Monday, March 25, 2019

Southern Promises Opens @ The Flea by Barry Gordin

Thomas Bradshaw’s provocative melodrama closes out The Flea’s Color Brave Season. March 24: 2019:  The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith, has helmed a disturbing new productio…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019

Broadway by the Year by Barry Gordin

Town Hall Presents Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year 1943/1951 on March 25 By: Ellis Nassour March 22, 2019: Town Hall presents Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year, now in it…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Cake *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 21, 2019: Definitely a Hallmark play, The Cake lives fashionably in that zone where people-friendly, shallow social acknowledgements thrive.

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To Kill A Mockingbird Screening by Barry Gordin

Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics Presents Screenings of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird By: Ellis Nassour March 22, 2019: Experience one of the most significant mileston…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Grave Business: Vilna **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 20, 2019: The first Holocaust drama I ever saw was the original Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank, in 1955; I was 15. The second, in 1960, was The…

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Daddy *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 21, 2019: Subtitled “A Melodrama,” Jeremy O. Harris’ new play “Daddy,” exploits the perception that gay lives matter.  If you smell disgust and contempt…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

My Life on a Diet **** by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener March 18, 2019: “My name is Renee and I am a food tramp. That is someone who eats around,” says Renee Taylor at the start of her touchingly hilarious memoir-on-stage,…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate ****1/2, Be More Chill **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 17, 2019: The new Kiss Me, Kate from Roundabout Theater Company at Studio 54tries a bit too hard to be au courant with feminist perspectives on the historically s…

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WP Theater Gala by Barry Gordin

Bonnie Comley to be honored at WP 40th Anniversary Season Gala This year, at their 40th Anniversary Season Gala, WP Theater is honoring Bonnie for her incredible accomplishments as a lead…

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Golden Shamrock Gala by Barry Gordin

The Gingold Theatrical Group honored Stephen Schwarz and Mary Pamela Singleton March 17, 2019: The Gingold Theatrical Group hosted their 2019 Golden Shamrock Gala on Saturday, March 16th…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 18, 2019: Bobbie Gentry is not exactly a name we hear often these days. Yet the singer/songwriter was one of the first female artists to compose and produce he…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Holy Day Opens at New Ohio by Barry Gordin

Premiere of a New Drama by Andrew Bovell March 15, 2019:  Andrew Bovell’s new drama,Holy Day, set in Australia, 1850  opened at the New Ohio Theater in the West Village directed by B…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Mother ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 14, 2019: French playwright Florian Zeller managed a rare feat in 2016. He made dementia a compelling topic for a Broadway play. After hit runs in Paris and Londo…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Into the Woods: In Concert by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener Broadway stars headed Into the Woods in Patchogue on March 8th and 9th as a part of the Patchogue Theatre’s ongoing Broadway Series, a popular concert program that was c…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Disharmonic Misadventures Trio **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 15, 2019: In Jonathan L. Segal’s, Disharmonic Misadventure Trio, which returned to The Triad on March 13, Segal sings, tells stories and (corny) jokes, and p…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hurricane Diane **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 9, 2019: A fun little romp about the apocalypse, Hurricane Diane, at the New York Theater Workshop, delivers a necessary moral about the way we keep our bodies, o…

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Fiercely Independent **1/2 by Barry Gordin

THE MARRIAGE GO-ROUND: FIERCELY INDEPENDENT By: Samuel L. Leiter March 9, 2019: Broadway producer turned playwright Kathleen K. Johnson’s Fiercely Independent, now at the Soho Playh…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

My Fair Lady by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why My Fair Lady is Worth a Second Visit By: Iris Wiener March 8, 2019: How can you improve upon a stellar musical that was nominated for ten Tony awards (of which it won on…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Merrily We Roll Along ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 10, 2019: The Fiasco Theater’s staging of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, at The Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre reflects on friendship, love, and…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“Daddy” ***, Alice By Heart ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 5, 2019: There’s a lot going on in “Daddy,” the new play by Jeremy O. Harris who burst onto the New York theatrical scene earlier this season with Slave Pla…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Merrily We Roll Along *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 1, 2019: Merrily We Roll Along has a special place in the canon of Stephen Sondheim musicals. The original 1981 Broadway production followed what many considered …

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

Merrily We Roll Along … Again February 27, 2019: Seeing Roundabout’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along reminded me of two things. First, Sondheim, even at his wor…

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Janet Lehr Presents by Barry Gordin

Haim Mizrahi "Dynamic Abstaction" a solo exhibition March 3. 2019: Janet Lehr hosted a night of Jazz with Jane Hastay on Piano, John Ludlow on Saxophone, Peter Martin Weiss on Bass and …

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Jazz Trio at Janet Lehr Fine Arts by Barry Gordin

Janet Lehr Fine Arts is hosting a JAZZ TRIO featuring the greats: Jane Hastay, John Ludlow, and Peter Martin Weiss this coming Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm. Join in the celebration of HIAM MIZ…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Good Friday Opens @ The Flea by Barry Gordin

Gun Violence and Feminism collide in New York Premiere of Good Friday. February 26, 2019: The Flea continues its Color Brave season, dedicated to works that explore race in America, with…

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We Are The Tigers *** by Barry Gordin

POM-POMS AND BUTCHER KNIVES: WE ARE THE TIGERS By: Samuel L. Leiter February 26, 2019: Agatha Christie meets Tina Fey (sort of) in this mildly amusing, lively, but derivative Off-Broa…

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

LTV Creative Salon by Barry Gordin

Angela LaGreca launches Creative Artists Salon Series at LTV with celebrity guests. February 23, 2019:  On Friday evening LTV Creative Director, Angela LaGreca, hosted the first ever cre…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Oscars by Barry Gordin

91st Annual Oscars Telecast Live on ABC Sunday; Barbra Streisand Will Be Among the Presenters/Hosts By: Ellis Nassour February 21, 2019: There’ll be no host with the mostest on Sund…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

Revival of biting satire by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage at Signature. By: Patrick Christiano February 20, 2019:  Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, a biting and ast…

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