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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Stardust Road ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 1, 2022: Hoagland Howard Carmichael, more famously known as Hoagy, was one of the most successful Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1930s. Today he is remembe…

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The American Theater 1962-2022 as seen by Al Hirschfeld by Barry Gordin

“Al had one of the only unique styles in the history of art.” Caricaturist David Levine By: Alix Cohen December 1, 2022: For a lover of the stage, paging through a book of Al Hirsch…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A Christmas Carol ***** by Barry Gordin

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL By: Samuel L. Leiter November 30, 2022: If you go to, an online site for theatre reviews, you’ll find that, within the past few year…

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Make Merry for the Holidaze. November 30, 2022: The world’s foremost, all-male comic ballet company delighting the savvy and novi…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

& Juliet *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 23, 2022: & Juliet, a raucous jukebox musical that even has a jukebox as a prominent stage property, belongs as well to a genre with a much longer tradit…

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Unique finds from Broadway Babe this week include Tony winner, Glynis Johns, from 1973, Shirley Jones, Marlo & Phil, and a tribute to Kander & Ebb. November 26, 2022:  Broadway Bab…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

& Juliet ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 23, 2022: On the heels of the international success of Six, comes another woke Elizabethan musical from the West End, & Juliet, directed by Luke Sheppa…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy premiers on BroadwayHD December 1, just in time for the Holidays. November 22, 2022: Broadway HD, the premiere streaming service fo…

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The Old Man and The Pool ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 21, 2022: In his newest solo show, The Old Man and The Pool, Mike Birbiglia looks to one of the most unlikely subjects for the source of humor: his own mo…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

The Rat Trap *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 21,2022: In 1918, when he was a mere stripling of 18, Noël Coward (1899-1973), budding British playwright/ performer/song writer, and so forth, wrote The R…

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Cheese Fries & Froot Loops by Barry Gordin

A new solo show, Cheese Fries & Froot Loops, written and performed by Chris Fuller will play the Triad Theater on Tuesday, November 29th @ 7pm. November 22, 2022:   Step Forward Entert…

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Circus Vazquez by Barry Gordin

Home-Grown Circus Vazquez Is Celebrating 20th Season Under the Big Top in the New York Area By: Ellis Nassour November 18, 2022: The extraordinarily entertaining Circus Vazquez, one …

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Downstate **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 18, 2022: In Downstate, Bruce Norris’s invigoratingly provocative new play at Playwrights Horizons—previously seen at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and…

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Only Make Believe Gala by Barry Gordin

Stars Celebrate at Only Make Believe’s Back on Broadway Gala By: Iris Wiener On November 14th,  Broadway’s elite came out to celebrate Only Make Believe’s 23rd Annual Gala, “Back…

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Museum of Broadway by Barry Gordin

The Museum of Broadway, Saluting the Artistry and History of New York Theater, Opens in the Heart of the Theatre District. By: Ellis Nassour November 17, 2022 –  A museum dedicated t…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Museum of Broadway – It’s About Time! by Barry Gordin

“You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific) By Alix Cohen November 15, 2022: That Broadway…

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Only Gold **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 14, 2022: Watching the director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler’s new work, “Only Gold,” at MCC Theater, brings a surge of energy, such as one needs to b…

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 13, 2022: Comedian—or better, humorist—Mike Birbiglia’s life may be more a bowl of cherry pits than cherries, but he still manages to live and laugh at…

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Leslie Uggams @ 54 Below ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Patrick Christiano Tony & Emmy award winner, Leslie Uggams, returns to 54 Below with a marvelous new show, Only In New York. November 12, 2022:  Leslie Uggams’ return to the …

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Peter Filichia by Barry Gordin

Peter Felichia’s Wit Strikes Again; Three Vintage Books by the Late Arthur Laurents By: Ellis Nassour November 14, 2022: In The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagree…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

A Delicate Balance **1/2 by Barry Gordin

To be estranged from the world – one must have done something to get there. By: Isa Goldberg November 10, 2022: In “A Delicate Balance,” Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning dra…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Al Hirschfeld by Barry Gordin

Hirschfeld Celebrity Auction for Broadway Cares & The Hirschfeld Foundation In Partnership with Heritage Auctions By: Alix Cohen

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Randie Levine-Miller has some amazing You Tube finds to keep you entertained. November 8, 2022: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller went on an excavating mission and came up with some gems…

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What Passes for Comedy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 7, 2022: An African American, a Jew and a white guy walk into an office of comedy writers. No this is not the beginning of a joke. It’s the premise of G. …

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Almost Famous *** by Barry Gordin

Cameron Crowe brings his iconic film, Almost Famous, to Broadway with mixed results.  By: Patrick Christiano November 5, 2022:  One of the most eagerly awaited musicals of the season, A…

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

RBG @ Bay Street Theater by Barry Gordin

All Things Equal The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opening Night Bay Street Theater and Scott Stander are presenting the enlightening All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of…

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Literature Live @ Bay Street **** by Barry Gordin

Bay Street Theater and Scott Stander are presenting the enlightening All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as part of their Literature Live series through November …

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Cabaret Convention by Barry Gordin

THE 33RD CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE THEATRE PRESENTED BY THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION By: Maryann Lopinto November 4, 2022: The 33rd Cabaret Convention is back live in full after two year…

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Jason Graae by Barry Gordin

Jason Graae’s Graaetest Hits (The Sequel) By: Alix Cohen November 3, 2022: Take a Jason Graae show for what ails you. The outside world gives way to laughter and heart quicker than yo…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Chester Bailey *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 1, 2022: If you’re a playwright with an idea for a play in which you want to use only two characters but also need to provide a huge amount of exposition, …

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