Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Tribeca Film, Patti Smith, “King Lear” by Mark Beech

The New York performing-arts calendar this week includes the continuing Tribeca Film Festival, with a show by Patti Smith and her band. It’s your last chance to see “Yerma,” with Billi…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Tribeca Film Festival to Franz Ferdinand by Mark Beech

There are plenty of dates to mark on the New York performing-arts calendar this week. The Tribeca Film Festival is about to start with a host of ticketed movie galas and star talks. “Yerma…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York This Week: “My Fair Lady” to “Carousel” by Mark Beech

This week’s pick of New York performing arts starts by noting four major female star-studded openings: “Yerma,” with Billie Piper; Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls”; “My Fair Lady” wit…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York This Week: Bruce Springsteen Extended, “Three Tall Women” Opens, P!nk at MSG by Mark Beech

This week’s pick of New York performing arts starts with a few recent news items: “Springsteen on Broadway” has been extended one last time. The Walker Kerr Theatre is one of the small…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York This Week: Donna Summer, Jerry Springer, Stoppard’s “Travesties” by Mark Beech

New York performing arts this week on offer this week include a batch of excellent classic plays. There is an impressive transfer of “Travesties” by Tom Stoppard, which is about start pr…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5 A Bronx Tale Cast Members Recall Their Broadway Debuts by Andrew Gans

The musical continues to play Broadway's Longacre Theatre.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York This Week: Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Margaritaville by Mark Beech

For those who like their theater serious, stage and screen actor Denzel Washington stars in “The Iceman Cometh.” “Angels in America” is also opening. For those who like lighter music…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York This Week: From Harry Potter to Disney’s “Frozen” via Albee by Mark Beech

Broadway is getting ready for the main 2018 season, with big changes at some major venues. Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” is about to open, while previews are starting for …

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Monday, March 5, 2018

A Bronx Tale’s Adam Kaplan on Not Being Italian, His Early Chazz Palminteri Obsession & 'Hugs and Sass' by Eric King

Fangirls and boys probably know Adam Kaplan from his stint in Newsies as the Jack Kelly understudy. Now, after leading the national tour of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price, he’s…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: Oscar Stars, Margaritaville, Angels in America by Mark Beech

It’s all happening on the New York stage. “Three Tall Women” already has an Oscar winner in the cast, Glenda Jackson, and may be about to gain another, in Laurie Metcalf. The play’s …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: Glenda Jackson, Renée Fleming by Mark Beech

Renée Fleming is starring in a revival of “Carousel.” Glenda Jackson is back on Broadway after 30 years, playing alongside Oscar-nominated Laurie Metcalf. These are two headlines of thi…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Top New York Stage Shows This Week: Disney’s “Frozen” to Philip Glass by Mark Beech

New York is about to get a new blockbuster musical in “Frozen.” Concerts this week range from Noel Gallagher to Philip Glass. There are last chances to see “The Homecoming Queen” and…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: Robert Plant, “Fire and Air” by Mark Beech

New York concerts this week range from Robert Plant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Elsewhere Eve Ensler is back on stage, following up her worldwide hit “The Vagina Monologues,” whil…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Broadway Licensing acquires rights to ‘A Bronx Tale’ by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Licensing has acquired the rights to “A Bronx Tale,” the company announced Monday. “A Bronx Tale” is currently running on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, w…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: Enter Shikari, Opera, Uma Thurman and More by Mark Beech

A very wide ranging choice is on offer for the performing arts in New York this week. If you like your music hardcore and punky, Enter Shikari leads a lively Williamsburg concert. If you are…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One of the Great Ones! Broadway's A Bronx Tale Will Launch a National Tour in 2018 by Ryan Gilbert

The hit new Broadway musical A Bronx Tale will launch a North American tour during the 2018-2019 season, including engagements at Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Fort Lauderdale…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: Fleetwood Mac to “The Homecoming Queen” by Mark Beech

Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, Lorde, Harry Styles and Keith Urban form a starry lineup for a charity show. It is just one of the big performing-arts events in New York this week.Elsewhere, rec…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"A Bronx Tale"at Longacre Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Longacre Theatre is currently hosting the stage production of the widely-acclaimed musical, "A Bronx Tale". Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, th…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: “Meteor Shower” to “The Children” by Mark Beech

Sleigh Bells – yes, it might seem a little late, since Christmas is long past. But this is the name of a band that could still be the next big thing. Judge for yourself. Sleigh Bells are p…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: The Killers; More “Hamilton” Tickets Released by Mark Beech

The latest batch of “Hamilton” tickets is about to be released for Broadway performances from August through to January next year. Given the show’s huge success, one can wonder why the…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Under the Radar, “Spamilton” by Mark Beech

It’s your last chance. “Junk” and “The Wolves” are coming to the end of their runs in the next few days. So is “Spamilton” – though of course its inspiration “Hamilton” l…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Radio City, Scrooge, Carols, Handel and Nutcrackers by Mark Beech

New York is getting all festive with a run of Christmas-themed shows. There are musicals and dance revues galore. Scrooge joins Radio City, Carols and much more on the seasonal calendar.Here…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: LCD Soundsystem to Lucy Kirkwood by Mark Beech

New York is getting ready for a run of Christmas shows. But before we launch into full festive mood, here is a rundown of the top performing-arts events around the Big Apple for the next sev…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Taylor Swift to Uma Thurman by Mark Beech

Taylor Swift sings, Uma Thurman is on stage. There are in just two of the best shows around New York for the next seven days – one-time events, theatrical openings, others at the end of th…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York: St Vincent, Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower” by Mark Beech

We are over Thanksgiving and in this shopping period leading to the Christmas, New York theaters are trying to keep interest high. Rock fans have St. Vincent; classical lovers have the Orphe…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Belmont Avenue Birthday! Check Out A Bronx Tale's First Broadway Anniversary Celebration by Lindsey Sullivan

Happy birthday, A Bronx Tale! The doo-wop musical celebrated its first anniversary on the Great White Way on November 29. The streetwise tuner based on scribe Chazz Palminteri's one-man …

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York: Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving, Wall Street Shocks by Mark Beech

Happy Thanksgiving. Arlo Guthrie is preparing for his annual Thanksgiving Concert at Carnegie Hall. A female soccer team line up an exceptional show at Lincoln Center. These are some of the …

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York: Wall Street Drama to Hot Bands by Mark Beech

New York shows this week range from shows by veteran bands Slowdive and Pere Ubu to serious plays such as “Junk” with its Wall Street dramas.These are some of the best shows around in th…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Welcome to Belmont Avenue! Adam Kaplan Joins A Bronx Tale on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Talented stage alum Adam Kaplan steps into the central role of Calogero in the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale on November 9. Original cast member Bobby Conte Thornton played his final pe…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York: John Cale, “Lonely Planet,” Grizzly Bear by Mark Beech

New York shows this week range from shows by band Grizzly Bear to a loveable waitress. Serious plays on offer look at AIDS (“Lonely Planet” and the apocalypse (“After the Blast”). Li…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York This Week: American Girls, Chinese Classical, Korean Pop by Mark Beech

New York’s performing-arts venues are getting into their fall schedule with a raft of new shows. This week’s recommendations go from Chinese classical music to Guns N’ Roses with “Ch…

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