Saturday, May 23, 2015

Watch: Robert De Niro’s Blunt Speech to 2015 Graduates of Tisch School of the Arts by New York Theater

“Tisch graduates, you made it,” actor Robert De Niro said Friday in his NYU Commencement address. “And you’re f—ed.” But, as he makes clear in his 15-minu…

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Theatre for One: The Smallest and Most Unsettling Theater in the World by New York Theater

The woman is speaking directly to me, an arm’s length away, as if we know each other: “I’m not blaming you for missing anything, I know it’s not your fault,” she says, looking righ…

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Art of Al Hirschfeld at the New-York Historical Society by New York Theater

Al Hirschfeld drew the stars of Hollywood and Broadway for more than eight decades. He drew Hollywood mogul David O Selznick in 1922, when Hirschfeld was 19 years old, and Broadway performer…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Permission Review: Christians Spanking, by Hand to God Playwright by New York Theater

“Permission,” a play about “Christian Domestic Discipline” (i.e. spanking your wife) is written by Robert Askins, who is also the author of “Hand to God,” the Tony-nominated play…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Win Two Tickets to On The Town by New York Theater

Ticket giveaway: See On The Town on June 4th, 2015 for free. The revival, which I love, does justice to a show that made history on Broadway — marking the Broadway debuts of Leonard Be…

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Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Obie Awards: Hamilton, Ars Nova, Signature Theater’s James Houghton, Booty Candy, Ayad Akhtar, Suzan-Lori Parks, etc. by New York Theater

Hamilton won the best new American play Obie at the 60th annual Obie Award for achievement Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. James Houghton, who’s departing next year as the artistic…

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What I Did Last Summer Review: A.R. Gurney’s Off-Beat Coming-of-Age as an Artist by New York Theater

When 14-year-old Charlie (Noah Galvin) starts doing odd jobs for the town’s scandalous art teacher Anna Trumbull (Kristine Nielsen), in “What I Did Last Summer,” she agrees to pay him …

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mad Men vs Theater. Summer Festivals. Fugard’s Final Play? Week in NY Theater by New York Theater

“Even though success is a reality, its effects are temporary,” Don Draper tells Dow Chemical in season 5 of Mad Men, the TV series that is ending tonight in its seventh season. I…

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The Way They Live: The Civilians Discover America At The Met by New York Theater

What does it mean to be an American? The Civilians, the first-ever theater-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, finished their year-long residency with a flourish by addressing t…

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Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Drama League Awards: Chita Rivera, An American in Paris, Curious Incident by New York Theater

Winners of the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, chosen by its members: Distinguished Musical: An American in Paris Distinguished Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Disti…

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Queen of the Night: High-Priced Circus, Dinner and Faux Porn in Paramount’s Basement by New York Theater

About two hours into “Queen of the Night” — the high-priced combination faux-S&M show, circus and dinner that has been nominated improbably for a 2015 Drama Desk Award as Uniqu…

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jim Parsons in An Act of God: First Photographs by New York Theater

Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in An Act of God, written by David Javerbaum based on is popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and directed by Joe Mantello, The comedy co-stars Christo…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

15 Summer Theater Festivals in New York City 2015 by New York Theater

Even New Yorkers who abandon the city for the summer know of the three most celebrated summer theater festivals: Free Shakespeare in the Park, begun by Joseph Papp in 1962 in Central Park…

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Monday, May 11, 2015

The Public Theater 2015-2016 Season by New York Theater

New musicals by Stew and Michael John LaChiusa (about the daughters of U.S. presidents), new plays by Robert O’Hara and Tarell Alvin McCraney (inspired by the Book of Job), and a musi…

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Hamilton, Riverside and Crazy. Curious Incident Win Theater Awards. Theater Changes the World. The Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

This might as well be called the Week in New York Theater Awards. In chronological order: The New York Drama Critics Circle gave their awards to Hamilton and Between Riverside and Crazy Fred…

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2015 Outer Critics Circle Winners: Curious Incident On Top by New York Theater

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best new Broadway play, and in four other categories, including best actor and best director. Hamilt…

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015 Lucille Lortel Awards for Off-Broadway: Hamilton Sweeps by New York Theater

Hamilton has swept the Lucille Lortel Awards, winning in every category in which it was nominated, a record-breaking ten awards in all, including for best musical, best leads, best director,…

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Broadway Brothers and Sisters by New York Theater

The Booth brothers, the Redgrave siblings, the Astaire brother and sister act – siblings on Broadway are not unusual, but they seem to be especially plentiful this season. Jake Lucas, 12, …

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Past Inspirations, and The Future of “The Hamilton MixTape” by New York Theater

Here is Lin-Manuel Miranda talking about his past influences, and what he was planning to do with “The Hamilton MixTape” — from a video interview I conducted with him in Ma…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Julie Halston Reveals The Secret to Being Funny on Stage: One-Minute Video by New York Theater

Julie Halston has been making people laugh on New York stages since 1985, most recently in “You Can’t Take It With You” and “On The Town.” Here is a video that …

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2015 Theatre World Award Winners by New York Theater

The 71st annual Theatre World Awards, for performers making their Broadway or Off-Broadway debuts, go to: Geneva Carr, Hand To God Megan Fairchild, On The Town Sydney Lucas, Fun Home Karen P…

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2015 Fred and Adele Astaire Award nominations: American in Paris, On The Town, On The Twentieth Century Lead. by New York Theater

The nominees for the 2015 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor dancers and choreographers on Broadway and Hollywood: Best Female Dancer: Annaleigh Ashford – You Can’t Tak…

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Hamilton, Between Riverside and Crazy Win New York Drama Critics Circle Awards by New York Theater

“Hamilton” won for best musical and “Between Riverside and Crazy” won for best play in the New York Drama Circle Critics Awards. The award was created in response t…

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Tony Nominees Speak! The Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Within the next few days, the winners of four New York theater awards will be announced, and more than half a dozen new plays will open.  Here is the schedule of May theater openings and a…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Skylight Review: A Doomed Love Dissected in A London Housing Project by New York Theater

He’s a rich restaurateur, she a poor schoolteacher. Although decades older than she is, he prances and fidgets like a rock star, while she stands still like a rock. Yet, for six years, Tom…

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Whitney Museum Block Party! by New York Theater

The new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District opened yesterday to the public, and today they are throwing a block party — and free admission….if you’re willing to wait…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 New York Theater Openings and Awards by New York Theater

Some may see May as the month when theater people are waiting for the Tony Awards in June, but don’t be fooled. There are at least 21 shows opening in New York this month, including one on…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Darren Criss in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Hot Photos by New York Theater

  Glee is gone, which gives Darren Criss the chance to take the grease out of his hair, and smear it over his body, as the latest Hedwig in the Broadway blast, Hedwig and the Angry Inch…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New York Theater April 2015 Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to theater in April? Answer these 13 questions and find out.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Tony Award Nominations by New York Theater

The nominations for the 69th annual Tony Awards will be announced today at 8:30 a.m. Best Play Best Musical Best Revival of a Play Best Revival of a Musical Best Book of a Musical Best Perfo…

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Broadway Season Wraps. Award Season Begins. by New York Theater

The last two weeks were the busiest of the entire year in New York theater, with the opening of the last TEN shows of the Broadway season. Below reviews of those shows, plus one high-profi…

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