Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In ‘Falling For Make Believe,’ Ryan J. Haddad Dreams the Impossible Dream by Matthew Wexler

Ryan J. Haddad brings his latest solo show, "Falling For Make Believe," to Joe's Pub as part of its annual Under the Radar Festival. The post In ‘Falling For Make Believe,’ Ryan J. Hadda…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Don’t Miss: Isaac Mizrahi’s Return to Café Carlyle by Matthew Wexler

Isaac Mizrahi brings his latest collection of stories and songs to New York City's Café Carlyle for a three-week run, followed by tour dates. The post Don’t Miss: Isaac Mizrahi’s Return…

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Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Seeks Submissions by Matthew Wexler

U.S. high school student can enter the musical theater songwriting challenge, with the chance to have their work recorded and published. The post Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Seeks …

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Up Close and Personal with Ryan J. Haddad by Matthew Wexler

Actor-writer Ryan J. Haddad chats about his new solo work, "Falling For Make Believe," appearing on Netflix's hit show, "The Politician," and what's in store for 2020. The post Up Close and…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Three to See: January by Matthew Wexler

Stay warm in the theatre this January with these three openings! "Emojiland," "A Soldier's Play," and "The Confession of Lily Dare" are our top picks of the month. The post Three to See: Jan…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

‘Trevor: The Musical’ Announces Off-Broadway Run by Matthew Wexler

Inspired by the 1994 Academy Award-winning film, "Trevor: The Musical" arrives Off-Broadway featuring book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis. The post ‘Trevor: The…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Who’s the Man in the Mirror? ‘MJ’ Musical Cast Announced by Matthew Wexler

Ephraim Sykes will play the title role in 'MJ,' a new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson. The rest of the cast has been announced, including Quentin Earl Darrington and Whitney Bas…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Meat at the Opera? ‘Das Barbecü’ Returns to NYC by Matthew Wexler

Is the Metropolitan Opera House too stuffy for you? How about the basement of one of New York City’s most popular barbecue joints instead? On… The post Meat at the Opera? ‘Das Barbecü…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Don’t Miss: NY Pops Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein by Matthew Wexler

The New York Pops returns to Carnegie Hall for an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein featuring Broadway stars Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen. The post Don’t Miss: NY Pops Tribute t…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

10 Favorite Theater Interviews of 2019 by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog spoke to some of the best theater professionals in the business in 2019. Some of our favorites included Kristin Chenoweth, Becca Blackwell, Stephen Brackett, Kelli O'Hara, …

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Friday, December 27, 2019

A Volatile Jury of the People Rules ‘Judgment Day’ by Matthew Wexler

Director Richard Jones stages an epic adaption of Ödön von Horváth’s 1937 cautionary play, "Judgment Day," about a town's response to a tragic accident. The post A Volatile Jury of the …

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The Best of Times: Remembering Jerry Herman by Matthew Wexler

The theater community remembers the legendary Jerry Herman, composer of such hits as "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame," and "La Cage aux Folles." The post The Best of Times: Remembering Jerry Herman a…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Best of New York Theater 2019 by Matthew Wexler

Topping this year's list are "A Strange Loop," "Jagged Little Pill" and interviews with Becca Blackwell, Jessie Mueller, Austin McCormick and more. The post Best of New York Theater 2019 app…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Broadway Sings Christmas! by Matthew Wexler

Have a listen to our favorite performers singing holiday songs familiar and new, including Idina Menzel, Jeremy Jordan, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Kelli O'Hara, Kristin Chenoweth, Si…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Steppenwolf’s ‘Dance Nation’ Has All the Right Moves by Matthew Wexler

Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's "Dance Nation" offers a hilarious, intimate and visceral peek into the life of teen girls through the lens of a dance troupe vying for a nati…

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More Private Idahos in Lincoln Center Theater’s ‘Greater Clements’ by Matthew Wexler

