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Sunday, July 9, 2023

The Creeps to open at Playhouse 46 in September by Andrew Poretz

Catherine Waller’s The Creeps, after award-winning runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hollywood Fringe Festival, and United Solo Festival, makes its New York premiere Off-Broadway at Playh…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Roundabout Underground to present the World Premiere Of Covenant by Andrew Poretz

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for Covenant by York Walker, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene. Covenant explores the power of belief and the thin line between ru…

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Mint Theater Company presents “Partnership” by Andrew Poretz

The final play of the acclaimed “Meet Miss Baker” Series Mint Theater Company will return to Theatre Row with the American premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership, directed by Jackso…

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Imitation of Life will be adapted as a Broadway musical! by Andrew Poretz

A Broadway musical adaptation of Imitation of Life, based on the 1933 Fannie Hurst novel and the two screen adaptations by Universal Pictures in 1934 and 1959, is being developed for the Bro…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:32PM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Lloyd Price Musical Coming to Broadway? by Andrew Poretz

That’s the million-dollar question. Now playing for a limited run at Chicago’s Studebaker Theater, Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical celebrates the life, career, and unforgettable son…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:03PM
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Jerry Orbach’s Broadway at 54 Below on July 24 by Andrew Poretz

Jerry Orbach’s Broadway will be presented at 54 Below on July 24. The evening of music honors the beloved performer, who started out Off-Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and The Fantastick…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:58PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Steven Maglio: NOT Just Sinatra by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz . . . Popular New York entertainer Steven Maglio, with his “big band orchestra,” opened at the Cutting Room last week for the first of a monthly residency, in an impress…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:06PM

The Half-God of Rainfall to open on July 13 by Andrew Poretz

The New York Theater Workshop and co-producer American Repertory Theater will present The Half-God of Rainfall, a new play by award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chron…

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THE GREAT GATSBY, The Immersive Show Opening Nite by Andrew Poretz

By Cynthia Reitman … THE GREAT GATSBY, The Immersive Show, made its official American debut in New York City. This immersive theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale w…

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Tony Winner Faith Prince to Offer Cabaret Workshop Through the 92nd Street Y, New York’s School of Music by Andrew Poretz

Tony Winner and Broadway legend Faith Prince will teach a two-day, immersive master class in the art form of Cabaret in September at The 92nd Street Y, New York School of Music. The workshop…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:42PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023

Charles Kirsch’s Backstage Babble Live! returns to 54 Below by Andrew Poretz

Backstage Babble Live! returns to 54 Below on July 17th. Based on the popular podcast hosted by 15-year-old expert Charles Kirsch, the concert will feature performances and stories from his …

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Broadway Barks Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Andrew Poretz

Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for the 25th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event. Co-founded by Bernadette Peters and the late Mary Tyler Moore,…

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

TKTS® Turns 50 in Times Square by Andrew Poretz

It’s been 50 years since the TKTS booth in Times Square, where so many of us have waited on line to get half-price tickets for that day’s Broadway shows, first appeared. A grand celebra…

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Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors to open in September by Andrew Poretz

Drew & Dane Productions presents Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen in a limited 18-week engagement, September 4 – January 7, at New World Stages (340 Wes…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:15PM

Richard Kind and James Pickens, Jr. to star in NJREP’s world premiere of A Tailor Near Me by Andrew Poretz

The New Jersey Repertory Company will present the world premiere of Michael Tucker’s (LA Law, Radio Days) comedy A Tailor Near Me. Directed by James Glossman, the show stars Tony nominee …

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Second Stage Theater Uptown Series announces complete casting for TOROS by Andrew Poretz

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for TOROS by Danny Tejera anddirected by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Abubakr Ali (Anything’s Possible), b (American (Tele)Visions) and Tony Aw…

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan: “Three Seasons of Singer-Songwriters” by Andrew Poretz

Bistro and MAC Hanson Award winning vocalist, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan, returns to Don’t Tell Mama with the summer installment of her 2023 series, Three Seasons of Singer-Songwriters. Unwrit…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:51PM

Victoria Guthrie: Stages of Love by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Victoria Guthrie, a former model, currently a working actress with many credits, made her cabaret debut this month at Don’t Tell Mama. Theater Pizzazz was on hand for …

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

The American Popular Song Society’s Gala Celebration by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … The American Popular Song Society (“APSS”) held its second annual Gala Celebration at the off-Broadway venue Theater555, honoring cabaret legend Marilyn Maye with a …

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Matt Baker: A Rhapsody of Gershwin by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Australian-born pianist Matt Baker brought his latest show, A Rhapsody of Gershwin, to Chelsea Table + Stage on June 7. A fellow of considerable talent as a pianist and …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:13AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Goldie Dver: Bridges by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … MAC Award-winning vocalist Goldie Dver opened her new show, Bridges, at Don’t Tell Mama this week. The show is partly in support of her debut album, the newly released…

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Clint Holmes: Between the Moon and New York City by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz . . . The “Boy from Oz,” the late, great entertainer Peter Allen, was many things: a song-and-dance man, sure; a composer of pop hits, absolutely. Allen was also the sen…

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Amanda King: ELLA The Early Years by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Las Vegas-based singer Amanda King made a fine debut at 54 Below on May 19. Though she has appeared in New York before, this was her first solo show. Ms. King made a spl…

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Margo Brown: Forever Me with Love by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Margo Brown returned to her cabaret home base at Don’t Tell Mama recently for two nights with her newest show, Forever Me with Love, which celebrated the release of he…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Allan Harris at Chelsea Table + Stage by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Singer, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris brought his golden baritone and his matching gold guitar to Chelsea Table + Stage for a grade-A set of jazz standards, Nat …

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Seth Sikes and Nicolas King: The New Belters by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz . . . This reviewer saw Seth Sikes and Nicolas King’s The New Belters when they first presented it last October at The Green Room 42. It showed promise, but, was certainly…

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Friday, January 13, 2023

John Lloyd Young:  Broadway’s Jersey Boy by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Broadway, film and pop star John Lloyd Young returned to 54 Below for a four-night residency.  The Jersey Boys star had a new backup band, led by that long-haired geniu…

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Joe Lovano – Streams of Expression by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Prodigious Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano celebrated his 70th birthday with an eight-set, four-night run at Birdland Jazz with his large jazz ensembl…

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

The Birdland Big Band by Andrew Poretz

With special guest Nicole Zuraitis By Andrew Poretz … This writer has reviewed or simply attended hundreds of shows by dozens of artists who have graced the Birdland stage over the years.�…

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Susan Mack: Yesterdays by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz … Susan Mack is the living embodiment of the saying, “Hard work pays off.”  Long successful personally and professionally, and beloved in her community, she did not p…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Madelaine Warren:  Invitation by Andrew Poretz

By Andrew Poretz . . . Singer Madelaine Warren returned to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for an encore performance of Invitation. The classically trained soprano has been on the cabaret scene …

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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
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