Saturday, July 13, 2019

Luba Mason – 5’10” at The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

    by Susan Hasho   Luba Mason told a very human story at The Green Room 42 Wednesday night (July 10). She opened the show with the song “On Broadway” (Lieber/Stoller) and described …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sherie Rene Scott & Norbert Leo Butz: Twohander by Sandi Durell

  By Brian Scott Lipton   If you’ve done your fair share of cabaret-going, you’ve likely sat through at least one act that could have doubled as a therapy session, as a performer clear…

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Speaking with Hazen Cuyler Artistic Director Greenhouse Ensemble by Sandi Durell

  Theater Pizzazz’ Marcina Zaccaria spoke with Hazen Cuyler about Greenhouse Ensemble’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet to gather more information about the Artistic Director/Fo…

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Illuminati Lizards From Outer Space – NYMF by Sandi Durell

  by Adam Cohen   Alien lizards secretly rule Earth.  And their goal is to impregnate as many humans as possible in order to secure their rule.  However sound their plan, things aren’t…

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leaves by Sandi Durell

  By Marilyn Lester   Surely the ghosts of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet and Eugène Ionesco were hovering over the three playwright-performers of the highly existential play, leaves. But unl…

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Screen of Consciousness – An Amusement Column by Sandi Durell

    by Harry Haun    ON AGAIN LONERGAN: Playwright Kenneth Lonergan started small, Off-Broadway, but, ever since he copped the British and American Oscars for his Manchester by the Sea s…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Yiddish Fiddler Donates Every Seat to Refugees by Sandi Durell

    The magnificent production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish donated every seat in the Stage 42 Theater to refugees from around the globe in celebration and in honor of World Refugee D…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

An Evening with Andrea McArdle by Sandi Durell

By Ron Fassler   For myself (and for many as well), Andrea McArdle will always be the young star who brought that certain something extra to the title role of Annie in its original Broadway…

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The Russian Consulate and Oleg Frish Celebrate Music and Culture by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   Being a part of the 15th Anniversary Party at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation was an eye opener into what good relationships between Russia and the U…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Goldie Dver, Back in Mama’s Arms, Hopefully Forever! by Sandi Durell

    By Myra Chanin   Goldie Dver has an abundance of attributes that are, even individually, prerequisites for stardom. She’s talented, flexible, endearing, passionate, resourceful, ho…

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Off Broadway Alliance Award Winners Reception at Sardi’s by Sandi Durell

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the winners of the 9th Annual Off B…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Camp Morning Wood by Sandi Durell

  by Matt Smith   “We leave our judgment at the gate / there’s no fight and no debate / the only thing we hate is hate…” Such is the expressive and resonant motto of Camp Morning W…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Imminently Yours by Sandi Durell

  by Cathy Hammer   In a small mountain settlement above a city in the South, three elders — Alberta, Oscar, and Lillie Mae — along with the daughter and grandchild of a fourth — Vir…

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Vanessa Carlton Prepares to be ‘Beautiful’ by Sandi Durell

  By Brian Scott Lipton   “Since day one of this show, we thought wouldn’t it be great to get a real singer-songwriter to play Carole King, and now, five-and-a-half-years later, we fin…

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Talking With Charlie Romo – Why Bobby Darin? by Sandi Durell

    by Sandi Durell   Charlie Romo is only 23 years old but claims that his greatest influence has always been the legendary singer, songwriter, musician and actor Bobby Darin.  Althoug…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chinese Boxes: [Veil Widow Conspiracy] by Jk Clarke

        By Samuel L. Leiter   Gordon Dahlquist’s [Veil Widow Conspiracy] is a dramatically veiled construct embedding three stories, one within the other, like a play-within-a-play-wi…

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Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson by Sandi Durell

  by Marcina Zaccaria   Life upon the wicked stage rivals an ego-driven world of film and video production that combines top name talent with nervous newbies, believing in the worth of the…

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24 Hour Musicals – a Marathon of Good Will and Fundraising by Sandi Durell

  Favorites of stage and screen took to the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center last night to help The 24 Hour Plays mark its 24th anniversary with an intimate pr…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The 2019 Tony Award Winners & On The Red Carpet!!! by Jk Clarke

    NEW YORK. June 9, 2019. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards are taking place right now at Radio City Music Hall, broadcast on CBS, hosted by James Corden. Leading the nominations was the …

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Lucille Carr-Kaffashan – How the Light Gets In by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   This Bistro Award Winner (Outstanding Theme Show) along with a prestigious MAC Hanson Award, is smart, funny and, above all, talented. Having paid homage to female s…

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Maurice Hines And The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Tappin’ Thru Life by Sandi Durell

  By Marilyn Lester   Triple threat Maurice Hines, who can well stake a claim to the handle of “legendary,” literally had ‘em begging for more as he left the stage of Feinstein’s/5…

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hamilton Continues Educational Program to 1300 Students/Teachers by Sandi Durell

  Photos/Video: Shoshana Medney   Student representatives from New York metro area high schools performed songs, rap, poetry, scenes and monologues, created as part of HAMILTON curriculum.…

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Bach & Bleach by Sandi Durell

  by Carole Di Tosti   Bach & Bleach currently at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club at The Downstairs is an innovative hybrid concert-comedic-drama that is a one-of-a-kind experience a…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

The Perfect Celebration of Three Years of Better Than Ever Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway by Sandi Durell

    By Myra Chanin   Once again, you must pardon my redundancy. I know I say this every month but truth is my defense. But this month it’s absolutely and utterly truer than ever! The Ma…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Curse of the Starving Class by Jk Clarke

      By JK Clarke   As the preeminent American playwright of the late-20th century, Sam Shepard drew on life experiences to create his best plays, works of realism that portrayed contem…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Chita Rivera in one word SENSATIONAL! by Sandi Durell

  By Sandi Durell   The sizzle and buzz at Feinstein’s/54 Below just entering the room is hot with anticipation, every seat filled. And then from off stage comes a familiar musical ring …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Maurice Hines Returns to 54 Below with Diva Jazz Orchestra by Sandi Durell

Tony nominated Maurice Hines (Eubie) will return to 54 Below ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ on June 7 and 8 at 7 pm with the all female Diva Jazz Orchestra bringing with him tappers John Manzari …

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Harvey Granat Songs and Stories: On Kander and Ebb by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!/Fremder, étranger, stranger…Today’s entertaining session with Harvey Granat begins not with traditional introductions, but rather…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Outer Critics Circle Awards Score Big at Ceremony by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell The stars shone in every category on May 23, 2019 at the 69th Annual OCC Award Ceremony at Sardi’s. The winners are genuinely happy to be present to accept their awards …

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Jill Senter ‘Celebrate the Moment’ by Sandi Durell

  by Susan Hasho   Led by actress/singer Jill Senter and featuring Rob Langeder, Lyle Smith Mitchell and Sophia Tzougros, Celebrate the Moment is a revue, an honest-to-god revue. It featur…

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Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck: An Evening with Gershwin’s Greatest Hits & More by Sandi Durell

  By Steve Nardoni   At Feinstein/s 54 Below we were delighted to share a table with two charming young women, Sophie Huisken and Sidney Peebler, undergraduates at NYU and the New York Co…

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