Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bump **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 24, 2018:  Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the eponymous Foundation, according to its website, is a “not-for-profit grantmaking institution…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Beast In The Jungle ** by Barry Gordin

DANCE, BALLERINA, DANCE: THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE By: Samuel L. Leiter May 23, 2018:  Recently, a playwright/director friend who often accompanies me to the theatre as my plus-one expres…

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Michael Urie by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener May 24, 2018:  Who better to host an award show celebrating the best in theatre than an actor who personifies it? Over the past year, two-time Drama Desk Award winner Mi…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two *****, Travesties ****, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 22, 2018:  The 2017-18 Broadway season ended with the usual rush of productions racing to qualify for the Tony Awards. There was no unifying theme amid the final plet…

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Drama League Awards 2018 by Barry Gordin

Idina Menzel honored at 84th Annual Drama League Awards and Glenda Jackson wins Distinguished Performance May 19, 2018:  Glenda Jackson, who stars in the Broadway revival of Three Tall Wo…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Keyes Art East Hampton by Barry Gordin

Keyes Art launches new location at 53 The Circle-Main Street in East Hampton with opening reception for Keyes Art Hello May 18, 2018: Julie Keyes hosted a festive opening reception for Hell…

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When Girls Become Women by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg Woman empowered, and the multitude of issues that surround women’s empowerment, sparked the imagination of the Broadway musical this season. Frozen and Mean Girls, in p…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta  by Barry Gordin

Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta Pitches Tent in Long Island May 17 - July 1 By: Ellis Nassour The new big top show from international entertainment behemoth Cirque du Soleil, Volta, with …

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Frozen by Barry Gordin

Frozen: Disney’s Blockbuster Musical Has Birthed a Mutual Admiration Society  Among Cast Members By: Ellis Nassour May 13, 2018- Disney’s 2013 Oscar-winning animated worldwide phenom…

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Me and My Girl by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Encores!’ Me and My Girl Is Ripe for Broadway By: Iris Wiener May 13, 2018 - A throwback to old musicals with extraordinary humor and wit (albeit slightly anti-feminist), th…

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Me and My Girl **** by Barry Gordin

Encores! Closes 25th Season with Rollicking Me and My Girl Starring Christian Borle and Laura Michelle Kelly By: Ellis Nassour May 9, 2018 -- Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert may have audience…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Barry Gordin

Five Ways in Which Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Transcends Traditional Theatre By Iris Wiener According to Harry Potter’s one-time foil and adversary, Draco Malf…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Miss You Like Hell **1/2- Mlima’s Tale **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward The Public Theater is currently presenting two productions about journeys, one a well-intentioned, but familiar musical tracing a mother-daughter road trip, the other an…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Drama Desk Nominees’ Reception by Barry Gordin

Nominees for the 2018 Drama Desk Awards met with the Press at Friedmans at the Edison Hotel in the Theater District.  May 9, 2018:  Nominees for the 2018 Drama Desk Awards attended a “m…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Frances Ruffelle by Barry Gordin

May 10, 2018 -Frances Ruffelle will  once again bringing her one-woman show FRANCES RUFFELLE LIVE(S) IN NY) at Greenroom 42 on May 20,  2018 at 7pm.  Ms. Ruffelle originated the role of E…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

New Jersey Hall of Fame by Barry Gordin

By: Magda Katz May 6, 2018 - The Paramount Theatre on the  famed Jersey Shore boardwalk hosted the 10th annual ceremony of The New Jersey Hall of Fame. The distinguish class of 2017 includ…

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The People VS. Antigone ** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons  May 8, 2018 - It is believed that Sophocles’ tragedy, Antigone, the third of his three Theban plays, was written in 441 BC, at a time when the playwright was appoin…

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2018 Lucille Lortel Awards by Barry Gordin

May 7, 2018 - The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Off-Broadway were awarded in 19 categories at NYU Skirball Center. Hosted by Laura Benanti and Jason Jones…

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Outer Critics Circle Winners by Barry Gordin

68th Annual Awards Outer Critics Circle  Announce 2017-18 Award Winners! “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Tops Win List with 6 Awards! Followed by “My Fair Lady" with 5 Awards…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Unexpected Joy Opens at the York by Barry Gordin

Three generations of female singers collide in Unexpected Joy, a witty new musical by Bill Russell and Janet Hood, testing the limits of their love. May 4, 2018: Unexpected Joy, a constantl…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Iceman Cometh **1/2 – Saint Joan **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 5, 2018 - Two massive works by dramatic theatrical giants Eugene O’Neill and George Bernard Shaw are making rare appearances on musical-heavy Broadway. The fact that…

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Moniker Art Fair by Barry Gordin

By:Janet Lehr May 4, 2018 -Art is Forever…and Moniker Art Fair is just two Ferries from Frieze, at 73 West Street, in the historic “Greenpoint” neighborhood of Brooklyn. For ‘land…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Indivisible: Liberty and Justice for Who? by Barry Gordin

A SHOW ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR DEMOCRACY: Indivisible, written and performed by the cast, examines the political state of our nation and its epidemic of xenophobia, sexism, and racism. Ind…

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 4, 2016 - After a wham bam success on London’s West End, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, has finally arrived on Broadway. And the ticket price…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

My Fair Lady ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 3, 2018 - Resurrecting the male gaze is splendidly alive in this Lincoln Center revival of Lerner and Loewe’s classic, My Fair Lady. Indeed, voyeurism, scopophilia …

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Tony Nominees Gathering by Barry Gordin

May 2, 2018 The 2018 Class of Tony Nominees gathered yesterday in midtown to celebrate their Tony Nominations!   Marking 72 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards, hosted by Ton…

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Meet The Tony Nominees Press Junket by Barry Gordin

By: Patrick Christiano May 2, 2018:  The 2017 Tony Award nominees were announced in 26 competitive categories on Tuesday May 1, and the following morning they attended a press junket at th…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 TonyAward® Nominations by Barry Gordin

May 1, 2018 - The 72nd Annual Tony Award Nominations May 1, 2018 – Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” A…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

American Theatre Wing Centennial Concert by Barry Gordin

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING CENTENNIAL GALA with Performances By Broadway Favorites Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more! NOW STREAMING on BroadwayHD Broadway favorit…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Bay Street Theater by Barry Gordin

WORLD PREMIERE! MAY 29 – JUNE 17 A NEW PLAY BY JACK CANFORA DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WILSON Set during Hollywood’s notorious blacklist period, FELLOW TRAVELERS explores the complicated re…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Margaritaville by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Not to Escape From Margaritaville By: Iris Wiener Yes, it was completely shut out of the Tony Awards race, and yes, critics have not been incredibly kind to the Jimmy Buffett ex…

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