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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BroadwayCon 2018: Norm Lewis, Sandra Joseph, Lesli Margherita and Other Stars on Chasing the Broadway Dream by Erin Kahn

At BroadwayCon 2018, we heard from a number of different actors – from George Salazar to Lesli Margherita. They talked about life as an actor, why it’s important to follow your d…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Why They Tell the Story: Lynn Ahrens, Christy Altomare, and Hailey Kilgore at BroadwayCon 2018 by Erin Kahn

At BroadwayCon 2018, we got a special treat: a celebration of Broadway creative team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, featuring Ahrens herself alongside Christy Altomare (Anya in Anastasia)…

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See the Amazing Fan Costumes at the BroadwayCon 2018 Cosplay and Fashion Show by Erin Kahn

One of the best parts of BroadwayCon is undoubtedly all the cosplay! And BroadwayCon 2018 did not disappoint. It’s clear that a lot of attendees put a lot of time into their costumes &…

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10 Best Moments of BroadwayCon 2018 by Erin Kahn

BroadwayCon 2018 was full of great moments: spine-tingling solos, surprise Skype sessions with stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Rory O’Malley (who talked to us during a backstage break…

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5 Things We Learned from BroadwayCon’s SpongeBob Squarepants Show Spotlight by Erin Kahn

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The newest Broadway musical. And if you think Spongebob Squarepants sounds like a terrible idea for a Broadway musical – you’re not alone.…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

BroadwayCon 2018: Steven Levenson, Noah Galvin, and Taylor Trensch Talk ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Erin Kahn

The Dear Evan Hansen vibe was strong at BroadwayCon 2018. And most of Evan’s fans showed up for the Dear Evan Hansen Show Spotlight on Saturday. Dave Quinn of People Magazine chatted w…

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5 Things We Learned At BroadwayCon’s ‘Frozen’ Show Spotlight by Erin Kahn

At BroadwayCon 2018, we got a first listen to Disney’s newest Broadway musical: Frozen. Songwriting husband and wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (who worked on both th…

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All That Jazz: ‘Chicago’ Show Spotlight at BroadwayCon 2018 by Erin Kahn

With a 21-year run and counting, Chicago is the longest-running American musical on Broadway (Phantom is British, if you’re wondering). At BroadwayCon 2018, Chicago debuted a new musi…

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BroadwayCon 2018: The Cast of ‘The Band’s Visit’ on Diversity, Language, and Loneliness by Erin Kahn

At BroadwayCon 2018, we got to hear from the cast of one of the most anticipated shows on Broadway this season: The Band’s Visit. Cast members Jonathan Raviv, Etai Benson, George Abud,…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BroadwayCon First Look Announces 5 Shows Coming In 2018 by Erin Kahn

One of the most anticipated events at BroadwayCon each year has got to be the BroadwayCon First Look. Where else can you hear first hand about the hottest new shows hitting Broadway in the c…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night by Erin Kahn

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will has been called Shakespeare’s perfect play. In the same spirit, I’d call Fiasco Theater’s production of Twelfth Night (directed by Noah Bro…

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Interview: Mark Edwards on Jersey Boy Nick Massi and Why We Need Theatre Now More than Ever by Erin Kahn

If you mourned the closing of Jersey Boys after its 11-year run on Broadway earlier this year, you’ll be pleased to learn that the boys from Jersey are back in New York City — th…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: The Dead, 1904 by Erin Kahn

As you approach the stairs leading up to the immersive production of The Dead, 1904 — directed by Ciaran O’Reilly at the American Irish Historical Society — you’re …

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life – The Live Radio Play by Erin Kahn

If you’re looking for a delightful little Christmas show with a good dose of old-fashioned charm, the production of It’s a Wonderful Life currently playing at Irish Repertory Th…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interview: Robin Abramson on Starring in the NY Revival of C.S. Lewis Bio-Play ‘Shadowlands’ and Her Favorite Narnia Book by Erin Kahn

In William Nicholson’s play Shadowlands, Oxford scholar and Christian writer C.S. Lewis (known to his friends as Jack) meets the much younger and much more abrasive Joy Davidman. Joy…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s ‘Tartuffe’ by Erin Kahn

Molière’s Tartuffe is a hilarious play, and sometimes it’s best to just let a comedy play without trying to project other things onto it. In my opinion, Phoenix Theatre Ensembl…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Review: Dracula at the Morris-Jumel Mansion by Erin Kahn

Despite its uncontested standing as the ultimate vampire story and a classic horror novel, Bram Stoker’s Dracula contains very little outright blood and gore. It’s implied, for …

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: FIRE by Erin Kahn

It isn’t until the final scene of Debra Whitfield’s new play FIRE that the drama’s various threads intertwine and the playwright’s ultimate purpose becomes clear. Ho…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Interview: Ed Malone on Theatrical Clowning and Finding His Own ‘Home Place’ by Erin Kahn

Set in Donegal, Ireland in 1878, Brian Friel’s The Home Place (at Irish Repertory Theatre) dramatizes the racial tension between the native Irish and the ruling English. It also depic…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Frankenstein by Erin Kahn

Why is it so hard to create a successful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? That was the question I pondered as I watched Eric B. Sirota’s new Frankenstein musical, direc…

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Interview: Ralph Lewis on Directing ‘Androboros,’ the United States’ 1st Published Play by Erin Kahn

Despite being one of the first plays ever written in America, Robert Hunter’s Androboros: Villain of the State has never been performed on a stage. That is, not until just last year, …

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Interview: Hannah Cabell on Playing Rosalind in John Doyle’s ‘As You Like It’ by Erin Kahn

John Doyle’s new CSC production of As You Like It features Hannah Cabell in the role of Rosalind: one of Shakespeare’s most indomitable and beloved heroines. The production also…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

What to Watch on BroadwayHD This October by Erin Kahn

Every month we highlight the best programming available on BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater around the world.   Present Laughter If you missed Kevin Kline’s Tony-winning Br…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Theatre Preview: Don’t Miss These Off-Broadway Shows by Erin Kahn

Summer is over. And while that may mean an end of Shakespeare in the Park and several other Off-Broadway productions, there’s still plenty of theater to enjoy in the fall. Trying to li…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Desperate Measures by Erin Kahn

In this day and age, writing a musical in rhyming iambic pentameter is a little gutsy. To pull it off, you’re going to need a good playwright and a darn good cast. Happily, The York Th…

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Review: Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil by Erin Kahn

Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil, the cinema musical at St. Luke’s Theatre penned and performed by the Indiggo Twins, has a lot going for it. For one thing, the twins themselv…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Interview: Kenneth Mattice and Anastasia Malliaras on the World Premiere of ‘TESLA’ by Erin Kahn

TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera about inventor Nikola Tesla, who lived around the turn of the 19th century, premieres this week at SoBe Arts in Miami Beach, Florida. Written by Carson Kievm…

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Review: Edgar Allan by Erin Kahn

  When his two guardians ship eleven-year-old Edgar Allan off to boarding school, he couldn’t be happier. It’s a chance to sharpen his skills and gain an unparalleled educat…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: Loveless Texas by Erin Kahn

As West Side Story and The Lion King demonstrate, Shakespeare-inspired musicals can work wonderfully — but only when done right. Happily, Boomerang Theatre Company’s Loveless …

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: The Constitution by Erin Kahn

How do you write the perfect constitution for a new government? That’s merely one of the questions Mickaël de Oliveira’s play The Constitution asks. Perhaps even more central th…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: If Only… by Erin Kahn

Thomas Klingenstein’s play If Only…, directed by Christopher McElroen at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is a moving depiction of the relationship between a white woman and a black ma…

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