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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

BROADWAY EATS with Jelani Remy by Matt Smith

The Back to the Future notable shares his favorite food spots before or after a show.  Though we understand their circumstances may have been a bit different, like Oliver and his clan of …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:02AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Interview: Playwright Ivan Faute & More on the Timely Message of UP Theatre Company’s LOST SOCK LAUNDRY — “There’s Always More to Be Done� by Matt Smith

“Deep down, we are the same. Like, we are all, you know, deep down, just… people.” Such is the concept at the heart of Lost Sock Laundry, a new play written by Ivan Faute and produced …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:44AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Interview: Justin Elizabeth Sayre on “Setting Their Imagination Aflame” and “Finding Their Sense of Possible” with New Solo Riff, MY BEATNIK Y by Matt Smith

“I believe I’m ultimately telling a story of hope…That’s what the Beat Generation was about.” Such is the way playwright Justin Elizabeth Sayre describes their solo show, My Beatni…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:12PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

BROADWAY EATS with Mark MacKillop by Matt Smith

The cabaret regular picks his fave food spots in the city ahead of his anticipated return to Chelsea Table + Stage. Though we understand their circumstances may have been a bit different, li…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 11:52AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

BROADWAY EATS with Charity Angél Dawson by Matt Smith

Though we understand their circumstances may have been a bit different, like Oliver and his clan of orphan boys, we’ve all fallen into a daze dreaming of “food, glorious food” at one p…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 09:08AM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BROADWAY EATS with Richard C. Walter by Matt Smith

The rising composer/lyricist picks his fave food spots in the Theatre District ahead of his showcase of self-penned work at Chelsea Table + Stage. Though we understand their circumstances m…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 02:18PM
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

BROADWAY EATS with Jim Caruso by Matt Smith

The spirited Birdland host and performer shares his fave food spot in the Theatre District ahead of his holly jolly holiday concert at the jazz venue.  Though we understand their circumstan…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 02:26PM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

BROADWAY EATS with Robert Bannon by Matt Smith

The theatrical jack-of-all-trades picks his fave food spots in the Theatre District ahead of a fun and festive evening of entertainment at Chelsea Table + Stage. Though we understand their c…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:13AM
Monday, November 27, 2023

New Series: BROADWAY EATS with Alexandra Silber by Matt Smith

The singing actress picks her fave food spots in the Theatre District ahead of her acclaimed evening of cabaret at the Green Room 42. Though we understand their circumstances may have been a…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:00PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Bobbi & Robbie Dissect and Dish on the 2023 Tony Awards by Matt Smith

The 2023 Tony Awards was, as they say, one for the books… and despite the ongoing WGA strike threatening to stifle the sanctity of our ceremony, it all went off without a hitch. (No, reall…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 11:53AM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Squirrels, Sunflowers & Surprise Twists Abound on Night 2 of BROADWAY’S MASKED SINGER by Matt Smith

As the late, great Gypsy Rose Lee once said, “If you beg for more, I’ll give it to you!” Well, we begged… and they obliged: Broadway’s Masked Singer is back to entertain us for ano…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:48AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Boozy Bunny, Rockin’ Reindeer & More Strut their Stuff on Night 1 of BROADWAY’S MASKED SINGER by Matt Smith

Looks like the whale was good on his word! Just as the melodious mammal indicated in his crown-clinching showstopper, the smash-hit Broadway guessing game that constantly kept us on our toes…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 08:36PM
Sunday, August 1, 2021

In Honor of Would-Be Tony Awards, American Theatre Wing Revisits Centennial Concert & Gala on BroadwayHD by Matt Smith

As we continue to do the necessary work to make our world and our industry a more fair and equitable place for all (and make no mistake, we know that work has to be done), we can’t help b…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 07:29PM
Friday, November 1, 2019

Disney on Broadway: 25 Magical Facts for 25 Years by Matt Smith

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance….When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great circle of li…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 05:16PM
Saturday, August 10, 2019

SUBMISSIONS ONLY: From Page to STAGE by Matt Smith

Creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger dish on the development of their popular web series, what makes their partnership thrive, finding daily inspiration, and more.   “It’s …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:37AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Interview: Emerging Playwright Sarah Shear on Apocalypse Preparation, Female Empowerment, and the Gritty Reality of SCUM by Matt Smith

