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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Ibsen’s Ghost **** by Barry Gordin

Charles Busch’s campy fantasy, Ibsen’s Ghost, delights. By: Patrick Christiano March 29, 2024: The incomparable Charles Busch is at it again stirring up a hornet’s nest of fun wit…

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why The Notebook is Not Noteworthy By: Iris Wiener March 31, 2024: Based on Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel (which also inspired the 2004 film adaptation starring Ra…

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Corruption ****, Eddie Izzard Performing Hamlet **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 28, 2024: Though J.T. Rogers is an American playwright, his new work Corruption at Lincoln Center’s Off-Broadway Mitzi Newhouse Theater, has a distinct British f…

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The Notebook **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg Much 28 , 2024: Daring it is, that Bekah Brunstetter and Ingrid Michaelson’s new musical, The Notebook, arrives in such a crowded musical season.  It’s subject, near…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Tammy Faye, Sunset Boulevard and Delia Ephron. By: David Sheward March 26, 2024: As the 2023-24 Broadway season begins the final mad rush to its conclusion just before the Tony deadline,…

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Delightful Picks by Broadway Babe include Ethel Merman, Bebe Neuwirth, Katrina Lenk and More. March 23, 2024: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller, has found some delightful online enter…

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Friday, March 22, 2024

The Notebook: The Musical *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 22, 2024: If a Broadway show’s success could be measured by how many buckets of tears it produced, The Notebook: The Musical, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre…

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The Notebook ** by Barry Gordin

By: Pailanne Simmons March 22, 2024: If there were an award for putting the most clichés into one work, surely the new musical, The Notebook, would win it. In about two hours and twent…

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Brooklyn Laundry ****, Pericles **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 22, 2024: Comedy, tragedy and romance collide in Brooklyn Laundry, John Patrick Shanley’s latest depiction of damaged souls stumbling towards connection, at Manh…

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Harley Newman, Professional Lunatic by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen April 21, 2024, on Coney Island, performing artist Harley Newman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Sideshow Hootenannyduring a weekend long celebration.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

by Barry Gordin

Why Like They Do in the Movies Doesn’t Live Up to Its Name. By: Iris Wiener March 23, 2024: Laurence Fishburne’s career is a formidable resume filled with as many powerful projects …

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Illinoise, Ben Platt, Stranger Things By: David Sheward March 21, 2024: As if this Broadway season couldn't get any more crowded or crazy, we have a last-minute entry in time for the Ton…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Dead Outlaw ****, A Sign of the Times **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 20, 2024: In this crowded Broadway season of movie adaptations, revivals and Off-Broadway transfers, the most original and captivating tuner so far in 2023-24 can …

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Corruption ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 18, 2024: American playwright J.T. Rogers’s Corruption is a sprawling, two hour and 40-minute, political docudrama based on a major British scandal involving …

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Melba Moore @ 54 Below ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Patrick Christiano Melba Moore’s Dynamite new show, From Broadway With Love, @ 54 Below. March 16, 2024: The marvelous Tony winner Melba Moore is trying out a new show, MELBA MOOR…

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Melba Moore @ 54 Below by Barry Gordin

Melba Moore’s Dynamite new show, From Broadway With Love, @ 54 Below. March 16, 2024: The marvelous Tony winner Melba Moore is trying out a new show, MELBA MOORE: FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE…

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Peggy Lee by Barry Gordin

https://theaterlife.com/melba-moore-54-below-1-2/ By: Joel Vig March 16, 2024: For the rest of the world, March 8, 2024, was International Women's Day.  But Palm Springs, California was…

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Doubt: A Parable ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 15, 2024: The Roundabout’s revival of John Patrick Shanley’s taut-as-a-tripwire 2004 drama Doubt: A Parable has been racked by health setbacks to its acting…

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The Notebook ***, Illinoise *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 14, 2024: If sentimentality is your thing, The Notebook is definitely for you. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1996 best-selling novel, which became Nick Cassavetes’…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Doubt: A Parable ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 13, 2024Ever since John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable opened on Broadway in 2005, it has been a centerpiece for ambiguity in theater. Whether people see…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A Taste of Ireland ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

The Irish Music and Dance Sensation By: Paulanne Simmons March 12, 2024: Craic is the Gaelic word for fun. And at the very top of the evening, that’s what the audience at A Taste of …

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Fun Gems from Babe include Sondheim, Michael Feinstein, Jerry Herman, and More. March 11, 2024: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller has some more gems to share with us including: a Sondhe…

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Washington and Gyllenhaal to Star in Othello. By: David Sheward March 9,, 2024: Get ready for the highest-profile star casting in several years, if not decades. Oscar and Tony winner Den…

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The White Room by Barry Gordin

METAMORPHIS @ The White Room Gallery April 4 – May 19 March 9, 2024: The White Room Gallery at 3 Railroad Avenue in East Hampton will present METAMORPHIS featuring artists, Sara Conca and…

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Doubt: A Parable ****, The Ally **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 7, 2024: It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Doubt: A Parable first appeared Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club and then transferred to Broadway …

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Sunset Baby **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 4, 2024: A little more than 10 years ago, in December 2013, to be precise, I saw the first New York staging of Dominique Morisseau’s riveting Sunset Baby, a w…

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Melba Moore @ 54 Below by Barry Gordin

Tony Winner, MELBA MOORE: FROM BROADWAY, WITH LOVE @ 54 Below March 15 & 16.  March 4, 2024:  Melba Moore returns to Broadway's Living Room, 54 Below, with From Broadway, With Love …

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The Adventures of Curious Ganz by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen March 4, 2024: This imaginative puppet piece is based on “the true life of 16th-century copper smelter Joachim Ganz with a little leap to Ada Lovelace, Galileo, Al-Buzan…

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Pescador (Fisherman) by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen March 4, 2024: An old fisherman (puppet) grey, frayed, pulpy, has lived his life married to the sea. The relationship is powerful, symbiotic. Sometimes she gives, sometimes…

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Forbidden Broadway, Louis Armstrong Musical to Open By: David Sheward March 1, 2024: Forbidden Broadway is finally making it to Broadway. The latest iteration of the long-running parody s…

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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