Friday, May 25, 2018

Liz Callaway: A Hymn to Her- A Genuine Pleasure by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   Few vocalist/actors connect with an audience as directly as Liz Callaway. Once, she tells us, cripplingly shy, the artist always seems disarmingly unaffect…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Jeremy Irons at BAM by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke To bring a production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night to New York City only two years after the powerful, arresting and Tony award-winning Roundab…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Beast in the Jungle by Sandi Durell

    Review by Sandi Durell   John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys) is an endless well of musical talent that suddenly surprises with something so extraordinary t…

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Kathleen Turner Debuts Finding My Voice by Sandi Durell

    by Sandi Durell    A most unexpected pleasure is the debut of film icon Kathleen Turner at the sumptuous Café Carlyle. One doesn’t have to look at the stage, but just…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tremor by Sandi Durell

  by Michael Bracken   Need another fix of Britannia after the royal wedding?  Not to worry. Head over to 59E59, where Brits Off Broadway 2018 is in full swing, and get a load of…

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Pub Chat: Overheard at Joe’s by Sandi Durell

  By Marcina Zaccaria   At McHale’s, a bartender asks you to know his friends, understand their problems, and hear some awesome blues music from the musician on the perch, Shelly…

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2018 Obies – Results and Photos by Jk Clarke

  Monday evening, May 21, The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) held the 63rd Annual Obie Awards at Te…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Chita Rivera Awards – Press Coverage by Jk Clarke

The post Chita Rivera Awards – Press Coverage appeared first on Theater Pizzazz.

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Letters Live at Town Hall by Sandi Durell

    By Ron Fassler   Letters Live began life in 2013 in the United Kingdom as a unique theatrical event, with a purpose to entertain, as well as to offer some of its proceeds…

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Miracle of 59E59 Theaters! by Sandi Durell

  by Barbara and Scott Siegel   We recently returned from a emotionally potent production of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Brief History of Women at 59E59, part of the theater complex’s e…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Karen Oberlin: Confound Me – Songs in Search of Something by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen     As a longtime observer, it fascinates me that some career vocalists, having reached a plateau, then achieve better voices later in life. Michael Feinstein, Ste…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Paradise Blue by Sandi Durell

    by Sandi Durell   Playwright Dominique Morisseau writes about what she knows. . . Detroit, its history and inner-city turmoil in African-American neighborhoods. She is the…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Marlowe’s Fate by Sandi Durell

  A nifty, literate literary mystery       By Joel Benjamin   Peter B. Hodges’ Marlowe’s Fate is a nifty, literate mystery.  For centuries scholars and theater special…

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Natalie Douglas Tributes – Ella Fitzgerald by Sandi Durell

  By Brian Scott Lipton   Have you ever wondered (and I had) what would happen if the First Lady of Birdland paid homage to the First Lady of Song? That question was answered with …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Dramatists Honor Denzel Washington by Sandi Durell

    (Short Video Piece by Magda Katz)     Photos: Magda Katz Video Interviews: Sandi Durell   On Tuesday, May 15, the Marriott Marquis hosted the 69thAnnual Spring L…

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  Operation Crucible by Sandi Durell

      by Carole Di Tosti   In its US premiere as a part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, Operation Crucible tells a fateful story through a dynamic drama perform…

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Photos: The Actors Fund Gala by Jk Clarke

      Monday evening, May 14, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square, The Actors Fund celebrated four gigantic stars of stage and screen and awarded the…

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Dance Nation & Summer and Smoke by Sandi Durell

  The Cost of Art in DANCE NATION, and a Fiery Performance by Marin Ireland in SUMMER AND SMOKE       by Barbara and Scott Siegel     Clare Barron’s new play,…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Gentleman Caller – They’ve Had This Date From the Beginning by Sandi Durell

    by Samuel L. Leiter   During the mid-20th century, American theatre was dominated by three playwrights: Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and William Inge. The latter two…

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Linda Eder Celebrates Broadway and Song by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   Singer and actress Linda Eder has a dedicated, ardent, loyal following and it’s easy to see why. Eder has a charismatic stage presence and the talent…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

The 2017-2018 Season – The All-Important Theater Companies! by Sandi Durell

    By Barbara & Scott Siegel   We conclude our 3-Part Series on The 2017-2018 Season  with The All Important Theater Companies!   If we were to subtract the product…

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Desperate Measures  Rides Again! by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   In an October 2017 review, I called this musical, inspired by Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, rollicking, literate fun; its libretto and lyrics witty yet pla…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Hamilton’s NYC Education Program by Sandi Durell

  Photos/Video by Maya Werner   Hamilton‘s celebrated education program continued in New York City, inviting 1,300 students and teachers to the Richard Rodgers theatre, some …

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Summer and Smoke by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   The women of Tennessee Williams plays are easily identifiable. The older ones, usually mothers, are bitter and neurotic. The younger, neurotic…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Me and My Girl by Sandi Durell

  by Brian Scott Lipton     Anyone who has ever made (or eaten) English trifle knows that you need the right ingredients, in the right proportion, or this singular dessert wil…

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Photos: 2018 Drama Desk Awards Nominees Reception by Jk Clarke

    Wednesday, May 9 the Nominees Reception for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards took place at Friedman’s in the Hotel Edison. Celebrating the nominees for the 2017-2018 the…

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16th Annual Cabaret Festival – Long Beach FREE by Sandi Durell

  Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 16th Annual Cabaret Festival May 17-20  at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, L…

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Replay by Sandi Durell

  By Samuel L. Leiter   Replay, part of the annual Brits Off-Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters, is an hour-long, one-woman play written by and starring the talented Nicola Wren, …

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Drama Desk 2018 Nominee Interviews Parts 1 & 2 by Sandi Durell

    Filming/Interviews by Sandi Durell   The 2018 Drama Desk Nominees met with the press at Friedman’s at the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street, on May 9 to talk about th…

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   “The least predictable of living playwrights”… “One of the sharpest and most restless theatre imaginations in the world…” … “Her topics defy c…

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Common Courtesy in a Tough Business – #5 in the Series by Sandi Durell

  by Bernard Furshpan   One of the most challenging things one can do is to make a decision about career choices in Entertainment. There are so many opportunities and responsibili…

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