Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Her Place in History: ‘Wives’ at Playwrights Horizons by Matthew Wexler

Jaclyn Backhaus’ new play "Wives" jumps through history and past patriarchal clichés in a sweeping comedy that puts women's voices front and center. The post Her Place in History: ‘Wive…

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In Lauren Yee’s ‘The Great Leep,’ Basketball and Politics Face Off by Matthew Wexler

Set amid the friction of post cultural revolution China, Lauren Yee's "The Great Leap" delivers a cultural collide of identity and politics through the game of basketball. The post In Laure…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

A Fury in His Words: ‘American Moor’ by Matthew Wexler

In 'American Moor,' a black actor responds to the demands of a white director presuming to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character, Othello. The post A Fury in His Words: …

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What’s the Best Broadway Can Be? TedxBroadway Finds Out by Matthew Wexler

TEDxBroadway returns to tackle one central question posed to academics, economists, entrepreneurs, scientists and theater professionals. The post What’s the Best Broadway Can Be? TedxBroad…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Don’t Miss: Jeremy Jordan and The New York Pops by Matthew Wexler

Stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan joins The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, featuring songs from "Waitress," "Les Misérables" and more. The post Don’t Miss: Jeremy Jordan and The New Yo…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rupert Everett Joins Cast of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Broadway Revival by Matthew Wexler

Film and stage actor Rupert Everett ("My Best Friend's Wedding") returns to Broadway opposite Laurie Metcalf in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The post Rupert Everett Joins Cast of ‘Who…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The American Songbook Association Celebrates Sheldon Harnick by Matthew Wexler

The American Songbook Associaton honors legendary lyricist Sheldon Harnick at its annual gala on Monday, September 16. The post The American Songbook Association Celebrates Sheldon Harnick a…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Ramin Karimloo Releases New Studio Album, ‘From Now On’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony nominated Ramin Karimloo has released a new studio album, featuring his interpretations of songs from stage and screen. The post Ramin Karimloo Releases New Studio Album, ‘From Now On…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

What a Tangled Web We Weave: ‘Betrayal’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Director Jamie Lloyd's stunning London revival of "Betrayal," Harold Pinter's bristling story of deception told backward, arrives on Broadway. The post What a Tangled Web We Weave: ‘Betray…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Don’t Miss: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ by Matthew Wexler

Gerard Alessandrini returns with the next incarnation of his hit Broadway spoofs, "Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation." The post Don’t Miss: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Lackluster Laughs and Musical Mayhem: ‘Trump in Space’ by Matthew Wexler

Jazz hands can't save the mostly not-funny Chicago production of "Trump in Space," which imagines what happens after 400 years of the current administration. The post Lackluster Laughs and M…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

TheatreSquared Opens Gorgeous Multi-Venue Performance Space by Matthew Wexler

TheatreSquared, the award-winning regional theatre in Fayetteville, Arkansas, just cut the ribbon on a brand new multi-venue performance space. The post TheatreSquared Opens Gorgeous Multi-V…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

“Everybody Rise!” – Patti LuPone and ‘Company’ Return to Broadway! by Matthew Wexler

Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone headline the transformational revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" that took London's West End by storm. The post “Everybody Rise!” – Patti LuPone and …

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Friend or Foe? Interrobang Theatre Project’s ‘Out of Love’ by Matthew Wexler

Grace and Lorna have been inseparable since childhood, and vow one day to get out of their small English town. But the world has different plans. Interrobang Theatre Project presents the wor…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Interview: Todrick Hall Joins ‘Waitress’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

YouTube sensation and "RuPaul's Drag Race" guest judge and choreographer Todrick Hall joins the Broadway company of "Waitress" through September 15. The post Interview: Todrick Hall Joins …

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

War Isn’t Just for the History Books: Red Tape Theatre’s ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Red Tape Theatre delivers a powerful and resonant stage adaptation of the 1929 novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front." The post War Isn’t Just for the History Books: Red Tape Th…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Miracles Can Happen: ‘Make Believe’ at Second Stage Theatre by Matthew Wexler

Bess Wohl's play "Make Believe" explores the longterm effects of abandonment on a group of siblings. Playing through September 15 at Second Stage Theater. The post Miracles Can Happen: ‘Ma…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Throw Down as Three New Productions Slated to Open by Matthew Wexler

Calling all "Little Shop of Horrors" fans — if you live in New York City, Boston, or the Los Angeles area, a new production is coming your way! The post ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Throw …

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

3 Must-See Shows During NYC Broadway Week by Matthew Wexler

NYC Broadway Week returns with 2-for-1 tickets. But what should be on your must-see list? We recommend "Frozen," "Slave Play," and "Oklahoma!". The post 3 Must-See Shows During NYC Broadway…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

First Look: Ethan Coen’s ‘A Play is a Poem’ at Mark Taper Forum by Matthew Wexler

Ethan Coen's 'A Play Is a Poem,' directed by Neil Pepe, starts rehearsals at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The post First Look: Ethan Coen’s ‘A Play is a Poem…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Barry Manilow’s ‘Harmony’ to Play Off-Broadway in 2020 by Matthew Wexler

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical "Harmony" finally finds a home in New York City. The post Barry Manilow’s ‘Harmony’ to Play Off-Broadway in 2020 appeared first on The Broadw…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Tony-Winning ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Once On This Island’ Hit the Road by Matthew Wexler

"Hadestown" and "Once On This Island" have each announced forthcoming national tours, bringing Broadway's best to cities around the country. The post Tony-Winning ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Once…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

How Broadway Is Going Beyond the Theatre to Cultivate New Audiences by Cleo Aukland

By Cleo Aukland While fans continue to flock to Broadway until recently it has remained a relatively singular art form with little monetization extending beyond… The post How Broadway Is G…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Sobering Celebration of Life: ‘All That He Was’ by Matthew Wexler

Pride Films & Plays presents "All That He Was," a moving and surprisingly funny account of one man’s struggle with AIDS and the reverberations of his death. The post A Sobering Celebr…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Murder and Mystery in Space: ‘Women of 4G’ by Matthew Wexler

Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents Amy Tofte's "Women of 4G," a futuristic space thriller that explores themes of power, leadership, responsibility and sacrifice. The post Murder and…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Don’t Miss: NY Pops Underground Featuring Norm Lewis by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star Norm Lewis will appear at the New York Pops' annual cabaret fundraiser at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 23. The post Don’t Miss: NY Pops Underground Featuring Norm Lewis …

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Must Read: ‘Theater’s Leiter’s Side’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Blog contributor Samuel L. Leiter releases the first volume in his collection of theater reviews, profiling shows from the 2012-13 season. The post Must Read: ‘Theater’s Leiter…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Gyllenhaal and Sturridge Outshine Their Monologues in ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ by Matthew Wexler

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturrdige bring two stories of life and loss to the Broadway stage. The post Gyllenhaal and Sturridge Outshine Their Monologu…

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Deadly: Could ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Be the Worst Musical of the Century? by Matthew Wexler

Jim Steinman's "Bat Out of Hell" arrives in New York City. Whether you're a Meat Loaf or musical theater fan, it's pure purgatory. The post Deadly: Could ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Be the Worst M…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Mandy Patinkin Launches 30-City Concert Tour by Matthew Wexler

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will launch a 30-city concert tour of "Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES" accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano. The post Mandy Patinkin Laun…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Broadway Flashback: Remembering Richard Burton by Matthew Wexler

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Richard Burton's death. The stage and screen actor appeared on Broadway eight times, perhaps most famously as Arthur in "Camelot." The post Broadway Flas…

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