Friday, May 1, 2020

John Lee Beatty Designer: Portrait As a Young Man by Sandi Durell

JOHN LEE BEATTY, PORTRAIT OF THE DESIGNER AS A YOUNG MAN: A LOST INTERVIEW Part 11 “Most People Don’t Know What Design is Really About”     As told to Samuel L. Leiter   This is th…

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Help Nick Cordero & Family and Other Covid19 Charities by Sandi Durell

Live Your Life Campaign by Sandi Durell If you saw Nick Cordero singing-dancing in “A Bronx Tale” a couple of years back, you’ll know who we’re talking about and why this campaign to…

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The Apple Family is Back! by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora   Rarely does a play come along that captures a moment in time as vividly, as acutely, and as affectingly, as What Do We Need To Talk About?,  Richard Nelson’s re…

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Streaming Musicals Part I by Sandi Durell

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II   by Alix Cohen   The songs, the dancing!   State Fair 1945 An adaptation of the 1933 film, itself an adaption of the novel by Phil Stong. Music…

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Judy Blazer – Words of Wisdom & Hope by Sandi Durell

    Judy Blazer has had a multi faceted career from soap opera to Mozart, to leading roles on and off Broadway (Me and My Girl, Titanic) to running a theater school. Her voice has been hea…

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Goodbye Girl Cast on ‘Stars in the House’ by Sandi Durell

THE CAST OF “THE GOODBYE GIRL” WILL REUNITE  AND REMINISCE ON “STARS IN THE HOUSE” Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to Co-Host Live Stream May 1st at 8:00 PM ET in Support of The Ac…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Michael Urie Live From His Living Room! by Sandi Durell will livestream a benefit performance of Jonathan Tolins’ hilarious play Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie, who is set to reprise his acclaimed turn live from the l…

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Labor Dispute – One Man Can Right the Wrong AND DOES! by Sandi Durell


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NY Drama Critics Circle Announce Awards April 16 by Sandi Durell

  The winners of the 2020 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards will be announced Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10am. The selections, which mark the start of this year’s theater awards se…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:17AM

Designer John Lee Beatty: Portrait of a Young Man by Sandi Durell

JOHN LEE BEATTY, PORTRAIT OF THE DESIGNER AS A YOUNG MAN: A LOST INTERVIEW Part 6: “I Don’t Like to Be Noodged”     As told to Samuel L. Leiter   This is the sixth installment in m…

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  By Brian Scott Lipton   While Janet Dacal may not be a household name, theatergoers around the country certainly know her name – from starring in such Broadway shows as In The Heights,…

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Julie Budd Offers Words of Praise, Strength & Love by Sandi Durell

    Julie Budd’s been in the business of show since the age of 12, when she won a talent contest while vacationing in the Catskills with her family, and has had an amazing career as a so…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:40AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Danny Bacher Has Just the Tune For You by Sandi Durell

  Singer-Songwriter- Soprano Saxophonist extraordinaire, Danny Bacher responded to the call to keep fan spirits up during this unusual time in our history. He’s “Makin’ Whoopee” in …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:44PM

Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night Auditions Go Online by Chris Barlow

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, as the nonprofit looks to continue its mis…

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  The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a l…

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WATCH “MIRACLE ON 42nd STREET” by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   Most New Yorkers have at least walked by Manhattan Plaza, the giant apartment buildings on 43rd Street (one on the corner of Ninth Avenue, the other on Tenth A…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:26PM

RECORDS (YES, RECORDS!) by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   As a kid in the 1960s and 70s and totally infatuated with Broadway, listening to a cast album was as close as I could get to the real thing. There was no internet to go …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:11AM

Marilyn Maye Sings for Everyone by Sandi Durell

IT’S TODAY from Marilyn Maye on Vimeo.   Marvelous Marilyn Maye, the Queen of Cabaret, wants her fans to know that she’s doing just fine back in Kansas City, washing her hands (as is He…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:29AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Terrence McNally Dies from Coronavirus Complications by Sandi Durell

  Terrence McNally died. His long, varied and prolific career as a playwright, musical librettist and screenwriter earned him four Tony Awards and an Emmy. He died today, March 24 from coro…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:07PM

Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten Series by Sandi Durell

  Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten Series will be offered by Contemptible Entertainment as free content via The St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s Twitter account @STLAS1 beginning March 25, 2020. Ten…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:08PM

Julia Miles Passed Away-Member LPTW by Sandi Durell

    The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for more tha…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:55PM

Flying Over Sunset & Intimate Apparel To Open in Fall by Sandi Durell

  Happily, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that it will reopen its productions of the new musical Flying Over Sunset at the Vivian Beaumont Thea…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:06PM

#54BelowAtHome New Series by Sandi Durell

  In keeping with current times and due to closings and postponments, 54 Below will launch its new series with Tony® nominee Joe Iconis & Drama Desk nominee George Salazar on March…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:46PM

Jeremy Jordan R&H Live Stream by Sandi Durell

  The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced today the launch of their new YouTube live stream series, R&H Goes Live! beginning with JeremyJordan. The ongoing series will fe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:45PM
Monday, March 16, 2020

League of Professional Theatre Women Responds to Broadway Shutdown by Sandi Durell

  The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:23PM

More Closings Worldwide – Streaming Becomes Essential by Sandi Durell

    “Broadway Licensing Offers Up Streaming Rights to Shows that Can’t Perform Live” by BroadwayWorld – “Broadway Licensing has secured approvals for live streaming over 400 pl…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:01AM

Shut Down! Small Theaters,Nightclubs,Movie Theaters,Concert Halls by Sandi Durell

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced March 15 that small theatres, nightclubs, movie theaters, and concert venues must all close, effective 9 AM, Tuesday, March 17. The mandate co…

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Insight into Memories of Musicals Tonight! by Sandi Durell

                  That’s the Ticket – Where It All Began by Guest Writer Mel Miller   I first became aware of That’s the Ticket, thanks to “The Musicals No One Came to See�…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:03AM
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bound to Make You Smile During These Difficult Times! by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   Remember Cheers and Ted Danson? (as if you can forget!) Here’s an apropos video segment I received today that should help to put a smile on your face – something we…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:53PM

Washington Square (Performances Now Suspended) by Sandi Durell

    by Marcina Zaccaria   Three hours after confirmation that all Broadway theaters would be closed and Lincoln Center Pavillion would be shut, I traveled to Greenwich Village to attend a…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:02AM
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Wash Your Hands to Your Favorite Song by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   You have a new opportunity to sing to any of your favorite tunes when you’re alone in the shower. And it’s in the name of public health and beating coronavirus. A n…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:45PM

All that Chat

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