New York Theater

Watch one- or two-minute videos from each of the five musicals nominated for the 2024 Tony Award for Best Musical: “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Illinoise,” “The Outsiders,” “Suffs” a…

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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