Monday, May 25, 2015

Glory Days - Reviewed by Michael Portantiere

Glory Days presents a challenge to reviewers: How to clearly convey the show's level of achievement without being downright cruel? Here is one attempt.

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The Wearing of the Green, by Michael Portantiere

Come winter, Brian d'Arcy James will be starring on Broadway in the title role of Shrek the Musical. But right now he's wearing a different kind of green, playing a troubled Irishman in the Atlantic Theater Company production of Conor McPherson's Port Authority.

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Gunn Control, by Michael Portantiere

Baritone Nathan Gunn has a firm hold on his career as he moves from triumphs in operas to his upcoming appearances in high-profile concert performances of two great American musicals: Camelot and Show Boat.

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Seth's Big Fat Broadway

Seth Rudetsky talks with about his many endeavors—including his Sirius radio program, his weekly "Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, and the entertainment he's putting toge…

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The Best of Broadway

Patrick Stewart, Laurence Fishburne, Patti LuPone, Tom Wopat, Lin-Manuel Miranda, S. Epatha Merkerson, and a host of other 2008 Tony Award nominees answer a difficult question: What's the be…

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Brava Barbra!

Steven Brinberg, who has brought his uncanny impersonation of Barbra Streisand to several corners of the world, returns to NYC with a salute to the Tony Awards at Birdland.

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Sunday in the Park with George, reviewed by Michael Portantiere

This brilliant staging is notable primarily for the stunning use of animated projections to show us Seurat's painstaking creation of his masterpiece, but it also deserves high marks for Sam …

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South Pacific
Review by Michael Portantiere

Lincoln Center Theater's gorgeous revival of the Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein-Joshua Logan musical South Pacific does great honor to this masterpiece and to the memory of its creators.

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A Mermaid in Midtown, by Michael Portantiere and Jay Catlett

Sierra Boggess and the Broadway cast of The Little Mermaid sing and sign CDs at the World of Disney store.

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Welcome Home, Randy!, by Michael Portantiere

After a sojourn in L.A, Tony Award winner Randy Graff is back in her hometown of NYC, playing grasswidow Meg Boyd in the City Center Encores! "Summer Stars" production of Damn Yankees.

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The Doc is In!, by Michael Portantiere

Michael Douglas, Catherine-Zeta Jones, Lucie Arnaz, Laurence Luckinbill, Dina Merrill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and other notables gather at the Rainbow Room as legendary playwright Neil "Doc" Si…

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Mario Lopez Joins the Line, by Michael Portantiere

First photos of Mario Lopez in rehearsal for A Chorus Line, in which he'll take over the role of Zach beginning April 15.

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Getting Chaka on the Wall, by Michael Portantiere

Fresh from her stint in The Color Purple, Chaka Khan joins the "Broadway Wall of Fame" at Tony's DiNapoli restaurant.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

"How To Be A New Yorker" Plays Every Wednesday and Saturday by

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, a new Off-Broadway comedy written and performed by Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle, began performances on August 22nd at Sofia's Downstairs Theater in the hea…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Unveiling of 'Hannibal Nectar' Dessert in Times Square by

Hunter Bell, OBIE Award-winning bookwriter of SILENCE! The Musical, along with David Garrison, Jenn Harris, Randy Harrison and the entire cast, unveiled the delicious strawberry dessert trea…

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