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Monday, January 27, 2020

LTV’s What’s Your Story by Barry Gordin

Angela La Greca hosted an evening of personal stories told in word, song and video at LTV.  January 25, 2019:  Everybody has a story and LTV, East Hampton’s Media Center and Public Ac…

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East End Underground @ LTV by Barry Gordin

Funk Night featuring Funkin’ A and The Kenny Harris Project rocked LTV on Friday night. January 24, 2019:  The East End Underground, LTV’s show for local bands presented Funk Night f…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Romeo and Bernadette **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 26, 2019: It may seem a little difficult to imagine Romeo and Juliet as a comedy. But Michael Saltzman’s Romeo and Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona an…

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Grand Horizons *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 25, 2019: Few performers can endow the simple culinary acts of making a sandwich or ladling gravy with as much meaning as Jane Alexander. The reserved, precise…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Forbidden Broadway ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 28, 2019: Now in its 31st year, Forbidden Broadway is again making gentle (and not so gentle) fun of our favorite (and not so favorite) Broadway shows, past…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Emperor’s Nightingale **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 27, 2020: Pan Asian Repertory’s The Emperor’s Nightingale has everything a small child wants in theater – music, puppets, colorful costumes and audien…

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Broadway at Birdland by Barry Gordin

January 24, 2109: Show business tour de force and seven-time Tony® Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy &friends Cabaret show to New York’s famed Bird…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Woman in Black **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 23, 2019: The horror story, The Woman in Black, has a long and distinguished history. It began as a 1983 novel by Susan Hill and spawned two films. The firs…

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My Name Is Lucy Barton ****, The Woman In Black **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 23, 2019: Adapting a novel to the stage is a tricky business. A play needs to have a central action  executed within a playing time of a few hours while a nov…

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My Name is Lucy Barton ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 23, 2019: Laura Linney, truly an elixir of stage chemistry, commands a full 90-minutes of storytelling in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s production, My Name is…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tina ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg  January 23, 2019: “That voice that come tumbling out that mouth of yourn is like fire and heaven all at once,” a rotund, mystical, native American-looking woman (…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Forbidden Broadway at York **** by Barry Gordin

Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation! By: Patrick Christiano January 20, 2020: After a five-year …

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Forbidden Broadway Opens at York by Barry Gordin

Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Brodway: The Next Generation! January 20, 2020: Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation opened …

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020

How To Load A Musket *** by Barry Gordin

“Visions of History” By: Samuel L. Leiter January 16, 2020: It’s been six years since Row after Row, Jessica Dickey’s fictionalized play about historical battle re-enactors, …

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LTV by Barry Gordin

LTV is having a 2 Day - Double Event Funk Night Featuring Funkin' A The Kenny Harris Project on Friday January 24 at 7pm and "What's Your Story?" on Saturday January 25 at 4pm. LTV is loc…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Boom Opens @ 59E59 by Barry Gordin

Rick Miller’s Boom makes NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters January 15, 2020:   Boom, written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a limited run through Sun…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Sing Street Transfer, The Nanny in Development By: David Sheward January 12, 2019: Will the Once lightning strike twice? Sing Street, the musical based on the 2016 m…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

BroadwayHD Rings in 2020 by Barry Gordin

Outstanding slate of shows features the Tony nominated Red, the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV, the beloved Gene Kelly film Brigadoon, and the National Ballet of Norway’s Hedda G…

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Harry Townsend’s Last Stand **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg January 9, 2019: The darkness inhabiting the season Off Broadway is ominous with forebodings of cataclysmic events such as we are informed of daily. Actually, it’s m…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

The Inheritance **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 6, 2019: Somewhere in Matthew Lopez’s 7-hour epic, The Inheritance, there’s a fairly good two or two-and-a-half-hour play. Not a great play, or a terrib…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Gurney’s Montauk New Year’s Eve 2020 by Barry Gordin

“The Roaring 20’s” was the theme for New Year’s Eve at Gurney’s in Montauk. January 1, 2020: Guests at Gurney’s, on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk, stepped back in…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Denise Marsa’s The Pass by Barry Gordin

A personal musical journey, through the decades, of a talented singer/songwriter.  December 31, 2019: A few weeks ago, on November 26, I saw Denise Marsa perform her solo new musical, Th…

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The Thin Place **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 30, 2019: Hot new playwright Lucas Hnath takes a great risk by naming his latest play The Thin Place. Its plot and premise could be taken as gossamer light an…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Jagged Little Pill *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg December 27, 2019: Take the incomprehensibility of everyday life and swallow it whole. That is the confection behind Jagged Little Pill, the new musical based on Alanis…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Greater Clements ****, Sing Street **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 25, 2019: Crushing economic forces devastate two communities in a pair of Off-Broadway productions. How the characters deal with these financial blows vary as…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Judgment Day *** 1/2 by Barry Gordin

Everything is Connected By: Samuel L. Leiter December 24, 2019: If you saw the recent movie, Marriage Story, you probably heard Adam Driver’s character, an Off-Broadway director, s…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Cole Porter with Harry Connick Jr. by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Cole Porter with Harry Connick Jr. By: Iris Wiener 1.      Harry Connick Jr. has an appreciation for Cole Porter that is unmatched by other art…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Greater Clements ***, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 18, 2019: Greater Clements, by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum; and Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

BroadwayHD for the Holidays by Barry Gordin

The perfect gift for everyone on your list or a dynamite stocking stuffer! December 15, 2019: Holiday frenzy is upon us and it’s just 10 days till Christmas. Don’t fret, a smart choic…

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