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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Oklahoma! ****, Hadestown ****, A’int Too Proud ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 23, 2019: Like our current political climate, Daniel Fish’s sex-drenched nightmare version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! has polarized the theatergoi…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Hillary & Clinton **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons April 22, 2019: Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton may be only 90 minutes long, yet it provides us with a searing, insightful and sometimes very funny glimpse into …

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James Snyder by Barry Gordin

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: James Synder Heads the New American Cast By: Ellis Nassour April 22, 2019: The two-part epic Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story …

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Burn This ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

Adam Driver and Keri Russell star in tepid revival of Burn This, a 1987 drama by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Landford Wilson. By: Patrick Christiano April 19, 2019:  Originally …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Bonnet Competition by Barry Gordin

Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS Presents the 33rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Monday and Tuesday at the Minskoff Theatre By: Ellis Nassour April 19, 2019: The Red Bucket Brig…

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Drama League Nominations by Barry Gordin

April 17, 2019: The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revi…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

BroadwayHD screens 42nd Street by Barry Gordin

Special screening of acclaimed West End revival of 42nd Street @ AMC on 42nd Street April 17, 2019:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming platform for live theater, hosted a special screeni…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tomatoes Got Talent by Barry Gordin


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WP Theater’s Anniversary Gala by Barry Gordin

WP Theater’s Anniversary GalaWP Theater’s 40th Anniversary Season Gala honor Women of Achievement. April 16, 2019:  WP Theater’s 40th Anniversary Gala honoring game-changing women…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jamie deRoy & friends by Barry Gordin

Show at Birdland benefits The Actors Fund April 16, 2019:  Hostess/producer Jamie DeRoy brought her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland on M…

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Benny & Joon *** by Barry Gordin

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents Star Showcase for Bryce Pinkham in East Coast  Premiere of Benny & Joon, Adapted from the Film Starring Johnny Depp By: Ellis Nassour Monday, April 1…

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Burn This *** by Barry Gordin

OH, OH, OH . . . HE’S ON FIRE By: Samuel L. Leiter Adam Driver (TV’s “Girls,” BlackkKlansman) is giving an incendiary performance in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilso…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Sincerely, Oscar at the Duke *1/2 by Barry Gordin

Musical revue fails to shine despite stellar Hammerstein songs. By:  Patrick Christiano April 14, 2019:  Sincerely, Oscar is billed as a new musical, conceived and written by Doreen…

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Tomatoes Got Talent by Barry Gordin

6th Annual “TOMATOES GOT TALENT” Contest Takes Center Stage at the TRIAD. On April 15, 2019, 12 uniquely-talented women have been hand-picked to compete in the 6th Annual “Tomatoes …

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Oklahoma! ** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons April 13, 2019: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, Oklahoma! was based on Lynn Riggs’ forgotten and largely forgettable Green Grow the Lilacs. The show’s premi…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

King Lear *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 10, 2019: Some actors are larger than life, but not life-like. We admire their craft rather than identify with the characters they are portraying and the emotions…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019

Ain’t No Mo ***** by Barry Gordin

“Last Flight to Senegal” By: Samuel L. Leiter April 8, 2019: As Kermit the Frog reminded us, it’s not easy being a color different from that of the dominant culture. Some black…

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Drama Desk Awards by Barry Gordin

Drama Desk winner Michael Urie will host the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards April 8, 2019: The 64th Annual Drama Desk Award will be presented Sunday, June 2 at The Town Hall in New York C…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

I Carry Your Heart Opens by Barry Gordin

New York premiere of I Carry Your Heat by Georgette Kelly at 59E59 Theaters April 4, 2019:  59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the New York premiere of I Carry Your Heart, a moving dr…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Danny Gardner by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener April 5, 2019: Though he had been performing and tap dancing since he was 5 years old, it was working on a high school production of Me and My Girl that changed the path…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Be More Chill **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg April 4, 2019: If “A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a post-apocalyptic future, fleeing from zombies” doesn’t sound like your idea of a great show, Be More Chill, may…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy *****, The Cradle Will Rock **, What the Constitution Means To Me ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 3, 2019: Three disparate visions of America, two focusing on capitalism and one on the constitution, raise a multitude of questions about where we’ve been and w…

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Kiss Me Kate **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg April 4, 2019: A most memorable of Broadway Valentines, Kiss Me Kate, is getting a rousing revival at Studio 54, with Kelli O’Hara (Lilli Vanessi) and Will Chase (Fre…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Stephen Sondheim Trubute by Barry Gordin

Lyrics & Lyricists celebrated legendary composer Stephen Sondheim in "Wordplay" at the 92Y's renowned series on 3/30-4-1/19. By: Linda Amiel Burns April 2, 2019: In 1971 Stephen …

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Anyone Can Fly by Barry Gordin

Benefit and Silent Auction Tuesday, April 2nd April 1, 2019: The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling with ACA Galleries is hosting The Anyone Can Fly Benefit and Silent…

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ACA Galleries by Barry Gordin

Bruce High Quality Foundation: The End of Western Art, March 29 through May 24, 2019 March 30, 2019: An exhibition by Bruce High Quality foundation opened at ACA Galleries, 520 West 29th…

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Kiss Me Kate ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 31, 2019: If Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, with its misogynistic undertones, is sometimes hard to swallow. Cole Porter, and Samuel and Bella Spewack…

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Superhero **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 31, 2019: Superhero has a book by John Logan who won a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award for his play Red, and is credited with man…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

Life Is Filled with (Wonderful) Surprises April 1, 2019: Nine years ago I was holding auditions for a staged reading of my musical In the Schoolyard at the Dramatist Guild. Most of the p…

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