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Thursday, August 10, 2017

NYMF Review: Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical by Auriane Desombre

What’s not to love with a musical about cupcakes? Tempering the sourness of mean girl cliques with the sweetness of its titular baking, Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical of the New Yor…

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NYMF Review: Generation Me by Auriane Desombre

Between Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why and Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen, discussion surrounding the tragedy of teen suicide has become mainstream this year. Joining discussion is the New York…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Me & Ella by Auriane Desombre

Fans of jazz and the First Lady of Song should start making their way to the York Theatre, where Me & Ella provides the perfect blast of nostalgia to revive your love for Ella Fitzgerald…

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NYMF Review: Numbers Nerds by Auriane Desombre

I never thought math would win me over, but the day has finally come with Numbers Nerds. This addition to the New York Musical Festival hit all the right numbers with its charming story of f…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Hello to Rose: One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams by Auriane Desombre

Complete with youthful sensitivity, fading southern belles, and reminiscing on days past, “Hello to Rose: One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams” gives the perfect overview of Williams’ t…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

What to Watch on BroadwayHD This July by Auriane Desombre

  Every month we highlight the best programming available on BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater around the world.   Julius Caesar Couldn’t get tickets to this year’s m…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: in a word by Auriane Desombre

The grief of losing a child is, in a word, unimaginable. Yet Lauren Yee’s new play in a word, a production from Cherry Lane Theater and Lesser America directed by Tyne Rafaeli, sets out …

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Interview: Playwright Martyna Majok on Grief and Hoping for Magic in Her New Play ‘Cost of Living’ by Auriane Desombre

Currently playing at the Manhattan Theater Club, the brilliant and heartbreaking new play Cost of Living tackles the different types of privilege that influence two relationships. As these …

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Favorite Looks from the 2017 Tonys Red Carpet by Auriane Desombre

In a medium where classy and outrageous costumes reign side by side, it’s always exciting to see our favorite theater stars all dressed up offstage. Here are some of our favorite looks fro…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Best Musical Nominees Perform at the Tonys by Auriane Desombre

This year has seen some incredible work in Broadway’s theaters, and last night’s Tonys brought the best moments from our favorite musicals of the year to Radio City Music Hall. Kevin Spa…

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Our Top 10 Favorite Moments from the 2017 Tony Awards by Auriane Desombre

The Tonys offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate Broadway and all the wonderful art that it offers throughout the year. We put together our top ten favorite moments from this year’s To…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tony Awards 2017: What Themes Do This Year’s Best Play & Musical Nominees Share? by Auriane Desombre

Love triangles are an all-too-familiar trope, so the premise of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 doesn’t immediately stand out as particularly original. It follows Natasha (Den…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: Cost of Living by Auriane Desombre

Given the set décor displayed onstage as the audience takes their seats, a glistening line of colorful bottles on a shelf, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s new play Cost of Living hints at a …

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What to Watch on BroadwayHD This June by Auriane Desombre

As a theater lover who spent a good portion of her life living outside of New York City, I know how real the struggle can be for fans who can’t get to the theater itself. So I was thrilled…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Daniel’s Husband by Auriane Desombre

In our modern society, what does marriage add to a relationship? Nothing, argues the titular character of Primary Stages’ new play Daniel’s Husband, that can’t be got by filling out th…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Interview: Valérie Thérèse Bart on Designing the Costumes for “Vanity Fair” by Auriane Desombre

Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvan…

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Interview: Valérie Thérèse Bart on Designing the Costumes for “Vanity Fair” by Auriane Desombre

Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvant…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview: Playwright Zayd Dohrn on Faith and Family in ‘The Profane’ by Auriane Desombre

  Meeting the in-laws tends to come with a fair amount of friction, and that’s never more true when religious and political opinions don’t align. That’s the focus of Zayd Dohrn’…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Auriane Desombre

More than ten years since our favorite modern age demigod won us over, Percy Jackson is back in a deliciously dorky new musical. Playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, The Lighting Thief: Th…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: Loose Ends by Auriane Desombre

Everyone knows communication is key when it comes to relationships, but that rarely means everyone knows how to put that theory to practice. That’s certainly the case in Loose Ends, as the…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: When It’s You by Auriane Desombre

The grief surrounding a mass shooting affects us all, but none more than the victims’ families. Courtney Baron moves in a new direction with her play When It’s You, which wonders about t…

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Review: The Light Years by Auriane Desombre

With electricity came not just practicality, but a whole new way to impress artistically. At least, that’s what Steele MacKaye (Rocco Sisto) thinks. With Hillary (Erik Lochtefeld) as his h…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: White Guy on the Bus by Auriane Desombre

What happens when tragedy strikes a hitherto perfect life? When the privileged clash with those less fortunate? These are the questions that playwright Bruce Graham asks in his new play Whit…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: The Moors by Auriane Desombre

Since the era of the Bronte sisters, the moors of England have inspired a literary tradition deeply rooted in their otherworldly nature. The Moors, the tellingly named new play from the Play…

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Review: The Emperor Jones by Auriane Desombre

In their second production of The Emperor Jones, the Irish Repertory Theater retains the success of their original interpretation of Eugene O’Neill’s 1915 play. An experimental presentat…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Interview: Monica Piper on Finding the Funny in Her Show “Not That Jewish” by Auriane Desombre

A snide comment from a fellow seven-year-old launches an identity crisis for young Monica Piper when her neighbor asserts that skipping temple means she’s “not that Jewish.” In her hil…

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Interview: Monica Piper on Finding the Funny in Her Show “Not That Jewish” by Auriane Desombre

A snide comment from a fellow seven-year-old launches an identity crisis for young Monica Piper when her neighbor asserts that skipping temple means she’s “not that Jewish.” In her hil…

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Review: Dolphins and Sharks by Auriane Desombre

What do you do when you’re trapped in a dead-end, minimum wage job ruled by a string of unsympathetic managers? Such is the plight of the coworkers in the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Dol…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Interview: Ren Dara Santiago and Lucy Thurber on Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project by Auriane Desombre

With its mentor project, the Cherry Lane Theatre pairs emerging playwrights with established mentors to celebrate new work from new artists. Kicking off this year’s series, Ren Dara Santia…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Interview: Max Vernon on Queer History, Activism, and “The View UpStairs” by Auriane Desombre

When Wes buys what is probably the most disheveled building in New Orleans, he plans to use it as the launching point for his soon-to-be fashion empire. That is, until he learns about the b…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Interview: Rick Lombardo on Directing Two Plays at Once and Doing His Own Sound Design by Auriane Desombre

Directing a play is always a challenge, so directing two at the same time is definitely demanding (especially if you’re doing your own sound design). That’s what Rick Lombardo pulled off…

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