Thursday, February 13, 2020

Drift Meets the Press for a Sneak Peek by Sandi Durell

  Drift met with the press for photos and interviews. Theater Pizzazz was on the scene as Magda Katz captured it all. Drift is a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman about…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Charles Busch’s Lily Dare Camps It Up From Convent to Cabaret and Beyond by Sandi Durell

  By Marilyn Lester   Fans of Charles Busch and his devotion to the campy will not be disappointed in his latest outing, The Confession of Lily Dare, another paean to the drama queens of t…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chasing the River: A Moving Night of Off-Off-Broadway Delights by Chris Barlow

By Tania Fisher Jean Dobie Giebel’s Chasing the River is a wonderful example of why people love going to Off-Off-Broadway Theater. This beautifully crafted play is deserving of all its acc…

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Unmasked Opening Night Celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber by Sandi Durell

  Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis opened at Paper Mill Playhouse on February 9. TheaterPizzazz’ Magda K…

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Sixth Annual Chinese New Year Spectacular – Year of the Rat by Sandi Durell

    The Sixth Annual Chinese New Year Spectacular took place at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) on February 7, welcoming in the Year of the Rat, celebrating both American and Chinese cultures …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Russian Stories Come to the Stage in Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories by Chris Barlow

By Marcina Zaccaria Nicov (Alexander Sokovikov) considers his easel with three brushes, wet with paint, in The Artist, the first story adapted for the stage in Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories.…

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STEW by Sandi Durell

  by David Tane   STEW, now playing at the Walkerspace in Tribeca, is a timely offering of Page 73, the new plays incubator, occurring as it does in February, Black History Month.  Writte…

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Voices for the Voiceless Turns Up Star Power for Foster Kids by Sandi Durell

  Photos: Maryann Lopinto The line up of star power turning out to help raise funds for Foster Kids (hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) was breathtaking at The Town Hall on February …

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Tituss Burgess Glittering Tribute to Stephen Sondheim by Sandi Durell

  by Matt Smith   “How did you get to be here? / What was the moment? / How did you get to be here?” Such was the question posed — and answered — as multi-hyphenate performer and E…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Michael Feinstein & Co. Celebrate Jerry Herman by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   “It Only Takes a Moment” (Hello, Dolly) Michael Feinstein croons. Vocal is fleecy, music, a waltz. Life is a celebration “With You On My Arm,” he continues jau…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

SETH RUDETSKY & PATINA MILLER AT THE TOWN HALL by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   If you aren’t already familiar with the format that musical director, satellite radio host and hilarious entertainer Seth Rudetsky has adopted for his continuing serie…

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Women’s Day on Broadway! by Sandi Durell

  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Disney on Broadway announces the 3rd annual “Women’s Day on Broadway: The Decade Ahead and How Women Will Shape It.” Following its lau…

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Theatre Forward’s 17th Annual Broadway Roundtable by Sandi Durell

  by Melissa Griegel http://griegelphoto.zenfolio.com   Theatre Forward held its 17th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 31st at a luncheon in partner UBS’s Manhattan office. …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Jk Clarke

            By Brian Scott Lipton   The tiny mini-dresses, the tight-tight pants and the paisley shirts. The velour sofas. The talk of key parties and “The Institute” and the copy…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

An “Astonishing” Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by Chris Barlow

  By Carol Rocamora Astonishing. Absolutely astonishing. Those are the words that best describes Simon Stone’s mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, 80-minute adaptation of Medea, the 431 BC classi…

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Really, Really Gorgeous at The Tank by Sandi Durell

  by Argenis Ovalles   In a post-apocalyptic world created by Nick Mecikalski, where climate change has flooded the majority of a totalitarian America, there is a little shack. Like an art…

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Grand Horizons: Sex & The Senior Citizen at Second Stage by Chris Barlow

By Carol Rocamora “I think I would like a divorce.” (Beat) “All right.” (End of Scene.) If you’ve heard funnier opening lines on a New York stage this year, please let me know. As…

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Sneak Peek: A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) by Sandi Durell

      Photos/Video: Shoshana Medney   Ahead of its premiere at Miami New Drama’s Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fl. (March 5-April 5), the press met with the cast and creatives to find…

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Sneak Peak: The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Sandi Durell

    by Melissa Griegel photos/video by Melissa Griegel Photography   The Unsinkable Molly Brown met with the press as it readies to make its return to Broadway with a new book, new lyrics…

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A Soldier’s Play: The Madness of Race by Jk Clarke

          By Samuel L. Leiter   A Soldier’s Play, Charles Fuller’s vigorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of racial tension among African-American soldiers in a U.S. Army cam…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Andy Karl and Orfeh “Totally Rock” 54 Below with Legally Bound by Chris Barlow

By Ron Fassler If 20 years is the arbitrary cut-off when a couple begins to feel the test of time in their marriage, then Orfeh and Andy Karl only have another year to go before all hell bre…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Timon of Athens by Jk Clarke

          By JK Clarke   It takes an extraordinarily special talent to take Shakespeare’s more problematic—or “less compelling”—plays and make them not only interesting, but …

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Voices for the Voiceless Will Benefit Foster Kids You Gotta Believe by Sandi Durell

  Your Kids, Our Kids (Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Founding Directors) proudly presents the 6th Annual VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: Stars For Foster Kids, an event that brings together …

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What’s Happening at Culture Project and Access Theatre by Sandi Durell

ABOUT LOVE and THE SICKNESS Culture Project presents About Love, a new play with songs and music. Music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerant…

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A BRILLIANT “17 MINUTES” AT THE BARROW GROUP by Sandi Durell

  by Ron Fassler   Scott Organ’s new play 17 Minutes is the latest drama offered by the Barrow Group, one of New York City (if not the country’s) most exceptional producing entities. L…

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Bits and Pieces – Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton at Pangea by Jk Clarke

          By JK Clarke   Upon introducing their evening of songs Tuesday night at Pangea, Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton explained they called the performance—which played every…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Emojiland Opening Nite at The Duke on 42 Street by Sandi Durell

  Video Interviews/Photos: Shoshana Medney                        Curtain Call   EMOJILAND opened at The Duke on 42nd Street on Monday, January 19 to a cheering audience of ent…

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Wild Dogs Under My Skirt – Poems from Samoa by Sandi Durell

by Marcina Zaccaria   Wild Dogs Under My Skirt begins with the presentation a large knife, with a long, thick blade not curved like a hatchet or scythe.  The Wild is presented as a place …

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Emojiland: The Musical: 😜 by Jk Clarke

      By Samuel L. Leiter   Emojis! Those ubiquitous computer images we attach to our emails offering shortcut messages showing feelings, foods, celebrations, machines, weather, flags, a…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation by Chris Barlow

By Ron Fassler It’s hard to believe that the musical revue Forbidden Broadway began in 1982 at a tiny supper club on West 72nd Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In the intervening 3…

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mac Beth: Deep In a Dark, Dark Forest by Chris Barlow

By Michael Tingley Before me, a tire, laying on mossy turf. A couch, tilted backward, slashed underneath. A bathtub. And, most strikingly, a pond— or a puddle more exactly. Something like …

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