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Monday, May 11, 2020

New Videos of the Week: Jake Gyllenhaal, West Side Story’s Isaac Powell, Lin-Manuel Reincarnated. Two Months In: More Questions, Fewer Answers. by New York Theater

Stageworthy News of the Week. At the finale for the Broadway Does Mother’s Day virtual concert yesterday, the cast of Hamilton sang different lyrics to a King George number: We’ll be bac…

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Watch “Broadway Does Mothers Day” by New York Theater

In the hour-long video below, the casts of more than a dozen Broadway shows, and their mothers…and their kids… along with their pets….made jokes, performed shtick, sang songs, and tol…

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Watch Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Live with Leslie Uggams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Elise Goldsberry by New York Theater

Watch the live Saturday matinee below of “Blithe Spirit,”  a comedy by Noel Coward about a clash of ghosts, starring Angel Desai, Montego Glover, Renee Elise Goldsberry,  William Jacks…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

What Theater To Stream This Weekend May 8-10: Kelli O’Hara in The King and I; Danielle Brooks in Much Ado; Leslie Uggams in Blithe Spirit by New York Theater

Below are a selection of the exciting starry theater that’s launching today through Sunday, as well as a big Broadway bash to celebrate Mothers Day. Shows I recommend that opened earlier t…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Watch Mamet’s November LIVE with John Malkovich and Patti LuPone by New York Theater

  Below watch “November” a political comedy by David Mamet, live from 8 to 9:45 p.m. tonight May 7th, 2020 — one-time only. It will not stay online. The virtual production stars John …

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The Homebound Project Review and Pics. 10 New Plays in The First Hour by New York Theater

The pandemic has produced two kinds of theatrical Netathons , which is my name for oversized online theatrical events by established artists in support of a charitable cause. The first are t…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Watch “Tiny Beautiful Things” by New York Theater

  Watch the live-streaming below of Nia Vardalo’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book of advice,  with Teddy Canez, Hubert Point-Du-Jour, Nia Vardalos, and Natalie Woolam…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Love, Loss and What I Wore Review: A Good Fit Online A Decade Later by New York Theater

“Put on your leggings,” Rosie O’Donnell tells Carol Kane, as mother to daughter, near the beginning of the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”; The daughter has a tantrum. “If you…

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Watch “Napping” New York City, Its Vibrant Street Life on Pause by New York Theater

“The city that never sleeps is at least napping,” says Sarah Henry on the Museum of the City of New York in “New York, Paused,”  a stunning and thought-provoking four-minute video, …

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Watch Hollywood Netflix Cast at Stars in the House: Darren Criss and Jeremy Pope Sing! by New York Theater

In the short videos below of highlights from the appearance at Stars in the House of cast members of the current Netflix series “Hollywood,” Darren Criss sings “Singing’ in the Rain…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama by New York Theater

Michael R. Jackson’s musical A Strange Loop won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The two finalists were Will Arbery’s play Heroes of the Fourth Turning and Soft Power, the musica…

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A Shower of Theater and Theater Awards. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

“So, are you drunk yet? Are you high?” host Mario Cantone asked near the end of the 35th annual Lucille Lortel Award, which for the first time was presented online. “When this is over,…

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Drama League Award 2020 Nominations and Gratitude Awards video by New York Theater

Below are the nominations for the 86th annual Drama League Awards, which were announced during the once-only Gratitude Awards on April 30th*. Below the list of nominations is the complete vi…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Watch winners of 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards, celebrating Off-Broadway by New York Theater

Winners of the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards (chosen from this year’s nominees is being streamed online for the first time. Outstanding Play BLKS Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven” – …

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Review of “Felt Sad Posted Frog (and other streams of global quarantine)” by New York Theater

“Felt Sad, Posted Frog,” the title of this collection of six new works of online theater by playwrights from six different countries (on three continents), is what one of the characters …

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

April 2020 Online Theater Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the news and views — and awards — of theater in the month of April, when it all went online? Answer these dozen questions to find out.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Listen to New York’s Missing Noise, Supplied by a new NY Public Library Album! by New York Theater

