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Friday, June 24, 2022

Film and original cast recording of Off-Broadway musical ‘Trevor’ released today by Deb Miller

To coincide with Pride Weekend, the Disney+ filmed version of Trevor: The Musical and Ghostlight Records’ original cast recording of the Off-Broadway production, which played at Stage 42 f…

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mint’s top-notch Off-Broadway production of ‘Chains’ revives a little-known classic by Elizabeth Baker by Deb Miller

Dedicated to producing forgotten plays from the past, Mint Theater Company began its “Meet Miss Baker” series in 2019, to give new life to the neglected work of the English woman playwri…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A dazzling ‘Diamond Series’ gem of NYC cabaret with ‘Brian Stokes Mitchell: Songs and Stories’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

For his debut engagement in this week’s first-class Diamond Series at Feinstein’s/54 Below, where he had performed three previous concerts, two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran, …

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Recipients of NYC’s 2022 Chita Rivera Awards for dance by Deb Miller

The 4th Annual Chita Rivera Awards, the only awards dedicated exclusively to dance, were presented this evening, Monday, June 20, beginning at 7:30 pm, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Per…

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Shakespeare Downtown’s free open-air staging of ‘Saint Joan’ at NYC’s historic Castle Clinton by Deb Miller

Inspired by the canonization of Joan of Arc in 1920, almost five centuries after her martyrdom in 1431, Irish playwright and activist George Bernard Shaw created his fictionalized historical…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:06PM
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Top picks for NYC Pride Weekend 2022 by Deb Miller

Among the many events honoring Pride in NYC next weekend (June 24-26), are a selection of three highly recommended top picks of award-winning shows and talents from Broadway and beyond. Play…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:20PM
Friday, June 17, 2022

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Brian Stokes Mitchell by Deb Miller

A two-time Tony Award winner, inductee into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and veteran of ten Broadway shows (including Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, and Shuffle Along) – and those a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:52PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

History and futurism clash in the Off-Broadway debut of ‘The Orchard’ at the Baryshnikov Arts Center by Deb Miller

An anachronistic reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, the last work by the esteemed Russian playwright, written in 1903, is now making its Off-Broadway debut in a limited eng…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:20PM

Tony winner André De Shields reprises his solo show ‘André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory’ for Juneteenth at Ne by Deb Miller

On Sunday, June 19, Broadway star André De Shields (Hadestown; The Full Monty; Play On!; Ain’t Misbehavin’; The Wiz) returns to Flushing Town Hall to reprise his role as the esteemed ab…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:18AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A staged concert of the award-winning ‘GRINDR The Opera’ coming to NYC’s The Green Room 42 for Pride month by Deb Miller

After winning London’s Off West End Award for Best New Musical in 2019, the highly anticipated pandemic-delayed staged concert version of GRINDR The Opera is coming to NYC for two nights t…

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NYC favorites Dan Domenech, Andy Peterson, and Luis Villabon bring their talents to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival by Deb Miller

If you’re a theater-lover in search of a quick summer getaway, consider taking a trip out to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, PA, less than two hours west of NYC alo…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A conflict of professional ethics and ambition in NAATCO’s Off-Broadway debut of ‘Queen’ at A.R.T./New York by Deb Miller

Close friends and fellow ecological researchers Sanam Shah and Ariel Spiegel have spent the past seven years investigating the cause of the worldwide decimation of the bee population, which …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:00PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Winners of Broadway’s 2022 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

Winners of the 75th Annual Tony Awards, honoring theater professionals of the 2021-2022 season for distinguished achievement on Broadway, were announced tonight, Sunday, June 12, in a live …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:32PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Sarah Silverman’s autobiographical ‘The Bedwetter’ at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company conquers childhood trauma with potty-mouthed hum by Deb Miller

Based on Sarah Silverman’s bestselling 2010 memoir of the same name, The Bedwetter, with book by Silverman and Joshua Harmon, music by the late Adam Schlesinger (who died of COVID-19 in 20…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:58PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

A reenacted dialogue between Black activist writers James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni on race and responsibility in Off-Broadway’s ‘Lessons in Surv by Deb Miller

During the pandemic closure of theaters in 2020, the grassroots theater collective The Commissary was formed. Its members gathered remotely each Wednesday on their digital devices to read pl…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Off-Broadway’s ‘Snow in Midsummer’ updates a 13th-century Chinese ghost story to the present by Deb Miller

