Thursday, June 4, 2020

Bleeding Love ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons June 4, 2020: Bleeding Love, a musical about romance in catastrophic times, might seem to be the brainchild of someone living in 2020. However, composer Arthur Lafr…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: June 3 in the 1920’s, and 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 5 in the series) June 3, 2020: A survey of shows that opened in New York on either June 3, 4, or 5 in the twenties, thirties, and forties reveals that, over…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Drama Desk Awards Postponed by Barry Gordin

Breaking News May 31, 2020: Due to breaking news in New York City and across the country, Spectrum News NY1 and Broadway Brands/Broadway Briefing have just postponed tonight’s Drama D…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 Drama Desk Award Predictions by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 29, 2020: Normally at this time of year, I would be making Tony and Drama Desk Award predictions. But the Tonys have been indefinitely postponed due to the Coronav…

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Larry Kramer by Barry Gordin

Larry Kramer, Tony-winning Playwright, Oscar-nominee, and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 By: Ellis Nassour April 28, 2020 -- The death of Tony-winning playwright, Oscar-nominee, …

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On This Day in New York Theater: May 29 in the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 4 in the series) May 29,2020: The last two days in May were decidedly fallow for New York theatre production during the twenties, thirties, and forties. Ov…

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Streetcar Named Desire ****, Mad Forest *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 24, 2020: There is one upside to all the theaters being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through streaming, YouTube, Zoom and other digital platforms, we get a…

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Drama Desk Honors Harold Prince by Barry Gordin

The late great Harold Prince will be celebrated on Sunday at the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards. May 22, 2020: The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of Ame…

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Conrad Ricamora by Barry Gordin

Conrad Ricamora Reflects on a Season That Said Good-Bye to Power and Murder  By: Iris Wiener The Public Theater’s Soft Power closed in 2019, but David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesor…

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ON THIS DAY IN NEW YORK THEATER: MAY 24 IN THE 1920’S AND 1930’S by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 3 in the series) May 24, 2020: This series aims to offer a new column every four or five days, describing shows that opened in New York on a particular cale…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ON THIS DAY IN NEW YORK THEATER: MAY 19 IN THE 1930’S by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 2 in the series) May 19, 2020: During the 1930s, six Broadway shows opened on May 19, the years being 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939. These were, in order, …

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

In- Zoom ***, Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) ****, MacBeth (Stratford Festival) ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 16, 2020: “We’re heads now. We talk in windows,” cries one of two nameless characters in Bill Irwin’s touching, ten-minute play In-Zoom, presented by the O…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

On This Day in New York Theater: May 14 in the 1920’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 14, 2020: It’s hard to believe that, for the moment, almost all theatre in the world has come to a screeching halt. Some of us whose lives are inextricably en…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Free on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Pipeline, Lincoln Center’s acclaimed 2017 production, will be steamed free on BroadwayHD from May 15-22. May 13, 2020: BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is b…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Outer Critics Circle Awards by Barry Gordin

Special honors recipients for the 70th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, commemorating the 2019-20 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season, were announced today. May 11, 2020: The Outer Criti…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Remembering Those Lost to Corona Covid-19 by Barry Gordin

Remembering Those Lost to Corona COVID-19 with Tributes and The Rise Up NY! Fundraiser. By: Ellis Nassour May 8, 2020: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and direct from Broadway and 98th Street a…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

David Alan Grier by Barry Gordin

David Alan Grier Dishes on His Drama Desk Nod for A Soldier’s Play By: Iris Wiener May 7, 2020: David Alan Grier prides himself on variety; he has left no genre or medium untouched…

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Broadway Cares by Barry Gordin

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Launches Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief with $1 Million Gift from Gilead Sciences  Donate at broadwaycares.org/relief2020 Your Donations Will Be …

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Lucille Lortel Awards by Barry Gordin

35TH ANNUAL LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED May 4, 2020: The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were presented in 19 categories, and tw…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

What Do We Need to Talk About? *****, Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 1, 2020: With Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional stages closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, theater artists have adapted to the new normal rather than waiting…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Things to Enjoy in the Comfort of Home by Barry Gordin

By: Ellis Nassour April 30, 2020: You’re isolating, often getting stir crazy, and stepping outside for some sun, when available, isn’t enough. There is programming and things to enj…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Theater Awards and Streaming in the Age of COVID by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 29, 2020: Theater and the performing arts continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday was commemorated with Take Me to the World…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Take Me To The World by Barry Gordin

A VIRTUAL CONCERT CELEBRATING SONDHEIM'S 90TH BIRTHDAY. April 27, 2020:  Video highlights from last night’s all-star special virtual concert celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th B…

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Every Act of Life by Barry Gordin

'Every Act of Life' co-cinematographer Michael Lee Stever unveils Q&A.  April 26, 2020: Filmmaker Michael Lee Stever (Broadway: The Golden Age, Resurrecting Carrie, Abducted in Plai…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Jamie deRoy & friends by Barry Gordin

An interview of Terrence McNally by Casey Childs will be featured on the Jamie deRoy & friends television show. April 23, 2020: The Jamie deRoy & friends television show will feat…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Simon Callow, Part 5 by Barry Gordin

SIMON CALLOW: MY LOST INTERVIEW WITH A RENAISSANCE MAN: Part 5 By Samuel L. Leiter April 24, 2020: This is Part 5, the last installment of my long-lost interview with the British stage, film…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Simon Callow, Part 4 by Barry Gordin

SIMON CALLOW: MY LOST INTERVIEW WITH A RENAISSANCE MAN: Part 4 By: Samuel L. Leiter April 22, 2020: This is Part 4 (of five) of my long-lost interview with the British stage, film, a…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Drama Desk Nominations by Barry Gordin

Soft Power scores 11 nominations, including Best Musical, for the 2020 Drama Desk Awards, to be streamed live on May 31. April 21, 2020: Nominations for the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards …

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Simon Callow, Part 3 by Barry Gordin

SIMON CALLOW: MY LOST INTERVIEW WITH A RENAISSANCE MAN: Part 3 By: Samuel L. Leiter April 20, 2020: This continues my interview with the British stage, film, and TV star, Simon Call…

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Nick Cordero by Barry Gordin

Actor Nick Cordero, Due to Complications from COVID 19, Has Leg Amputated By: Ellis Nassour Monday, April 20: The wife of Tony Award and two-time Drama Desk nominee Nick Cordero, Ama…

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Broadway May Not Open Till Sept. or 2021 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 19, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and its effect on the theater world will be felt for months and possibly years. Though parts of the country have…

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