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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Drama Desk, Pre-Tonys, Hills of California, Etc. By: David Sheward June 5, 2024: The 68th Drama Desk Awards, held on Mon. June 10 at 6:15 pm at NYU's Skirball Hall and hosted by Sutton F…

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Gems form Broadway Babe include No Way to Treat a Lady, My Fair Lady, and Man of La Mancha. June 9, 2024:  Broadway Babe Randie Levine-Miller has come up with some real gems, including …

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Bay Street Theater by Barry Gordin

Scott Wittman directs Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winning play, The Subject Was Roses, launching Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage 2024 Summer season. June 3, 2024: Theater legend Sco…

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

The Lonely Few *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons June 3, 2024: At the entrance to MCC’s Robert W. Wilson Theater Space, where The Lonely Few is making its New York premiere, there’s a small table where audience…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Broadway Update: Audra McDonald To Star in Gypsy by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 29, 2024: The rumors have been confirmed. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will tackle the King Lear of musical theater roles when she plays Mama Rose in the fift…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

B’way/Off-B’way Update: Job, R&J, Marin Ireland by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 28, 2024: Job, the hit Off-Broadway two-character play by Max Wolf Friedlich, will make the leap to Broadway this summer. Performances begin July 15 at the Hayes The…

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Moments from the 2024 NYDCC and OCC Awards by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 28, 2024: Two major theater critics' groups, the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle, handed out their annual awards last week. At both ceremo…

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

White Room Gallery by Barry Gordin

Opening reception for ON THE EDGE now on view at The White Room Gallery, 3 Railroad Avenue East Hampton, through June 16. May 27, 2024: Andrea McCafferty & Kat O’Neill, co-owners, a…

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Here There Are Blueberries **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 25, 2024: The audience at the New York Theater Workshop is greeted with a camera on a stand positioned before a backdrop with a giant logo for Leica Cameras. Pleasant…

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OCC Awards 2024 by Barry Gordin

The 74th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for the 2023-2024 Theater season were presented to the winners in a ceremony at Lincoln Center. May 24, 2024: The 74th Outer Critics Circle Awar…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Winesday, The Wine Tasting Musical ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 23, 2024: When the house opens at The Jerry Orbach Theater these days something unusual happens. Members of the audience are not given a program. They receive a …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Live Out Loud by Barry Gordin

23rd Annual Young Trailblazers Gala honored Wayne Brady at The Lighthouse /Chelsea Pier 61.  May 21, 2024: Live Out Loud held their annual Young Trailblazers Gala celebrating their life-af…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

The Roger Rees Awards by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener May 20, 2024: Some of Broadway’s most talented artists came out to support the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance on May 19 at The Gerald W. Lynch T…

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Here There Are Blueberries **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 18, 2024: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” asked a classic line from the old radio series, “The Shadow.” The eternal answer, delivered wit…

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Broadway Update: Mattress Transfers and Swept Away Sweeps In. by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 18, 2024: Tony winner Sutton Foster will headline a revival of Once Upon a Mattress this summer on Broadway. The production is a transfer of the Encores presentation…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Theater World Award Winners by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Theater award season is in full swing. The Lortels, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Circle Award winners have been announced. Joining the…

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Broadway Update: “Death Becomes Her”. by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Death Becomes Her, the musical version of the 1992 film comedy starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as deadly frenemies, will be coming to Broadway afte…

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr. to Make Their B’way Debuts; Plus More News. By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Film and TV stars including George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Sarah S…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Stereophonic and Dead Outlaw Win Top NYDCC Awards by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 14, 2024: Stereophonic and Dead Outlaw were named Best Play and Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle during its 88th annual meeting on May 13 to chose…

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Off-B’way Update by Barry Gordin

Public Theater’s 2024-25 Season Announced By: David Sheward May 14, 2024: Yet another Gatsby, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames, four short pieces by Caryl Churchill, an…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

White Room Gallery by Barry Gordin

ON THE EDGE @ The White Room Gallery from May 21- June 16 May 13, 2024: The White Room Gallery at 3 Railroad Avene in East Hampton will present ON THE EDGE from May 21 through June 16. The …

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Outer Critics Circle Awards 2024 by Barry Gordin

March 13, 2024: The Outer Critics Circle(OCC) announced the winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2023-2024 Broadway and Off-Broadway season. AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

More About Mary May 12, 2024: Cole Escola’s new comedy Oh, Mary! has great fun picturing Abraham Lincoln as a closeted homosexual and Mary Todd Lincoln as an alcoholic, an unloving mot…

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 8. 2024: When Cabaret, the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories and I Am a Camera, John Van Druten’s straight-play adaptation, opened on Broad…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Small Aspects of Daring Invention by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 8, 2024: Windows are so filthy, only shadows show beyond. Everything inside is concealed by dirty drop cloths. There’s an old shopping cart piled high with – what? …

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Hell’s Kitchen **** by Barry Gordin

New York. Broadway. Hell’s Kitchen.  Manhattan Plaza – it’s apocalyptic.  By: Isa Goldberg May 7, 2024: From The Public Theatre to Broadway, Alicia Keys’ new musical celebrates…

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Shimmer and Herringbone – A Whirlwind Hoot by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 7, 2024: “The clothes we choose to wear — and how we choose to wear them — send out messages that reveal many aspects of personality and emotional health. A numbe…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg May 6, 2024: Bawdy, entertaining, grotesque at times – this revival of Cabaret on Broadway focuses on those elements that have made it a beloved musical for a half cent…

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Uncle Vanya ****, Patriots **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 5, 2024: Lila Neugebauer’s laugh-filled, all-star revival of Anton Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya, at Lincoln Center’s cavernous Vivian Beaumont Theater, remove…

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Fabulous Finds from Broadway Babe feature Alan Menken, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilyn Maye & Harry Connick, Jr. May 8, 2024:  Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller has come up with a plethor…

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Mother Play *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 5, 2024: Many of Paula Vogel’s plays explore themes related to her own life. In Vogel’s Baltimore Waltz, she turns her brother’s death from AIDS into an ab…

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