Monday, November 21, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ by Amy Sapp

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the immersive musical based on a section of Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterwork War and Peace, opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 14. G…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Rachel Bloom: A Song I Love by Amy Sapp

I have a real allergy to songs being cute. That was my problem when I was an auditioning musical theater actress. A lot of musical theater songs that are comedic are cute. But the thing you …

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 Reasons to See ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by the Stars of the Show by Amy Sapp

Ask the ladies of Dear Evan Hansen to describe one reason why audiences should flock to the Music Box Theatre to witness this new Broadway musical. For Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones, t…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Stars and the City: Mary Beth Peil’s New York by Amy Sapp

I came to New York after majoring in opera at Northwestern University. When I graduated, I got my first job singing the soprano lead La Traviata with Boris Goldovsky’s Opera Company in New…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

10 Fun Things to Do in the Theater District in NYC by Amy Sapp

Broadway theaters may take center stage in the district named for them, but every New Yorker knows there’s so much more to do than merely catch a performance of Wicked, The Book of Mormon…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stars and the City: Jefferson Mays’ New York by Amy Sapp

I have lived in New York since 1991, late in the last century. It is quite simply the most exciting place to be in the world, and it can also be exhausting. Whatever mood you experience in N…

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Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Most Romantic Shows on Broadway Right Now by Amy Sapp

As the leaves change and temperatures begin to drop, snuggle weather emerges alongside one of the most romantic times of the year: the winter holidays. As you divulge your senses with a stea…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stars and the City: Eric Bogosian’s New York by Mfoss

Eric Bogosian, the  actor, monologist, author and playwright, created 100Monologues.com, a series of monologues on video. In this master class of brilliant acting and writing, gifted actors…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Instant New York: 15 Fan Selfies with Corbin Bleu of ‘Holiday Inn’ by Mfoss

High School Musical film star, Corbin Bleu is certainly easy on the eyes — and the ears — and can be found live and in person nearly every night of the week on Broadway in Holid…

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Stars and the City: Renee Fleming’s New York by Amy Sapp

I am the child of two public school vocal music teachers. In fact, my mother still teaches voice and heads the Vocal Department of the Eastman Community Music School. So, I studied all kinds…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4 Wonderful Pre-Theater Bars in New York City by Asorensen

It’s show time at these four inviting restaurants in New York City, where you can kick off the night with cocktails and nibbles — and get to the theater before the curtain goes up. &…

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Review Roundup: ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Mfoss

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s 1987 stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 epistolary novel, opened on October 30 at the Booth Theatre.   Tony winners Liev S…

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Review Roundup: ‘Falsettos’ by Mfoss

Falsettos, the 1992 musical about a makeshift modern family dealing with the AIDS crisis, opened on October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theater as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s 2016 to 2017 s…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

‘The Color Purple’ to Close January 8 on Broadway by Mfoss

The Color Purple, the revival of the popular musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will play its final performance at the Bernard Jacobs Theater on Jan. 8, 2017 aft…

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Broadway’s Fright Night: A Rock Horror Halloween Experience at the W Hotel by Amy Sapp

Tonight, in honor of the Halloween spirit, “do the time warp again” with a smattering of Broadway cast members from your favorite shows at the W Hotel for Fright Night: A Rock Horror Exp…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cool Job Q&A: Matt Britten of the Broadway Briefing by Amy Sapp

Every morning at NewYork.com, we start by perusing the Broadway Briefing — an online newsletter that has become a staple for professionals in the Broadway industry. The Broadway Briefi…

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‘Kurios by Cirque du Soleil’ Tickets Now On Sale by Amy Sapp

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil just launched in New York City — and you’re invited!   Step into Cirque du Soleil’s cabinet of curiosities with Kurios, a visually stunni…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Show Time: Complete the Circle of Life with Our Makeup Tutorial from ‘The Lion King’ by Amy Sapp

The leaves have begun to change color. The aroma of apple cider now wafts through your office cubicle. The term PSL is no longer irrelevant. Autumn has fallen. In other words, Halloween is n…

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My Favorite Song: Betty Buckley, Tony Award Winner of ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

“Memory,” of course, is my favorite song from a musical!     “Memory” is a great blessing in my life. Learning to play Grizabella was such a gift, and it re…

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Blue Man Group’ by Amy Sapp

Many of us cannot even imagine a time when there were no blue men. After all, that funky theater on Astor Place has now been inhabited by these sky-blue-skinned resident percussionist-mimes …

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Review Roundup: ‘The Front Page’ by Mfoss

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s riotous 1928 newspaper comedy, opened October 20 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, …

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Tony Winner Donna Murphy to Alternate with Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Amy Sapp

There will be two Dollys on Broadway this spring. Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy will take over the lead role from Bette Midler in the new revival of Hello, Dolly! starting in June. Midl…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Stars and the City: Haven Burton’s New York by Asorensen

One of my favorite things about Kinky Boots is the finale. We do this wonderful show that is all about loving who you are, accepting people for who they are and coming together to work as a …

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Show Time: Go Green for Halloween with this Makeup Tutorial for Elphaba from ‘Wicked’ by Mfoss

The leaves have begun to change color. The aroma of apple cider now wafts through your office cubicle. The term PSL is no longer irrelevant. Autumn has fallen. In other words, Halloween is n…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Actor Spotlight: Telly Leung of ‘In Transit’ and ‘Glee’ by Amy Sapp

Ask actor Telly Leung about starring in a Broadway show. The jolt of energy for him as a performer comes not from a leading man status but rather from the sense of community he garners from …

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Calling all Broadway Fans: 100 Days Until BroadwayCon 2017 by Amy Sapp

The time has arrived to begin preparations for BroadwayCon 2017! Today marks 100 days until you can make your grand entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in your best Angelica S…

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Instant New York: 15 Photos to Get You Hyped to See the Rockettes this Christmas by Mfoss

We know it’s not even Halloween yet, but we just can’t help but get excited about the holiday season — and especially the new Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NewYork.com Talent Takeover: Orfeh of ‘Legally Blonde’ by Amy Sapp

On Friday, October 14, Tony Award-nominated actress and Broadway starlit, Orfeh, hosted NewYork.com’s latest installment of Talent Takeover on Twitter. Orfeh is no stranger to the stag…

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Review Roundup: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Mfoss

The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov’s classic tragicomedy of a Russian family dispossessed of its estate, opened in a new adaptation by Tony winner Stephen Karam (The Humans) on October 16 …

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Youngest Female Conductor Makes Broadway History at ‘Waitress’ by Amy Sapp

Burgeoning theatrical talent Madeline Smith has made theatrical history at the hit musical, Waitress — all while wielding a baton in hand. On October 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre,…

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Review Roundup: ‘Heisenberg’ by Amy Sapp

Heisenberg, the two-character play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 13 as part of Manhattan Theatre …

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