The New York public library has put together an album of city noise we no longer hear — cabs honking during rush hour, dogs barking in a city park, fans roaring in a stadium, a barfly brea…

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May 2020 Calendar of Theater Openings: What’s Streaming This Month by New York Theater

Below is the calendar of “theater openings” for May, 2020, which offers a promising  mix of filmed stage productions, starry readings, live original  dramas, and what I’m calling Net…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Watch “What Do We Need to Talk About?” (The Apple Family on Zoom) and Read My Review by New York Theater

After spending an hour on Zoom with the Apple family in Richard Nelson’s latest low-key play, I was surprised by my reaction, which I could sum up as: Hallelujah! “What Do We Need to Tal…

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Watch the 85th annual New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Ceremony by New York Theater

For the first time in its 85 years, the annual awards ceremony of the New York Drama Critics Circle was open to the public, as part of Wednesday evening’s Stars in the House YouTube livest…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Trump Lear Review: Past Its Prime, But Making The Most of Zoom by New York Theater

In the middle of the new livestreamed version of  the satirical solo show “Trump Lear,”  David Carl as Donald Trump sips on a long straw that is fitted into a bottle of Lysol. It is a …

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

New Forms of Theater: Netathon, Zoom, VR Immersive, Ghost? Updated Awards Calendar. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The theater awards will go on, with some…adjustments. Here is the new calendar (updating my guide to New York Theater Awards 2020): April 29: New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, which an…

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Nominations for Off Broadway Alliance 2020 Awards and Drama League’s Gratitude Awards by New York Theater

Below are the separate lists of nominees for both the 10th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, whose winners will be announced May 19, 2020, and then, the nominations for the Drama League…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

S is for Stephen Sondheim. Highlights of the 90th Birthday Concert, plus full video by New York Theater

To celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday (which actually took place on March 22, 2020), Raúl Esparza organized a concert extravaganza on the 50th anniversary of the opening of Sondhe…

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

R is for Raúl Esparza. Sondheim Emcee, and Taboo Song and Dance Man. by New York Theater

  Raul Esparza was born the year Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” debuted on Broadway. Exactly 50 years after the musical opened, Esparza is the host and organizer for the starry online c…

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Q is for Quincy Tyler Bernstine. Off-Broadway Muse by New York Theater

By the time she won an Obie last year for “Sustained Excellence of Performance,” Quincy Tyler Bernstine had spent more than a decade as one of the go-to actresses for playwrights (espec…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

P is for Patti LuPone. Her Broadway career in photos and videos by New York Theater

  When Patti LuPone recently sang for the Rosie O’Donnell Show in quarantine, many viewers were intrigued by the glimpse of her basement, and especially the jukebox in it—which prompted…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

O is for Oscar Hammerstein II. The Lyricist Who Revolutionized Broadway, even before Richard Rodgers. by New York Theater

Before he started collaborating with Richard Rodgers on some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history, Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) had helped create some three dozen Broadway pr…

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What to Stream This Weekend April 24-26: Sondheim Birthday Bash, Play-On Fest, Met Gala, Love Never Dies, Hugh Jackman by New York Theater

This is a busy weekend for exciting or at least intriguing live-streamed shows. Some of them are of mammoth proportions, albeit one isolated performer at a time, such as the impossibly starr…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

N is for Nathan Lane. Broadway’s Go-To Comic Actor…but not just. by New York Theater

In the nearly four decades since he made his Broadway debut, Nathan Lane has starred in some two dozen shows on the Great White Way, and over a dozen more Off-Broadway. He is widely regarded…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Buyer & Cellar with Michael Urie: Ogling Barbra’s Home (and Everybody’s) Virtually. by New York Theater

When I first saw “Buyer & Cellar” on stage in 2013, I wrote that Jonathan Tolins’ solo comedy starring Michael Urie seemed singlehandedl to reflect the entire season in several way…

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