Friday, January 18, 2019

Blue Ridge **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 18, 2019: Few actresses can wring as many variations on self-indulgent despair as Marin Ireland. This Obie winner has created incisive portraits of a party-girl…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Maestro ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 17, 2019: It’s obvious, from the demographic of the audience at The Duke on 42nd Street, that Arturo Toscanini is a name primarily older people recognize. And…

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Choir Boy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 16, 2019: There is a lot less violence in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy at the Manhattan Theater Club, than there is in the Academy Awarding winning movie, ada…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway Mourns Carol Channing by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATRES TO DIM LIGHTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 AT 7:45 PM IN MEMORY OF Theatrical Legend CAROL CHANNING On Broadway Ms. Channing appeared in: Hello, Dolly! (1995 Revival),…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

BroadwayCon by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener January 15, 2019: The fourth annual BroadwayCon, held January 11th through 13th at the Hilton Midtown, boasted an exciting explosion of Broadway fanaticism. Featuring pan…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Salvador Dali @ ACA by Barry Gordin

Artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) on view at ACA Galleries through March 9. January 10, 2019: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the gallery district, hosted an opening reception for S…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Blueberry Hill ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

THEY FOUND THEIR FREEDOM: ON BLUEBERRY HILL By: Samuel L. Leiter January 11, 2019: In No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic existentialist drama, one of the three dead characters dest…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Choir Boy ****, Slave Play **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward Jan 11, 2019: You can count on the fingers of two hands the number of African-American playwrights who have had more than one financially successful play on Broadway in …

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Legere Glows in a Night of Stardust by Barry Gordin

A THEATRICAL EVENING DEDICATED TO DAVID BOWIE By: Jared Klein January 13, 2019: A Night of Stardust, the annual Philadelphia-based concert dedicated to the memory of legendary David B…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Chita Rivera by Barry Gordin

Chita Rivera Postponed at 54 Below due to Virus By: Sandi Durell Feinstein’s/54 Below announced this evening that a series of performances from Broadway legend Chita Rivera have…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year by Barry Gordin

Riki Kane Larimer’s Post Holiday Celebration January 6, 2019: Broadway producer Riki Kane Larimer hosted a post-holiday brunch for many of her nearest and dearest at her Eastside pentho…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Gurney’s New Years Eve 2019 by Barry Gordin

Dinner & Dancing on the brink of the ocean in Montauk. January 1, 2019: New Year’s Eve at Gurney’s Montauk featured a delectable five course dinner at Scarpetta Beach, served at t…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

New Years @ The Edison Ballroom by Barry Gordin

Gala Celebration at The Edison Ballroom with Joe Battaglia's 17 piece NY's Big Band on New Year's Eve. By: Linda Amiel BurnsOn December 31, 2018 thousands of people gathered in the Times …

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Friday, December 28, 2018

The Jungle ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

WHEN IS A PLACE A HOME? THE JUNGLE By: Samuel L. Leiter December 28, 2018: No other New York theatre is as beautifully situated as the recent incarnation of St. Ann’s Warehouse, oc…

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Monday, December 24, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird ***1/2, The Lifespan of a Fact ***, Clueless **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 24, 2018: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is a beloved American classic. Taught in high schools for decades, it recently won a much-publicized PBS…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Janet Lehr: Glorius Landscapes by Barry Gordin

Reception for Glorius Landscapes Exhibition and a Toast to 2019 December 29, 2018: Janet Lehr hosted a reception for GLORIOUS LANDSCAPES which included works by Paul Georges, Wolf Kahn, …

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

American Son ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 22, 2018:  Imagine a problem, a political crisis manager the likes of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington, Scandal) cannot fix. Such is the nature of the situation t…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Network ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 21, 2018: Watching a movie is a bit voyeuristic, as we know. Peering behind the scenes, watching people who can’t see you staring at them, like animals in a zoo…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

BroadwayHD for Xmas by Barry Gordin

Give the gift that keeps giving, BroadwayHD. December 20, 2018:  Looking for a last-minute, perfectly unique, stocking stuffer, or a special gift for a loved one? Check out BroadwayHD, a…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018

Clueless **1/2 by Barry Gordin

THE OTHER CHER SHOW: CLUELESS, THE MUSICAL By:  Samuel L. Leiter December 17, 2018:  If you can’t afford—or get seats to—that Broadway show about a California clothes h…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Network ****, The Hard Problem **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 14, 2018:  When the film Network was released in 1976, legendary screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky’s wild portrait of an America saturated by media was seen as an…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Skin by Barry Gordin

December 18, 2018: The award-winning Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) returns with their Off-Broadway production of SKIN, a collection of new collaborative pieces created by the company’s r…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tony Orlando and Dawn ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Fred Rimando Tony Orlando and Dawn, Arcada Theater, St Charles, IL. December 11, 2018: First, I must admit I might be a little bias in my review of Tony Orlando and Dawn because I…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Christine Lahti by Barry Gordin

Gloria: A Life: Feminist Activist Christine Lahti Channels Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem  By: Ellis Nassour In a superb, don’t miss performance,  stage, TV veteran, and …

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Cher Show ***, American Son **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward  December 8, 2018:  “Have you heard our writers? This dress is the best material in the show.” That’s a typical gag from The Cher Show, the new jukebox musical c…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

American Son **1/2 by Barry Gordin

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: AMERICAN SON By: Samuel L. Leiter December 6, 2018:  “I don’t get it,” my plus one said as several rows of spectators rose before us in a standing ovation for Ame…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons  December 3, 2018:  On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV suggested a temporary hiatus of the war for the celebration of Christmas. The Germans agreed, but the Briti…

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#realjoy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 4, 2018:  Meg Flather and Lisa Viggiano first conceived of their show, #realjoy (at Don’t Tell Mama Dec. 2 and 30) as a way of getting rid of those pre-Chri…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hype Man at The Flea **** by Barry Gordin

Captivating take on race and friendship in the world of hip-hop extended thru December 18. By:  Patrick Christiano December 1, 2018:  Idris Goodwin’s HYPE MAN: a break beat play conti…

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