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Friday, February 15, 2019

The Shadow Of A Gunman ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter February 15, 2019: The Sean O’Casey Season is off and running at the Irish Repertory Theatre, giving Irish and all other eyes every reason to smile (and weep). The…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Dance of Death ***1/2, Mies Julie **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg February 14, 2019: Off Broadway, CSC (Classic Stage Company) is performing 2 Strindberg plays in repertoire. In Dance of Death, an ageing couple, in a hateful marriage, …

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True West **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg February 14, 2019: Riding into the sunset, that’s the way all true cowboy movies end, isn’t it?  At least, Sam Shepard seems to have thought so. His popularly reviv…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Westminster Dog Show by Barry Gordin

Wire Hair Fox Terrier, King, takes Best in Show February 12, 2019: King, a Wire Hair Fox Terrier, triumphed over last year’s Best in Show winner and crowd favorite Bean, a Sussex Span…

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My Very Own British Invasion *** by Barry Gordin

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents World Premiere of Rick Elice’s My Very Own British Invasion, Based on the Life of Herman Hermit’s Peter Noone By Ellis Nassour February 11, 2019: Pap…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons February 11, 2019: Even before its official opening on Dec. 13, To Kill a Mockingbird may have been the most talked about show on Broadway. Not only is the play base…

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Haim Mizrahi @ Janet Lehr Fine Arts by Barry Gordin

"The New in Dynamic Abstraction" An Opening Reception for HAIM MIZRAHI - will be held on Saturday Feb 16th, 2o19 from 6-8pm 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937 R.S.V.P.An evening to a…

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Westminster Dog Show by Barry Gordin

The dogs take over Madison Square Garden for two nights. February 11, 2019: On Monday evening competition at the143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show moved from Pier 92 & Pier 94, w…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Light **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter February 10, 2019: The grand opening of the MCC’s beautiful new, state-of-the art, two-theatre complex—the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space—gives what was once a…

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Westminster Agility 2019 by Barry Gordin

Border Collie, Verb, takes top prize at Agility Championship. February 10, 2019: Border Collies dominated on Saturday at the 6th Annual Westminster Agility Championships presented by Pu…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bye Bye Birdie by Barry Gordin

on BroadwayHD February 7, 2019- It’s time to put on a happy face because BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is bringing the 1995 Star-Studded TV adaptation of t…

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Maestro **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward February 7, 2019: The life of Arturo Toscanini, perhaps the greatest conductor of the 20th century, would make a fascinating drama. In addition to collaborating with al…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Diana Ross by Barry Gordin

Diana Ross’ Diamond Jubilee!  Are You Ready? By: Fred Rimando February 6, 2019: You Can’t Hurry Love.  Fans have been waiting for this date ever since Diana Ross first a…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

True West **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward February 4, 2019: Sam Shepard’s True West is on the long list of American classics stars salivate to be cast in. Like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Long Day’s J…

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Night of the Living Dead! The Musical ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons February 4, 2019: George A. Romero and John Russo’s classic horror Film, Night of the Living Dead, cost $114,000 to shoot, grossed $12 million domestically and $18…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nassim ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg February 3, 2019: In Nassim, the actor faces the challenge of performing a play they have not read, and which is written primarily, in Farsi. There are no reh…

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To Kill A Mockingbird **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg February 3, 2019: Black Lives Matter carries its torch in this year’s Oscar nominations with nods to Black Klansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Gr…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Sound of Music Live by Barry Gordin

Broadway HD January 31, 2019: The more you see it, the more it becomes one of your favorite things! Since making its Broadway debut in 1959, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s perennial classi…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Drama Desk News by Barry Gordin

64th Annual DD Awards Show will be presented by Broadway Brands January 28, 2019:  Broadway Brands, publisher of Broadway News and Broadway Briefing, and the Drama Desk jointly announ…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pelleas et Melisande **** by Barry Gordin

  Metropolitan Opera   By: David Sheward January 27, 2019: Claude Debussy’s moving Pelleas et Melisande defies operatic co…

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

My Problem with Problem Plays January 27, 2019: The problem play is a form of realistic drama that developed during the 19th century. It deals with a contemporary social controversy. Its…

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B’way Update: McDonald and Shannon in Frankie and Johnny by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 26, 2019: January and February are traditionally slow months in the New York theater with few openings, especially on Broadway--only Choir Boy and True West dur…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Colin Quinn Red State Blue State ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

ALL OVER THE MAP: COLIN QUINN RED STATE BLUE STATE By: Samuel L. Leiter January 25, 2019: I have to admit to being a Colin Quinn novice, not having seen this actor-comedian’s previo…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Cher Show by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why The Cher Show Shines By: Iris Wiener January 24, 2019: In an industry that now boasts jukebox musicals on a regular basis, how is The Cher Show different from the rest …

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New York Times Travel Show by Barry Gordin

16th Annual New York Times Travel Show, January 26 and 27, Showcases National and Global Trends By: Ellis Nassour Via jet (private or commercial), cruise, bus, train or hot air balloon…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

About Alice **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 23, 2019: Full confession, a few decades ago I interviewed, on separate occasion, both Calvin Trillin and his wife, Alice at their Greenwich Village apartmen…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

Trick or Treat Opens at 59E59 by Barry Gordin

NYC premiere of a dark comedy with Tony nominee Gordon Clapp January 20, 2019: Jack Neary’s Halloween drama, Trick or Treat, produced by Northern Stage, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a …

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