“Four Nerds. One Apocalypse. Game Over.” Such is the intriguingly ominous tagline of Scum, the latest grassroots production currently playing the Producer’s Club in Midtown Manhattan. …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:48PM
Monday, June 18, 2018

A Recap of the 2018 Tony Awards by Matt Smith

As any Broadway nerd can tell you, there’s simply nothing like live theatre, and nowhere was that more evident than the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. With everything from splashy musical pe…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:31PM
Friday, June 8, 2018

Tony Predictions 2018 by Matt Smith

It’s that time of year again! The Tony Awards are just two days away, and the theatrical psychics are out in full force, each of them forecasting who they suspect will be bestowed with Bro…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:09PM
Monday, April 9, 2018

Review of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ by Matt Smith

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.” Such is the advice the happy-go-lucky lounge singer Tully Mars (Bright Star’s Paul Alexander Nolan), who serenades guests at the titular Margaritavi…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 07:16AM
Monday, March 19, 2018

MATILDA's Sophia Gennusa Books Recurring Role on New NBC Pilot by Matt Smith

Even if you're little, you can do a lot indeedProving the popular MATILDA mantra to be true, Sophia Gennusa, one of the original breakout stars of the 2013 Broadway blockbuster, has booked a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:43AM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for NBC’s New Musical Drama ‘Rise’ by Matt Smith

It’ll soon be time to Rise (and shine), as the eponymous musical drama, from the brains of Parenthood’s Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Sellers, readies for its highly-anticip…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:00PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Our Five Favorite Songs on the ‘The Band’s Visit’ Original Cast Recording by Matt Smith

“Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt.” So begins The Band’s Visit, the David Yazbek/Itamar Moses-devised tale about the denizens of a sleepy Israeli town…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 11:23AM
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Interview: The Cast of ‘Lady L’Amour’s Final Bow’ Dish on the Bawdy Burlesque Murder Mystery by Matt Smith

Duane Park is getting a little more steamy and sizzling this winter, when a cast of established burlesque performers and actors invade the space to stage an elaborate murder mystery. Part st…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:58PM
Monday, January 8, 2018

Interview: Eva Noblezada on Leaving ‘Saigon’ and Becoming a ‘Girl No More’ by Matt Smith

There’s no question 2017 was a breakout year for stage phenom Eva Noblezada. With a highly anticipated Broadway debut, a much-lauded Tony nomination, and even a marriage to her longtime bo…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:40PM
Monday, December 18, 2017

Interview: “Elf The Musical’s” Christopher Russo on Holiday Traditions and Finding the Heart Within Walter Hobbs by Matt Smith

As any Elf aficionado can tell you, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear… and no one knows that statement to be true more than multitalented tour acto…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 11:35AM
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Interview: Lesli Margherita on Overcoming Solo Show Jitters and Spreading Seasonal Hope and Cheer in ‘Who’s Holiday’ by Matt Smith

About ten minutes into Who’s Holiday, the new holiday-centric solo show currently playing at the Westside Theatre through December 31st, a meek, demure Cindy Lou Who peers out at an older …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:02PM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Once on This Island by Matt Smith

“Love has many powers. If the love is true, it can cross the earth and withstand the storm.” With just one step into the Circle in the Square Theatre, you’re immediately immersed in th…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:43PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: The Portuguese Kid by Matt Smith

“I need an objective. I need an arc. Life is short. I don’t want bitterness to eat me alive.” While this line is spoken by the lovelorn Atalanta early on in The Portuguese Kid, MTCR…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:48PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interview: Jenna Ushkowitz, Cheyenne Jackson & More Meet the Press at ‘Hello Again’ Red Carpet Premiere by Matt Smith

The popcorn was popping and all the West Side was abuzz when the red carpet was rolled out at Cinépolis Chelsea on November 6th, for the world premiere of Hello Again, the long-awaited SP…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:01PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Interview: Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Speciale, Telly Leung, and Others Meet the Press at Abingdon’s 25th Anniversary Bash by Matt Smith

You know how it goes. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, and sometimes you throw on your snazziest tux or gown and host a big, blow-out bash in honor of your milestone 25th an…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 04:24PM
Monday, October 23, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company Rings In 25th Anniversary with Kander and Ebb Extravaganza by Matt Smith

It was a cold winter’s night in January 1993, when a small group of theatre artists banded together, and unanimously decided to take greater control of their creative lives. Determined to …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 10:08AM

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