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Lucy

Lucy

By Stuart Miller . . . The title character of Lucy is rarely on stage and her infant brother, Max, is completely absent. Yet they stir up a storm of emotions in the two women-- Mary (Brooke Bloom), the children’s purposely single mother, and Ashling (Lynn Collins),...

Vineyard Theatre to Honor Billy Crudup

Vineyard Theatre to Honor Billy Crudup

Vineyard Theatre  announces initial performers and speakers for Vineyard Theatre’s 40th Anniversary gala on Monday, February 13, 2023. The gala will honor Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Billy Crudup with celebratory toasts to Ken Greiner, Chair,...

Performing at MISCAST23

Performing at MISCAST23

Miscast23 will be honoring Grammy, Emmy & Tony Award Nominee Vanessa Williams and Lianny Toval (MCC Youth Company Alum) on April 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Currently performing are Annaleigh Ashford, Denee Benton, Lorna Courtney, Andre De Shields, Josh...

Theater News at The Grammys

Theater News at The Grammys

Broadway did well at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards as Into The Woods won Best Musical Theater Album for producers Rob Berman and Sean Patrick Flahaven and vocalists Sarah Bareilles, Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller and Phillipa Soo. Trevor Noah served as host ...

CULLUM, EBERSOLE, KAYE AND MORE TO REUNITE ON BACKSTAGE BABBLE

CULLUM, EBERSOLE, KAYE AND MORE TO REUNITE ON BACKSTAGE BABBLE

On February 19 at 8 PM EST, Charles Kirsch, the 15-year-old host of the hit theater podcast Backstage Babble, will present a reunion of the 1978 Broadway sensation On the Twentieth Century in honor of the 45th anniversary of its opening night. The panel...

Sondheim Unplugged

Sondheim Unplugged

By Andrew Poretz ... Theater Pizzazz was on hand for the 103rd edition of the Sondheim Unplugged series, now in its thirteenth year.  Series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond stepped down from his hosting role last year after an astounding 100 shows.  The series is in good...

JOURNEY New Immersive Dining and More

JOURNEY New Immersive Dining and More

JOURNEY, a unique dining entertainment enterprise from Tony Award winning producer Marc Routh (The Producers, Hairspray), introduces theatrical gastronomy to New York City with an exciting blend of immersive video installations, fine dining, fashion tech, and theatre....

Valentine’s Day and Other Music Updates

Valentine’s Day and Other Music Updates

By Sandi Durell ... 100th 54 Sings Broadway, produced by Scott Siegel - February 4th @ 9:30 pm Romance is in the air at 54 Below on Feb. 14 Live and Streaming featuring Broadway Couples. Tickets Available HERE Tim Connell is back at PangeaNYC...

Theater and Music Updates

Theater and Music Updates

Versweyveld & van Hove - New York New York - Valentine's Day w/Matthew Lui - Sutton Foster/Cafe Carlyle - Guest Artists Celebrating Barry Manilow - Ensemble Studio Theatre New Artistic Directors Leslie Odom, Jr. The 1961 comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate...

THEATER and MUSIC UPDATES

THEATER and MUSIC UPDATES

Queen's Six-Town Hall; Bane Griffith new 'Little Michael'; Broadway Sings Adele w/Lena Hall/Brittney Johnson/Eleri Ward; Candace Bushnell Cafe Carlyle; Broadway Bares June Pride Benefit; Ragtime Benefit Concert Bane Griffith will be joining the cast...

Jonathan Arons: In the Horn

Jonathan Arons: In the Horn

By Andrew Poretz . . . Jonathan Arons first came to this writer’s attention at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland Jazz. There, dressed in a form-fitting yellow bodysuit and playing trombone, he wowed the crowd in an over-the-top bit that at one point had him on...

A Soaring Bird Flies in La Golondrina

A Soaring Bird Flies in La Golondrina

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Inside the home of a music teacher named Amelia, Ramón discusses the problem of the swallow, a bird that is like a pigeon, sounding in crisis.  Ramón, played by Rafa Sánchez, attempts to find his breath.  With little inhale and...

Awards Awards and Theater Updates

Awards Awards and Theater Updates

Obies to Honor Off Broadway Work Made During and After Lockdown - - This year’s ceremony will take place on Feb. 27, where many of the award recipients will be informed in advance and their acceptance remarks will be recorded and posted to the Wing’s YouTube channel a...

Complete Casting Broadway’s ‘Parade’

Complete Casting Broadway’s ‘Parade’

Producers Seaview and Ambassador Theatre Group announced complete casting as rehearsals begin today for the new Broadway production of Parade starring Tony Award® winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden, with book by...

54 Below Celebrates Mel Brooks

54 Below Celebrates Mel Brooks

By Melissa Griegel. . . I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s during the heyday of Mel Brooks’ famous movies, but I never really enjoyed his style of humor. I remember watching Blazing Saddles and wondering why everyone was laughing so hard. As an adult, I saw a stage...

Well-Deserved Bravos to “Anything Goes”

Well-Deserved Bravos to “Anything Goes”

By Myra Chanin . . . I’ve spent the last I’m-ashamed-to-admit-how-many-days trying to figure out a witty way to convince everyone to rush down to Boca’s Wick Theatre (in Boca Raton, Florida) and immerse themselves in an utterly superlative production of Anything Goes...

Samantha Pauly Begins Residency at Chelsea Table + Stage

Samantha Pauly Begins Residency at Chelsea Table + Stage

By Melissa Griegel… Director of Operations at Chelsea Table + Stage Frankie Gabriel took to the stage to announce that Samantha Pauly (Six) will be doing a monthly residency at the venue. The show, An Evening with Samantha Pauly, was the kickoff of the residency that...

Linda Purl -This Could Be the Start – New Beginnings for New Times

Linda Purl -This Could Be the Start – New Beginnings for New Times

By Andrew Poretz ... Musical theater, television, and cabaret star Linda Purl may be best known for her recurring characters on Happy Days and Matlock.  A fine singer and interpreter of standards, Linda has a lengthy list of performance credits.  At Birdland...

More Theater More Music Updates

More Theater More Music Updates

Lizard Boy - Prospect Theater; Shaun Cassidy - 54 Below; The Wanderers - Roundabout Theatre Co; The Village:A Disco Daydream-Dixon Place; Alan Cumming/Ari Shapiro - Cafe Carlyle Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink...

Now Appearing – A Life . . . (It’s In the Play)

Now Appearing – A Life . . . (It’s In the Play)

By Walter Murphy . . .  Every family has stories. In my family the best ones are usually preceded with a dismissive: “we don’t talk about that.” Then I know it’s a good story involving alcohol, bad behavior, misunderstandings, anger, grudges, and laughter. We...

Colin Quinn – Small Talk

Colin Quinn – Small Talk

By Stuart Miller . . .  Small talk is, by its very nature, banal and forgettable. Comedian Colin Quinn seeks to imbue pleasantries and chit-chat with a deeper meaning in his new solo show, Small Talk, musing and riffing about this technique by which “we unite by...

The Smuggler 

The Smuggler 

By Stuart Miller . . .  To write a play in verse can be both a blessing and a curse.  When it goes well you’ll seem clever, but the gimmick can also make things worse.  Ronàn Noone’s The Smuggler—A Thriller in Rhyme at Irish Rep pulls it off much of the time, But...

NY Pops  To Honor Barry Manilow

NY Pops To Honor Barry Manilow

 The New York Pops will honor Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning icon Barry Manilow at the orchestra’s 40th Birthday Gala, This One’s For You: The Music of Barry Manilow, on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern...

Broadway Sings for She Angels

Broadway Sings for She Angels

By Andrew Poretz … Nothing brings people together better than a worthy cause.  The stars came out for Broadway Sings for She Angels for a sold-out, one-night-only extravaganza The three-year-old She Angels Foundation was founded by author Cat Curry-Williams and...

Theater Updates

Theater Updates

Keen Company-Crumbs From the Table; New Musical About Louis Armstrong; The Hunting Gun-Baryshnikov Arts Center; The Cell-I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire; The 1/52 Project Emanuela Barilla presents the U.S. premiere of Yasushi Inoue’s The Hunting Gun from March 16 -...

Anthony Rapp’s “Without You”

Anthony Rapp’s “Without You”

By Samuel L. Leiter . . .  Singer-actor Anthony Rapp is remembered by many largely for his having created the role of filmmaker Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson’s 1996 rock musical hit Rent; others may think of him as someone who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual...

Jean Louisa Kelly: Anything Can Happen

Jean Louisa Kelly: Anything Can Happen

By Andrew Poretz ... Film, television and stage star Jean Louisa Kelly is a performer who has been in the public eye since her teens.  She made her film debut in the 1989 hit Uncle Buck, opposite the late John Candy.  You may remember her captivating...

Theater and Music Updates

Theater and Music Updates

Salon Jan 29 @ Don't Tell Mama - Miley vs. Hannah, 54 Below - John Pizzarelli Quartet, Cafe Carlyle - Red Bull Theater-2 Off Bway Productions - Margot Sergent, Birdland Theater The Edith Piaf Experience World-renowned guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli returns to...

Outer Critics Circle Announces Awards and Categories

Outer Critics Circle Announces Awards and Categories

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the dates for the prestigious, annual Outer Critics Circle...

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