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Friday, July 1, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Leopoldstadt Announces Cast; Camelot Shifts Dates, etc. By: David Sheward July 1, 2022: We are now officially in the 2022-23 Broadway/Off-Broadway season. The first two s…

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Off- Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Off-Broadway Update: Ralph Fiennes and Jim Parsons Return to NY Stages This Fall By: David Sheward July 1 , 2022: Oscar nominee and Tony winner Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, Hamlet) a…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Corsicana ****, Epiphany **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 29, 2022: At a recent Off-Broadway production, the gentleman behind me was complaining vociferously during intermission and occasionally during the show itself that…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Epiphany *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter June 28, 2022: Dinner party plays, like Kaufman and Ferber’s Dinner at Eight and Margulies’s Dinner with Friends,are nearly as common a theatrical trope as barroo…

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Epiphany **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons June 28,2022: I must admit I read James Joyce’s “The Dead” so many years ago that I had no idea what the short story was about when I saw Brian Watkins’ Epip…

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Pride Celebration @ LongHouse by Barry Gordin

Hamptons Pride celebrated with a Fundraiser at LongHouse on Sunday. June 26, 2022:  Hamptons Pride, the East End's new LGBTQ+ nonprofit that brought you the first Pride parade in the hist…

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

East Hampton First Pride Parade 2022 by Barry Gordin

June 4, 2022: East Hampton First Ever PRIDE Parade 2022: with Patrick Christiano, Publisher of and Jerry Larsen, the Mayor of East Hampton,, community leaders and over 500 p…

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The Orchard **** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher June 24, 2022: "The Orchard," based on Anton Chekov's 1903 play "The Cherry Orchard" is at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on 37th Street and acted by the Arlekin Playe…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Corsicana *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter June 22, 2022: There was no escaping the buzz of anticipation at Playwrights Horizons as I and the rest of the full house waited for a preview performance of Will Arb…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Orchard *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 21, 2022: The prospect of the great ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jessica Hecht, one of our most versatile and expressive actresses, in a new adaptation of …

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Suzan-Lori Parks, Lorraine Hansberry By: David Sheward June 19, 2022: Many African-American women playwrights such as Lynn Nottage, Aleasha Harris, Dominique Morriseau, A…

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Snow in Midsummer ** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter June 19, 2022: As someone who has been studying Asian theatre for sixty years—in my salad days I even acted in an “authentic” Beijing Opera directed by a Chines…

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Drama Desk Awards by Barry Gordin

The 66th Drama Desk Awards were presented at Sardi’s on June 14th June 15, 2022: The 2022 Drama Desk Awards, announced earlier this month, were presented in an afternoon ceremony at the…

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Bedwetter **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 16, 2022: As you might expect, any musical from the pen of the notoriously profane comedienne Sarah Silverman has more than its share of what we used to call dirty …

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Tony Awards by Barry Gordin

A Strange Loop wins Best Musical as the Tony Awards return to Radio City Music Hall. June 12, 2022:  The Tony Awards  returned to Radio City Music Hall for a live celebration of the …

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Stoppard, Sesame Street, Good Night Oscar, Lena Horne, etc. By: David Sheward June 11, 2022: Lots of theater news to report: Tom Stoppard's latest play Leopoldstadt has …

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Friday, June 10, 2022

75th Tony Awards by Barry Gordin

For the Milestone 75th Annual Presentation, the Tony Awards Return to the New Normal and Are Putting On a Spectacular Four Hour Televised Event; Ariana DeBose is Hosting By Ellis Nassour …

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Fat Ham **** Funny Girl **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 9, 2022: The premise sounds like a SNL sketch: Hamlet updated and set at a contentious African-American family’s barbecue. But James Ijames’ scintillating rift…

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Antoinette Perry / The Tony Awards by Barry Gordin

Celebrating 75 Years of the Tony Awards, But Have You Ever Asked “Who’s Tony”? By: Ellis Nassour June 9, 2022 – You’re not alone.Sunday’s Tony Awards mark 75 years of excellenc…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Snow In Midsummer *** by Barry Gordin

By: Brian Scott Lipton June 8, 2022: Buddha. The Goddess of Mercy. An appearance by Ox Head and Horse Face, who decide on reincarnation. Yes, we’re definitely in China during Frances Ya…

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Drama Desk 2022 Winners by Barry Gordin

(Wednesday, June 8, 2022) – Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant (234 W 44th Street)…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Windfall @ Bay Street Theater by Barry Gordin

Jason Alexander directs the East Coast Premiere of Windfall, an absurd farce, at Bay Street Theater By: Patrick Christiano June 7, 2022:  After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, Bay St…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

2022-23 Tony and Drama Desk Predictions by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 6, 2022: Once again the Tony and Drama Desk Awards will be very different from each other this year. The Tonys only consider Broadway shows and the DDs include on …

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I Like Men – Celebrating 102 Years of Miss Peggy Lee by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen June 6, 2022: Two years after the planned celebration of Peggy Lee’s 100th birthday, Stacy Sullivan, arguably the artist’s torch bearer, is finally able to present he…

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Warren Carlyle by Barry Gordin

Music Man and HarmonyTony-nominated Choreographer-Director Warren Carlyle Has Had a Magical Six Months ~ “Part of a Dream I Never Imagined Coming True” By:: Ellis Nassour June 6, 2022:…

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Almost Famous, Thanksgiving Play, Theater for Salesman By: David Sheward June 4, 2022: We're almost at the very end of the 2021-22 Broadway/Off-Broadway season. Now we …

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

…What The End Will Be ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 2, 2022: Late in …what the end will be, Mansa Ra’s combination sitcom and soap opera about three generations of gay black men, Keith Randolph Smith as the patri…

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Belfast Girls *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter June 3, 2022: History can be a hard taskmaster when it comes to writing plays about it. You have to draw a fine line between the historical facts, even when you have …

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Celebrate Pride Month With BroadwayHD June 1, 2022: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert- June 1- The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road …

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Monday, May 30, 2022

2022 Theater Awards Roundup by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 30, 2022: The past few weeks have been a crazed marathon of theater awards, from the Tony and Drama Desk nominations, to the New York Drama Critics Circle voting to …

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