Friday, October 18, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Musicals Based on Children's/Young Adult Novels by JK

With this week's opening of The Lightning Thief, we though we'd take a Friday 5 look five of our favorite (and not so favorite) shows based on other young adult/children's novels. How many …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter by Wendy Caster

I bought my first Ben Bagley record, Irving Berlin Revisited, for 69 cents at a flea market in New Jersey a million years ago. Albums those days cost around four dollars, so it was quite a …

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Meghan Picerno Takes Over as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Meghan Picerno, a celebrated alum of the Phantom of the Opera world tour, reprises her turn as Christine Daaé in the musical's legendary Broadway production beginning on October 16. She rep…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Call Readialed: NEW Michele Brourman Interview: , "Love Notes" at Birdland by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been almost a year since composer Michele Brourman and I have spoken. She is gearing up for her solo debut at Birdland with Love Notes, an evening of original songs. It was quite mel…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

REVIEW: Indoor Boys by JK

Creators and stars, Alex Wyse and Wesley Taylor The award-winning web-series Indoor Boys recently released its third season, and, Broadway fans, it is a doozy. Created by and starring Broad…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Self-Love and Resilence by Mo Brady

by Anna Altheide Renée Marino …

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Neil Patrick Harris to Star in Channel 4 Drama BOYS from Russell T Davies

Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West also star in the 5-part series charting the joy and heartb…

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Review: Mother of Him, Park Theatre by Blue Huseyin

Review: Mother of Him, Park Theatre 3.0stars Brenda Kapowitz (Tracy-Ann Oberman) prepares breakfast for her petulant youngest son, answers phone calls and presses him to dress for school. Th…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Last Chance to See Beautiful, Jordin Sparks in Waitress and More! by Caitlin Moynihan

The summer heat is fading and fall weather is settling into the air, which means change is coming: Broadway is about to say farewell to some leading ladies and a longtime hit musical. Her…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Caesar and Cleopatra - More Intellectual Than Gripping by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Who would have thought Julius Caesar would be turn out to be a moderate sort? At least that’s how he appears in George Bernard Shaw’s seldom-seen comedy, Ca…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Jeremy Pope, Darren Criss, Joe Mantello & More to Join Patti LuPone in Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Series Hollywood by Andy Lefkowitz

Jeremy Pope, the Broadway breakout star who earned two—that's right, two—Tony nominations this past season, will next appear alongside Emmy winner Darren Criss in Ryan Murphy's upcoming…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1060: Stephanie Alison Walker by Adam Szymkowicz

Stephanie Alison Walker  Hometown:  Barrington, IL (suburb of Chicago)Current Town:  L.A. has been home for a total of 14 years (with 10 months spent on a remote island in the PNW and a y…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Jayne to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

The long-running hit revival of Chicago will welcome Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne in the role of Roxie Hart beginning on January 6, 2020. Jayne will remain with the prod…

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Mother of Him review – unflinching crime drama with Tracy Ann Oberman by Arifa Akbar

Park theatre, LondonOberman stars as the mother of a teenage rapist in this revival of Evan Placey’s rich exploration of family conflict Matthew Kapowitz is a Canadian teenager under house…

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San Jose Museum of Art still fabulous after 50 years by Sal Pizarro

The museum's anniversary gala honored co-founders Susan Hammer and Ann Marie Mix, as well as "Bay Lights" artist Leo Villareal.

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Mother of Him, Park Theatre review – lean domestic drama unsure where it stands by Laura De Lisle

Award-winning play starring Tracy-Ann Oberman centred on the mother of a teenage rapist Mother of Him was written a decade ago, but its most prescient moment happens in the first five minute…

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Opposites unite in The Best of Enemies by Jack Helbig

Mark St. Germain's play outlines an unlikely friendship between a Black civil rights activist and a onetime member of the KKK. Some plays seem tailor-made for sm…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

The Old Globe, Ars Nova, St. Ann's Warehouse, and More Are Hiring by Playbill Staff

Playbill offers an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry, serving as the online source for careers in theatre.

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All Rise, Starring Tony Winners Ruthie Ann Miles and Lindsay Mendez, Premieres on CBS September 23 by Noah Mutterperl

The courthouse drama follows the chaotic lives of L.A. judges, assistant district attorneys, clerks, and more.

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How Ann Patchett Threw Her Entire Book Away (Parts Of It A Few Times) Before Getting To The Right Voice by Artsjournal2

Patchett, author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder (and the new The Dutch House): “It was a funny thing to throw a book out. People seemed much more upset about it than I was. Some people s…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Laurie Metcalf & Rupert Everett by

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming star-packed revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The new production, directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, will play t…

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Ann Kittredge Celebrates Ahrens and Flaherty September 24 by Mark Peikert

The cabaret artist talks about dedicating an entire evening to the songwriting duo at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fuck It: Elphaba Actress Just Not Doing Green This Week by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Broadway actor Natalie Cambridge, currently starring as Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, announced today that she won’t be donning the charact…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Silents of the Vamps: Bad Girls You Don’t Know But Should by Trav S.D.

There is truth in advertising! As revealed on Travalanche, I much enjoyed Jennifer Ann Redmond’s previous two books, Reels and Rivals: Sisters in Silent Film and Southern Belle to Hollywoo…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ivan Hernandez on Joining Dear Evan Hansen & Remembering All the Times He Auditioned for Rent by Caitlin Moynihan

Ivan Hernandez is teaching audiences how to break in a glove as Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. This marks Hernandez's second Broadway credit (he was previously seen in Chica…

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Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Welcomes John Riddle & Bradley Dean to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of new principal cast members step into the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera on September 11. John Riddle takes over as Raoul and Bradley Dean assumes the role of Monsi…

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Rupert Everett Replaces Eddie Izzard in Upcoming Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Revival by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen veteran Rupert Everett will return to the Great White Way this spring, taking on the juicy role of George in the new revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The fresh sta…

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Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Welcomes John Riddle & Bradley Dean to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of new principal cast members step into the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera on September 11. John Riddle takes over as Raoul and Bradley Dean assumes the role of Monsi…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Ann Reinking, Thomas Meehan & More Named to Theater Hall of Fame by Andy Lefkowitz

Eight longtime contributors to the New York theater scene have been named 2019 inductees into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. The talented creative…

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