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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Parade ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 25, 2023: On July 11, 1733, forty-two Jewish men and women disembarked in Savannah, Georgia, soon after James Edward Oglethorpe had arrived with Georgia’s ori…

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Parade ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 24, 2023: Parade, the topically relevant 1998 musical now being smashingly revived on Broadway, tells the truth-based story of Leo Frank (Ben Platt, Dear Evan Ha…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 24, 2023: It’s the casual, seemingly unobserved movements that makes the spectacular revival of Bob Fosse’s 1978 revue Dancin’ so special. Yes, there are th…

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Judy Gold @ 59E59 Theaters by Barry Gordin

Acclaimed comedian Judy Gold opened her new solo show, Yes, I Can Say That!, directed by BD Wong at 59E59 Theaters. March 22, 2023: Acclaimed comedian Judy Gold opened her solo show Yes,…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Hunting Gun – Masterful Theater by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen March 22, 2023: The Hunting Gun, a poem written by the prologue narrator, was derided when published as too sensitive for a gun magazine. Months later, its author received …

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Karen Mason @ Birdland by Barry Gordin

By: Maryann Lopinto March 23, 2023: Karen Mason returned to Birdland on Monday recreating her “ALL THAT JAZZ” the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb which she debuted there almost a yea…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Best We Could **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 21, 2023: Emily Feldman’s new play, “The Best We Could " (a family tragedy), at The Manhattan Theatre Club, while contemporary in style, harkens back to classic…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Fantastic finds from Broadway Babe this week include Carol Burnett, Lena Horne, Angie Dickinson & Burt Bacharach, and new documentary on The Music Man’s Meredith Wilson. March 19, 202…

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Parade ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 18, 2023: Perhaps the most powerful moment in Parade, the stunning revival of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s 1998 musical about the infamous Leo Frank case…

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Park West Gallery by Barry Gordin

Park West Gallery Launches First Annual "Painted in New York" Artist Competition. March 19, 2023: Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery announced their first annual "Painted in New York" …

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Patsy’s Italian Restaurant by Barry Gordin

Celebrity chef Sal Scognamillo hosted a special luncheon with a Sinatra-inspired vocalist @ the renowned Patsy’s at 256 West 56th Street, March 18, 2023: Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo ho…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

A Doll’s House ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 17, 2023: Jessica Chastain’s compelling performance of Nora in the current revival of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Hudson Theatre reminds us not only tha…

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B'way Update: Final Sondheim; Merrily Finds Theater; No More Room By: David Sheward March 17, 2023: There are ups and down on and Off-Broadway this week. The last Stephen Sondheim show …

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Harder They Come ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 16, 2023: The Harder They Come , a musical based on the 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and starring reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, has all the e…

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph by Barry Gordin

Tony nominee and Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph of Dreamgirls and TV’s Abbott Elementary Fame to Signs New Book Friday & Saturday By: Ellis Nassour March 14, 2023: Indefatigable Tony…

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

A Doll’s House ****, The Best We Could (a family tragedy) **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 11, 2023: Before Jamie Lloyd’s minimalist and strangely powerful revival of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s prophetic proto-feminist masterpiece, begins, audi…

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Jazz Residency by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen March 13, 2023: There’s  still musical sophistication to be found in Manhattan. Every Saturday at 5:30, Eric Comstock assumes the piano at Birdland delivering an amalgam…

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Golden Oldies from Broadway Babe feature Stephen Spielberg’s 1995 AFI Tribute, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore, Ginger Rogers, George Burns and Ethel Merman plus 1985’s Night of a 100 Stars. …

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The 95th Oscars by Barry Gordin

Jimmy Kimmel Hosts Oscars 95, the 95th Academy Awards, Live Sunday on ABC. Ten 2022 Films In the Running for Best Picture By: Ellis Nassour March 10, 2023: The 2023 Academy Awards will te…

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Sheboyhood by Barry Gordin

Sheboyhood: a solo show by Craig Zehms  is A funny, poignant account of a childhood and adolescence in Sheboygan, WI, and discovering how to chart one's own path. March 10, 2023: Growing …

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Crumbs From The Table Of Joy *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 9, 2023: In recent years, Lynn Nottage, with a Tony nomination (MJ)and two Pulitzer Prizes (Sweat, Ruined) , has soared into the stratosphere of American playwr…

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Becomes A Woman **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 9, 2023: Consummate craftmanship distinguishes The Mint Theatre’s world premiere of Betty Smith’s 1931 drama, “Becomes a Woman”.  Set in that period, arou…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Experience the magic of Carousel on BoadwayHD beginning April 1, 2023. This captivating production from the New York Philharmonic stars Kelli O’Hara & Nathan Gunn. March 8, 2023: Bro…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

ACA Galleries by Barry Gordin

Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) on view March 1 through March 18, 2023 at ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District. March 7, 2023: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Str…

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Monday, March 6, 2023

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof *** by Barry Gordin

By Paulanne Simmons March 6, 2023: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, reputedly Tennessee Williams’ favorite among his oeuvre, touches on all the playwright’s preferred themes: the inevitability o…

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Barry Gordin

Ruth Stage returns with their updated version of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Theatre at St. Clement’s  March 6, 2023:  Maverick theater …

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

The Wanderers by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why The Wanderers Experiments with Tradition By: Iris Wiener March 5, 2023: The two couples in Anna Zeigler’s The Wanderers, now playing at Roundabout Theatre Company, …

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

& Juliet ****, The Seagull/Woodstock,NY **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 4, 2023: Most updated adaptations of classic theater works deliver few fresh ideas or interpretations and usually elicit the response, “If it ain’t broke, don…

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Love *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 3, 2023: As I left the Park Avenue Armory after seeing British playwright-director Alexander Zeldin’s acclaimed, civically responsible drama, LOVE, I couldn…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Hercules **** by Barry Gordin

Powerhouse Musical Hercules Opens at NJ’s Paper Mill Playhouse, Running through March 19, 2023 By: Ellis Nassour March 2, 2023 – Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn,…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Jennifer Holliday @ 54 Below by Barry Gordin

By: Patrick Christiano Broadway legend, Jennifer Holliday, brought us into her world with an emotionally blazing display of her artistry through song and stories. February 25, 2023: J…

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