A young widow is wrongfully executed for a murder she didn’t commit, precipitating a snowfall in June that bespeaks a heinous miscarriage of justice. Her ghost comes back to haunt the comm…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:00PM

Winners of NYC’s 2022 Drama Desk Awards by Deb Miller

Winners of the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards, presented since 1955, to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists and productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Br…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:02PM
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Fat Ham’ makes its blockbuster NYC debut Off-Broadway at The Public by Deb Miller

The distinguished judges for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama most definitely got it right with their top recognition of James Ijames’ hilarious, heartfelt, and uplifting tragi-comedy Fat…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:36PM
Saturday, June 4, 2022

Delightful symphonic fairytale ‘Third Bird’ at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum holds appeal for all ages by Deb Miller

The latest installment in the series of Works & Process at the Guggenheim is the delightful Third Bird, an original work by fashion designer and artist Isaac Mizrahi (libretto), Nico Muh…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:40AM
Friday, June 3, 2022

Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik discusses her upcoming ‘Blue Forest’ concert at Joe’s Pub in NYC by Deb Miller

To celebrate the release of her new EP Blue Forest on her Mermaid Alley label, singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik will make a special one-night-only return to Joe’s Pub on Wednesday, June 8, a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:42PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

10th annual ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’ commemorates the 100th birthday of Judy Garland at Joe’s Pub in NYC by Deb Miller

This year’s Night of a Thousand Judys, coming to Joe’s Pub on Sunday, June 5, is a triple celebration. It not only marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Pride concert, but also the 10…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:16PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Original cast album and Disney+ film of Off-Broadway hit ‘Trevor’ to be released for Pride Month by Deb Miller

As part of the celebration of Pride Month 2022, Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original cast recording of Trevor in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 24, to …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:52PM
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen previews his ‘Free Space’ at Off-Broadway’s The Tank by Deb Miller

Born and raised in Bryn Mawr, PA, and based in NYC, devisor/performer Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, widely known for creating the fictional “motivational sleeper” and internet sensation Yawn…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:01PM
Friday, May 27, 2022

PBS documentary ‘American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts’ features the life and work of the founder of Off-Broadway’s Public Theater by Deb Miller

To commemorate this summer’s 60th anniversary season of Free Shakespeare in The Park, presented at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, PBS is broadcasting a new documentary in its popul…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:11PM
Thursday, May 26, 2022

NYC’s free ‘Lower East Side Festival of the Arts’ this weekend at Theater for the New City by Deb Miller

The 27th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is on for three full days this Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, May 27-Sunday, May 29, at Theater for the New City (TNC), with a wide a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:48AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

New York City Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ opens the season of free Picnic Performances in Bryant Park this Friday by Deb Miller

Bryant Park has announced that the 2022 season of its popular free-of-charge Picnic Performances, presented by Bank of America, will kick off this Friday, May 27, starting at 7 pm, with New …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:37PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

All-star performances of songs from jukebox musicals and revues in ‘Broadway by the Year: From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge!’ at NYC’s The Town Hall by Deb Miller

For the latest installment of Broadway by the Year – the popular series of one-night-only concerts recounting the musical history of Broadway, created, written, and directed by host Scott …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:42PM
Monday, May 23, 2022

A harrowing journey to Australia in Off-Broadway’s ‘Belfast Girls’ at Irish Rep by Deb Miller

When the Irish Potato Blight – caused by an infectious fungus that spread throughout Europe – struck in 1845, it decimated the country’s staple crop, leading to food shortages and the …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:04PM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Broadway musical ‘Paradise Square’ examines a momentous time in NYC’s Civil War history by Deb Miller

The Broadway premiere of Paradise Square, an epic new musical ten-years in the making by the team of Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan (book), Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare (ly…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:35PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ resurrects mid-century Borscht Belt shtick by Deb Miller

Adapted from the original 1992 film (which received mixed reviews and didn’t fare well at the box office when it opened 30 years ago), Mr. Saturday Night is now surprisingly a Broadway mus…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:00PM

Winners of the 2022 Drama League Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

Recipients of the 2022 Drama League Awards, the oldest theatrical honors in America, first presented in 1922, and formalized in 1935, were announced beginning at noon today (Friday, May 20) …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:46PM

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