Saturday, May 25, 2024

Highlights of Chita Rivera & More in THE VISIT on Broadway- Opens Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Th…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Vengeance is hers by Kerry Reid

Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit has found many reimaginings since it was first produced in 1956. The story of a wealthy woman returning to the town that once scorned her…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Steven Pasquale to Star in Kennedy Center Production of Nine by Darryn King

Steven Pasquale will star in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of the Maury Yeston–Arthur Kopit musical Nine. Directed by three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), t…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Broadway Star Jason Danieley Announces Marriage by Darryn King

Broadway actor and singer Jason Danieley has announced his marriage to Andrea Nunes. “Life is full of surprises!” Danieley wrote in an Instagram announcement on May 7. “Andrea and I ti…

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Got to Go? Here are 25 Public Restrooms in Manhattan Worth the Visit

We've all been there at one time or another. You're on the street, nature calls, and there isn't a public restroom to be found. You go to a fast food restaurant, but you're informed that you…

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part Two) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included h…

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Broadway Games: The Many Roles of Chita Rivera by JK

Beloved Broadway legend, the late, great Chita Rivera had a Broadway career that spanned some 60 years, from her debut as a dancer in the original production of Guys and Dolls to her final …

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part One) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included her…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Chita Rivera (1933–2024). Photo by Gregg Delman for The New York Times from “The Visit” (2015).January 31, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Chita Rivera first start…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Chita Rivera, revered and pioneering Tony-winning dancer and singer, dies at 91 by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

Rivera first gained wide notice in 1957 as Anita in the original production of “West Side Story” and was still dancing on Broadway with her trademark energy a half-century later in 2015�…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:49PM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

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Friday, May 5, 2023


Alfred Lunt as Anton Schill and Lynn Fontanne as Claire Zachanassian in “The Visit” (1958). Photo by Vandamm.May 5, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler On this date sixty…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

The Legendary Chita Rivera | THEATER: All the Moving Parts by CUNY TV

This month, we feature a two-part episode of "THEATER: All the Moving Parts" on the theatrical memoirs of two legendary women in theater: Mary Rodgers and Chita Rivera. Host Patrick Pacheco…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Karen Mason @ Birdland by Barry Gordin

By: Maryann Lopinto March 23, 2023: Karen Mason returned to Birdland on Monday recreating her “ALL THAT JAZZ” the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb which she debuted there almost a yea…

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

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Monday, January 9, 2023

At This Theater: The Lyceum by JK

Over the years, I've had the privilege of seeing ten different productions at Broadway's oldest continuously operating theater (opened in 1903), the Lyceum.  This theatre Of all the theater…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Geoffrey Sykes, writer and director of SOMEWHERE SOUTH discusses his new work by Aussie Theatre

On the occasion of the centenary of the visit of eminent English novelist D.H.Lawrence to Australia in 1922, Playscript is

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Photos: Tracee Ellis Ross Visits the Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN

This week, film and television star Tracie Ellis Ross visited the cast of Death of a Salesman on Broadway. The show opens this Sunday, October 9. Check out photos from the visit here.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Throughout my life, I’ve always been intrigued by the notion of time travel. It could have something to do with growing up in the 1960s when all sorts of media were obsessed with the idea.…

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Stage Adaptation from John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda is Coming to Broadway

A stage adaptation of Martin Scorsese's 1977 film New York, New York is in the works from Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Kander. Susan Stroman is attached to direct and choreograph the project,…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:51AM
Sunday, August 21, 2022

Broadway musical director David Loud to discuss his autobiography ‘Facing the Music’ at NYC’s Barnes & Noble by Deb Miller

On Wednesday, August 24, Broadway musical director, arranger, and conductor David Loud (The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Curtains, Ragtime, A Class Act, Steel Pier, and …

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

A Conversation with Music Man David Loud by Lauren Van Hemert

About the Guest David Loud (NYC) occupies a unique place in Broadway history. In addition to his distinguished career as one of Broadway’s most respected music directors and arrangers, h…

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Favorite Designs: Lighting Design for The Visit by JK

What I loved most of all about The Visit was that it grabbed a hold of you from the moment you entered the Lyceum Theatre and didn't let go of you until hours after the final bows. Heck, I…

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

THE VISIT by Admin

If ever there was a small independent film that fulfilled and even exceeded its promise, this one called “The Visit” was it.  Written and directed by Tom McCarthy,  it starred a respec…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Tang Kwong-San’s Quest to Understand Hong Kong by Christie Lee

When Tang Kwong-san and fellow Hong Kong artist Yuen Nga-chi first visited Tung Ping Chau a few months ago, they were looking for an interesting backdrop for a project they had in mind. But …

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

BETWEEN THE BARS: Memories From the Visit Room by Sandi Durell

by Ron Fassler . . . When I think of prison drama, my first thoughts go to film. Early 1930s melodramas (usually with James Cagney and Pat O’Brien as both sides of the coin, bad and good) …

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

10 TKTS Memories That Prove Standing on Line Is Always a Good Time - Celebrate the reopening of our Times Square TKTS Booth with these hilarious and h by Raven Snook

Sure, you can buy Broadway tickets online, but that can't compare to the theatrical experience of standing on line at TDF's Times Square TKTS Booth. For almost half a century, theatre lovers…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Graciela Daniele to Receive 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre by Caitlin Moynihan

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that Tony-nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Th…

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Graciela Daniele to receive Tony Award for lifetime achievement by Caitlin Huston

Director and Choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  Daniele began her Broadway career in 1964 as a performer and l…

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Broadway Game: Rebuses by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: REBUSES Below are rebuses (rebi?) that form the titles of shows. Good luck! 1.  2.   3.               4.       5.       #2587 Answ…

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First by JK

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First Part One: Can you match the musical with the play on which it was based? 1. Wonderful Town                  a. The Rainmaker 2.…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards