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Romeo & Bernadette

Romeo & Bernadette

By Sandi Durell . . . As with so many shows caught in the pandemic so was Romeo & Bernadette. We happily welcome back this new spin on Shakespeare . . . A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn where the real Romeo (dating back to the 16th century) and the...

Drama Desk Award Nominees Announced

Drama Desk Award Nominees Announced

Productions With Multiple Nominations - - - Six: 10; Kimberly Akimbo: 9; Company: 8; Intimate Apparel: 8; MJ: 7 Nominations for the 66th AnnualDrama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available below.In keeping with...

76th Annual Theatre World Awards

76th Annual Theatre World Awards

This year’s 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony, directed by Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora, returns to a live in-person presentation on Monday, June 6, on the set of the Broadway revival of American Buffalo at Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway. The...

Reasons

Reasons

By Adam Cohen . . .  While we all strive to obtain and surpass our aspirations, few of us are afforded the opportunity . . . even if it’s a terrible goal. Success, failure. Living or dying. Self-preservation. These are the many issues tackled by playwright Bill...

American Buffalo

American Buffalo

By Carol Rocamora . . .  “F***ing business!” Who better than David Mamet can sum up the essence of American society and its values in only two words and make them sound so eloquent!? As articulated at the end of Act I in American Buffalo, now playing at Circle in...

Candace Bushnell at Cafe Caryle

Candace Bushnell at Cafe Caryle

by Adam Cohen . . . Candace Bushnell strides onto the stage of Café Carlyle armed with panache, wit, and brio.  Bushnell spins urban tales of female sexual liberation, friendship, marriage, shoes, fashion, and real estate which grew from her mid-’90s...

Always Searching in Perfect Love

Always Searching in Perfect Love

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Solo Theater is a courageous journey, where delving into the inner recesses of the mind must stop short of becoming a reckless, circuitous journey.  Linda Manning (Writer of Bite the Apple and There is No You and Me)...

75th Annual Tony Award Nominations 2022

75th Annual Tony Award Nominations 2022

Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing Best Book of a MusicalGirl From The North CountryConor McPhersonMJLynn NottageMr. Saturday NightBilly Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo MandelParadise SquareChristina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry...

A Walk on the Moon

A Walk on the Moon

by Adam Cohen. . . The new musical currently at the George Street Playhouse, “A Walk on the Moon,” is visually stunning, aurally lush, and vibrant.  Filled with glorious performances – especially while singing – the show is an entertaining mind-check.  Set in summer...

More Tony Eligible Broadway Productions

More Tony Eligible Broadway Productions

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the third and final time to determine the eligibility of the 15 remaining Broadway productions in the 2021-2022 season. …  -- Among the determinations, “How I Learned to Drive” will be considered eligible in...

INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

By Brian Scott Lipton . . . We do not deserve Heather Headley. These words first left my lips in 2000 when I first watched this singular performer conquer Broadway in the title role of the musical Aida and again in 2016 when she magnificently took on the role of the...

POTUS

POTUS

By Samuel L. Leiter . . .  The rock music blasts, the curtain rises, and the race (I mean show) is on at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. We’re watching Selina Fillinger’s political farce, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive,...

Cyrano de Bergerac – Reinvigorating a Classic

Cyrano de Bergerac – Reinvigorating a Classic

By Carol Rocamora . . . What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name “Cyrano?” You beat me to it! I heard you say it before I could write it. The NOSE, of course. That legendary proboscis that has made Edmund Rostand’s 1897 classic so iconic, as well as...

Our Brother’s Son

Our Brother’s Son

By Samuel L. Leiter . . .  Doctors who become playwrights are not quite as rare a phenomenon as you might think. Famous examples are Anton Chekhov, Friedrich Schiller, Arthur Schnitzler, and Mori Ōgai, each as gifted with a pen as with a stethoscope. The latest...

37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in Photos

37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in Photos

By Melissa Griegel . . . The big winners at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 1st were Kimberly Akimbo and Oratotio for Living Things, both of whom won three awards. The Outstanding Musical award went to Kimberly Akimbo and the Outstanding Play was awarded...

Macbeth

Macbeth

By JK Clarke . . .  Does Sam Gold hate Shakespeare? I found myself wondering that as I watched his latest deconstructed, minimalist hatchet job as director of one of the Bard’s most beloved plays—the bloody Scottish tragedy, Macbeth. Don’t get me wrong, I have no...

Paradise Square

Paradise Square

By Carol Rocamora. . . American history as a hot theatre topic?!  Apparently, it’s a trend.  The sensational Hamilton, the moving Come From Away, the spirited Suffs  – all playing this season – follow a long line of recent musicals that draw richly and...

The Skin of Our Teeth

The Skin of Our Teeth

By Carole di Tosti . . .  Thorton Wilder’s Pulitizer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth—currently in revival at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater—presents the fate of the human race in three segments when the human family, represented by the Antrobuses...

¡Americano!

¡Americano!

By Marilyn Lester . . . What does it mean to be an American?—that’s a question we’ve been grappling with since 1776. It’s also the question the new musical, ¡Americano!, a true story, tries to answer through the lens of undocumented Mexican-American activist Antonio...

The Real Reason Why Funny Girl is a Failure

The Real Reason Why Funny Girl is a Failure

THE SIEGEL COLUMN By Barbara & Scott Siegel . . . When there is so much about the revival of Funny Girl that is actually cause for celebration, why is the show ultimately so disappointing? Put another way, Ramin Karimloo is the best Nick Arnstein Funny Girl has...

Gretchen Cryer and True Stories

Gretchen Cryer and True Stories

 Gretchen Cryer makes her wish come true! A group of solo performers coming together under one roof to tell their funny, sad, sexy, shocking, and most importantly True Stories. It's all about to happen at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, together with son Jon Cryer,...

2022 Lucille Lortel Award Winners

2022 Lucille Lortel Award Winners

Kimberly Akimbo takes win for Outstanding Musical with Victoria Clark (Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical) - headed for Broadway this Fall - and Oratorio for Living Things - each with 3 Lortel wins. More below. Watch for Red Carpet photos and more. *Please note:...

A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop

By Samuel L. Leiter . . . A Strange Loop, the raucously profane, satirical, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy, which premiered Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2019, is now jubilantly planted at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Dazzlingly original, the show is a...

PAMELA ANDERSON ROCKS AS CHICAGO’S NEWEST ROXIE

PAMELA ANDERSON ROCKS AS CHICAGO’S NEWEST ROXIE

BY Brian Scott Lipton . . . Since the Broadway revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s delicious 1920s-era musical Chicago first opened in November 1996, the fictional Cook County jail has seen countless women pass through its proverbial revolving door as the “merry...

Brilliance

Brilliance

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . In the delicate art of musical theater development, Brilliance comes a long way in sharing the joys and sorrows of the fame game. With Book, Music & Lyrics by Lance Lewman and Additional Music & Lyrics by Kristan King & Gabriel...

20@20 Off Broadway

20@20 Off Broadway

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins May 9th and continues through May 29th, makes $20 tickets for participating Off Broadway plays and musicals available to theatre-goers...

How I Learned to Drive

How I Learned to Drive

By JK Clarke . . .  Twenty five years ago (1997) Paula Vogel’s critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive took on the very complicated subject of intra-family sexual abuse. Her approach, which took into account the emotional makeup of...

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