Friday, September 23, 2022

ASL-Interpreted Broadway and Off-Broadway performances Fall 2022. Watch Encanto in ASL by New York Theater

In the music video below, Deaf West Theater interprets Lin-Manuel Miranda’s song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” into American Sign Language in a music video from the animated film “En…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:29PM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Broadway Poll: The Fall 2022 Show You Most Want To See by New York Theater

Choose the show that you are most looking forward to, of the twenty that have an official opening on Broadway in October, November or December 2022. They are listed chronologically below by …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:14PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Four Saints in Three Acts Review. David Greenspan Does Gertrude Stein Solo by New York Theater

The 1934 Broadway debut of “Four Saints in Three Acts,” a then-shocking and much celebrated avant-garde opera with a libretto by Gertrude Stein and a score by Virgil Thomson, featured an…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:08PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

Sesame Street The Musical Review. Aiming for Muppet loving first-time theatergoers. by New York Theater

At “Sesame Street the Musical,” an hour-long show in which nine puppeteers portray 11 familiar Sesame Street characters who each get a familiar Sesame Street song to sing, there was one …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:28PM

Phantom, Music Man Closing! #LittleAmalmania #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

Theater is evanescent; that’s part of its appeal. The one exception seemed to be “The Phantom of the Opera.” But this week the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by H…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:19AM
Sunday, September 18, 2022

Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane And Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre by New York Theater

Sometimes the set design is the best thing about a Broadway show. I thought that about “Moulin Rouge,” which won Derek McLane his second Tony Award for set design. Sometimes the sets are…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:27AM
Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Phantom of the Opera to Close on Broadway After 35 Years by New York Theater

It’s a shock, but it probably shouldn’t be. “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, will close on February 18th, shortly after commemorating its 35T…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:03AM
Friday, September 16, 2022

Watch Little Amal On Broadway by New York Theater

On the third day of her three-week trip to New York City, the ten-year-old Syrian refugee, and 12-foot-tall puppet, visits Father Duffy Square in Times Square, where she looks over the TKTS …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:54PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski. A Holocaust Eyewitness Who Tried to Stop It. by New York Theater

FDR knew. In 1943, Jan Karski told President Roosevelt firsthand about the Holocaust, after Karski, a Polish diplomat turned Resistance fighter had been smuggled into both the Warsaw Ghetto …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:00PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Watch Little Amal Arrive in New York City by New York Theater

Little Amal, a ten-year-old Syrian refugee and a 12-foot-tall puppet, has traveled 6,000 miles since July 2021, arriving today in New York City, first at JFK Airport, for 55 events over seve…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:52PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Watch Sheryl Lee Ralph Sing Her Emmy Acceptance Speech by New York Theater

Sheryl Lee Ralph gave an acceptance speech for the ages when she won the Emmy award last night for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as the veteran kindergarten …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:22AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

Broadway Begins! Lea Michele debuts then departs Funny Girl. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The first four new Broadway shows of the Fall season begin performances this week, although they won’t officially open until next month.  Two more shows were added to the Broadway 2022-2…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:36AM
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Machine Dazzle, a costume designer treated like an artist. by New York Theater

Machine Dazzle walks with me through some 80 of his fabulously intricate costumes on display at the opening day of his solo exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, to one of some two doz…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:47PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Burbank Review. Walt Disney vs. Goofy’s Dad in 1941 Animators Strike by New York Theater

Walt Disney is pissed. “Why the hell would anybody need to unionize at a place like this? We got volleyball!“ “Burbank,” a play by  Cameron Darwin Bossert at The Wild Project throug…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:41PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II on Stage by New York Theater

Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday at the age of 96, commanded the world stage during her 70-year reign. She was also a character on theatrical stages — in Great Britain of course, but…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:28PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Strings Attached Review. Physics 101 plus a love triangle, stereotypes, lightbulb jokes by New York Theater

In 1999, three physicists took a train from Cambridge to London, and in their discussion on that hour-long trip came up with a new theory about the origin of the universe, an alternate view…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:00PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

My Onliness Review: A Mad King, ASL, and Sensory Assault by New York Theater

“My Onliness” is billed as “a fable/cabaret/circus entertainment about a mad king’s desperate attempt to impress a mysterious petitioner” – a description that doesn’t completel…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:00PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sweeney Todd, Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne Back on Broadway. Adele, Paul McCartney: Broadway Awaits! #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Adele and Paul McCartney were among the winners of the Creative Arts Emmys announced over the weekend, which means, for an EGOT (Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony), they only now need…a Tony. McCa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:28AM
Monday, September 5, 2022

Labor Day and the Labor Play by New York Theater

Where are the American plays about labor? About unions, or workers, or workplaces?  I’ve been asking that question every Labor Day,  a legal holiday created by Congress in 1884 to celeb…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:26AM
Sunday, September 4, 2022

End of Summer Theater Quiz by New York Theater

A theater quiz that marks the end of summer, a relatively fallow period that gives theatergoers time to look back at the season just passed, and forward to the season ahead. Half of the ten …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:33PM
Friday, September 2, 2022

September 2022 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a selection of theater opening in New York in September, when Elmo won’t just be on the streets of Times Square, but on an Off-Broadway stage, while the twelve-foot tall puppet L…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:36PM
Thursday, September 1, 2022

“Equality and Democracy are Under Assault” President Biden’s Sept 1 Soul of the Nation speech video and transcript by New York Theater

“Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Presiden…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:50PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Once Upon a (Korean) Time Review. Grim Korean folk tales and history from Daniel K Isaac by New York Theater

In the Korean version of Cinderella, the evil stepmother kills Cinderella and throws her into the river. But that’s not the end: Cinderella magically comes back to life and, with the help …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:00PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

As You Like It Review. 5 Reasons to Love Shaina Taub’s Version of Shakespeare’s Comedy About Love by New York Theater

“All the world’s a stage, and everybody’s in the show, nobody’s a pro,” Shaina Taub, dressed in patch-quilt overalls, sings in the first moments of her spirited and enchanting musi…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:10PM
Monday, August 29, 2022

New Season Wows. Robert LuPone (1946-2022) #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The news of a new Kander and Ebb musical with Lin-Manuel Miranda added to a thrilling Broadway 2022-2023 still in formation. But equally tantalizing were the full season announcements last …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:25AM
Sunday, August 28, 2022

Robot Infidèle. Hat Tricks at Little Island by a French Canadian Circus Troupe by New York Theater

” Robot Infidèle”  is a nearly-wordless, hour-long show that’s being presented for just three nights (ending tonight), at Little Island, the odd new pier and public park with two…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:30AM
Saturday, August 27, 2022

Watch Six, Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge at Broadway in Bryant Park by New York Theater

Below are videos of some of the performances in the last Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert of Summer 2022. The hour-long concert began with an acrobatic and musical “pre-show” pe…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:27PM
Friday, August 26, 2022

Watch A Strange Loop at Bryant Park by New York Theater

The cast of “A Strange Loop” performed four songs from the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical at the final Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert of Summer 2022. Below are …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:50PM
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Kinky Boots Off-Broadway Review by New York Theater

The Off-Broadway revival of “Kinky Boots,” which opens tonight  at Stage 42, comes just 40 months after the end of the show’s run on Broadway, and is so little changed from the origi…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:01PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Theater Blog Roundup: Theater as Class Struggle by New York Theater

In the dog days of summer, those few bloggers not on vacation are depicting the theater as dog eat dog – an arena for classic class struggle, workers vs. owners. Or at least that might be …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:05PM

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