A small Idaho town provides the backdrop for Samuel D. Hunter's play, "Greater Clements," now at Lincoln Center Theater through January 19. The post More Private Idahos in Lincoln Center T…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Can’t Escape the Afterlife in ‘Lindiwe’ by Matthew Wexler

South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mamabazo returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Co. for a clumsy love story that fails to celebrate sweet home Chicago. The post Ladysmith Black Mambazo Can’t Escape…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Phantom, Meet Alexa: New Ticket Technology Launches by Matthew Wexler

Broadw.ai, Amazon Pay and Telecharge have partnered with "Phantom of the Opera" to launch a new Alexa skill, enabling theatergoers to search and purchase tickets. The post Phantom, Meet A…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

(You Gotta Have) Friends: ‘Bette: Xmas at the Continental Baths’ by Matthew Wexler

Caitlin Jackson triumphantly returns as the Divine Miss M in Hell in a Handbag Productions' "Bette: Xmas at the Continental Baths." The post (You Gotta Have) Friends: ‘Bette: Xmas at the C…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

The Bible as It Was Meant to be Heard: ‘The Gospel of John’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway veteran Ken Jennings performs 'The Gospel of John' as a solo work in the oral traditions of the Bible. Directed by John Pietrowski. The post The Bible as It Was Meant to be Heard: …

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Being More Chilled at Lucas Hnath’s ‘The Thin Place’ by Matthew Wexler

Lucas Hnath's "The Thin Place" converges the living with those beyond in a séance-like atmosphere that's at once intimate and theatrical. The post Being More Chilled at Lucas Hnath’s ‘T…

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‘one in two’ Doesn’t Add Up by Matthew Wexler

Inspired by the 10th anniversary of his HIV diagnosis, Donja R. Love's 'one in two' explores what it means to be black, queer and positive. The post ‘one in two’ Doesn’t Add Up appeare…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Circus Reimagined: ’42 Ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels’ by Matthew Wexler

’42 Ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels’ (Photo: Maike Schulz) By April Stamm How do you fill a 42-foot diameter space with wonder, excitement,… The post Circus Reimagined: ’42 …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘Elements of Oz” – Ayn Rand and Rushdie and Smart Phones, Oh My! by Matthew Wexler

The Builders Association deconstructs and reconstructs the famous 1939 film, 'The Wizard of Oz.' The post ‘Elements of Oz” – Ayn Rand and Rushdie and Smart Phones, Oh My! appeared firs…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Muggle Migration: ‘Harry Potter’ Opens in San Francisco by Matthew Wexler

Packed with love, death, friendship and filial angst, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' arrives in San Francisco but in spite of its polish, feels occasionally over-indulgent. The post Mu…

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Father and Son Family Dramedy: ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ by Matthew Wexler

Len Cariou and Craig Bierko star in George Eastman's play about a son and his aging father coming to terms with their past. The post Father and Son Family Dramedy: ‘Harry Townsend’s Las…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Rudetsky Trades Chatterbox for Chatter Barn with Town Hall Series by Matthew Wexler

Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Series returned to The Town Hall, this time, with guests Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty. Patina Miller and Brian Stokes Mitchell join the line-up in 2020. The post R…

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You Ask, You Learn, You Live: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Matthew Wexler

Alanis Morissette's iconic 90s album "Jagged Little Pill' serves as inspiration for a new musical with a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody. The post You Ask, You Learn, You Live: ‘J…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tori Scott: ‘Vodka is the Reason for the Season’ by Matthew Wexler

Both hilarious and heartfelt, Tori Scott helps ring in the season through story and song. The post Tori Scott: ‘Vodka is the Reason for the Season’ appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cookies and Clementines: A Charismatic ‘Christmas Carol’ by Matthew Wexler

Campbell Scott headlines Jack Thorne's new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," offering a visual holiday feast for theatergoers. The post Cookies and Clementines:…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

World AIDS Day and Its Theatrical Impact by Matthew Wexler

Several current productions reference the impact of AIDS on the theater community by subject matter and their creators. The post World AIDS Day and Its Theatrical Impact appeared first on T…

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