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Friday, October 23, 2020

Dorothy Lyman Play Gets Zoom Readings by Lauren Yarger

 THE KEYS, a new play by Dorothy Lyman ("Mama's Family," "All My Children"), will have two readings on Zoom, produced by Pat Flicker Addiss and Lauren Yarger. THE KEYS, a story of f…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

CT Chapter of League of Professional Women Toasts the Vote by Lauren Yarger

Emma Palzere-Rae performs an excerpt of her one-woman play, The Woodhull Project, about 1872 Presidential candidate, Victoria Woodhull. Toast the Vote! Join the CT Chapter of the Leag…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Broadway Shutdown to Continue Through June 7 by Lauren Yarger

A notice from the Broadway League: In accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New Y…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

More Covid-19 Theater Updates by Lauren Yarger

MORE BREAKING CORONAVIRUS-RELATED NEWS:😷The 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Monday evening, June 1, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Broadway Shuts Down Due to Corona Virus Concerns by Lauren Yarger

Photo: Alex Cy List of Theater Closings in New York.BROADWAY WILL SHUT DOWNRelease from the Broadway League:Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City wil…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Be Seen! Ads Available in Outer Critics Circle 70th Anniversary Awards Program by Lauren Yarger Reflections in the Light copyright 2007- 2019 by Lauren Yarger. All rights re…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Be There for London's Live-Stage Concert of Les Mis by Lauren Yarger

A staged concert of Les Miserables will be broadcast live in cinemas across North America on Monday, Dec. 2 from the Gielgud Theatre in London, with encore screenings taking place on Sunday,…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Review: When it Happens to You by Lauren Yarger

Tawni O'Dell and Kelly Swint. Photo: Jeremy Daniel When it Happens to You By Tawni O'DellDirected by Lynne Taylor-CorbettSheen CenterThrough Nov. 10By Lauren YargerWhat's it All About:  …

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Broadway Blessing is a Blessing by Lauren Yarger

The annual Broadway Blessing ushered in the new season on the Great White Way with song, dance, talk and tributes. Chita Rivera honored Hal Prince. The Actor's Chapel at St. Malachy's was st…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Salute Her Awards Celebrate Black Women on Broadway and in New York Theater by Lauren Yarger

Collage Photo Credit: Café Mocha Radio Show’s 9th Annual Salute Her Awards. Top Row - Left to Right: LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Leslie Uggams, Alia Jones-Harvey, Cookie Jordan -- Bott…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Betrayal by Lauren Yarger

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox. Photo: Marc Brenner BetrayalBy Harold Pinter Directed by Jamie Lloyd Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Through Dec. 8, 2019 By Lauren YargerWhat's It All …

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Broadway Bounty Hunter by Lauren Yarger

Annie Golden and Alan H. Green. Photo: Matthew Murphy Broadway Bounty HunterMusic and Lyrics by Joe IconisBook by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin and Jason Sweettooth WilliamsDirected and Choreogra…

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Chita Rivera Will Honor Hal Prince at Annual Broadway Blessing by Lauren Yarger

Chita Rivera. Photo: Barry Gordin Chita Rivera is scheduled to give a special tribute to Hal Prince at the 22nd annual Broadway Blessing 7 pm Monday, Sept. 16 at St. Malachy's Church (The Ac…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Broadway Producer Pat Addiss Among Speakers at 2nd Act Series at CT''s Waterbury Palace by Lauren Yarger

Presenters have been selected for the second season of 2ND ACT, the Palace Theater’s acclaimed speaker’s series that features stories by people post age 50, who are doing some extraord…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

CT Theater Review: Because of Winn Dixie at Goodspeed by Lauren Yarger

Bowdie and Josie Todd  with the cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Because of Winn Dixie, extended through Sept. 5 at The Goodspeed. Photo by Diane Sobolewski. Because of Winn DixieBook and Lyr…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award by Lauren Yarger

LaChanze, André DeShields and Donna Walker-Kuhne. Photo: Valerie Terranova Photography By Lauren YargerMarketer and Audience Developer Donna Walker-Kuhne received the first Rachel Crot…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

A New Path by Lauren Yarger

Photo: Alexander Cy I am still seeing a lot of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, but I won;t be formally reviewing all of them. Starting with the 2019-2020 season, I am producing and writing …

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Drama Desk Award Winners Announced by Lauren Yarger

2019 DRAMA DESK WINNERS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep ***The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth*** Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Beetljuice by Lauren Yarger

Commentary here: by Eddie PerfectBook by Scott Browan and Anthony KingChoreography by Connor GallagherDirected by Alex …

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Hadestown Tops Outer Critics Award Winners by Lauren Yarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown credit Matthew Murphy Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Awards Winners are in bold with * OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY *The Ferryman Ink Networ…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Hadestown by Lauren Yarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown credit Matthew Murphy Commentary here:, Music and Lyrics by Anaïs Mitchell…

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Broadway Theater Review: Tootsie by Lauren Yarger

Commentary here: TootsieMusic and Lyrics by David YazbekBook by Robert HornChoreographed by Denis JonesDirected by Scott EllisTOOTSIE …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Award Nominations Are In by Lauren Yarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown. Photo:Matthew Murphy The company of The Ferryman. Photo: Joan Marcus Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®Presente…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Drama Desk Nominations Are In by Lauren Yarger

2019 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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O'Neill Center Announces Summer Season by Lauren Yarger

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announced today the 2019 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at theNational Music Theater Conference, National Playwrights…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Outer Critics Nominations Announced by Lauren Yarger

Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Award Nominations OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY The Ferryman Ink Network To Kill a Mockingbird What the Constitution Means to Me OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUS…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Jersey Review: Benny and Joon by Lauren Yarger

Bryce Pinkham, Photo: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade Benny and JoonBy Kirsten Guenther, based on the film written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil.Music by Nolan Gasser Lyrics by Mindi Dick…

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Off-Broadway Review: All Our Children by Lauren Yarger

John Glover, Karl Kenzler and Sam Lila. Photo: Maria-Baranova All Our ChildrenBy Stephen UnwinDirected by Ethan McSweeny  Sheen Center, through May 12 By Lauren Yarger What's It All About?…

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Broadway Theater Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Lauren Yarger

LaTanya Richardson Jackson and-Jeff Daniels. Photo: Julieta-Cervantes To Kill a MockingbirdBy Aaron Sorkin, adapted from the novel by Harper Lee Directed by Bartlett Sher Shubert Theatre …

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Off-Broadway Review: Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

The cast of Fiddler in Yiddish. Photo: Matthew Murphy Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)Music by Jerry BockLyrics by Sheldon HarnickBook by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem AleichemY…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Review: The Other Josh Cohen by Lauren Yarger

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Photo:  Caitlin McNaney The Other Josh Cohen Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen Directed by Hunter Foster Westside Theatre Through Ap…

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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
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