Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Larry David’s Fish in the Dark: Video Preview by New York Theater

In the dark about Fish in the Dark, Larry David’s new Broadway comedy about two brothers struggling to deal with the death of their father, which opens on March 5th at the Cort Theater…

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Hamilton on Broadway! SpongeBob too? Big Love, Brooklynite. The Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

The Sound of Music premiered in movie theaters 50 years ago today, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, an anniversary marked far more prominently than the opening of this Rodgers…

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Justin Bieber Turns 21: Ready for Broadway? by New York Theater

Today is Justin Bieber’s 21st birthday, which he reportedly celebrated by renting out an island in the Caribbean (see below.) But now that he has reached his majority he surely will se…

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March 2015 Openings Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway by New York Theater

Four Broadway shows are opening in March, marking the return of Dame Helen Mirren after 14 years and Larry David’s first stage appearance since the eighth grade. Another 18 openings ar…

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

New York Theater February 2015 Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the New York theater-related news in February? Answer these 11 questions to find out. Some are theater-related questions involving the Grammys and the O…

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Meryl Streep Sings New Stephen Sondheim Into The Woods Song, Deleted From Film by New York Theater

“Into the Woods” director Rob Marshall introduces “She’ll Be Back,” the new song Stephen Sondheim wrote for the film adaptation of his musical — and expla…

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brooklynite Review: Superheroes in Brooklyn by New York Theater

If and when future theater nerds recall “Brooklynite,” the musical about superheroes in Brooklyn that has now opened at the Vineyard Theater, my bet is that we’ll see it as an …

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rasheeda Speaking Review: Office Racism, Directed by Cynthia Nixon by New York Theater

“Why can’t white people and black people just get along?” Jaclyn asks her boss, who is secretly trying to get her fired. That this question remains so current surely explains h…

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Love Review: Soothing, Sexy, Shocking by New York Theater

Even before it begins, the astonishing revival of “Big Love,” one of Charles Mee’s most popular plays, surrounds us with a soothing and soaring beauty. The set by Brett Banakis is, per…

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The Insurgents Review: Connecting Harriet Tubman to the Oklahoma City Bomber to Today by New York Theater

The first thing we know about Sally is that she likes guns. She also likes to read books about four figures in American history with whom she identifies — John Brown, Nat Turner, Harri…

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“The Spirit of This Bridge”: Glory Song Acceptance Speeches by Common and John Legend by New York Theater

Below is a transcript of the speeches by the writers of the Oscar-winning song “Glory,” from the film Selma: Lonnie Lynn (Common): First, I would like to thank God, who lives in …

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“Stay Weird, Stay Different” moving speech from Oscar winner Graham Moore by New York Theater

Graham Moore, 33,  in accepting the 2015 Oscar for adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game, gave the following acceptance speech: “When I was 16, I tried to kill myself because I fe…

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Oscar Winners by New York Theater

Below in red with an asterisk, are the winners (so far) of the 87th Academy Awards.   BEST PICTURE American Sniper Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter…

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Broadway at the Oscars Cheat Sheet. Hamilton Reviewed. Presidents on Stage. The Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Eleven of the 20 performers nominated for 2015 Oscars have performed (or will soon perform) on Broadway, one of the many ways that Broadway connects with Hollywood this year, as it does in a…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kill Me Like You Mean It Review: Stylish, Silly Stage Noir With Supernatural Twist by New York Theater

The leggy dame who has hired private investigator Ben Farrell wants him to find a missing person — Tommy Dickie, the chief writer for Murder Monthly, a crime magazine. But there are co…

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A Chorus Line, How It Began: Rough Cut Documentary Footage by New York Theater

“A Chorus Line” original cast members, including Priscilla Lopez, and others talk about the beginnings of the landmark Broadway musical in this 25-minute video posted by filmmake…

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Subtle Body Review: Eastern vs. Western Medicine by New York Theater

The Subtle Body is inspired by the actual historical figure of British physician John Floyer, who  came up with a method of taking a patient’s pulse that is still standard practice hundre…

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hamilton Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hopped History Musical by New York Theater

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking new musical about the life and times of the Founding Father whose face is on the ten dollar bill, is thrilling on at least three…

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Show Announcements! Spring Show Excitement (Hamilton! Fun Home!) Theater Wisdom. Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Is it better to be dramatic than theatrical? That’s what the thesaurus seems to be saying: Synonyms for “theatrical” in online thesaurus: affected, artificial, campy, exaggerat…

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love on Broadway by New York Theater

Here is a list of Broadway shows, alphabetically, that have “love” in the title, more than 200 in all. The earliest is “Love for Love” by William Congreve in 1750, a …

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Friday, February 13, 2015

An Aaron Burr Who’s Not The Villain: Leslie Odom Jr in Hamilton by New York Theater

Leslie Odom Jr. was a huge fan of Rent when he was cast in the musical at the age of seventeen, the youngest performer ever hired for the Broadway production. “It was getting cast in that…

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Anika Larsen, A “Beautiful” Life…And A Changed One by New York Theater

Although she had already performed in four Broadway shows before she joined the cast of “Beautiful,” Anika Larsen says that, without the Carole King musical, she would not now be 1. Preg…

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons 2015-16 Season: Taylor Mac, Anne Washburn, Lucas Hnath by New York Theater

Playwrights Horizons has announced another promising season, which includes new works by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns), Taylor Mac, Lucas Hnath, Jordan Harrison, Gregory S. Moss,  Danai Gurira…

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Alison Bechdel on her journey with Fun Musical by New York Theater

Animation of the cartoon by Alison Bechdel about seeing her graphic novel, Fun Home, turned into a musical.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Broadway’s… Bad Actor, Acts of God, Big Books…Hamilton? Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

  Given the seven-week gap between the last Broadway opening and the next one, there’s an awful lot of talk about Broadway this week — talk (two weeks before it even opens a…

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Bad Actor of Broadway: Jeremy Shamos in Birdman by New York Theater

“I’ve gotten a lot of nice e-mails and phone calls congratulating me for being a great bad actor,” Jeremy Shamos says. “It makes me feel good. That was my job in the film…

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

February New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Nothing is opening on Broadway in February, which gives center stage to some very exciting Off-Broadway shows, including: Hamilton at the Public, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop take on Alex…

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

New York Theater January 2015 Quiz: Special TV and Movie Edition by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the theater news this month? Answer these 10 questions – most of which also involve television or the movies in some way — and find out. Tag…

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Friday, January 30, 2015

A Month in the Country Review: Love and Boredom with Taylor Schilling And Peter Dinklage at CSC by New York Theater

Fans of Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) or Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) drawn to the Classic Stage Company’s production of “A Month in the County” surely don’t…

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Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda: First Photographs by New York Theater

Below are the first photographs of Hamilton, the musical about Alexander Hamilton written by and starring  Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights),which opens at the Public Theater on February …

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

@TheTweetofGod Comes To Broadway, Starring Jim Parsons by New York Theater

Act of God is coming to Broadway. That’s the name of a new comedy by David Javerbaum, who among his other accomplishments (Emmy-winning former Daily Show writer) is the man behind the …

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